What is acupuncture?

The principal aim of acupuncture is to discover the root cause of the condition (according to Chinese Medicine) and address it at each level. Most conditions are a combination of physical, mental and emotional factors and each area needs to be addressed to facilitate a comprehensive change.

For this reason we look at dietary changes, the use of supplements and herbs, physical issues(exercises, posture, breath, injury’s) and the mental and emotional aspects and how they all can influence each other positively or negatively.

Proven Pain Control

Assists in all types of healing (emotional and physical).

Truly complementary  to Western Medicine.

Energy Booster for tiredness.

Deep Relaxation and Well-being Treatments.


Dan Franzke

Dan Franzke

Recommended by NICE for:

Persistent lower back pain
Chronic tension-type headaches

May be helpful for:

Chronic pain, such as neck pain
Joint pain
Dental pain
Postoperative pain

Other Common uses (inconclusive evidence)

Postoperative nausea and vomiting
Allergies, including hay fever
Fatigue, including fatigue in cancer patients after chemotherapy
Depression and anxiety
Digestive disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Infertility and menstrual disorders
A dry mouth (xerostomia)

Chinese Philosophy of Qi

Qi flows through certain channels forming a network within the entire body and linking all parts and functions together so that they work as one unit. There are 12 main channels, each connected to an internal organ and named after that organ.

When a person is healthy the Qi moves smoothly through the channels, but if for some reason the flow is blocked or too weak or too strong then illness occurs. The aim of the acupuncturist is to correct the flow of Qi by inserting thin needles into particular points on the channels and so affect a change in a part, or function of the body.


Treatment Experience


Improvement from your first visit (usually)

Take home exercises and instructions

Phone & email support

Choice of male / female osteopath

Early, late & Saturday appointments

X-rays and scans available



In determining the pattern of disharmony, the acupuncturist needs a detailed understanding of the patient’s lifestyle, diet, work, medical history, emotional states etc.

The diagnosis can include discussion, observation and examination. What the physician is looking for is not symptoms in isolation, but rather how they build up to form a whole picture. It then attempts to put together an overall picture of the patient in order to evaluate any patterns of disharmony that have arisen. Health is a state of total harmony between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual. Illness, on the other hand, is a disharmony.


I have had both of the above treatments with Magda on separate occasions. Both were truly wonderful she is an excellent therapist that connects with her client. It is evident that she has a passion for her therapies and is truly gifted. I have experienced many treatments worldwide and I honestly can say she is one of the best. She is a credit to The Living Centre Clinic ….never let her go ! I will be returning again and again.

Catherine Mulcahy 
Catherine Mulcahy

The treatment provided by Vispi and his team has helped many of my patients who had a musculo-skeletal component as an underlying cause of their headaches or migraines.

Dr Tim von Oertzen 
Dr Tim von Oertzen

Juliette was brilliant. Very caring and sympathetic. And the treatment she gave me has definitely helped so that I am more positive that my hip pain can be managed.

Keith Rose 
Keith Rose