acupuncturist poynton

What consistently fascinates me is the power of the body to energise and heal itself, if we can find a way to allow it to.

acupuncturist poynton

What consistently fascinates me is the power of the body to energise and heal itself, if we can find a way to allow it to.

Are you looking for a safe, effective and drug-free way to manage your symptoms?

Acupuncture is an ancient form of treatment which involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of qi (energy) along pathways in the body called meridians restoring health. It is effectiveness is backed up by centuries of clinical practice and academic research.

Nicola Acupuncture Manchester

Nicola our clinic’s acupuncturist is a registered and insured acupuncturist who qualified from Shu-Lan college of Chinese Medicine after an intensive 2 year acupuncture course. She underwent extensive further one-on-one training with Dr Jess before joining the Natural Doctor’s team. She is an experienced member of the team and also offers electro-acupuncture, ear acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture, cupping and acupuncture to support fertility and fertility treatment.

Sessions are 60 minutes and your first session will be used to take a history and discuss a treatment plan. You can book in online using the link below.

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If you are ready to heal, click here to book your initial consultation and begin your journey with us.

Traditional Chinese Medicine


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practiced in China for over 3000 years, and acupuncture is an integral part of this practice. TCM is a complex study of the balance and health of the body. Practitioners use a range of diagnostic techniques like tongue examination and pulse palpation to help pick up issues and monitor changes. It is a complete system of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

About Acupuncture


By identifying patterns of disharmony in the body and then using acupuncture, electroacupuncture and cupping you deal with the root cause of the problem and restore health. The needles are so fine that many patients barely feel them and most feel deeply relaxed during a treatment. Acupuncture is incredibly popular with patients for its ability to target the whole person, improve wellbeing and its success in supporting many health conditions.

Safe & Effective Chinese medicine


Acupuncture training includes in depth evidence-based training in the safe and effective insertion of needles for a range of conditions. They are usually left in for 20-30 minutes and then removed. Electro-acupuncture uses a similar technology to a TENs machine to send stimulation through the needles. Acupressure (massaging points) and ear seeds to stimulate acupressure points are available for patients who have needle anxiety.

“Nicola provides a calm, relaxing and experienced environment in which to experience acupuncture. She has improved my symptoms, relieved my pain and left me feeling much more relaxed. I always have the best nights sleep after acupuncture.”

Middleton testimonial

Acupuncture point examples

Pericardium 6

Pericardium 6

(Inner Gate)

Traditionally used as an acupuncture point for nausea, reflux and calming the mind.

Heart 7

Heart 7

(Spirit Gate)

Traditionally used for supporting the heart and circulation and calming anxiety and panic.


Kidney 3

(Supreme Stream)

Traditionally used to support the kidney, for hormone balance and sore throats.

Stomach 36

Stomach 36

(Leg 3 Miles)

Traditionally used for energy, renewed strength and digestive problems.

Large Intestine 4

Large Intestine 4

(Union Valley)

Traditionally used to calm stress, for complaints in the head and headaches.

Spleen 10

Spleen 10

(Sea of Blood)

Traditionally used as a point to regulate pain and for period problems.

Meet the rest of the  Team

Dr Jess The Natural Doctor

Dr Jess Braid


Katy Allen Health Coach

Katy Allen

Health coach & EFT practitioner
BA(Hons), FMCHC, EFT(Level 2)


Nicola Varley

Dip Ac & TCM