About Your Appointment

What can I expect from my  ‘Acupuncture Barcelona’ appointment?

– A full consultation about your wellbeing in accordance with Traditional Chinese Medicine principles. There are some sensitive standardised questions before brief pulse taking at the wrist and a look at your tongue.

– Individual tailored treatments.

– Hygienic practices according to strict Professional Codes.

– Clothing is not removed except to access areas used for treatment.


One of the most popular complementary therapies

Uses fine, high quality brand new needles

Used to encourage beneficial Qi flow

Acupuncture is conservatively estimated to be 2,500 years old. Practitioners have observed its effects and passed on knowledge from generation to generation. Qi flows through the body in orderly, regulated pathways. There are twelve major pathways, the regular channels, and eight extraordinary channels. All connect to each other. Needling specific acupuncture points aims to encourage harmonious and smooth flow of Qi.

Qi flows through pathways


How does acupuncture work?

How many sessions do I need?

How does it feel?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory is necessarily complex. A simple reduction is that regular and orderly Qi promotes health and wellbeing. Qi is usually translated as ‘vital energy’. TCM theory sees the effects of Qi in both the physical and psychological condition.

How many sessions do I need?

This does vary between patients and you can always discuss it before beginning, and at any time during your course of sessions.

For Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture: a course of 12 once a week sessions is recommended for optimal benefits.

How does it feel?

The response again varies between patients but sensations of a pleasant, warm, relaxing feeling are very common. Limbs may temporarily feel a little heavy. It has also been known for acupuncturists to find patients have drifted off into a light sleep.


For all enquiries and appointments,

speak to Barcelona acupuncturist Ruth Westnidge in confidence:

call (+34) 662 260 128

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