acupuncture needles Acupuncture

"I've had acupuncture before, and this was the best I've ever had"
Rosie Macklin

"It's been really brilliant for 5 month old Jenson's urticaria. I could literally see the difference as his rash disappeared within minutes" Sarah Owen, mother

"I'd slept badly for years, and now the problem's gone. It really has changed my life. She's wonderful."
Louise Ritman

"I had tried other treatments before coming here, but this has been a revelation. I would never have believed it possible in just 4 sessions - it's changed my life."
Liz Johnson

"I'm very happy to recommend Hye-Eun. Everyone says how much better I look, and it's been so quick."
Caroline Goldsmith

"Thanks to Anthea I've had my baby. She was brilliant. It was all down to her. In fact, without her, I know it just wouldn't have been possible."
Lorraine Citrone

"The treatment with Hye-Eun was amazing - for the first time yesterday I was pain-free. And my friends have all been saying I look really well!"
Jane Butler

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese Medicine, which has been used in the Orient for at least 3000 years. It is an energetic system, which restores and maintains health by the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the surface of the body. It can also be used as a complementary therapy to Western medical treatment.
Acupuncture can offer relief to people who are not responding well to general medicine and to those feeling unwell, but for whom no diagnosis can be made.

 How Acupuncture works

Acupuncture treats the whole person, rather than the disease. This means that the acupuncturist looks at the patient as a whole to find the origins of the illness. Very fine needles are then inserted to rebalance the flow of energy in the system, by dispersing blockages or by tapping reservoirs to replenish energy, where the body requires it.

Acupuncture has always been used as a preventative medicine, able to correct imbalances in their early stages, so that more serious conditions do not develop. Traditionally, a check-up at the change of each season provided this foundation of good health.

 What can Acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture can affect many ailments as long as the degenerative process in the body is not too extensive. It can help



Headaches and migraines

Rheumatism and Arthritis

Backache and sciatica

Digestive problems

Asthma and other respiratory problems

Ear, nose and throat problems

Depression and anxiety



Gynaecological problems

Menstrual problems

Fatigue and stress

Neurological problems

Musculo-skeletal problems

Allergies e.g. hay-fever

 What happens in a treatment?

During the initial consultation the practitioner will take a full case history of past and present illnesses and family tendencies. The practitioner will make observations about your body including taking the pulse and examining the tongue. Having decided on the cause of the problem, the points and the appropriate form of treatment are chosen. Fine sterile disposable needles are used. They are inserted into specific points on the body and left in place for 15-20 minutes. This causes no pain. The total number of treatments needed varies from person to person, partly depending on the length and severity of the condition, partly on your general health & well-being.

acupuncture hand After the treatment

After acupuncture treatment you may feel very relaxed or even drowsy. You are welcome to sit and relax in the clinic for as long as you like, and we would be happy to offer you a complimentary drink. If driving, you would be well advised to first walk around for a few minutes to acclimatise.

acupuncture needle Fertility, Pregnancy & Childbirth

We have a team of three female acupuncturists. Anthea & Hye-Eun specialise, and have undertaken extensive training, in fertility, pregnancy & childbirth. Whether you are having difficulty conceiving, or when your pregnancy is proceeding with difficulty, acupuncture may be able to help with the health of you and your baby. If you have fears or concerns about your delivery in hospital or at home, please ask for a free consultation - our acupuncturists may be able to help you during this special time of life.


Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Also referred to as the 'Acupuncture Facelift', this is a painless, non-surgical, safe and natural method of reducing the signs of the ageing process. Facial Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and aims to restore, promote and maintain good health. The process is designed to help the whole body look and feel younger.

Hair-thin needles are inserted into various areas of the body, including the face, neck and ears along channels or meridians of energy (Qi). Our health and vitality is dependent on Qi moving smoothly through the body. Many of the meridians either begin or end on the face and our state of health and lifestyle is often reflected in the face.

What are the effects of Facial Acupuncture?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture will bring your natural beauty to the surface by concentrating on points and muscles of the face that will improve the elasticity of your skin and create an overall more radiant look.

Facial Acupuncture has been shown to increase collagen production, helping to smooth out wrinkles and firm the skin. A course of treatment is suitable for those with deep wrinkles, fine lines, bags under the eyes, sagging, puffiness, drooping eyelids, double chin, large pores, dry skin or acne.

This is not just a facelift but a holistic treatment which aims to restore balance. Many notice other health benefits such as reduction in stress levels, fewer headaches, better appetite and weight regulation, more energy, better sleep and a brighter outlook on life.


Acupuncture is available 5 days a week

Tuesday 10.00am - 5.00pm (Oscar)
Wednesday 9.30am - 5.15pm (Katy), 10.00am - 5.00pm (Oscar)
Thursday 10.00am - 7.00pm (Anthea)
Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm (Oscar)
Saturday 9.30am - 1.30pm (Claire)


How much does Acupuncture cost?

First appointment (75 mins): £40 (Oscar), £55 (Katy, Claire, Anthea)
Follow-up appointment (45 mins): £40 (Oscar), £45 (Katy, Claire, Anthea)

Free introductory chat (15 mins)

How do I book for Acupuncture?

1. Call 01273 470955

2. email

3. In person at Equilibrium Complementary Health Centre, 16 Station St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2DB


acupuncture meridiansWhere can I find more information about Acupuncture?

The professional body is the British Acupuncture Council which keeps a register of practitioners, and has information on the history of acupuncture and research projects.

Our acupuncturists have their own websites here: Oscar, Anthea and Katy.

NB: Hye-Eun is currently on maternity leave, and has two hand-picked locums, Katy & Claire to cover her Wednesdays & Saturdays. All Hye-Eun's existing patients are welcome to make appointments with either Katy or Claire, and arrangements can be made for Hye-Eun's confidential patient notes to be available as required. New patients are of course also welcome.

Introducing Katy

Katy Bradshaw is a fully qualified, insured and BAcC registered acupuncturist living and working in Sussex.

Says Katy:
" My interest in acupuncture came from receiving treatment myself, firstly as a child and then later in life. Having experienced profound changes from treatment I went on to train as an acupuncturist and graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading in 2008 with a BSc in Acupuncture.

The style of acupuncture that I practice is called integrated because it draws on both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Elements acupuncture. This means I can treat a wide range of complaints, but I am particularly interested in helping people to achieve emotional as well as physical health and well-being.

Acupuncture is after all a holistic therapy and it’s not often someone’s physical health is unaffected by their emotional health. And of course vice versa.

My other great passion is supporting couples to conceive, either naturally or in conjunction with IVF."


Acupuncture Awareness Week

Each year we celebrate Acupuncture Awareness Week by offering discounts, special offers and free gifts for a whole month!
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