Western & Traditional Acupuncture

Western Acupuncture

London City Physiotherapy provide rapid access to expert treatment and support. Acupuncture is especially beneficial in cases of headaches, neck pain, low back pain and knee pain. Physiotherapists, Sports physicians and GP’s now use acupuncture widely in Western medicine to treat musculo-skeletal pain. A multitude of research projects and established scientific evidence have proved its efficacy as a treatment for pain management.

All of our highly-qualified physiotherapists have completed specific post-graduate training in acupuncture following a 3–4 year degree to become a member of the AACP (Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists).

At London City Physiotherapy we use acupuncture in conjunction with other treatments for musculoskeletal problems, to relieve pain and get you back to full function.  Our Physiotherapists are in a unique position to combine acupuncture with other treatment methods, such as:

  • Exercise
  • Manipulation
  • Muscle re-education
  • Joint and soft tissue mobilisation
  • Electrotherapy
  • Sports rehabilitation

Traditional Acupuncture

An ancient Chinese medicine, traditional acupuncture been in use for over three thousand years. It is based on the theory that the body's natural vitality and communications system, Qi, moves through the body in channels called meridians.

Pain and illness signal that the body, or Qi, is out of balance. There can be many reasons for this; emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury are among the most common. By inserting ultra-fine sterile needles into specific acupuncture points, a traditional acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the body’s equilibrium triggering its natural healing response.

At London City Physiotherapy our licensed acupuncturist Paula Felgate has undergone a 3-year degree in acupuncture based on traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Having trained with one of the UK’s foremost experts, she is registered with the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).

Conditions treated by traditional acupuncture include:

  • Fertility: including pregnancy and post-natal
  • Women’s Health: menstrual pain, cramps, PMT
  • Muscular Pain (back, neck, shoulder, etc.)
  • Chronic and post viral fatigue
  • Stress disorders; insomnia, jaw clenching and grinding, migraines
  • Digestive disorders including IBS

For further information on traditional acupuncture please refer to the British Acupuncture Council


If you are seeking acupuncture as part of your combined treatment with other disciplines, our team of expert Physiotherapists are on hand to help. Each of them are Accredited Members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP):

Martine Cooper

Stefano Colaci

Diana Goodwin

Clare Whitaker

Ian Wilkinson