Five Element Acupuncturist Lic, Ac., MBAcC

Acupuncturist for Bournemouth and Poole

Frequently Asked Questions

    Does it hurt and is it safe?

  • Acupuncture doesn’t usually hurt
  • There can be a tingling sensation
  • You may feel warmth or a dull ache but these feelings last only a few seconds
  • Single use, fully sterile needles are used
  • I am a member of The British Acupuncture Council and adhere to strict safety codes
How does Acupuncture work?

  • By stimulating your own natural healing response
  • By encouraging the flow of energy within you, using fine needles
  • By bringing balance to the body, leading to an increased sense of well being and positivity

Why use a BAcC (British Acupuncture Council) member?

  • BSc or BA degree level training or its equivalent in traditional acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and western biomedical sciences including anatomy, physiology and pathology (3,600 hours of study)
  • compliance with current UK health and safety legislation
  • full medical malpractice and public/products liability insurance cover
  • expert practice skills maintained by following a mandatory individual programme of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • regular updates from the BAcC regarding practitioners' professional obligations to the public
  • compliance with BAcC Code of Safe Practice and Code of Professional Conduct
  • patient access to the BAcC complaints and disciplinary procedures
  • English language skills at least equivalent to those required of doctors and nurses working in the UK

    What is Acupuncture?

  • A complimentary form of treatment that works alongside conventional medicine
  • A safe and gentle approach to treatment
  • A way of stimulating your own healing using very fine needles
  • An ancient Chinese system of medicine developed and perfected over thousands of years


What is Five Element Acupuncture?

The Chinese saw the Five Elements of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood as forces of nature whose energies pass through our bodies as organs. An illness is said to relate to an imbalance in the relationship of the elements to one another.

Treatment is directed at correcting this imbalance by inserting fine needles into specific points on the body.