June Beaton
MSc BSc (Hons) LicAc

For Appointments:
t: 020 3565 8400
m: 077 4078 6012


The Cove Spa
300-302 Chiswick High Rd
London W4 1NP
020 8995 2293

Stillpoint Centre for Wellbeing
18 Devonshire Row
London EC2M 4RH
(3 min walk from Liverpool Street Tube)

9 Spring Bridge Mews
Ealing Broadway
London W5 2AB

Home visits
By appointment

what is acupuncture graphic
Acupuncture is an ancient healing art and science that is derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) around 5,000 years ago. TCM recognises the importance of the smooth flow of energy (‘qi’) within organs and the relationship to the environment, in terms of health and disease. Hence, traditional concepts such as balancing ‘yin-yang’ and the 5-phases and regulating ‘qi’ to circulate freely through organ channel pathways have been the focus of pattern identification in diagnoses and treatment principles within acupuncture practice.

Besides moxibustion and cupping, the insertion of fine needles on acupoints found on the body is a therapeutic method adopted in acupuncture. These methods are used for the therapeutic purpose of restoring balance to both mind and body. Within these traditional concepts in acupuncture practice, is a unique comprehensive model known as Manaka’s X-signal system. Essentially, it is the fusion of traditional concepts and modern medicine. The body is viewed as having an intercellular communications system, capable of transmitting information at a deep level and will respond effectively to gentle insertion of needles with minute stimulation of the signal system without disturbing the whole physiological processes. The use of ion-pumping cords as a polarity agent is often adopted in this procedure with good results in promoting a counter-bias of the original functional problems to change within minutes. Since the practise of pre-sterilised fine needles was introduced, acupuncture is a relatively safe medical procedure when administered by a trained and competent practitioner.

What conditions can accupuncture treat?

The following is formed from published sources such as World Health Organisation, US Food and Drug Administration (1994), Acupuncture Efficacy (1996)

Chronic pain:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Facial pain (including temporomandibular disorder)
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Joint pain, including tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee pain and arthritis, especially osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Acute pain (postoperative dental pain):
  • Dental pain
  • Post surgical
  • Pain of colonoscopy, endoscopy
Substance abuse:
  • Alcoholism
  • Cocaine dependence
  • Crack dependence
  • Heroin dependence
  • Nausea and vomiting postoperatively, from chemotherapy, pregnancy and motion-induced
  • Asthma
  • Breathlessness
  • Excercise-induced asthma symptoms
  • Sequellae of stroke
  • Paralysis
  • Hand paresis
  • Palsy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Urgent, frequent urination
  • Kidney-stone pain
  • Bladder instability
Gynaecological and obstetric:
  • Infertility
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Induction of labour
  • Pain of labour
  • Breech presentation
  • Menopausal hot flushes
  • Hormonal irregularity
  • Infertility
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Allergies
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic and acute otitis media
  • PMS
  • Pharyngitis
  • Prostatitis
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • IBS
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation


acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition therapy have been found to be effective in the following areas of healthcare management:

pain relief
Migraine, headaches, arthritis, lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain …acupuncture releases endorphins and immune cells to control pain

male and female infertility & IVF
BMJ review suggests that acupuncture is supportive of IVF and that given with embryo transfer improves pregnancy rates and live birth. Increase sperm count, improve sperm mobility

pregnancy and childbirth
Nutrition, antenatal care, preparation for labour, breech presentation and induction. Acupuncture assisted labour and pain relief. Postnatal care.

PMS, Menopause, PCOS, Endometriosis, infertility

mental health
Stress, anxiety and depression, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, Alzeheimer’s

immune system
Colds and flu - chicken soup for wellbeing and preventive medicine against infections

weight gain/loss
We are what we eat for weight and health management

Psoriasis, acne and eczema

Plump up your skin with a holistic alternative to Botox and plastic surgery with facial acupuncture

Peptic ulcers, colitis, IBS, candida, Crohn’s



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