The clinic is fully open for all patients and is COVID secure
Welcome to Clare Ward Acupuncture.
I qualified with a degree in Traditional Acupuncture in 2006. I worked for many happy years at Deddington Health Centre, Bloxham and Banbury but I now work from my clinics in Bloxham and Banbury. I am a compassionate person and I understand that every individual is different regardless of symptoms and will treat you as such.
I am qualified in Traditional & Japanese Acupuncture and Biomedical Science and Nutrition.
I will spend time with you in a consultation before the course of treatment to understand your symptoms, how they impact your life, your medical history and how you are feeling physically as well as emotionally. The consultation is confidential and the information that you provide as well as my diagnosis will inform my treatment plan that will be very specifically tailored to you.
Acupuncture Treatments in Bloxham and Banbury
It is advisable to plan for 6-8 sessions although everyone is different. To get the best out of treatment, it is best to book weekly and as we review progress at each session, we space out the treatments as your symptoms improve.
The first session is a consultation with medical history that is currently being conducted over the phone so as to reduce clinic time followed by a treatment in clinic soon afterwards.
Please wear clothing that is loose and comfortable. Ideally trousers should be able to roll up to the knees and in order to examine your abdomen and back, please wear trousers/skirt and a top in preference to a dress.
I have been trained in a gentle Japanese style of working which means that needles do not need to be inserted so it can be completely painless. Alternatively, needles that are inserted are, at the most approximately .20mm in diameter and are shallow inserted to a depth of 2mm or so.
A Japanese style of treatment called Shonishin involving no insertion of needles is used with children. They often enjoy the treatment and great effort is used to put them at ease at all times.
Consultation & First Treatment
Subsequent sessions are 45 minutes
Children’s Treatments are 30 minutes
Please check the insurance companies page to see if you are covered.