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Traditional Acupuncture is a popular alternative healthcare system which is built on ancient principles.  Acupuncture is a holistic therapy which means that it treats the person as a whole, rather than treating symptoms alone.  

The practitioner considers not only the physical state of their patient but also their emotional and mental states.  The main principle is that eveyone's well-being depends on the quality and amount of energy or Qi (pronounced chee) which runs through our body via energy channels. This Qi represents our basic constitution.

Our lifestyle including eating habits, physical exercise, balance of emotions and working life all contribute to how our Qi flows and any extreme can cause an imbalance. Over a period of time these imbalances of energy can manifest as conditions and illnesses.  The practitioner ascertains where the imbalances are and corrects the flow of Qi by inserting fine needles into specific points to treat the person and alleviate any symptoms.

Acupuncture helps

Acupuncture may help to treat many conditions that Western medicine is only able to manage through the use of medication.  This system of healing offers a real and effective means of helping people to achieve good health and tackle persistant physical, mental and emotional problems. 

Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of conditions and complaints including:

  • Fertility
  • Back, neck and joint problems
  • Nausea
  • Headache & migraine
  • Menstrual problems
  • Digestive disorders
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Arthritis
  • Muscular injuries
  • Asthma/lung problems
  • Pain management
  • Compromised immune systems

We are also able to treat babies and children using acupuncture and acupressure to tackle a range of conditions. And we don't need to use needles to do this as we can simply apply a light pressure to the acpupunture points and use Moxa if appropriate.

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  • 1st appointment    £65 - £80
  • Follow-up appointments    £50 - £60

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We understand that people’s lives are busy and complex and that things happen which are out of your control. Wherever possible though we require 24-hour's notice of a cancelled appointment. If 24-hour's notice is not given our Practitioners reserve the right to charge you for the full cost of the missed appointment. This is at the discretion of the individual Practitioners.

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Five Element Acupuncture has given me my life back. I used to spend 2-3 days in bed every month with migraines. Now I spend 45 minutes every 2-3 months having acupuncture and continue enjoying my life. Once we got the migraines under control we started to tackle my asthma.

Trudy, Derbyshire

I found Acupuncture to be very beneficial with my morning sickness. I was initially nervous of this treatment as I don't like needles but I needn't have worried - my practitioner Marianne put me completely at ease. I would definately recommend this treatment to others.

Louise, Staffordshire

Caroline used Gua Sha alongside acupuncture for my menopause symptoms & 2days after the treatment my hot flushes disappeared for about 10days! Subsequent treatments have revealed fewer areas of redness so progress is being made! The scraping sensation is a little uncomfortable but doesnt last long & afterwards you feel as if your back has had a workout! The marks subside after a couple of days & the benefits really make it worthwhile alongside acupuncture. Caroline's dedicated, calm & gentle approach have significantly helped me cope with the ups & downs of the menopause.

Anon, Feb 2017

Wow! This lady has completely changed my life in 5 sessions! I came to Maxine with M.E. with an open mind & desperate for help...Maxine listened to me talk & talk about my symptoms (dizziness, extreme fatigue, brain fog, muscle pain, stress, anxiety to name a few) & within roughly an hour she knew what had been the root cause of my M.E. & knew how to help me with acupuncture. I will admit, it was music to my ears but I was still reserved as to whether I could be helped. Low & behold 5 sessions of acupuncture later, I'm back to my bubbly, usual self & I love it!

VJ, Nottinghamshire