Traditional Five Element Acupuncture in Durham

A holistic therapy can target the underlying imbalance, or root cause of many conditions or symptoms which affect both the mind and the physical body. The Five Elements are Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood and in Traditional Chinese Medicine are a way of understanding the energy of the body.


Traditional Acupuncture

Traditional Acupuncture

Treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points which are said to affect the flow of your body’s qi, or vital energy.

Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture

Womens Health

I can support many women’s issues, which include hormone imbalances, fertility support and  nausea during pregnancy. 


Woman having a gua sha

Gua sha


A cleasing technique to move blocked energy which is the main cause of pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.

Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture

Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture

A combination of fine needles inserted into problematic areas of the face, and acupuncture points selected on the body to correspond with facial lines.


Can Acupuncture Help You?

As a fully qualified, traditional acupuncturist working from quiet and relaxing clinics in Durham; my clients range from those wanting to address specific health conditions, to those seeking cosmetic acupuncture and others attending regularly for general well-being.

What Does Acupunture Feel Like?

Many patients are concerned that acupuncture maybe painful but as the needles are flexible and about as thick as two human hairs there is usually only a very slight sensation as it enters the skin. 

What Happens During Treatment?

Your initial visit will take up to an hour and a half and consists of a personal and medical consultation family history, lifestyle, systems functions (eg. sleep, appetite).  

What’s The Research?

There has been a great deal of research into the efficacy of acupuncture over the last few years, so in order to help sift ‘fact from fiction’ the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) have compiled a selection of fact sheets which provide accurate and unbiased general information for a variety of conditions. 

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a branch of traditional medicine that has been practised in China and the far east for thousands of years.

It has been developed, tested, researched and refined over this time into a treatment option accessed by increasing numbers of patients in the West.

Without the benefit of modern scientific equipment, the first acupuncturists discovered many now familiar aspects of biomedical science.


About Amy

My name is Amy Burrell and I am a fully qualified, traditional acupuncturist working from quiet and relaxing clinics in Durham.