Where is the clinic?

The address of the clinic is:

Sabine Acupuncture
At Centaurus
3 Innovation Street
Stockton on Tees TS18 3DA


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Centaurus is situated just on the left hand side of the driving school ‘Clearway’. Please note that not all satnav recognize the clinic postcode (TS18 3DA). You can use TS18 3TN as an alternative.

What are my payment options?
The first treatment costs £45.
All the follow ups are £35.
Payment is due at the time of your appointment. You can pay by check or cash at the time of the session.
Most health insurance companies now include acupuncture as part of their cover. If you need to receipt or any other document to ask for a refund, please let me know.

What are my payment options?
The first treatment costs £45.
All the follow ups are £35.
Payment is due at the time of your appointment. You can pay by check or cash at the time of the session.
Most health insurance companies now include acupuncture as part of their cover. If you need to receipt or any other document to ask for a refund, please let me know.

Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncturists use very thin needles, about the same width than a hair. You might feel a little prick on insertion but nothing compare to an injection needle (which has a much bigger diameter, is hollow and not flexible).Once the needle is inserted, you might feel a tingling sensation, heaviness around the needle. Most people are amazed by how relaxed they feel during and after an acupuncture treatment.

Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is a very safe therapy. Research has shown that around 2 millions treatments are given in the UK each year. No serious adverse events were reported.

All the needles used are single use, sterile and disposable to avoid any issue with cross contamination.
There are also very few unpleasant side effects. Any side effects that occur, such as occasional slight bruising or tiredness after treatment, are mild and short lived.

Where do the needles go?
This depends on the condition being treated. Although the acupuncture points are located throughout the entire body, usually the needles are placed on the extremities from your elbows down to your hands, and from your knees down to your feet. Other common areas include the abdomen, back, and ears.

How can I prepare for my session?
It is best to eat a light meal before your appointment so that your body has energy to work with. Sometimes a person who has not eaten will feel lightheaded or weak when receiving an acupuncture treatment. In this case, inform your practitioner immediately and they will take the appropriate actions. It is best to wear loose clothing so that the arms and legs below the elbows and knees, as well as the abdomen, are accessible.

How many treatments will I need?
This is unique to each individual. Patients will normally see clear changes after 6~8 weekly treatments but some people will experience relief after the first treatment.

Can Acupuncture and Western medicine work together?
Yes. You will not be asked to stop any medication you are currently taking when having acupuncture. Very frequently, the two approaches can be combined for the greater benefit of the patient.

What are the benefits of acupuncture?
Acupuncture can help relieve symptoms of a range of conditions. In particular, acupuncture can be really effective when identifying the root cause or origin is challenging.
Research and patients with ongoing treatment suggest that acupuncture also help patients to:

  • Feel better
  • Miss fewer work days
  • Get along better with others
  • Have less pain
  • Have more energy
  • Be more focused
  • Work better

Many people also report a deep feeling of peace that stays with them for many hours or days afterwards.