Traditional Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an evidence based therapy of natural healing, offering a holistic approach to treatment that has been developed and refined over 2,000 years. Holistic means that your body, mind and spirit are all engaged, as the acupuncture re-establishes your energy balance along the meridians (pathways of energy that run through your body).

Treatments are designed around you as an individual, with emphasis on identifying the root cause of a condition while also enhancing your general wellbeing.

There are many ailments for which it can be effective, including:

  • Allergies, asthma, hay fever 

  • Anxiety, depression

  • Digestive disorders (such as IBS, Ulcerative Colitis)

  • Fertility (men & women)

  • Gynaecological issues

  • Headaches & Migranes

  • Insomnia

  • Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

  • Pain (such as musculoskeletal)

  • Pregnancy discomforts, morning sickness, labour induction

  • Skin conditions (such as acne, eczema, psoriasis)

  • Stress


Your acupuncturist


Penny Shires
BSc (Hons) MBAcC

With a desire to treat the root cause of our health issues, Penny offers treatments based on the integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Five Element styles of Traditional Acupuncture.

Diagnosis and treatment are focused on the individual and their underlying constitution, bringing an overall balance and feeling of wellbeing in addition to alleviating specific symptoms and conditions.

Penny is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC) having qualified with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. Penny has been a registered nurse for over twenty years specialising in the fields of intensive care and more recently cancer care, specifically chemotherapy.


Vida Woods
BSc (Hons) MBAcC

Vida is a passionate, mindful Chinese medicine acupuncture practitioner; who treats all of her patients with the integrity and care that they deserve as individuals.

Since graduating with a 1st class BSc (Hons) degree after four years of training in both Five Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Vida continues to enjoy broadening her professional development.

As a member practicing member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC), Vida works with professionalism and abides by a strict code of safe practice.

Vida is enthusiastic about bringing traditional acupuncture into a multi-disciplinary environment, as the benefits of integrating both Western and Chinese medicine cannot be underestimated.
If you have any questions about what acupuncture involves or how treatment can help you, Vida is more than happy to speak to you.

Acupuncture session times

Tuesday 10:00am - 2:30pm Acupuncture with Penny
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm Acupuncture with Vida

Acupuncture consultation fees

Acupuncture Initial Consultation & Treatment   £60
Acupuncture Subsequent Treatment   £40