The Healing Room

Reflexology, Acupuncture and Reiki


Does acupuncture hurt?

There are a variety of sensations you may feel with the needles. Upon insertion, you might feel a light prick as the needle breaks the surface of the skin. Once in, we are looking for the “Qi” sensation, a dull, heavy, deep and distending ache. This reflects the desired arrival of Qi to the acupuncture point. There may be other sensations like slight tingling, warmth, or occasionally an ache that refers along the course of the channel.

Can I receive acupuncture if I am pregnant?

Yes. However, there are certain acupuncture points that are contraindicated during pregnancy. It is important to notify the acupuncturist if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.

Is acupuncture safe?

Yes, we use sterile, disposable, single-use needles. Occasionally slight bruising may occur.

How long does an acupuncture treatment take?

An initial visit typically lasts for 90 minutes. Each treatment after that lasts for about 60 minutes. We try to stay on time because your time is as valuable as ours.

How many treatments will I need?

In China, acupuncture is often given to patients every day. Here in the United Kingdom this is often not practical even though it tends to produce the best results. Problems that have been around for a long time usually take more treatments to resolve than ones that have come about recently. Acupuncture treatments tend to produce a cumulative effect and results continue to build and grow over time. During the initial stages of recovery from an acute or traumatic condition, acupuncture can be recommended up to three times per week. This can be gradually reduced to once a week or once every other week while recovery continues. Many patients come in for a “tune-up” once or twice a month in order to maintain and promote good health. Good health care requires consistency – just as you maintain your house or your car you must maintain your body. Once you are in great shape it is easy to stay that way.

Do I need to do anything before being treated?

Acupuncture shouldn’t be done on an empty stomach. If you are having a treatment in the morning, please eat breakfast at least one hour prior to treatment.

How much does treatment cost?

Initial consultation (can last up to 1 1/2 hours): £60

Follow up treatments (1 hour): £50

Reflexology or Reiki (30 mins) £30

Cosmetic acupuncture: £70

What is your cancellation policy?

Refunds will only be given if cancellation is made a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled appointment.

Which methods of payment are accepted?

The preferred method of payment is in advance by paypal. Cash is of course accepted on the day.

Where are you located?

We are seeking new premises in the Woodford, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton area.

Do you have disabled access?


For any other queries, please contact me.