• Lu Zhao








  • Weds 8.30 - 13.00
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Banstead Village Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been in use in China and Eastern Asia for more than 3,000 years, and there is evidence that a similar system may have been used in Europe more than 4,000 years ago.

According to ancient Chinese theory, acupuncture uses the insertion of fine needles at specific points on the skin to redirect the body's vital energy, the Qi, in a healthier and more ordered manner to restore balance and wellness, stimulating the body's own self-healing powers.

Stems & Branches Acupuncture is the oldest method of acupuncture in use today. Using the traditional Chinese calendar, it connects the needs of the patient with the cycles of energy active on that day and time - like biorhythms - to individualise and optimise every treatment.

Who has acupuncture and why?

Acupuncture is a holistic therapy; it balances the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the individual as a whole, tackling the cause of the symptoms as well as relieving the symptoms themselves.

It can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine for most conditions. As with any therapy, the response to acupuncture may vary from person to person.

As the method of diagnosis in Chinese acupuncture is distinctly different from that of western medicine, a medical diagnosis is helpful but not essential for treatment to go ahead – ideal for anybody that feels ‘unwell’ but cannot pinpoint why.

Some people have regular sessions to enhance wellbeing, for increased immunity, improved energy levels and better quality sleep.

What will happen on my first visit?

During the first session your general state of health is assessed to identify the underlying imbalances and decide the most effective approach.

You will be asked about your symptoms, medical history, diet, sleeping patterns and emotional state. Your pulse will be taken and your tongue examined, as these all provide a good indication of your health.

Then needles are inserted and gently adjusted to contact the Qi. They are left in place for up to 20 minutes, and their locations may not necessarily be close to the part of the body where the problem is; e.g. if you suffer from headaches, the needles may be inserted in your feet or hands.

How often will I need treatment?

Everyone is different, so the number of appointments will vary from person to person. Generally, the older or more serious the illness, the more appointments will be required.

It is recommended that you have acupuncture weekly at first then less frequently as your condition improves; e.g. a course of 4-6 sessions is typical.

Should my doctor know?

If you are already receiving treatment from your doctor it makes sense to tell him about your plans to have acupuncture.


  • Acupuncture Treatment (45mins)

    First consultation and treatment (90 minutes) – £60

    Following sessions (up to 60 minutes) – £45

  • Children under 16yrs (45mins)*
  • Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture (1hour)
  • Collagen Boosting Facial (1hour 30minutes)
  • Swedish Massage (45mins)
  • *Paid in full at first session.

Cancellation Policy

Appointments missed or cancelled with less than 48hrs notice will be charged for.

Needling is not normally appropriate for children under the age of 7; if seeking help for a younger child please ask for advice from the practitioner.

All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate adult during treatment.

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