We are proud to introduce this gentle, traditional style of complementary medicine to
, with the opening of the Shaftesbury Clinic. Established in 2008, this popular clinic has developed a reputation for professionalism and integrity, and prides itself on providing high quality acupuncture treatments with highly trained and regulated acupuncturists.
We hope that you will consider acupuncture with us, so we can help you achieve a healthy, balanced life.
Alongside acupuncture, we now also offer :
Psychotherapy including :
Behavioural, Psychodynamic, CBT, Integrative,
Person Centred and Solution focused
Western Medical Herbalism
Traditional acupuncture has been practiced for over 2000 years, and can be helpful for many different illnesses, and for maintaining a healthy balance to prevent them.
Acupuncture is commonly known for treating different types of pain, such as migraines, back pain or arthritis. However it can also help support people like you with today's modern, hectic lifestyle. It can help with stress, anxiety and depression, and also has important relaxation benefits. Acupuncture has proven benefit in pregnancy, and for those trying to conceive.
Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Scoop.it -
You can now follow us on Twitter! Our feed is all about the latest research into acupuncture, and what we've been up to! You can read the latest news at Scoop.it and even "Like us" on Facebook and Google+.
Welcome to Katherine Rouse - Katherine provides Western Medical Herbalism. To find out more about her please click here.
Helen Smallwood is now an associated practitioner of the Arthritis Action (formermly the Arthric Association), and if you are a member, you may wish to contact them about their support for acupuncture treatment.
Welcome to Steven Lucas has joined the clinic to provide counselling, psychologoy, and psychotherapy. He is a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the NCS (National Counselling Society). More information about Steven can be found by clicking here.
Helen Smallwood attends the ARRC acupuncture research symposium in April 2014.
Helen Smallwood appears on BBC Three Counties Radio - Shink Wrapped, with Toby Friedner and Dr Chetna Kang, 2nd February. Discussing the evidence base and benefits of acupuncture. Click Here to Listen
Kelly has just begun her Maternity leave, and we wish her well, and look forward to welcoming her back later in the year. LATEST we welcome Anna Pugh who is covering her during this time.
Welcome to Kelly the Naturopath - Kelly provides naturopathy, nutrtional therapy and reflexology. To find out more about Kelly please click here.
Latest Acupuncture research - we have now completed and continually update online newspapers dedicated to acupuncture, and different health conditions. Please find them on the new Condition Information page
NICE - Acupuncture has just been recognised by the National institude for clinical evidence (NICE) to be helpful for cluster and tension headaches, as an alternative to medication.
More health insurance providers now cover acupuncture with us -
Please see our FAQs for details. Your acupuncturist will need to be a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). At the clinic all our acupuncturists are BAcC members
Acupuncture is a sytem of traditional medicine that can complement NHS treatement, however it is very important that if you have any health concerns you should consult your GP. The acupuncturists at Shaftesbury Clinic benefit from direct support from our in-house Bedford based GP, who provides us with medical input and advice as needed.
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