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"Traditional Acupuncture as a treatment for chronic lower back pain and sciatica has been a very positive experience.

It has enabled me to reduce prescription medication and empowers me to have more control over pain.

Sessions are very empathetic and improve overall well-being."

Linda McKay


Our philosophy

We promise to treat you, your mind and your body with care and respect.

Trusting your health to us is our privilege.

Training and professional requirements

As Members of the British Acupuncture Council, we are bound by Codes of Professional Conduct and Safe Practice which set the standard for the safe practice of Traditional Acupuncture in the UK.

Members of the British Acupuncture Council have had to demonstrate that they have received appropriate training and are safe and competent.

We are also committed to ongoing training and professional development.

About Kirsty

"I graduated from Salford University with a 1st class BSc (hons) degree in complementary medicine practice in 2001 and have worked at Lochthorn Medical Centre since then.

My appreciation of acupuncture lies in its ability to treat the person and not just the problem.

I find it a rewarding and fulfilling career and enjoy helping people to overcome their difficulties and regain better health. Much of my work involves helping people to control pain following a wide variety of conditions.

For the past ten years I have used acupuncture for the care of patients with advanced progressive illnesses such as Cancer and OCPD. I regularly update my training for acupuncture in Palliative care.

I have special interests in the use of acupuncture to enhance fertility and IVF treatment (see more details) and have undertaken postgraduate training with Zita West, a pioneer in this field."

About Catriona

"A background in veterinary medicine has given me a strong foundation in disease pathology. I developed an interest in acupuncture and studied at Manchester Metropolitan University where I achieved a first class honours degree in Acupuncture.

I continue to build on my experience with relevant courses of advanced study and currently treat a wide range of conditions including musculoskeletal problems, pain management, stress and anxiety and women's health issues.

I enjoy working with people in a holistic manner to improve both physical and emotional health and look forward to meeting new people."