Frequently-Asked Questions

Robin Costello BSc. DipAc. MBAcC. CertAc(China)
Duryard Valley Clinic, 5 High Croft, Exeter EX4 4JQ

Tel: 01392 424276

What can acupuncture treat?

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.

How many sessions will I need?

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.

How much does it cost?

Sessions cost £50 for 45 minutes.

How do I book an appointment?

You can call me on 01392 424276 between 8.00am and 6.00pm Mondays to Fridays. You won’t have to speak to a receptionist – you’ll speak to me, so if there’s anything medical you would like to ask at this stage, you are welcome to do so.

How do I find the clinic?

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.

Should I tell my GP I’m having acupuncture?

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.

How does coronavirus affect having acupuncture?

Life for the past two years has been extra stressful for many people, whether it’s frustrations flowing from restrictions, or fear of covid. I would be delighted to welcome you to my acupuncture clinic. Just be aware of the following:
– Because acupuncture involves touch and close proximity, there may be an elevated risk of disease transmission.
– I cannot see you if you have Covid-19 symptoms or have tested positive. Please wait until your symptoms have gone or you produce a negative lateral flow test result.
– If you have had recent close contact with a person testing positive for Covid-19, I would just request that you take a lateral flow test before you come.