Tap into the power of acupuncture to restore health, vitality and wellbeing within your mind and body
Whether your goal is to reduce perimenopausal symptoms, manage severe anxiety or balance the side effects of cancer drugs, acupuncture can help restore equilibrium in your body so you can start to heal, both mentally and physically.
Regulate your hormones and feel relaxed and balanced.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of health issues that affect women, including irregular or painful periods, fertility, peri and menopausal symptoms, postnatal depression or fatigue, premenstrual syndrome and hormonal issues.
Balance your emotions and improve your mental wellbeing.
Acupuncture has been found to promote mental health (anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, trauma) by acting on parts of the brain responsible for lowering stress sensitivity. Acupuncture downregulates the part of the brain which is involved in anxiety, stress, and overwhelm.
Mental and emotional wellbeing
Acupuncture can be immensely helpful in controlling the physical side-effects of cancer treatments and can help manage emotional stress, improve energy levels and help you feel in control.
I provide a space to talk about what you’re going through and help to manage the physical and emotional side effects of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
What can acupuncture help with?
Acupuncture can help with a wide range of issues. While I specialise in some areas, I enjoy working with patients to help them feel better whatever their condition or problem. Call or drop me an email if you're having trouble with something specific and would like to see whether acupuncture can help you. The answer will probably be yes.
How does acupuncture work?
According to Chinese medicine, any pain, illness or discomfort is due to an imbalance of our vital energy called Qi (pronounced 'chi'). Fine, sterile needles are placed into points on the body to help regulate the flow of Qi, encouraging a healing response and restoring balance. The stimulation of these specific points is deeply relaxing on both a physical and emotional level.
Research has shown that acupuncture:
Reduces stress hormones
Regulates the autonomic nervous systems
Improves blood flow throughout the body
Increases naturally produced painkillers
Regulates serotonin (which impacts mood and sleep)
How is Chinese medicine different?
Chinese medicine takes a holistic approach to health with treatments that focus on the root of your problem, not just the symptoms. I'll analyse all aspects of your health and lifestyle, to understand what needs attention. I'll then formulate a bespoke treatment strategy to help create balance within your mind and body.
How often will I need to come?
Some conditions respond quickly to acupuncture while others take a good deal longer. Generally, the longer you’ve had a condition, the more treatments you’ll need to have. On average six to eight treatments are needed. However chronic conditions may require more treatments over a longer period.
What happens at my appointment?
Your first appointment will last between 60 and 90 minutes. This will give us plenty of time to discuss your physical and emotional well-being, medical history, eating and sleeping patterns and lifestyle, so I can understand what you would like to get out of your treatment. Feeling your pulse and looking at your tongue are also important for diagnosis.
During treatment, very fine needles will be inserted into specific acupuncture points. The needles are usually left in for around 20 minutes depending upon the effect required. You'll be able to rest and relax during this time. Patients generally experience a sense of calm during the treatment and often fall asleep. We call this an acunap.
Follow up appointments last between 45 minutes to an hour. During treatment I may draw on other traditional Chinese modalities - cupping, auricular acupuncture, moxibustion, gua sha or electro acupuncture - using techniques that work to create wellbeing and energy for you, in your body and in your life.
How can I prepare for my appointment?
Wear loose, comfortable clothing. This will allow me to easily access the points around your elbows and knees.
If possible, eat a snack about an hour before you come so you don’t have an empty stomach.
Does it hurt?
The needles used in acupuncture are extremely thin, roughly the width of a human hair. You may feel a slight tingling or a dull ache in some points, while feel nothing at all in others. You may notice a sensation in a different portion of the body to where the needle is inserted. Once the needles are in place, most patients fall asleep during treatment.
Hi, I'm Amy, I provide a space for you to heal both physically and emotionally, so you can feel better in yourself, have more energy and achieve an overall sense of health and wellbeing in your life.
I fell in love with acupuncture in my twenties after it resolved the chronic kidney infections that left me in excruciating pain and had become resistant to antibiotics. I received a course of acupuncture and haven’t had a kidney infection since. My mind was blown.
In my thirties, after having two children in close succession, acupuncture brought me back to health and helped me manage my postnatal anxiety. Now I have what I call ‘maintenance acupuncture’ to keep my pre-menstrual symptoms in check and balance my hormones as I head towards perimenopause.
I treat patients with or recovering from cancer at Paul’s Cancer Support Centre in Battersea. I also volunteer with World Medicine at their Refugee Friends acupuncture clinic where we use the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) Protocol. NADA acupuncture has been shown to be instrumental in helping people recover from trauma.
Education and qualifications
I graduated with a First Class honours degree and License to practice Acupuncture (LicAc) from the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. The college integrates the styles of traditional Chinese medicine and Five Element acupuncture.
I’m a member of the Association of Acupuncture Clinicians (AAC). All members adhere to a strict code of ethics and practice which means I guarantee the highest standard of training, care and professionalism.
In my previous life, I juggled working long hours in a corporate role in the City of London with being a mum of two young children. I know what it is to hustle, and I know what it is to feel completely spent.
Aside from my love of Chinese medicine, I enjoy walks on the common, roller-skating and yoga.
My hope is to help you take control of your health, through acupuncture, and move from surviving to thriving. I’d love to show you the transformational healing benefits acupuncture can bring.
I look forward to meeting you soon.
Regain control of your health and start feeling better
To start exploring how I can support you, please get in touch
Therapy Spaces, 16 St James Road, Surbiton, KT6 4QH
Amy Moore Acupuncture is 2 minutes walk from Surbiton station. If you're coming by car, St Philip's Road car park or Surbiton station car park are really close by.
Tuesday: 9 am – 6 pm
Friday: 9 am – 3:30 pm
Initial consultation and acupuncture treatment: £75
Follow up acupuncture treatment: £60
“My sessions with Amy were so much more than I hoped for. When I came to her and had been feeling anxious or worried, she helped me. Her course of treatment helped to banish my dandruff, something I truly didn't believe at all possible, after years of seeing a dermatologist”