What is Acupuncture?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world. Practitioners are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for thousands of years. 


Treatments Available...


  • Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Japanese Acupuncture (Kiiko Matsumoto Style)

  • Dr Tan's Balance Method

  • Auricular Acupuncture

  • Ear Seed Therapy

  • Facial/Cosmetic Acupuncture

  • Paediatric Acupuncture coming soon (see here)

Techniques Used:


Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Practiced for thousands of years.

  • Focuses on individual as a whole.

  • Functional medicine that looks to treat root cause of disease rather than just signs & symptoms.

  • Fine needles are inserted into points on the body to restore homeostatic balance and initiate healing.

  • Needles are inserted at points throughout the body. 

  • Requires knowledge of over 400 acupuncture point locations.



Struggling to conceive, considering preparing for IVF or you want to get your health in order before you conceive, acupuncture may be able to help.


  • regulating fertility hormones

  • counteracting the effects of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

  • increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs


  • lowering scrotal temperature.

  • enhancing local microcirculation.

  • reducing inflammation.

  • improving sperm maturation.

Japanese Acupuncture

  • Uses palpation (touch) to assess areas of discomfort before any needles are inserted. 

  • The abdomen in particular is an important area for diagnosis. 

  • This practice originates from the many blind acupuncturists of Ancient Japan. 

  • Uses a subtle needling technique and avoids inserting needles at the site of pain. 

  • Requires knowledge of over 400 acupuncture point locations.

Paediatric Acupuncture



Acupuncture is safe and effective for many common ailments in children and can be effective for treating many conditions for which there is no treatment in orthodox medicine. 


  • I am currently undertaking specialist post graduate training with Julian Scott, Author & leading paediatric acupuncturists in the UK.

Dr Tan's

Balance Method

  • Identifies which meridians are sick and aims to re-balance them by inserting needles in their mirror image position elsewhere on the body.

  • Very effective for pain relief with many patients seeing between 50-75% reduction in pain during the treatment.

  • Needles are commonly inserted into ankles, wrists, knees and elbows & the precise  location is determined by tenderness on palpation and does not require specific acupuncture points.

  • Uses Traditional Chinese Theory to determine the meridians involved.

Facial/Cosmetic Acupuncture

  • Thought to date back to circa 1000AD.

  • Natural, holistic, anti-ageing treatment.

  • Aims to reduce the fine lines & wrinkles  by increasing collagen formation. 

  • Improves the complexion

  • Longer term results are cumulative and may require a course of regular treatments. 

  • The face often reflects our internal health, therefore points may be used to treat underlying imbalances.

  • Only Neals Yard Remedies products are used.

Techniques NOT available...

Dry Needling

  • Needles are inserted into trigger points (knots) within muscles in order to release the tightness.

  • No Traditional Chinese theories are required.

  • Often employed by physiotherapists, osteopaths and manual therapists to enhance their treatments.

  • Does not require knowledge of all 400 acupuncture points.

Medical Acupuncture

  • Medical professionals such as Midwives, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists use acupuncture in adjunct to their existing qualifications.

  • No Traditional Chinese theories are required.

  • Treatment protocols are used based on modern research.

  • Requires knowledge of 200 acupuncture points.

circular turq.png

Contact us

07960 072 951


Copyright © 2017 Halo Acupuncture