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Paul Reynolds BSc hons 07906 166 110 - Sue Matthews BSc hons 07746 890 048
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Classical Chinese Acupuncture in Edinburgh

Classical Acupuncture is a holistic therapy that originates from China. This fascinating treatment has been practiced and refined for over 2000 years. If you have not yet enjoyed the experience of Acupuncture and would like to know if it could help you please get in touch. Paul is passionate about Acupuncture, its philosophy and practice, and welcomes enquiries.

The Theory of Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese  medical acupuncture

Acupuncture is based on the principle that good health relies on the smooth flow of qi (chi). Qi travels through a series of channel networks (meridians) inside the body. Many factors can disturb the flow of qi including injury, illness, diet, emotional and lifestyle issues.

Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points on the meridians to encourage the body’s natural healing response. Acupuncturists are trained to achieve this using the insertion of very fine needles, applying suction cups (cupping) and through the burning of herbs over the skin (moxibustion).


What to expect in a session

The session will begin with a full consultation. This will include asking questions about all areas of your health. To aid with the diagnostic process Paul may also look at your tongue and feel the pulses at your wrists. This information helps understanding of the root of your illness.

Before your treatment begins, Paul will explain how Acupuncture can help you. You may be required to remove some clothing so that he can access the necessary points. Before any needles, cups or moxibustion are used the procedure will be explained clearly, giving you complete control over the treatment.

During the first session your treatment plan will be discussed and you may be given some advice on how you can help yourself between sessions.



Manipulating the needles


The art of acupuncture lies in treating the complete “person” rather than a list of isolated symptoms. The skill of the therapist is in diagnosing each individual’s disharmony and tailoring a unique treatment plan to suit each patient.




Needles in shoulder



Needles in the trapezius muscle


Recent studies show Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of nausea, vomiting, dental pain and short term pain relief in osteoarthrits of the knee.....

.....and that's just for starters!


What are the benefits?

Acupuncture has been used to improve health for thousands of years.

Your treatment plan will be unique to your individual needs and you will be encouraged to discuss any issues that arise for you throughout your course of care.

You will gain a better understanding of yourself and your body.

You will gain a clearer insight on how to take control of your own health and well-being.

You will be given advice on how to adapt your diet and lifestyle to improve your health. This may include gentle exercises taught to you by your practitioner.

Your appointments are the ideal time for you to focus purely on yourself, to relax and to take a positive step to a healthier happier life.



"Acupuncture is no more an experimental procedure because physicians cannot understand it than Chinese is an experimental language because physicians cannot read it." Anon



To book your Acupuncture appointment at the natural health clinic, simply call or email Paul

07906 166 110

Please ask your practitioner for updated prices and payment options when you book.

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Acupuncture - for balance in body and mind

Read our 'testimonials' to hear how others enjoy this lovely treatment.