There are over 1000 recommendations for treatment of more than 100 conditions, enshrined in clinical practice guidelines across 30 countries. You are welcome to call me about your specific complaint, or you can read my Conditions Treated page.
Weekly sessions are usually offered to begin with. I might suggest five or six depending on your condition, after which we will review progress & decide what to do next.
Sessions cost £45 for 45 minutes.
You can call me on 01392 424276 between 8.00am and 6.00pm Mondays to Fridays.
Duryard Valley Clinic, 5 High Croft, Exeter EX4 4JQ. You will find me on the edge of Exeter University main campus, between Birks Grange and Duryard Halls. You can see detailed directions here.
I always encourage patients to tell their GP, and GPs in turn are usually keen to hear of other treatments which their patients have found helpful.
Fortunately, more regular consultations eg for general wellbeing, have resumed from 4 July, and you can book an appointment for one of those now. You may wish to re-commence treatment that we already had underway, or you may be feeling residual anxiety or stress from what has happened to us all since March. Whatever it is, please do get in touch and I would be delighted to welcome you back.
Patients with an Increased Risk Status: This is anyone aged 70 and older, plus
anyone under 70 with an underlying health condition – that is, anyone instructed to get a
flu jab each year. If you fall into this category, I will risk assess you for attendance, and you should be aware that because acupuncture involves touch and close proximity, there may be an elevated risk of disease transmission.
Patients Categories I Cannot See:
– Those with Covid-19 symptoms. You must stay at home and cannot attend my practice for a minimum of 7 days after your fever has subsided.
– Those who have had non-socially distanced contact with a person exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms eg a partner. You must remain at home for 14 days, beginning with the day on which the first person fell ill.
– Those who are in temporary quarantine after returning from abroad.
– Those who have been asked by NHS test & trace, to self-isolate.
General: As movement restrictions ease, remember acupuncture clinics are not classed as ‘social’ settings and are a one-to-one therapeutic encounter. Importantly, acupuncture contributes significantly to the physical health and emotional wellbeing of my patients. That’s particularly relevant for the next few months, where the stress and anxiety which has been induced in people can undermine the effectiveness of their immune systems. Treatment is in fact deemed essential by many, and if you fall into this category, then I really do look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Special consideration though must be given to the practitioner’s health, the patient’s current health, hand washing practices and surface cleaning.
I am happy that I have the necessary hygiene and cleaning procedures in place. I will be washing my hands at the requisite stages, even more frequently than I had to before the virus arrived. Intervals are left between appointments for thorough cleaning. This allows couch, desk and all other surfaces & door handles to be disinfected and air-dried between patients, and means you should not have to pass anyone when entering or leaving the clinic. You will lie on a clean, single-use paper couch cover. Needles are all single-use and pre-sterilised, as before.
What you need to do: On your part, I just ask firstly that you arrive at the door punctually, and definitely no earlier than your appointment time. Secondly, please use the hand gel provided to clean your hands on arrival. Thirdly, always call me in advance if you have fallen into the category above of patients I am unable to see; we can re-schedule for a later date, and keep the situation under review.
If you’ve any remaining concerns, you are welcome to call me.