About Acupuncture The Cost & Other Questions
Below you will find some of the more frequently asked questions about ‘Acupuncture Treatments’
If we haven’t answered your question then please do contact us for more information.
About Treatment Sessions & Costs
Acupuncture Session Costs:
We are currently carrying out remote initial case history consultations followed by a treatment in clinic. The remote session will take 30-40 minutes and the treatment will be a 45 minute appointment.
We are also offering ‘fast track’ initial sessions for non-complex problems (eg: muscle tension, and acute/short term conditions). The remote session will take up to 20mins.
Initial session package cost - £120
Fast track package cost - £90
Follow up sessions - £70
Bundle of 5 follow ups - £65/session
Chinese herbal medicine session costs:
Initial herbal consultation - £70
Follow ups (remote option) - £40
Initial herbal medicine and acupuncture combined package - £150
Follow up sessions £80
Lower cost acupuncture:
The team at Islington Acupuncture would like to offer support to anyone affected by the Covid-19 crisis; particularly key workers, low earners and / or those in financial difficulty. Treatments will be priced on a pay what you can afford basis - minimum fee £35.00 per session - for up to six sessions.
There are an increasing number of health insurance policies that pay for acupuncture. Click here for more information about private health insurance for acupuncture
We are all members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and have completed a minimum of 3 years full-time study and 400 hours in a clinical setting.
We update and expand our knowledge with further study and continual professional development.
For more information on what to look for in an acupuncturist visit the BAcC website
It depends what or where your problem is, but usually only part of your body will need to be exposed, such as your arms and legs. Sometimes we will request you undress down to underwear.
Professional and appropriate draping with towels is always applied for your optimal comfort and to minimise exposure.
About Acupuncture, Acupressure & Chinese Dietary Therapy
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.
The only 'Side Effects' are good ones!
Clients report improvements in their mood, sleep, energy and overall health and feeling of wellbeing.
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.