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Acupuncture in  Middlesbrough

What Is Acupuncture?

the national institute for health and care excellence (nice), an organization providing treatment guidelines for the nhs, currently recommends acupuncture as a treatment for chronic pain, tension-type headaches, and migraines.


if you want to learn more about the evidence base for acupuncture, the british acupuncture council have further information here.

What is Acupuncture?

In recent years, alternative forms of medicine have gained popularity for their holistic approach to healing.  One such practice that has gained significant recognition is acupuncture. If you are in search of acupuncture services in Middlesbrough or are curious to learn more about this ancient therapy, you have come to the right place.

Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that dates back over 3000 years. Rooted in the belief of restoring the body's "qi," or life force energy, it offers a unique approach to wellness. By inserting fine needles into specific acupuncture points on the body, this therapy triggers a range of effects. These include the release of endorphins, the boost of immune functioning, and the reduction of swelling through the release of anti-inflammatories, which aid in the healing process.

This holistic approach to health and well-being promotes the body's natural healing response. Traditional acupuncture focuses on treating the whole person rather than isolated symptoms, making it suitable for addressing a wide range of conditions. 

Whether you are seeking relief from migraines, stress management techniques, fertility support, or assistance with other specific concerns, acupuncture offers a holistic and personalized approach to your well-being. By restoring balance and promoting the body's innate healing abilities, it can help you achieve optimal health and vitality.

Discover the healing potential of acupuncture in Middlesbrough and embark on a journey towards enhanced well-being. Experience the profound effects of this ancient therapy and embrace a holistic approach to your health.

What are the Benefits of Acupuncture?

Acupuncture offers a wide range of benefits for both physical and mental health. Some of the key benefits include:
  1. Pain relief: Acupuncture has been proven effective in reducing pain associated with conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis, migraines, and back pain.
  2. Stress reduction: Many people find acupuncture to be deeply relaxing, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.
  3. Improved sleep: Acupuncture can address sleep disorders and promote better sleep quality.
  4. Insomnia Relief: Acupuncture is also beneficial for those struggling with insomnia. It can help regulate the body's internal clock, calm the mind, and promote a state of relaxation conducive to falling asleep and staying asleep.
  5. Enhanced fertility: Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with fertility treatments to improve reproductive health and increase the chances of successful conception.
  6. Boosted immune system: Regular acupuncture sessions can strengthen the immune system, making you less susceptible to illness.

Deanna Thomas - Acupuncture & Wellbeing

If you're in Middlesbrough or nearby in the Northeast and seeking acupuncture, discover the transformative benefits of this ancient practice. Experience the powerful effects of acupuncture and embark on a journey towards improved health and vitality.

Are you looking for Acupuncture in Middlesbrough?
In the hands of a skilled and experienced practitioner like Deanna Thomas, acupuncture can be a transformative and beneficial therapy for your overall well-being. 

Deanna Thomas - Acupuncture & Wellbeing, offers a holistic approach to healing, combining the ancient wisdom of acupuncture with personalized care and attention.

By addressing the root causes of your health concerns and restoring balance to your body, acupuncture can help alleviate pain, reduce stress, improve sleep, and enhance your overall quality of life. 

Deanna Thomas is dedicated to guiding you on your wellness journey and providing a safe and comfortable space for your acupuncture sessions.


The Acupuncture Process
during an acupuncture session with deanna thomas, you can expect a comprehensive approach to your well-being. she will begin by conducting a thorough assessment of your overall health and discussing your specific concerns. taking into account your medical history and lifestyle factors, deanna will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

deanna will then proceed to carefully insert thin, sterile needles into the acupuncture points identified for your treatment. her gentle technique ensures minimal discomfort, allowing you to feel at ease throughout the session. 

as you lie comfortably and relax, deanna will create a calming environment to enhance the therapeutic effects of acupuncture. 

What to Expect During a Session
Acupuncture sessions with Deanna Thomas are designed to be soothing and rejuvenating. As the needles are inserted, you may experience a gentle tingling or dull ache, followed by a deep sense of relaxation. Many clients find this time to be a welcome break from the stresses of everyday life, allowing them to unwind and restore their energy.

Deanna may incorporate additional techniques such as auriculotherapy, cupping therapy, acupressure, or heat therapy to complement the acupuncture treatment and optimize its benefits. She will guide you through the process, ensuring your comfort and addressing any questions or concerns you may have.

The number of acupuncture sessions required varies depending on the condition being treated and the individual's response to treatment. Some people may experience significant improvement after just a few sessions, while others may need ongoing treatment for more chronic or complex conditions. Deanna will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that best suits your needs.

Deanna Thomas - Licensed BACC Registered Acupuncturist (BSc Hons)

Deanna Thomas - Licensed Acupuncturist
              Acupuncture Middlesbrough | Deanna Thomas - Acupuncture & Wellbeing          
We are thrilled to announce that our acupuncture clinic has secured a place among the top 3 acupuncture clinics in Middlesbrough. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to exceptional quality and trusted service.

my clinic underwent a comprehensive and rigorous 50-point inspection, which thoroughly assessed various aspects of our business. The inspection encompassed factors such as local reviews, business history, adherence to high business standards, customer ratings, satisfaction levels, trustworthiness, pricing transparency, and trading excellence.

I am a fully qualified and insured acupuncturist, having completed my studies at the prestigious Northern College of Acupuncture in York. Over the course of three years, I dedicated myself to acquiring extensive knowledge and graduated in 2021 with a BSc (Hons) degree in acupuncture through london southbank university.

As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I have undergone comprehensive training in clinical therapies, including Eastern medicine, anatomy and physiology, and Western medicine. My commitment to excellence is reflected in my membership with the British Acupuncture Council (BACC), the leading self regulatory body for acupuncture practitioners in the UK.

I continuously enhance my skills through additional qualifications gained from various acupuncture Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. These include NADA acupuncture practitioner, dr tan balance acupuncture, battlefield acupuncture, Master Tung acupuncture, Korean auriculotherapy acupuncture, cupping therapy (fire cupping & silicone cupping), pain management, AcuGraph certification, fertility, gynaecology and obstetrics acupuncture diploma, acupuncture facials, and more. 

Additionally, I am DBS checked, ensuring the utmost safety and trust for my patients.I have completed a post-graduate diploma in gynaecology, fertility, and obstetrics with the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, further expanding my expertise in these areas. 

I am deeply passionate about my work and dedicated to supporting my patients on their path to wellness.  The effectiveness and quality of my treatments are exemplified by over 270 genuine reviews on my booking system, solidifying my clinic as a popular choice for individuals across the middlesbrough region who are seeking exceptional care.

I invite you to experience the benefits of my holistic approach and join the community of satisfied patients who have entrusted their well-being to my care. Together, we can restore balance and vitality to your life.

i am currently studying for a MSc in chinese herbal medicine.

to book your appointment Contact me on 08005932023 or via email to  or alternatively you can quickly and easily book your appointment online.

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

Promotes blood flow and stimulates the release of oxytocin, activating the bodies own natural pain killers. It relaxes and releases muscle tension to activate the bodies own natural ability to heal.

The duration of the effects of acupuncture varies from person to person and depends on several factors, including the condition being treated and individual response. Some people may experience immediate relief, while others may notice the effects gradually over time. Deanna may recommend regular maintenance sessions to sustain the results and support your long-term well-being.

How much does acupuncture Cost?

First Appointment

cost includes consultation & treatment


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  • please allow up to an hour and half for your first session
  • Your treatment can incorporate a synergistic blend of both body and ear acupuncture.
  • tongue & pulse diagnosis
  • Acupuncture treatments can include a combination of massage, cupping therapy, heat therapy, moxibustion, and ear seeds, making it the perfect solution for relaxation and stress relief.
  • be empowered with your self-care through personalised, accessible resources, including acupressure, guided meditation, recipes and qi gong.
  • full payment required upon booking
  • may include an acu graph scan 
  • conveniently schedule and prepay for six acupuncture sessions! saving £30
  • follow up appointments last 1 hour 
  • get priority booking for your appointments, including evening availability where possible.
  • includes tongue & pulse diagnosis
  • Acupuncture treatments can include a combination of massage, cupping therapy, heat therapy, moxibustion, and ear seeds, making it the perfect solution for relaxation and stress relief.
  • Be empowered with your self-care through personalised, accessible resources, including acupressure, guided meditation, recipes and qi gong.
  • full payment required upon booking
Purchasing a treatment package is the best approach to experiencing the full benefits of acupuncture, as it allows for a cumulative and transformative healing journey. Acupuncture is not a one-time fix but a holistic therapy that works best with consistent sessions. By opting for a treatment package, you ensure a series of sessions that build upon each other, allowing for deeper healing and long-lasting results. Acupuncture works by stimulating the body's natural healing mechanisms, and the effects of each session can accumulate over time. 

By committing to a package, you give yourself the opportunity to address underlying imbalances, promote overall wellness, and experience the true potential of acupuncture. With each session, your body becomes more receptive to the treatment, amplifying its effectiveness and maximizing the benefits. 

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