Consultations with John Tindall
By appointment only
We have 5 private therapy rooms for warmth, relaxation and comfort.
John uses both acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine to optimise the flow of Qi and promote healing and wellbeing. However, every person is different and therefore, John tailors both the acupuncture session and Chinese Herbal Medicine prescriptions to suit each individuals personal circumstances.
At the initial consultation, John will use a standard symptom questionnaire to establish a diagnosis, in Traditional Chinese Medicine terms. Tongue and pulse diagnosis are also used.
Allow approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes for the initial consultation, which can be conducted in English, Spanish, Chinese or Polish.
Follow-up appointments will take about 45 – 60 minutes.
Community Clinic with Alice Young
By appointment only
Some clients may need regular affordable weekly follow up treatments. Based on John's initial consultation, he puts together an acupuncture protocol (often along with a herbal prescription). Alice runs a multi-bed community clinic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, delivering that same treatment protocol to each client, tailoring according to their progress. This creates an accessible and affordable option for those needing on-going sessions.
Treatments last roughly 1 hour. There are 5 beds in the communal space, each separated with a partition for privacy. The treatments cost £20 or £15.
Alice Young is an apprentice of John's, training and working at the clinic since 2018. She now has her own private practice and continues to deliver full body treatments at the Yuan Centre in the community clinic and in 1-1 sessions.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal Medicine will only be prescribed following a face-to-face consultation with John Tindall.
Herbs are normally made up while the client is having acupuncture.
“The Green Healer” is located inside the Yuan Centre. It is a Chinese herbal medicine specialist dedicated to dispensing approximately 400 herbs in dried and powder form.
These days most people prefer to take herbs in powder form, but the Green Healer also dispenses a wide variety of dried raw herbs. Full instructions on preparation and dosage will be given.
Should my doctor know?
Acupuncture can be used alongside conventional medicine. If you have been prescribed medication you may wish to tell your doctor that you are planning to have acupuncture.
You should always tell your acupuncturist about any medications you may be taking. It is helpful to bring along medical test results and any medications, in their original containers.
Most people feel significant improvement after their first session.
However, some conditions take years to develop and subsequently, it may take a few months to feel the full benefits of the acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
John will discuss any follow-up appointments with you.