The Acupuncture Clinic

Rachel Pattison MBAcC Lic. Ac


01892 516 207

07414 025 925


Tunbridge Wells & East Grinstead

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This is an interactive platform for patients and interested parties to keep up to date with current news and special offers relating to The Acupuncture Clinic.

By twacupunctureclinic, Dec 8 2019 08:29PM

We tend to find ourselves rushing around and being much busier than normal at this time of year, even though the winter is actually supposed to be a time of rest. So I thought I would do something for the New Year to help people reconnect with themselves after the indulgent and busy holiday time.

I will be offering a 4 week course of Acupuncture and Meditation to be started in January. The Acupuncture sessions will help cleanse and strengthen your body after the holidays and help keep your immune system up through the cold season. The meditation element of the sessions will help you reach a deeper level of relaxation during the Acupuncture treatments, but will also teach you some basic skills for you to meditate on your own. Both Acupuncture and meditation can be used to help reduce stress and anxiety, leaving us better able to deal with all thatlife throws at us.

The sessions will cost £50 per week for 4 weeks. This special price is available for all bookings made during December for January next year. It could also make a wonderful christmas present for someone.

If you would like to find out more, or to book please contact me on 07414 025 925.

By twacupunctureclinic, Oct 1 2019 10:29AM

I am pleased to announce that the Acupuncture Clinic will start practicing from Serenity Therapies in October 2019. This will mean that there will be more flexible appointment times for Patients, with early starts on Wednesdays and late evenings on Saturdays.

Although it is very sad that Neal's Yard is due to close, I will continue using their products during treatments, and maintain the same peaceful and serene atmosphere that patients will have experienced while I practiced at Neal's Yard.

I look forward to seeing you at Serenity Therapies.

By twacupunctureclinic, Dec 12 2018 12:31PM

Christmas is a time to share with our loved ones, and is often much busier than we would like, trying to see all the people that we don't normally get the chance to see, and to share food and time together. As a result December is normally a month of over indulgence. This can leave us feeling fatigued and unhealthy come January.

As I have talked about preciously, it is important for our health to follow the seasons. This means that during the winter period it is best to go to bed early and wake fairly early, to go into hybernation mode. It is ideal if we can eat more green leafy veg, and warming foods. We need to wrap up warm, and in particular to make sure that our head, neck and feet are kept warm. By staying in line with the seasons, it means that our body remains strong and is better equipped to fight off any bugs that are floating around.

I am aware that this advice can be particularly difficult to follow with all of the christmas parties etc, so this is just a note to be as mindful as possible and where possible try and help yourself through the holiday season.

If you know that your body will be taking a bit of beating over the holidays and would like to book in a session for January to help cleanse and restore your body and mind, you will receive a 10% discount if you use the code JANCLEANSE when you make your booking before 24th Dec 2108.

By twacupunctureclinic, Feb 9 2017 03:36PM

Acupuncture was discussed on the Chris Evans Breakfast show this morning, and it was interesting because they discussed the distinction between Acupuncture which is administered by Doctors, physios etc and Acupuncture that is administered by professional Acupuncturists who have studied Chinese Medicine. This is an important distinction to make especially for people who don't know that much about acupuncture. The acupuncture that you receive from a Doctor or physio etc is only a very small part of Acupuncture which has been adopted by the West, it is often termed as dry needling. This doesn't mean that the rest of acupuncture is "wet" needling. It basically means that a needle is inserted into a point of pain/discomfort with the intention of stimulating the muscle and releasing the tension. From a Chinese Medical perspective this is called an Ashi point, and is a very small part of Acupuncture as a whole. An Acupuncturist who has studied Chinese Medicine will be treating the individual in a much more comprehensive way. Therefore one would expect the results of the course of treatment to be far reaching and long lasting. For more information on this please feel free to contact me.

By twacupunctureclinic, Jan 18 2017 03:30PM

We are approaching Chinese New Year. 2017 is the year of the Rooster. Each year is represented by one of 12 animals, rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. So the year of the Rooster only comes around once every 12 years.

In Chinese 5 element theory, each year is also represented by one of the 5 elements, wood, fire, earth, metal or water. So if you add this into the equation, 2017 is the year of the fire rooster, which will only come around once every 60 years. So the last year of the fire rooster was in 1957.

It is theorised that a person's personality and energetic make-up is partially due to the energetics of the year that they were born in. Roosters are confident characters, popular in a crowd, but also loyal. They like to be the centre of attention, and always like to be dressed for the ocassion. Fire Roosters are said to be trustworthy individuals, with a strong sense of time keeping and are responsible people especially when it comes to their work.

Wishing you all the best for the year of the Rooster.

If you would like to learn more about chinese astrology please just ask me in clinic and I can direct you to some sources.

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