About Acupuncture – Frequently Asked Questions

What is Acupuncture?

One of the oldest systems of medicine, acupuncture originated in China around three thousand years ago. It is now widely accepted and used around the world both as a stand-alone therapy and alongside conventional medicine. Research suggests that approximately 1 in 10 UK adults have had acupuncture at some time in their lives.

The benefits of this gentle but powerful therapy are now recognised by the NHS National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Today acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of acute and chronic health conditions and to improve physical, mental and emotional health. For details of conditions treated please click here.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine hair-like needles into specific points (acupuncture points) on the body to stimulate your body’s own natural healing processes.

FURTHER INFORMATION

“If you have any questions about acupuncture or want to find out more about how acupuncture could help you, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.”

Judy Bowen-Jones Lic Ac BSc Hons Ac MBAcC

What are the benefits of Acupuncture? What can Acupuncture do for me?

How does Acupuncture work?

What is Acupuncture used for?

Who has Acupuncture? Is it suitable for children?

What happens in an Acupuncture treatment?

Can I have Acupuncture at the same time as Western medicine or other therapies?

How many acupuncture sessions will I need?

What does acupuncture feel like? Does Acupuncture hurt?

About Acupuncture needles

Does Acupuncture have Side-Effects? Is it safe?

Memberships

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Private Health Insurers

Judy is a registered acupuncture provider for the following private medical insurers:
  • AVIVA
  • CS HEALTHCARE
  • PRUHEALTH
  • SIMPLY HEALTH
  • WPA
If you want to reclaim your acupuncture fees via your insurer, please check with them in advance.