MP – Spain

MP TestimonialAlthough I live in Spain, whenever I return to the UK I always receive Acupuncture treatment from Emma Guy for back pain. I have suffered with this for years and Emma is the only consultant that has provided me with satisfactory relief. I have known Emma for many years and would trust her with my life.

Apparently back pain is the No. 1 reported reason for seeking Acupuncture. And research has shown that Acupuncture is a very effective tool for relief of low back pain.

I have found this to be very accurate and have had immediate relief after a session with Emma.

I have no hesitation in recommending her and her clinic.

Please note that all testimonials on this site have been written by the patients themselves.  All views expressed within them are solely those of the individuals concerned.  Any mention of success with their treatment applies only to their specific experience and is in no way a guarantee of efficacy in the treatment of other patients.  Whilst we will attempt to help any and all patients who attend our clinic we cannot guarantee the same outcome as those reported here.

Why do we need this disclaimer? – Read the answer here.

A Warm Welcome to Elle!

Elle Owen

We’re delighted to welcome Elle to the team at Acupuncture That Works! Elle is a qualified Reflexologist and is also a Level 2 Reiki healer. Elle will also be starting her studies again as a Student Acupuncturist, with a view to becoming qualified before 2019. She comes with a wealth of clinical knowledge in treating fertility patients privately and cancer patients as she has also been a part of the therapist team at St Luke’s hospice for over four years.

We think Elle will be a great addition to the ATW team, Please help me join in welcoming her.


To book an appointment with Elle or another member of our staff call us on 0800 051 76 88.

Acupuncture Awareness Week 2017 – What you need to know.

Beginning the 6th of March, Acupuncture Awareness week aims to promote the practice of Acupuncture in the UK. The event is supported by the British Acupuncture Council.

Throughout the week, you will find members throughout the UK using this opportunity to speak to as many of you as possible about traditional acupuncture. With over 2.3 million treatments taking place every year acupuncture has quickly become one of the more popular complementary therapies available in the UK.

There will be a number of talks, open days and exhibitions going on throughout the country over the next week. Keep an eye out and get involved from the 6th until the 12th of March.

If you’re interested in trying acupuncture or want to find out more call Acupuncture That Works on 0800 051 76 88. We can help with a range of issues such as pain including headaches, dental issues and sports injuries as well as sickness and body revitalisation.


For more information visit http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/.

Julie Williams – Whitchurch

I have been suffering from migraines for the last 2-3 years which have been steadily getting worse as time passed. They are directly attributed to my hormones and monthly cycle and my Mum used to get them. When I had a migraine I had all the usual symptoms; sickness, sensitivity to light and pounding pain behind my eyes and forehead. They would last for anything from 3 to 6 days with no relief. I was taking far too much ibuprofen and it barely made a dent in the pain but did offer some relief.

I was sceptical about acupuncture as a possible treatment as I had no understanding of how it could work and still don’t if I’m honest. I do know that it works though and I really don’t need to understand it in order to benefit from it. I only wish I’d tried it sooner.

The positive effect was very quick and within a couple of months the migraines reduced in intensity and didn’t last as long. After another few sessions they hardly appeared at all. I’m confident that these will soon be banished.

Whilst working on the migraines I’ve also had treatment for fertility, it’s only been 2-3 months but so far my cycle has regulated and returned to normal. I remain hopeful that the outcome will be a positive one.

Cath is excellent, she’s professional, friendly and instantly puts you at ease. It’s more like popping in to see a good friend for a natter than being a patient. I can’t thank her enough for the positive impact she’s had on my life.

Please note that all testimonials on this site have been written by the patients themselves.  All views expressed within them are solely those of the individuals concerned.  Any mention of success with their treatment applies only to their specific experience and is in no way a guarantee of efficacy in the treatment of other patients.  Whilst we will attempt to help any and all patients who attend our clinic we cannot guarantee the same outcome as those reported here.

Why do we need this disclaimer? – Read the answer here.

Julia Birch – Sandbach

juliaSince having breast cancer in November last year, I have suffered from terrible hot sweats and insomnia. This was partly due to the treatment and partly due to being taken off my HRT.

This affected my working life and I struggled to cope. After trying all kinds of herbal medications, I decided that I could no longer tolerate the Tamoxifen medication that I had been prescribed.

In August this year I began a course of acupuncture at St Luke’s, with Acupuncturist Emma Guy. At this time I felt very down and desperate to find a treatment for the hot sweats. I had 6 treatments after which the hot sweats decreased significantly and I was able to get some sleep. After a couple more treatments the hot sweats completely stopped and for the first time in over a year, I slept for 6 hours. Since then I have continued to sleep and have had no further hot sweats.

My experience of acupuncture with Emma has been amazing, throughout the course she has reassured me and supported me through various set backs due to my treatment regime. I am going to continue to have acupuncture with Emma as I when I require it, to keep the hot sweats at bay. I would highly recommend Emma as a dedicated and committed acupuncturist who believes in the expert treatment she provides.

Please note that all testimonials on this site have been written by the patients themselves.  All views expressed within them are solely those of the individuals concerned.  Any mention of success with their treatment applies only to their specific experience and is in no way a guarantee of efficacy in the treatment of other patients.  Whilst we will attempt to help any and all patients who attend our clinic we cannot guarantee the same outcome as those reported here.

Why do we need this disclaimer? – Read the answer here.

A Warm Welcome to Tina!

tinaWe’re delighted to welcome the latest practitioner to join our family! Tina is qualified from Shulan College of Chinese Medicine in Acupuncture and Tuina Massage.  She can also provide Swedish massage, Advanced Massage Techniques. Lava Shell Relax Massage, Seated Acupressure (on site chair Massage) and is working to towards Sport Massage.


To book an appointment with Tina or another member of our staff call us on 0800 051 76 88.

Frequently asked Questions about Acupuncture

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ about Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be a great alternative therapy, for a range of conditions and naturally, anyone who is new to acupuncture, will have a myriad of questions about how it works. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding acupuncture.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique which works on the basis of energy. The Chinese believe that all living things have energy, which is often referred to as Qi. The energy flows through different channels which is related or associated to different parts of the body. These channels can become blocked in the event of illness, and the acupuncture points on the body, can then be utilised with the use of needles to increase the cycle of energy for the relevant area. Each acupuncture point is different – from helping with congestion to sprains, acupuncture covers a wide ranging list of diseases and ailments.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

This is probably one of the most common questions with regard to acupuncture, which is hardly surprising given the use of needles in this highly effective, ancient Chinese treatment. However, this is not like sticking an everyday needle into the body and most people don’t feel anything. Some report a slight tingle or ache, which is said to be a ‘Qi’ sensation.

Are There Side Effects?

Side effects are rarely reported and those that have reported side effects say they were due to slight bruising from a needle. Side effects are extremely rare.

How Often Do I Need to Attend Treatment?

It all depends on the nature of your ailments. Treatment usually stops when the ailment has been cured, however, more serious illnesses may need a programme of treatments to either cure, or. if non-curable, to stop the worsening of symptoms. Many people like to attend a ‘tune up” which can help prevent common ailments.

If you have any burning questions about acupuncture and would like to know more, please contact us now on 0800 051 76 88 or fill out our contact form.

It’s our 5th Birthday!

It’s our 5th birthday – share this post and Win a Free Treatment!

They do say that time flies, but nothing can compare to the whirlwind of the last five years. Acupuncture That Works first opened our doors on 1st November 2011 and from humble beginnings we have grown to the practice we are today.

Acupuncture that Works 5th birthday cupcakeThe early years were, as with most businesses, a challenge but the one thing that kept us going was the fabulous response we got from our customers. So many people came back week after week reporting improvements in the way they felt and attributing that improvement to acupuncture.

So, five years on and there are now three team members with plans to grow again early in the New Year. The constant flow of new enquiries and recommendations from existing customers has meant that demand just keeps on rising.

To celebrate our success we’d like to give something back, so everyone who shares this post on Facebook will be entered into a prize draw at the end of the week (6pm, 4th November) and one lucky winner will receive a free treatment on their next visit.

We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who has felt the benefit of Acupuncture That Works and made it the successful business it is today. Here’s to the next five years!