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What is acupuncture?

Traditional Chinese and Five Element Acupuncture integrated for the best results

Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain.

The Medical integrates Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Acupuncture to deliver the best treatment outcomes for our clients.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is the oldest form of acupuncture and is effective in treating physical injuries. Five Element Acupuncture, on the other hand, also considers emotional factors. By integrating these approaches our clients benefit from better acupuncture treatment and improved outcomes.

Effective treatment for a wide range of conditions

Acupuncture treats the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation. As a result acupuncture can effectively treat a wide range of conditions. Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing. Some people choose acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition, others have treatment to help maintain good health as a preventive measure, or to improve their general sense of wellbeing.

In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS, as a cost-effective short-term treatment for the management of early, persistent non-specific lower back pain.

Why us?


Award-winning, quality assured healthcare

We're regulated to the highest standard, so you know that you're in safe hands.

The Medical is the only acupuncture clinic in the South West to be approved by the government's healthcare watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who assess whether a healthcare centre is safe, caring and responsive to a patients' needs.

We have also been awarded the 'Clinic Management Quality Mark' and the 'Patient Practice Quality Mark' for clinical excellence and consistently exceeding our customers' expectations.

The Medical is also accredited by all major insurance providers.

Expert acupuncturists 7am - 9pm

Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to book an appointment with our acupuncturists.

The Medical’s healthcare centres are conveniently located across the UK, with good access to parking and public transport links.

We open from 7am to 9pm on weekdays, and also provide weekend appointments, so that you can be seen as soon as possible.

Our acupuncturists are registered with Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and are experts in Tuina (acu-pressure massage), cupping, Guasha and Moxibustion techniques.

Real results, realistic prices

Since we opened our doors in 2007, The Medical has been delivering exceptional results for our patients. We deliver over 10,000 treatments per month and have helped hundreds of thousands of people.

Your first appointment includes a thorough assessment where we'll identify the cause of your problem and explain how we're going to help. Our treatment plans, which are tailored to your specific needs, have been proven to deliver real results.

We make sure that our treatments are affordable for everyone. Our prices range from £36 - £55 per session depending on your treatment plan. We also have concessions for students, under 18s, Pure Gym members and employees of our Corporate Partners.

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Acupuncture Assessment for just £20

An in-depth initial consultation with an acupuncturist usually costs £55. This involves a detailed assessment, a full report of our findings and a detailed plan of how we're going to help. On-going treatments are priced at £45 but there are several concessions and discount schemes in place which means that the average price that our clients pay is less than £40.

If you quote "WEB20" when you book, your initial assessment will be just £20.

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