Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese healing method of inserting fine needles into specific points which lie along the meridians or energetic pathways of the body. This conductivity is said to be Qi (‘Chee’) and triggers the body’s natural healing response. It is difficult to describe exactly what Qi is. All the body’s processes (hormonal, digestive, nervous etc) are electro-chemical in nature and the needles conduct this current along the meridians to the organs. However, the concept of Qi is much broader than this. It can be loosely translated as ‘life force’, describing a person’s own particular energy and well-being on all levels: body, mind and spirit.

Traditional Eastern medicine has a long history and different approaches to treatment suit different patients and conditions.

Claire Battersby

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Claire Battersby completed a 5-year course in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in 1998, since when she has run a busy private practice in London. She has many years of experience, and has done extensive study into the treatment of gynaecological, digestive, respiratory, endocrine and autoimmune disorders, headaches and migraines. In her practice, she may use acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine, or a combination of the two, to obtain the very best result.

Claire has a special interest in the field of fertility, gynaecology and obstetrics, in which she has undergone extensive post-graduate training. Besides infertility, and pregnancy care, this includes IVF support, habitual miscarriage, and menstrual problems, such as PCOS and endometriosis. In the field of gynaecology, in particular, Claire’s approach is to incorporate western medical diagnosis and theory into a traditional Chinese framework, and she has links to some of the UK’s leading gynaecologists and fertility specialists.

Claire set up and runs Conceive, a Clinic specializing in Fertility, Gynaecology and Pregnancy healthcare at the Goose Green Clinic, which offers an integrated approach to helping with infertility and menstrual problems and providing care during and post-pregnancy.

Claire is committed to deepening her knowledge of Chinese medicine and has studied with some of the world’s most eminent Chinese medical doctors, including Tinh Thong Nguyen, Jeffrey Yuen, Dr Huang Huang, and Dr Arnaud Versluys.

Claire is a Member of the British Acupuncture Council and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine. These professional bodies guarantee the highest standards of training, care and professionalism. All members adhere to a strict Code of Ethics, Practice and Disciplinary Procedures and are professionally insured.


Acupuncture (including acupuncture consultation and acupuncture treatment)

First session – 1.5 hours: £65
Follow-up sessions – 1 hour: £55

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To make a booking, please contact Claire by email on
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Deborah Warden

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Deborah Warden has been awarded a BSc (Hons) Acupuncture degree by the University of Greenwich, which is accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB) and a Licentiate in Acupuncture (Lic Ac) by the International College of Oriental Medicine.

Deborah is an experienced acupuncturist who finds great reward in helping people overcome illness and reach a vibrant level of health.  She has had success using acupuncture to treat a range of conditions including digestive problems, IBS, gynaecological issues, musculoskeletal and joint conditions, lower back pain, auto-immune disorders, headaches, anxiety and depression, respiratory conditions, migraines, insomnia, menopausal issues, irregular menstrual cycles, tinnitus and allergies such as hay fever.

Deborah tailors her treatment method from patient to patient, combining her training in Stems & Branches, classical acupuncture and the more contemporary Five Element acupuncture theory.   She looks to address the underlying constitution of a person, as well as the presenting signs and symptoms, in order to promote optimal wellbeing.

Deborah’s practice has been strongly influenced by own her personal recovery, with the aid of acupuncture, from a serious sporting accident several years ago.  She has expanded her training to study facial acupuncture and has a special interest in repairing scar tissue with the use of acupuncture. As a fully qualified massage therapist, she also combines massage with acupuncture, where appropriate, to achieve the best results.

She is a member of BAcC, the British Acupuncture Council, whose members are vetted and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care ensuring high standards of training, safe practice and professional conduct.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the theory and/or practice of acupuncture in further depth before making an appointment, please feel free to contact Deborah on 07834 767788 or by email at


Acupuncture (including, if necessary massage)

First session (75 mins)£65

Follow-up sessions (45-60 mins): £55