Body Acupuncture

Body Acupuncture means putting most needles in the body such as head, limbs, trunk and back. It is a unique system of healing which has been practiced in China and other countries for thousands of years.

Although often described as a means of pain relief, it is in fact used to help people with a wide range of illnesses. Its focus is on improving the overall well-being of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms.

According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body's motivating energy (known as Qi) moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels. Qi consists of equal and opposite qualities yin and yang, when these become unbalanced, illness may result. By inserting fine needles into the channels of energy, an acupuncturist can stimulate the body's own healing response and help restore its natural balance.

The flow of Qi can be disturbed by a number of factors. These include emotional states such as anxiety, stress, anger fear or grief, poor nutrition, weather conditions, hereditary factors, infections, poisons and trauma. The principal aim of acupuncture in treating the whole person is to recover the equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual.

Acupuncture can be both preventative and curative, keeping people in good health by regulating and correcting functional imbalance, which is already manifested as disease. One or several courses of acupuncture may be given. Normally, ten sessions are used in a course of treatment. Each session takes thirty to sixty minutes.

We do use Ear Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion & Heat Lamp along with body acupuncture when needed.

acupuncture charts

Charts Displaying the Acupuncture Points of the Human Body

Moxibustion and Magnetic Heat Lamp

Moxibustion is applying heat to certain locations of the human body. The material used is mainly “moxal-wool” in the form of a cone or a stick. It is used to expel cold, to help energy flow and to keep healthy. The Magnetic heat Lamp uses a combination of electro-magnetism and heat and again helps energy flow and expel cold to help with the healing process.

Moxibustion and Lamping


Cupping is a therapeutic method by which small jars are attached to the skin surface by creating a vacuum. Most jars are made from glass; some are made from bamboo, plastic or clay. There are different ways to use cupping, such as: jumping cupping, still cupping, water cupping and herbal cupping etc. for different conditions. It is used to help local blood circulation in the body and also to relieve pain.


Acupuncture & Fertility

Research and our clinical experience shows that acupuncture supports IVF and other fertility treatments or indeed on its own and has proven to be very successful. Again it is a safe and simple treatment and is good for your overall health and wellbeing.

A testimonial from one of our successfully treated patients:

We had tried for 18 months to have a baby with no success.  After only one month of acupuncture I was pregnant!  It definitely works.  We now have a happy 2 year old boy. I would recommend Hao Clinic.

Catherine, Bangor

Fertility Testimonial

Catherine bringing her son to say thanks to the clinic


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Below are just some views and articles that have been published on fertility and acupuncture:

Journal of Integrative Medicine: "
Traditional Chinese Medicine improves fertility treatment"
Of 123 women receiving intrauterine insemination (IUI) treatment, 29 were also being given Chinese herbs alongside weekly acupuncture sessions.  The group provided with TCM as well as western medicine had a 65.5 per cent success rate when it came to conception compared with 39.4 per cent of the control group.  Published Wednesday 11th January 2012 by David Smith.  (Read The Full Article)

The Guardian:  "Acupuncture can increase the chances of getting pregnant for women undergoing fertility treatment by 65%, a review of the evidence concludes today."
Acupuncture, which involves inserting fine needles under the skin at particular points in the body depending on the condition being treated, has long been used in China to help with a range of diagnoses, including regulating female reproduction.  Published Friday 8th February 2008 by Sarah Boseley.  (Read the Full Article)

The Observer:  Acupuncture ‘helps women have babies”
Chinese treatment raises success rate of IVF.  Women undergoing fertility treatment are far more likely to successfully give birth if they also have acupuncture, a major scientific study has concluded: Published Sunday 21 Sept. 2008 by Denis Campbell.  (Read the Full Article)


Body Acupuncture