traditional chinese medicine


What is Acupuncture?

Traditional Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine, and it's estimated to be more than 3000 years old. It's based on the belief that it helps to restore the "Qi"  (life force energy) within the body. 

Acupuncture involves inserting very fine needles into various acupuncture points on the body. This small action can trigger a cascade of effects from increasing endorphins to boosting immune functioning to releasing anti-inflammatories (important in reducing swelling and supporting healing). 

This holistic approach to health and wellness promotes the body's natural healing response. Traditional Acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, so it can be used to treat a wide range of problems. Lots of people come for Acupuncture to help with specific conditions (such as back pain) or because they feel generally unwell and would like to enhance their wellbeing. Acupuncture is a wonderful form of ancient medicine that can help many people, treating a wide variety of conditions.

Deanna Thomas - Licensed Acupuncturist

I am a fully qualified and insured Acupuncturist. I studied at the prestigious Northern College of Acupuncture in York, I studied for over 3 years to graduate with a BSc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture.

As Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist I have extensive training in clinical therapies including Eastern medicine, anatomy and physiology combined with western medicine. 

I am a registered member of The British Acupuncture Council
(BAcC) is the UK’s largest regulatory body for practitioners of
traditional acupuncture.

I hold additional qualifications from various Acupuncture CPD courses, including;
  • Nada Acupuncture Practitioner
  • Battlefield Acupuncture 
  • Master Tung Acupuncture
  • Korean Auriculotherapy Acupuncture
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Pain & Pain Management
alongside being a qualified and experienced reflexologist, massage therapist, EFT Aromapressure Practitioner, aromatherapist and reiki master teacher. I am passionate about my work and supporting my patients back to wellness. 

In my clinic, I treat various health conditions, including Musculoskeletal Pain, chronic pain, Menopausal Symptoms, Fertility Issues, Mental Health & Stress. 

to book your appointment Contact me on 07738290740 or alternatively book your appointment online.

Acupuncture & Wellbeing Clinic

the clinic is located in middlesbrough

My Acupuncture clinic is currently taking on new patients.

My clinic is located inside The House at 283 Acklam Road in Middlesbrough. It's located just near Acklam Shops, which offers free parking (for two hours). 

Treatment prices for Traditional Chinese Acupuncture start from £60 (for your first consultation) and £45 for each subsequent treatment. I also offer affordable treatment packages, and those with health insurance can, in many cases, claim the cost of their treatments back. (please check here to see if your health insurer is listed).

my clinic 
My clinic room is situated on the first floor. I also use a clinic room on the ground floor for patients who cannot manage the stairs. 

There are two ways you can book an appointment. The first is by clicking on the book now link, which will take you to my booking system to organise your appointment (you will need to secure your appointment with valid card details). 

You can also contact me on 07738290740 to organise your appointment. Please note that when scheduled, you will still need to secure your appointment with your card details. This is a protection policy that i have in place to avoid no-shows. 
what does acupuncture feel like?
Acupuncture involves inserting very fine needles in various parts of the body. 

When the needle is inserted you may feel a tingling sensation or a dull ache. Most people find the process deeply relaxing and a pleasant experience.  

Acupuncture needles are very different from other needles you may have experienced before. they are very fine and so not felt in the same way as when you have an injection. most people don't find it uncomfortable to receive acupuncture needles during treatment.

Your Treatment may also include massage, cupping, Gua sha, kinesiology taping and warming the needles (moxibustion or a heat lamp) and the use of ear seeds.

Weekly sessions are quite usual to begin with, for perhaps six treatments, reducing in frequency as your body responds.


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.

Auricular Acupuncture

I have done additional CPD & Diploma Training in different systems of Auricular Acupuncture. Including  NADA (The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association), Battlefield Acupuncture &  Korean auriculotherapy.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the ear is used as a microsystem to treat the entire body. The ear has been utilized as a means of both diagnosing and treating health disorders for thousands of years. Stimulation of the ear by massage, cauterization, piercings, and bloodletting was practiced in ancient China, Egypt, Greece and the Middle East to influence health.

auricular acupuncture treatments can help support:
  • Post Traumatic stress syndrome
  • general stress
  • trauma recovery
  • mental health
  • anxiety management and panic disorder
  • aiding recovery from medication dependency
  • promotes relaxation in young people with behavioural disorder
  • smoking cessation
  • weight loss/  gain
  • helps to reduce side effects from drug treatment in cancer, hep c and hiv/aids
  • helps boost the immune system
  • calms the nervous system
As an Acupuncturist, I am always learning something new. I am keenly interested in Auricular Acupuncture, Master Tung acupuncture, Dr. tan acupuncture and supporting Fertility. 

I am currently studying for a post graduate diploma in gynaecology, fertility &obstetrics with the college of integrated Chinese medicine.

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