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My clinics covers all of West Sussex, Haywards Heath, Burgesshill, Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint, Hendfield, Shoreham, Steyning, Brighton,and Worthing

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles are very fine and the sensation is usually mild and lasts only for a moment. You may not feel some of the needles at all.

I am a blood donor, can I still give blood if I have acupuncture?

Unfortunately, recent restrictions mean that you now have to wait 6 months after a course of acupuncture before donating blood again.

I have a healthcare plan – can I clam back the cost of acupuncture?

If you have a healthcare plan, it may reimburse you the cost (or some of the cost) of acupuncture as long as the practitioner is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).

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The following healthcare companies and cash plans reimburse for acupuncture: This list was last updated May 2012, and policies can change, so please check with your provider.

  • Aviva
  • Cash4Health & BHSF
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • General & Medical Healthcare
  • Healthshiield
  • HSF
  • Sc (Hons)
  • National Friendly
  • PHSA
  • Pru Health
  • Simply Healthcare
  • Universal Provident
  • WHA
  • HSA Health Cash Plan
  • Groupama
  • Saga Health Cash Plan
  • WPA
  • Health Sure healthcare cash plan
  • Westfield Health Good4u Healthcare cash plan
  • Benenden Best Health Cash Plan
  • Standard Life 24 Health cash plan
  • Barclays Everyday Health Cash plan
  • HSBC Health Cash Plan

How can traditional acupuncture help me?

Acupuncture is widely considered to be beneficial for a range of illnesses and symptoms, from clearly defined complaints to more general feelings of ill health and low energy. Take a look at our research fact sheets to find out more about how traditional acupuncture can help you.

Are there any unpleasant side effects?

Acupuncture has virtually no unpleasant side effects. Any that do occur are mild and self-correcting. Occasionally there may be minor bruising at the needle point or a short-term flare-up of your symptoms as your qi clears and resettles.

If you are currently receiving treatment from your doctor it is sensible to mention that you plan to have acupuncture. Your acupuncturist will need to know about any medication you are taking as this may affect your response to the acupuncture treatment.