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We are expert providers of acupuncture at Proactive Wellbeing, helping to relieve painful or irritating symptoms and achieve a better sense of overall wellbeing. Having been in this industry for more than 25 years we have seen how hard life can be on people’s bodies and minds. We help you overcome pain, anxiety and other health issues, with expert treatments carried out by leading acupuncturists.

Alison Wood is fully trained in all aspects of acupuncture including both classical and contemporary methods. She also practices Facial Enhancement Acupuncture (FEA) that focuses on regaining skin elasticity.

If you would like to ask us anything at all about acupuncture, please get in touch with our team. Call 01634 723 600 or email .

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into various parts of the body at ‘acupuncture points’. It originally began as a Chinese medicinal practice, and it is now used widely across the world. Acupuncture is often used to help with a specific health complaint, such as chronic pain or headaches. It can also be used to help with general relaxation and wellbeing.

In traditional medicine, acupuncture was thought to stimulate energy and fix blockages in the body. There are now more scientific explanations for its benefits as well. Stimulating sensory nerves will produce endorphins, the body’s natural pain relief and ‘feel good’ hormones. The body is a complex system, and everyone will feel different benefits from acupuncture.

Many clients have one main question before an appointment: does acupuncture hurt? The good news is that acupuncture shouldn’t hurt, and if it does this isn’t normal so your acupuncturist will be able to take steps to stop it! The needles used are incredibly fine, so the most you should feel is a light, sharp sensation for a very brief time. If a needle is placed on a nerve, you may feel a tingling sensation that quickly subsides – don’t be alarmed, this is perfectly normal. Your acupuncturist will be able to talk you through the different sensations you can experience in different parts of the body so that you know what to expect.


FEA, also known as cosmetic acupuncture, is a holistic treatment utilising acupuncture points to improve skin elasticity.

Skin needling stimulates collagen and elastin production which will improve muscle tone and increase circulation. Not only focusing on fine lines and wrinkles this treatment also targets lifting the face particularly around the jowls and cheek areas.

This treatment aims to revitalise you on the outside and balance the inside too – leading to greater wellbeing and skin rejuvenation. A course of 10 treatments is recommended at weekly intervals for best results. followed by regular 1 month to 6 weekly maintenance treatments.

Book your consultation

We can help relieve your pain and promote better wellbeing. Book an initial appointment with us – we will carry out a full consultation and find the right solutions for you. Just fill in our form and we will be in touch to set up your appointment.



How can acupuncture help you?

Acupuncture is regularly used to relieve pain and promote overall good health.

These are some of the conditions and symptoms that might benefit from the use of acupuncture:

  • Chronic pain
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Fertility
  • Stress

Some people also choose to have acupuncture to boost their general wellbeing as it helps them to feel calmer and more relaxed. Our clients often come to us for acupuncture to help them with particular milestones in their lives, such as stopping smoking, losing weight or trying for a baby.

For those looking for toxin free facial enhancement Alison offers bespoke facials using acupuncture, guasha and facial Cupping techniques.

What will happen at your appointment?

You will begin by having an initial consultation with your acupuncturist where you can talk about any problems you are experiencing and why you are considering acupuncture. They can then recommend a schedule and advise on the right approach for you.

Usually, an initial consultation will last around one hour and follow-up appointments will last around 30 minutes.

Acupuncture prices and appointment times

Initial Consultation and Acupuncture Treatment 60-90 mins £65

Follow up Acupuncture Treatments 45-60 mins £60

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture 90 mins £90

Our opening times:

Monday: 9am – 8pm
Tuesday: 9am – 3pm
Wednesday: 9am – 8pm
Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday: 9am – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 6pm


Proactive Wellbeing – specialists in acupuncture

We are specialists in acupuncture and our skilled team looks forward to meeting you. Find out more about us, what we do and how we can help you in your day-to-day life.