Clinic of Five Element Acupuncture


Tuina is an Ancient healing art that employs the use of the hands to press on key points on the surface of the body to stimulate the body’s own natural healing process. When these points are stimulated, they release tension and increase the bodies circulation of blood and nutrients to bring about the body’s own healing process.

Tuina and acupuncture use the same meridians and points and they are both based in traditional Chinese medicine for its diagnosis: seeing, touching, palpating and questioning. The tongue and pulse are also used to diagnose many of the internal conditions that may present at clinic.


The principle of taping is to treat the muscles to help the body heal itself naturally. Taping is designed to assist and improve the body’s natural healing process and has a number of methods of application and benefits of use, it is proposed to: (1) improve the localised effect of fluid circulation (blood and lymph); (2) decrease pain; (3) provide anatomical support; (4) enhance muscular and joint range of motion; (5) assist proprioception.

Magnet Therapy

Magnet therapy is a system based on the idea that our bodies form an electro-magnetic field that respond to the healing power of magnets. This is because iron makes up about four per cent of our blood content and every ion - or atom - contained in our cells produces an electrical impulse.

These three elements make up our bodies own electrical magnetic field. This means when the north side of a magnet - which is negative - is placed on an painful part of the body, it draws fresh oxygenated blood to the area of complaint.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a great therapy for pain relief and also detoxification. Gua Sha tools are used to massage and stimulate specific points and areas of the body. A Gua Sha treatment aims to draw out stagnation and tension in the body and can leave the patient refreshed and relieved of pain.

Korean Hand Therapy (KHT)

Korean Hand Therapy can treat all the illnesses and symptoms that body acupuncture is used for however only the hands are used during treatment. Furthermore the needles used are significantly smaller - 8mm and inserted very superficially - 1mm. This therapy can also be practiced completely non-invasively through acupressure and moxabustion, so a great alternative for those nervous of needles.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy is becoming increasingly popular with celebrities and they are often seen photographed in newspapers with circle marks on their shoulders and back. This therapy is often used to treat muscular skeletal symptoms.

A glass or plastic cup is attached to the body with a vacuum state created with either a flame or a manual pump. The cups are either left in place for a couple of minutes in order for the stagnation to disperse or are moved around to massage the area. Cupping Therapy is very relaxing and patients often feel an immediate relief.


Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing. Moxibustion has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years; in fact, the actual Chinese character for acupuncture, translated literally, means "acupuncture-moxibustion."

The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health.

Acupuncturist Jackie Fairweather

Jackie Fairweather is a member of The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and abides by the BAcC’s codes of ethics and safe practice. These cover strict requirements with regard to hygiene and the disposal of needles and other equipment. Only disposable single­use sterile needles are used.

All members of the BAcC are covered by a Medical Malpractice and Public Liability insurance.