Acupuncture is part of the ancient system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that uses fine needles to stimulate key points on the body to harmonise and balance the flow of energy (Qi) in the body,stimulating its natural self-curative abilities. Traditional Chinese Medicine provides a useful complement to orthodox medicine, as it can help with a number of chronic or recurring conditions. Acupuncture can help with a very wide range of acute and chronic health problems.
Established in 1988, the Northern College of Acupuncture is a registered educational charity. We offer a BSc and MSc in Acupuncture and an MSc in Nutritional Therapy. Each of these is a completetraining equipping you to become a confident and competent practitioner with the skills you need to run your own practice. On the BSc in Acupuncture applicants who do not already have a degree are usually eligible for student loans.
Our site is run by Harriet Lansdown, a professional acupuncturist working in York, UK. She's been in practice since 1991 and has helped many people regain their health and vitality. Research is vitalto find out just what acupuncture can do, and Harriet holds a visiting Research Fellowship at the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York.
I practice Five Element Acupuncture, an ancient form of acupuncture originating from China. It relies on working together to understand the natural rhythms of the body which from time to time becomeunbalanced, causing illness, pain or emotional disturbances. Acupuncture is safe and gentle - you are treated by a degree educated practitioner who is registered with the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and local Environmental Health authority. All needling is done under strict hygiene conditions.
Congratulations on taking the first step in getting your health to the place where you want it to be. The entire approach you'll experience at York Traditional Acupuncture is based on establishinglong-term trust and comfort. My goal is not to get you to start meditating, or following a strict or unusual diet. Rather my goal is simply to get you to the place where you have the vibrancy and energy to do the things you enjoy.
Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of medicine. The Chinese and other Eastern cultures have been using acupuncture to restore, promote and maintain good health for thousands of years. Although Itreat a wide variety of conditions with Acupuncture, I have a special interest in female and male infertility and all aspects of women's health including period problems, endometriosis, PCOS and pregnancy care.
We have 30 skilled practitioners providing 16 different therapies for your healthcare needs. Click on a therapy or a practitioner to find the help and support for which you are looking. The YorkClinic for Integrated Healthcare is a warm, friendly, treatment centre, near to the heart of the city centre, with ample parking, and within easy access of the ring road. We are open Monday to Saturday, with early and late appointments to help you fit treatment around work and home commitments.
Some people come for treatment of a specific issue or symptom, whereas others come to improve general wellbeing. Acupuncture addresses imbalances within the body by stimulating specific points onchannels called meridians. There is also ongoing research that is collecting evidence on how acupuncture affects hormones in the body and brain activity.
Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine developed in China over 3000 years ago. It is based on the concept of Qi (or chi) which is the essential energy that flows in our bodies through anenergetic network of channels called "meridians". When the Qi flows freely through the channels, we experience health and well-being. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, discomfort, pain and ill health will occur.
As a professionally trained traditional acupuncturist, I can use the theory underlying acupuncture to treat you whilst you are with me. I can also use this theory to help you to review your health andsuggest detailed dietary and lifestyle changes which could benefit you, and rather like a personal trainer, I can then work with you to set goals to encourage you in improving your health over time.