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Daily stresses, lifestyle choices and injury upset our natural balance and also lead to physical and emotional symptoms.  By identifying the root cause of the symptoms Acupuncturists use very fine, painless needles to activate specific energy points on the body. This helps to bring both body and mind back to health.  MRI scans show that acupuncture triggers the body’s healing process by calming the central nervous system, regulating hormones and releasing endorphins.

What Acupuncture Treats:

Women's Health

  • IVF Support
  • Fertility (male & Female)
  • Irregular/heavy/painful menstrual cycle
  • PMS
  • PCOS
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Breech Baby
  • Labor induction in overdue pregnancies
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Blocked Fallopian tubes
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum support
  • Problems with Lactation


  • IBS, indigestion, bloating, heartburn, nausea and constipation
    Headaches and migraines
    Skin conditions eczema/psoriasis/acne
  • Asthma
    Insomnia and chronic fatigue

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Reduces wrinkles/lines and improves skin tone

Pain and injury

  • Tennis/Golfers elbow
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff/other shoulder injuries and pain
  • Osteoarthritis of all joints
  • Knee cartilage tears
  • Tendon injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Lumbar disc herniations
  • Cruciate ligament tears
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Osgood Schlatters syndrome

What to expect:

During your consultation your Acupuncturist will take your complete medical history in order to understand your unique physical profile and lifestyle. They will discuss any concerns you may have about your health and lifestyle, take your pulse on both wrists and may also examine your tongue and palpate for areas of muscular tension or pain. Following this, a diagnosis will be made, a treatment plan suggested and lifestyle advice offered.

Acupuncture is not painful, most of the time you will not feel the needles at all. Occasionally you may feel a very light pricking sensation for a second. Once the needle has been applied you may feel a slight tingling or warm sensation. The treatment is very relaxing and the room warm and comfortable leaving you feeling calm and energised.

Acupuncture for wellbeing and women's health:

As well as traditional acupuncture Nobue and Naho incorporate moxibustion, cupping, gua sha and massage into their treatment to help a number of health and wellbeing conditions including digestive issues, stress/anxiety, skin complaints, asthma, insomnia, fatigue and many women's health issues.

Cupping: A therapeutic treatment involving the placing of warm cups on the skin. By warming the air within the cup, a vacuum is created, and when it is applied to the skin, the tissue is drawn up into the cup. This increases the blood flow, loosens the fascia or connective tissue, and is stimulates healing.

Moxa (Mugwort) is a common weed that has remarkable medicinal properties that have been used in China and Japan alongside acupuncture for many centuries.

Moxibustion: When moxa is burnt, it releases heat and aromatic oils – this process is called “moxibustion” and is done close to or directly on the skin.

Medical research in Japan has shown that burning moxa can have beneficial effects on the blood circulation and immune system.

Guasha: A technique to increase blood flow and clear stagnant Qi by applying massage oil and gently rubbing the skin with a smooth-edged tool

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Facial Rejuventation Acupuncture:

Facial acupuncture is based on the same principles as Traditional Chinese acupuncture. Inserting needles into certain points in the body, is understood to restore the flow of energy and therefore your overall health and wellbeing.

How does it work?

Needles are inserted into the face with minimal discomfort leaving no mark.

At first, platelets gather and stimulate fibroblasts which secrete collagen and elastin. They help to maintain tenseness and elasticity. Additionally, it increases blood flow towards any scars helping to repair any damage.

What are the benefits of Facial Acupuncture?

Smoothing and reducing wrinkles and lines.

Stimulating the local circulation of blood and lymph to the face, moisturising and nourishing the skin and fading of age spots

Improving skin elasticity and skin tone around the face and neck.

Promotes the tightening of pores

Lifts sagging skin, puffy and droopy eyelids, brightens the eyes

The effect is a long-term lift for the face. The treatment integrates body points, as well as points on the face, to improve your overall wellbeing.

How many treatments do you need?

We recommend patients to have 10 weekly or fortnightly treatments, and then top-up sessions for maintaining every few months. However, there are individual differences, so some patients will feel the benefits in less than 10 weeks.

Does it bruise or mark the face?

We use very fine and soft acupuncture needles then marks are very unlikely. In rare cases, bruises may occur. They will usually disappear within a week, so please be assured.

Book an appointment with Naho for facial rejuvenation

Our Therapists:

Nobue Imai

Nobue Imai


Nobue is fully qualified in Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Massage and has been practicing for over 15 years in U.K. She specialises in treating clients where organs are under stress such as stomach problems, immune system issues, gynaecological issues, allergies, nervous system problems and hormonal imbalances.

Naho Heneker

Naho Heneker


Naho is a Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncturist, aromatherapist and massage therapist. She is also a qualified nurse. She has experience working with many clients in different healthcare settings such as a GPs surgery, Hospitals and private clinics. Naho specialises in the treatment of stress-related mental and physical problems such as insomnia and digestive problems, and also women’s health including fertility and IVF support.

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