Origin Acupuncture Traditional Acupuncture in Aberdeen

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Traditional Five Element Acupuncturist - Aberdeen city centre, Garthdee, and Aberdeenshire


Rachael Gaskell Lic.Ac.BA(Hons).MBAcC

I qualified from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in 2006 with a Licentiate in Acupuncture and BA Honours. At the time CTA was one of the oldest and most established colleges of Chinese Medicine in the UK, its pioneer JR Worsley, was responsible for bringing 'Classical' or 'Five Element Acupuncture' as it is known today, to the west. 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.

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, alternatively you can email by clicking on the link on the sidebar. You can contact both clinics directly also: Riverside Chiropractic Group or Aberdeen Sports Therapy


Why Acupuncture?

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. I am a full member of the British Acupuncture Council, the regulatory body in the U.K.


Clinics and Prices

I work all day Wednesday, Thursday mornings, all day Fridays and Saturday mornings split between the following clinics:


Riverside Chiropractic Group
585 Holburn Street
Aberdeen
AB10 7LH
0122 211517


Aberdeen Sports Therapy
2-4 Oldmeldrum Road
Buckburn
Aberdeen
AB21 9DT
01224 710000

Consultation, Diagnosis and First Treatment (please allow up to 90 minutes) £60
Subsequent Treatments (45minutes): £45
Paediatric Acupuncture ('Shonishin' treatment, please note that this does NOT involve insertion of needles):£25
Senior Citizens, Students:£40
(Please note that fertility /IVF package is charged at concession rate of £40)

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.

I have been trained to the highest standard and am fully licensed and insured to practise.

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What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Tha aim of Acupuncture is to achieve and 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





Rachael Gaskell- Traditional Acupuncturist, Garthdee, Aberdeen city centre.


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