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Traditional Acupuncture

Hatfield Practice specialises in using exceptionally safe, gentle traditional Acupuncture techniques. Modern ideas combined with traditional values are an essential part of our Hatfield Acupuncture treatments. Traditional Acupuncture is an effective system of medicine that’s been around for thousands of years. We apply a modern twist that is both gentle and effective. Knowing what to expect from Acupuncture will help patients get the most out of treatments. Acupuncture is a safe,  gentle and highly effective treatment that attends both the cause of the pain and any underlying disease or imbalance. 


Acupuncture works without the use of chemical drugs or invasive procedures. Acupuncture can strengthen your immune system, reduce pain, release endorphins and serotonin to relieve pain. Treatment also regulates hormonal cycles and work on areas ordinary medicines find hard to treat even with powerful drugs. Many people find Acupuncture extremely relaxing. Conditions that most commonly present to us are spinal (sciatica), muscle (spasms), nerve and joint pain (arthritis). Also, each year some problems return, such as hay fever, shingles after stress, sports injuries, trauma such as falls and car accidents, hot sweats ( menopause) are just a few conditions that come to mind. In our opinion, Acupuncture tends to succeed in areas where other approaches have failed. 


Helen has been involved with Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture for over 30 years. Helen tells us that Chinese Acupuncture is brilliant for problems like muscle and joint pain, tapped nerves, bells palsy, shingles, arthritis and pain and medical related ailments. From a personal perspective and over the last twenty years, Helen has been developing her specialism in Acupuncture for fertility, IVF, male fertility problems & pregnancy-related conditions. Acupuncture is at the heart of who she is. Helen is still wholly committed to the holistic and natural approach to health. Acupuncture for fertility, IVF, male fertility problems & pregnancy related conditions.

Helen Taylor-Weekes Acupuncturist. BSc.(Hons), LicAc, MBAcC.


Safe and Gentle Techniques

Hatfield Practice specialises in using particularly gentle acupuncture techniques for muscle, joint and nerve pain. The practitioner will use very fine single-use pre-sterilised needles into specific acupuncture points on your body. The Acupuncture points used are not always close to where you experience the pain or discomfort. For example, if you suffer from headaches, needles might be inserted into your foot or hand. Treatments are sensitively considered; most people find acupuncture relaxing and often feel very calm after a treatment. Acupuncture primarily stimulates the release of endorphins and serotonin, which are naturally produced chemicals that produce pain relief, nervous system rebalance and relaxation. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is a highly skilled profession and takes around three years to train. Acupuncture is an entirely natural approach to health and provides effective relief for a wide range of conditions. 

Scientifically Proven

Acupuncture may help strengthen your immune system, reduce pain, release endorphins & serotonin, regulate hormonal cycles and work on areas ordinary medicines find hard to treat with drugs. Traditional Acupuncture may often work when all else has failed. The potential benefits of Acupuncture are widely recognised and very well researched. Scientific research is progressing, and increasingly Acupuncture is now being integrated into mainstream medical health care. The government’s paper, the `NICE health report in 2021, recommended Acupuncture to reduce pain and as an alternative to strong painkillers. With Acupuncture, the risks of side effects are low, and the potential drug-free benefits are high. The World Health Organisation recommends traditional Acupuncture, and millions of people worldwide use it. Acupuncture works so well to encourage health and wellness. 

We use an Integrated Approach.

Interestingly used in conjunction with each other, acupuncture and osteopathy can encourage healing times, reduce pain and encourage health and wellness. Modern ideas and traditional values are an essential part of our Hatfield Acupuncture treatments. Traditional Acupuncture is an effective system of medicine that’s been around for thousands of years. We apply a modern twist.  The Hatfield Practice provides safe treatments providing patients with gentle yet highly effective Acupuncture. It is essential to address both the cause of the disease and presenting symptoms. Acupuncture often accomplishes that without the use of medication or invasive procedures.


The welwyn and Hatfield Acupuncture practice. Call us on 01707 888229 for friendly advice


Acupuncture. Why Visit the Hatfield Practice?

  • Hatfield Practice reduces waiting Times – NHS waiting times for Acupuncture can be painfully long and performed by Physiotherapists.
  • Convenient Appointments – Day, Late  Evening & Weekends. Our Acupuncturists work late appointments so you can fit in after work.
  • Our Clinical Expertise – Includes joints, disc, nerve and musculoskeletal pain. It is brilliant for Hay Fever, Infertility, Fatigue, Post Illness, Stress, Shingles & Post Viral.
  • Adaptable treatments mean rapid recovery – Our ability to cross-refer between Physio, Osteopath or  Acupuncture means a faster recovery.
  • 100% Individual Attention –  Acupuncture treatments are Personal, safe and individual. Our team always provide professional treatment and guaranteed privacy.
  • All  TCM Acupuncture Treatments  Are Bespoke – Each treatment is designed for you individually the are adaptable and safe.
  • Hatfield Practice Acupuncture – Practitioners have completed training to a degree standard and spent many hours in postgraduate study. 
  • Male & Female Fertility/ Infertility Issues – We specialise in using advanced treatment approaches. We are thoughtful and holistic in the way we practice.

What on earth is Qi (chee)?

Qi ( pronounced “Chee”  is unless you are studying Chinese medicine complicated.  Usually translated Qi means “vital life force,” but qi goes far beyond that simple translation. Classical Chinese Philosophy describes  Qi as the force, in our case, life force, that makes up and binds together everything in the universe. It is paradoxically, both everything and nothing. The flow of Qi through the body is disrupted by many things, including disease, pathogens, trauma/injuries and medication (side-effects), and lifestyle factors such as overwork, poor diet, alcohol, emotions, lack of rest and stress. Stimulation of acupuncture points during treatment helps restore a sufficient, continuous and even flow of Qi and other nutrients throughout the body. Acupuncture can help by restoring health and balance to the body while relieving pain and other symptoms. The Acupuncturist can use a sophisticated and complex system of diagnostic methods that consider the person as a whole, discerning the body’s pattern of disharmony rather than isolated symptoms. The aim is not only to eliminate or alleviate symptoms but, more importantly, to treat the underlying cause. Acupuncture appears to increase the ability to function and improve the quality of lifespan and ill-health.

 Hatfield Practice also specialises in stress, fertility, male/female health issues, pregnancy and infertility, low immune system and energy. Acupuncture can be incredibly relaxing and can effectively relieve stress, anxieties and improving sleep and energy levels.


Thousands of local people have benefited from Treatment at The Hatfield Acupuncture Practice. 

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