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Discover how Acupuncture / Chinese Medicine can improve your wellbeing

Chinese Medicine has been used for over 2000 years and uses acupuncture, herbal treatment and dietary advice to treat patients of any age or constitution with either acute or chronic conditions. In China it is the main form of healthcare and is fully integrated with Western Medicine.

Acupuncture (the insertion of fine needles) stimulates the body’s own healing response by encouraging the flow of blood and energy to help restore its natural balance. Chinese herbal treatment uses only plant materials in various combinations such as teas, capsules, tablets or external creams.

Chinese medicine is available at the Charles Street Clinic from Louise Stevens, BSc, and acupuncture is available from Amanda Hunt MA BSc Lic Ac and Charmian Wylde BA MBAcC

Louise has undertaken two study trips to China where she worked under the guidance of doctors and professors in the traditional Chinese medicine hospital departments of:

  • Gynaecology
  • Dermatology
  • Urology
  • Rheumatology
  • Neurology
  • Paediatrics
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Immunology

Louise Stevens, BSc

Louise Stevens, BSc

Louise has been in general practice since 1999 and has a special interest in women’s health, including pregnancy, fertility, menstrual problems and the menopause. She is a member of both the British Acupuncture Council and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Says Louise "It is important to examine your symptoms not in isolation but in the context of you as a whole person – emotionally, mentally and physically, including your past medical history, pulse and tongue. That way we can identify the progression of the condition, form a diagnosis and treat the mind and body accordingly with herbs, acupuncture and diet/lifestyle changes."



Amanda Hunt MA BSc Lic Ac

Amanda Hunt MA BSc Lic Ac

After having been treated with acupuncture herself, Amanda developed an interest in this complex tradition which led to her undertaking a 3 year degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, graduating in 2015.

Amanda’s practise combines two of the most popular forms of traditional acupuncture – TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), which is suited to a wide range of physical, mental and emotional symptoms and the Five Element style, which focuses more on treating each person’s individual underlying constitution, thus often producing profound changes in a person’s sense of well-being.

Amanda is a member of the British Acupuncture council.



Charmian Wylde BA MBAcC

Charmian Wylde BA MBAcC

Charmian has been in practice as an acupuncturist since 1989, having studied at The London School of Acupuncture (now Westminster University) and subsequently in Nanjing, China, where she worked in a busy teaching hospital. Following this, she set up and was co-director of The Birmingham Centre for Chinese Medicine, from 1994 – 2004 and has also designed and written a degree course in acupuncture for the University of East London, where she was course director and senior lecturer.

Charmian is a qualified yoga teacher and is particularly interested in using acupuncture to speed up the recovery from sports injuries, and in both preventing and working with painful chronic conditions.

Currently Charmian only works during school holidays covering Louise's patient list.


Appointments and fees:

Acupuncture appointments are available:

Tuesdays: 10.00am – 7.00pm (Louise)
Fridays: 09.00am - 12.00pm (Amanda)

Just call 01305 265333 to book. To find us, click here.

For new patients a first appointment lasts approximately one hour and 15 minutes, and costs £60.00. Subsequent appointments will be shorter (45 minutes for acupuncture only or acupuncture with herbal medicine; 30 minutes for herbal medicine only) and are charged at £43.00, £45.00 and £35.00 respectively.

All fees are payable in cash or by cheque on the day. We do not currently accept credit cards.

If you have a condition that’s exhausted your patience and, perhaps, traditional treatments as well, then Chinese medicine may help. Call the practice on 01305 265333 to arrange an appointment or find out more about the treatments.