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As an ideal adjunct to chiropractic care, we use acupuncture when we see health problems that seem caused by disruption to energy pathways in your body called meridians. This centuries-old healing procedure focuses on the integrity of bodily systems, not specific conditions.

Acupuncture needles

What About the Needles?

The most common question we get is about the needles we use. Most people have encountered hypodermic needles and sewing needles. Both types are gigantic compared to the ones we use. In fact, five of our needles could easily fit inside a hypodermic needle!

Feels Great

When we first insert these ultra-fine, sterile needles at special energy points on your body, most people report a small prick, like a mosquito bite. When there is discomfort it is usually created by vivid imaginations, not our needles!
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How Does it Work?

No one knows for sure. We just know it does. Perhaps the best way to think about acupuncture is to imagine rivers of energy throughout your body, organized by meridians.

These meridians can experience a “log jam” and energy flow is restricted. The needles help loosen the logjam and allow energy to circulate properly.

Acupuncture visits can take up to 15-20 minutes.

Most people experience a variety of post-session feelings, which range from energized to a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.


Meet Acupuncturist Kelly Sun

Kelly practises Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture at Barnes Chiropractic Healthcare. These disciplines are growing in popularity. When teamed up with chiropractic care, they can be quite effective.

“Western-style healthcare tends to isolate people into parts and then treat the parts, ignoring the rest of the person,” says Kelly. “I see the person as a whole. That means mind, body and spirit.”

Kelly began her career in China. Both of her parents were medical doctors. They passed along a great deal of wisdom and common sense. Her patient care is based on a combination of both Western and Eastern philosophies. Naturally, this gives her fresh insights into even the most difficult cases.

Education and Qualifications

Kelly is professionally qualified and trained with acupuncture degrees in both China and a BSc (Hons) in TCM Acupuncture in London. She is also a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the General Council of Traditional Chinese Medicine (GCTCM).

Arrange a consultation today with Kelly and discover what might be possible.

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