Welcome to Islington Acupuncture:
Professional Therapists: Our therapists have degree level training in acupuncture and further specialist training
Gentle & Safe: Our team of acupuncturists are accredited by the British Acupuncture Council, and follow their codes of safe practice. We use ultra fine disposable needles.
Treatments: We integrate massage and Chinese dietary advice with acupuncture treatment when appropriate.
Acupuncture for IVF, fertility, pregnancy and women’s health
Islington Acupuncture specialise in women’s health with a focus on ‘fertility & IVF acupuncture’, ‘periods & menopause symptoms relief’, ‘pregnancy & pre-birth health’.
Acupuncture for pain management, headache & migraine relief & improved health
At Islington Acupuncture we aim to gently reduce or resolve muscle, joint and nerve pain and aid recovery from headaches and migraines using a mix of acupuncture, massage and Chinese dietary advice.
What is Chinese acupuncture & how does it work?
At Islington Acupuncture we use fine needles and gentle techniques.
Acupuncture works best when you feel some sensation, but not pain.
People describe it as a slight 'tingling' like a very faint 'electric current' or a 'dull', 'heavy' sensation.
Yes, we never reuse a needle.
All our needles are disposable and are discarded after every individual use.
Western acupuncture is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture. It uses acupuncture techniques but not the theory. Western acupuncturist's are often GPs, nurses and physiotherapists.
BAcC (the British Acupuncture Council) accredited Traditional Acupuncture training courses takes a total of 3600 hours. In comparison some basic Western acupuncture courses are much shorter, e.g. a Western acupuncture foundation course can be completed in just 32 hours.
When you choose a BAcC trained Acupuncturist you are choosing a therapist who has a deep understanding of the practice and theory of Chinese Acupuncture.
Acupressure is a form of massage that targets the 'Acupuncture Points' of the body during the massage.
Moxa is a herb which has traditionally been used alongaside acupuncture to enhance the effects of treatment. We tend to use smokeless 'Moxa Sticks' in order to minimise the smoke and smell during the clinic treatment session.
Chinese Dietary Therapy uses the principles of Chinese medicine to identify each client's 'constitutional type' and using this information to create a diet designed for their optimum health and digestion.
Dietary therapy is a continuation of herbal medicine.
Different foods are categorised according to taste, nutrient content and ease of digestion.
Dietary therapy aims to provide a simple diet to suit the metabolism and the nutritional deficiencies of each individual.
Diet sheets and recipes are given to clients in order to help to achieve a healthy change in diet.
Diet therapy is not about 'restriction', but learning to understand the effects of different foods on your body.
The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) have produced this video that helps to explain what acupuncture is and how it can be used.
Islington Acupuncture in London, N1:
Islington Acupuncture is situated on Gaskin Street, just off Upper Street, a 5 minute walk from Angel tube station and about 10 minutes from Highbury. It’s also served by numerous bus routes. For more detailed information about our clinic and how to find us take a look at our ‘London Acupuncture Clinic Location‘ page.
Find Islington Acupuncture
10-12 Gaskin Street
Acupuncture Clinic Times:
Appointment available on
Mon: 8am – 2.30pm
Tue & Wed: 3pm – 9pm
Thu & Fri: 8am- 2.30pm
Sat: 9am – 6pm