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Nancy Ellis

acupuncture BSc (hons), Lic.Ac, FEA, MBAcC

My background is in teaching KS4 students who have struggled in a mainstream education setting. In 2016 i started looking into alternative career paths and after some basic training in other holistic therapies, i decided that acupuncture and Chinese medicine was where I needed to be. I studied, practiced and treated at the prestigious International College of Oriental Medicine, after four years of study I graduated with a degree in Acupuncture and was given a Licentiate in Acupuncture

I opened my clinic in Leatherhead in October 2020 and have a commitment to providing affordable alternative healthcare. 

About Acupuncture


Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of health care in the world originating in China over 2500 years ago. The focus of treatment is focused on the individual and their symptoms rather than an isolated complaint. We look at the physical, emotional and mental aspects of your life and use diagnostic methods such as pulse, the tongue and hara diagnosis as well as looking for relative reflex points to form a diagnosis.

Acupuncturists believe that an energy flows through the body in channels, called meridians. This energy is known as Qi. We believe that when Qi does not flow freely through the body, illness can ensue. We also believe that acupuncture can remove obstructions and re-establish the flow of Qi and In doing so, it can restore the balance of health

Very fine needles are inserted at specific sites on the body in the treatment or prevention of disease. Within the United Kingdom, the NHS uses acupuncture in many general practices and the majority of pain clinics and hospices.

Classical Chinese acupuncture always works to treat the root cause of imbalances within the body, not only the presenting symptoms. In this context, it is used to treat a wide range of health conditions.

In clinic I have seen, and had success for clients with:

  • Infertility

  • Chronic migraine

  • Amenorrhea

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Carpal tunnel

  • Back pain

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Menopausal hot flushes

  • Hayfever

  • Neck and shoulder pain

  • Knee pain

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Long Covid

For more information about what else acupuncture can treat and to access a library of research please visit the British Acupuncture councils webpage

Bullet point
Acupuncture old book
Green tea

What To Expect

  • Acupuncture treatments usually lasts between 45 minutes to an hour which includes the case paper.

  • A full medical history is taken for new patients, you are invited to disclose only what you are comfortable with. Patient information is strictly confidential.

  • The treatment consists of the insertion of between 5 to 10 fine, single use sterile needles. They are retained for a 20 minute period. It is normal to feel a sensation when the needles are inserted, either a tingling or a tugging sensation which normally subsides during treatment. If this is at all uncomfortable the needles can be adjusted.

  • Acupuncture treatments may also involve the use of heat from Moxibustion or a heat lamp, a short massage or cupping where appropriate.

  • Patients are advised to wear loose fitting clothing so i can access points easily.

  • The number of treatments you will have/need depends on the condition and this will be discussed at your first consultation.