Health

Community acupuncture clinic opens in Oxford

By John Charlton

A new, low cost community acupuncture clinic believed to be the first of its kind in the UK has opened in Florence Park Community Centre, Oxford.

The clinic, run by Holistic Health Oxford, is based upon a multi-bed system that allows the practitioner to treat more than one person at a time.

Multi-bed acupuncture clinics run in other parts of the UK, but what makes Holistic Health’s approach unique is that it collects patient information prior to the session. This means less time is needed on the day for consultation, so more people can be seen at each clinic session. The aim of the approach is to keep this valuable treatment affordable, making it accessible to all Oxford residents.

Seeing an acupuncturist at a private clinic can cost about £45 per session, but under the new Holistic Health approach it costs £15 per session. Holistic Health’s multi-bed clinic, which sees up to six people an hour, runs every Tuesday evening from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Joe Jennings, practitioner at Holistic Health, said: “For years now, I have been practicing acupuncture and have seen time and time again how life changing it can be for a wide range of health conditions. However, I have always felt uneasy that acupuncture was too costly and inaccessible for too many people. This new system means acupuncture is affordable for and open to everyone.”

Zuzana Bohanna, 47, resident of Oxfordshire, was treated by Holistic Health, and said: “I started to have a pain in my hip and ‘tennis elbow’ due to extensive computer work and lot of driving, so Joe got to work on it. I must say that Joe is a ‘one stop shop’, he treats the body as a whole unit and not just the problem itself. It works, and it makes you feel like new.

Joe is experienced in treating aches and pain, headaches and migraine, anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestive issues, women’s health issues and more.

For more information about the clinic, visit: www.holistic-health.org.uk