Acupuncture For NHS

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How can acupuncture help?

Acupuncture is a safe and effective form of treatment which is part of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). TCM can diagnose and treat both physical and non-physical symptoms and conditions. TCM does not see physical and non-physical as being separate, but as interdependent and inextricably interlinked.

This means that symptoms arising from emotional distress and overload are understood and can be treated equally well to those arising from overwork, time pressure and physical exhaustion.

Is it free?

Minimum charge for the appointment is £20. This only covers the bare material costs of the appointment while the practitioner is volunteering their time and expertise. Those who are able to are encouraged to donate towards the practitioner’s time.

We are looking for funding to make the service sustainable, and free at the point of use. If you think you could help, get in touch at

Who is eligible?

NHS frontline staff with direct patient contact:

  • Paramedics
  • A&E and hospital and hot hub clinicians
  • GP’s practice clinicians
  • Community outreach teams members.

In accessing the service, priority will be given to staff working with possible or confirmed Covid-19 patients.