Dry Needling / Medical Acupuncture

Dry needling in chelase at Chelsea Natural Health SW10 with Simon Heale at Fulham Road, SW10

What is medical acupuncture?

Medical acupuncture is a modern adaptation of the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture.

It is defined as a therapeutic technique that involves the insertion of fine needles into certain points across the body to encourage healing and pain relief.

How is medical acupuncture different from Chinese acupuncture?

The main difference between medical acupuncture and traditional Chinese acupuncture is that the ancient beliefs of ‘yin’, ‘yang’, and the energy ‘qi’ is substituted for a combined knowledge of physiology and pathology, anatomy, and the common principals of evidence based medicine.

Medical acupuncture is practiced by healthcare practitioners and is generally regarded as part of conventional medicine.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) specifically recommends the use of acupuncture for lower back pain1.

What to expect in a medical acupuncture appointment

If you choose to undergo medical acupuncture, you will be referred to a medical acupuncture-trained doctor, who will diagnose you using Western medical methods. He or she will probably also ask questions about your habits, lifestyle and medical history. Treatments will only be administered once a week for a maximum of six weeks.

Is it hygienic?

Only sterile, single-use, disposable needles will be used. 

Does it hurt?

The needles are very fine, so it will not feel like having an injection or a blood test, which uses needles with a cutting edge. The sensation varies from person to person. Some people feel a slight sharpness, whereas other people feel nothing at all.


Prices & Bookings

Simon Heale

Dry Needling / Medical Acupuncture
£40.00 – 30 minutes
£80.00 – 60 minutes
£110.00 – 90 minutes

Other treatments

Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Remedial Massage
£40.00 – 30 minutes
£80.00 – 60 minutes
£110.00 – 90 minutes

Cranio Sacral Therapy
£75.00 – 60 minutes

Initial consultation – £130.00 – 90 minutes
Follow-up consultation – £90.00 for course

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1National Institue for Health and Clinical Excellence (2009) Low back pain, Early management of persistent non-specific low back pain


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