Booking An Appointment

Bookings can be arranged directly with Pauline Moffatt on 07801 542 669.

Alternatively you can contact any of the following clinics in south Manchester or Cheshire:

The Burton Road Clinic
121 Burton Road
Didsbury
Manchester
M20 1HZ
tel. 0161 446 2533

Holmed Clinic
665 Burnage Lane
Heaton Mersey
Manchester
M19 1RR
tel. 0161 442 8513

The Alderley Clinic
48 South Street
Alderley Edge
SK9 7ES
tel. 01625 586 229

British Acupuncture Council

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the therapies used in Chinese Medicine to help overcome illness and promote wellbeing. Fine acupuncture needles are inserted into the skin at specific points on the body. The sensation of the needles often gives people a feeling of wellbeing and relaxation. Acupuncture is often used to help with a specific condition, but it can help with a wide range problems.

The popularity of acupuncture in the UK has grown in the UK over the last 30 years.  In 2005 it was estimated there were 2 million private treatments and 1 million NHS treatments a year.

Acupuncture is most widely known for use in pain relief for certain conditions, but it’s used to treat a wide range of conditions and as a way to promote good health.

Traditional Chinese Medicine provides a useful complement or alternative to orthodox medicine as it can help people on the way to recovery with chronic or recurring problems.

Acupuncture can sometimes make sense of illnesses where there is no obvious diagnosis. Looking at health and illness from a Chinese perspective enables us to treat subtle imbalances to help you on the way to recovery. Treatment may not only relieve symptoms, but may also create an enhanced sense of relaxation and wellbeing.

Many doctors are increasingly recognising the validity of acupuncture as one of the most valuable complementary therapies. In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS, as a costeffective short-term treatment for the management of early, persistent non-specific lower back pain.

Short Sharp Science’, New Scientist, 11/4/12.

Patients ‘are not lab rats’, The BBC, 8/4/09.

Acupuncture - What is it? The Times, 12/3/05.

It’s official: acupuncture really works, The Guardian 1/5/05.

One month of…Acupuncture, The Guardian 24/6/08.

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