Chinese Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture has been practiced in China and the Far East for thousands of years as an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture is a safe and effective system of healing and can be used to treat people of all ages with a wide range of illnesses.
According to Chinese philosophy, our physical health is dependant on the balanced flow of qi, the universal life force. The smooth flow of qi can be disturbed by a number of factors, amongst them emotional stress, anger, fear or grief, hereditary dispositions or outside influences such as poor nutrition, infection or trauma.

Since prehistoric times, the Chinese people have evolved a complex theoretical framework based on practical clinical experience to guide a trained acupuncturist to restore these imbalances by the insertion of very fine needles into energy-channels called meridians. In this way an acupuncturist aims to stimulate the body's own healing power and restore the innate equilibrium and harmonious state of balance of the physical and emotional aspects that constitute health and wellbeing.

Avicenna's Acupuncture practitioners

Qin Li

Qin Li graduated from the Cheng Du College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1983.

Qin Li specializes in: gynaecology, menopause and fertility as well as anxiety, depression and stress-related disorders.


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Thanh Huynh MD

Tanh qualified as a Western medical doctor in 2001 and subsequently trained in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

He is trained in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology, and as part of his TCM studies completed Mazin Al-Khafaji's Dermatology Diploma Course in 2009. We are happy to welcome him at Avicenna, taking up a position as Mazin Al-Khafaji's assistant at the Skin & Allergy Clinic from July 1st 2013.

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Andrew Flower

Andrew graduated in 1992 in herbal medicine and acupuncture and undertook further clinical training in Taiwan and China.

Andrew specializes in: supportive care for people living with cancer, mental health problems, gynaecological disorders and pain management.

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Robin Burby

Robin graduated in 2008 with a 1st class honours degree as well as receiving an award for excellence in studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has experience working in pain clinics and cancer support.

Robin specializes in: chronic pain including lumbago, sciatica, neck, knee & shoulder, stress, depression, fatigue, migraines and insomnia as well as gynaecological disorders.

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Isabel Cherry

Isabel Cherry has been studying and practising Chinese Medicine for the last 10 years. She has a First class BSc Hons Degree in Oriental Medicine and a post graduate Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Northern College of Acupuncture.

Isabel Specializes in: Acupuncture  for treating anxiety & stress related conditions.

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Acupuncture may benefit a wide range of disorders including the following conditions:

  • Painful and musculo-skeletal disorders including sport injuries, back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, osteo-arthritis, sprains and injuries to soft tissue and their after effects etc.
  • Neurological disorders including headache & migraine, tinnitus, after effects of stroke, facial paralysis (bells palsy)
  • Menstrual, gynaecological and obstetric disorders including premenstrual syndrome (PMT), painful periods, morning sickness, malposition of the foetus, delayed labour, insufficiency of breast milk
  • Male and female infertility
  • Anxiety states, panic, depression and insomnia
  • Digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, haemorrhoids, and obesity
  • Urinary tract diseases such as recurrent cystitis and urethritis
  • Circulatory diseases such as Raynauds disease, intermittent claudication, and recurrent cramping
  • Addiction disorders including tobacco, drug and alcohol addiction

Latest Acupuncture news

Acupuncture and Chronic Painful Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy

In a study carried out at the University of Manchester, UK, forty-six diabetic patients with chronic painful peripheral neuropathy were treated with acupuncture to determine its efficacy and long-term effectiveness. Patients...

Acupuncture and Face Pain

(i) A retrospective study of 201 patients treated for facial pain by acupuncture over a 10-year period at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock, Scotland, showed that overall 62.7% reported improvement. For those with...

Acupuncture and Foot Pain

A study on 67 patients with medically unresponsive foot pain (despite treatment by such methods as orthotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, analgesics, physical therapy, exercise, local injections of steroids and...

Acupuncture and Heel Pain

(1) A report in the British Journal of Dermatology describes a female patient who suffered from bilateral heel pain with the appearance of small flesh-coloured papules on weight bearing and larger flesh-coloured papules over the...

Acupuncture and Knee Osteoarthritis

(1) 44 patents with advanced osteoarthritis of the knee who were awaiting total knee joint replacements were given acupuncture either on the most affected knee only, or on both knees. Points needled were Yinlingquan SP-9, Xuehai...