Welcome to Origin Acupuncture
Traditional Acupuncturist - Aberdeen city centre, Garthdee, and Aberdeenshire
Rachael Gaskell Lic.Ac.BA(Hons) Insured by Balens
I have been practising Traditional Acupuncture since 2006. I qualified with a Licentiate in Acupuncture with BA Honours from The College of Traditional Acupuncture, Royal Leamington Spa, one of the oldest and most established colleges of Chinese Medicine in the UK. On qualifying as an Acupuncturist I worked from two busy multi- disciplinary clinics in Manchester for three years. In 2009 I moved to Norway where I set up practice again. I returned to the UK in 2012 and I now work as an Acupuncturist in Aberdeen city centre and Aberdeenshire. I have experience in treating a wide range of patients with a variety of complaints.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have, or to find out more about clinic times. Please see below for information on pricing.
-COMING SOON - Traditional Acupuncture appointments at Aberdeen Sports Therapy, Bucksburn.
I am committed to high standards of care and professionalism and observe strict codes of conduct and safe practise. I am always willing to discuss your needs or answer any questions you may have either in person or by phone or email. All enquries and treatments are confidential.
Please call: 07867 308790, or Riverside Chiropractic Clinic on 01224 211517, alternatively you can email by clicking on the link. I will also be offering appointments from Aberdeen Sports Therapy in a few weeks time. Please visit Aberdeen Sports Therapy Aberdeen Sports Therapy
After receiving Acupuncture treatment as a teenager I was amazed at the remarkable effect it had. I have been receiving treatment myself for over 25 years. As well as enjoying the effects when I have a treatment myself, I love seeing the changes in my patients and their conditions or problems improving or resolving. Over the past 10 years whilst working as a Traditional Acupuncturist, I've been lucky to treat a wide range of people with varying ailments and problems. Within that spectrum I have developed experience in treating menstrual issues, fertility and IVF. I have a special interest in treating fertility and also in stress and adrenal exhaustion. However, I enjoy the challenge of treating whatever walks though my door; the beauty of acupuncture is that it is tailored to the individual, it's about improving health on all levels as well as reducing symptoms.
Continued Professional Development
Since qualifying in 2006 I have continued to learn and train in varying aspects of this wonderful medicine; completing various courses of over 40 hours a year, including amongst others, fertility, pain and musculo-skeletal conditions. I incorporate Dr Tans balance method which is very effective for pain, and Master Tung Acupuncture, which is an extensive and ancient family lineage of acupuncture technique that provides a particularly powerful form of treatment. I have been fortunate to attend seminars with eminent Acupuncturists such as Zita West, Gerard Kite, Dr Richard Tan, Dr Susan Johnson, Nora Franglen and others. Each have inspired my practise to evolve and I enjoy incorporating appropriate treatment methods into my work.
Consultation, Diagnosis and First Treatment (please allow up to 90 minutes) £60
Subsequent Treatments (45 minutes): £45
Block of five sessions (pay for 4 receive 5th free): £180
Paediatric Acupuncture ('Shonishin' treatment, please note that this does not involve insertion of needles):£25
I also offer a FREE 15 minute mini appointment if you would like to find out more about how acupuncture could help.
If you are in need of treatment but are in genuine financial hardship, please contact me with details of your circumstances.
What Can Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture works to help maintain your body's equilibrium. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of 'qi', your body's vital energy. For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in some symptoms of pain and illness or. In certain instances, Traditional Acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony. It can work in conjunction with any medical treatment you are currently recieving and benefits can be felt on a physical, mental and emotional level. It can help to alleviate a wide range of health complaints and issues, both physical and emotional. The misconception is that it is just for pain or addiction, and whilst it is very useful in these cases its benefits are far reaching. In Chinese medicine, body, mind and spirit are seen as a whole, and of course unique to you, therefore, the treatment plan for every individual is different, and is based on your individual needs. I am always happy to discuss the possible benefits of treatment with you; please feel free to contact me with any questions.
The British Acupuncture Council provide fact sheets covering the latest Acupuncture research on a variety if conditions. To see fact sheets on how and what acupuncture can treat and for the latest research visit British Acupuncture Council Website