Acupuncture for a better future

Welcome to our acupuncture clinic, here at the riverside we use ancient techniques and have pioneered our own treatment programs and protocols to help you recover from your illnesses and injuries. Book a session today to start your journey to recovery.

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Conditions we can help with

  • Pain management
  • Injury recovery
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Pain
  • Chronic Illness recovery and management
  • Fertility optimisation
  • Stress and Relaxation
  • and many more

About Our Acupuncture Clinic

At our clinic, we take a deeply personal approach to your care, ensuring that you feel comfortable and at ease at every stage of your treatment journey. Our sessions begin with a comprehensive consultation, not just to understand any health issues you might be facing, but also to gain insight into how these affect your life. Our focus is on empowering you to manage these impacts, helping you reclaim the life you enjoyed before.

Understanding that everyone’s schedule is unique, we offer flexible appointment times during weekdays, as well as Saturday and Sunday, with morning, afternoon, and evening slots available. If you're having difficulty finding a convenient time, please do not hesitate to contact us. We often have additional appointments available outside our regular booking system, particularly for bookings within 16 hours, which cannot be made online.

Our treatments are as varied as the individuals we see, with acupuncture being just one of the many modalities we employ. Your unique circumstances dictate the approach we take, which can range from the specific placement and duration of acupuncture needles to techniques like cupping, moxibustion, massage, reflexology, and more, all tailored to your needs. You can mention your preferences in the booking form or discuss them during the consultation.

James, our experienced practitioner, has earned an outstanding reputation over his years of practice, even being recognized as one of the top three acupuncturists in Nottingham by Three Best Rated. Despite this accolade, James is committed to continuous professional development, regularly attending training courses and staying abreast of the latest treatment innovations and research. This dedication ensures that every session with James is of the highest possible standard.

Three Best Rated - Acupuncture in Nottingham

Meet James

Our Acupuncturist

Our acupuncturist holds a BSc (hons) degree level qualification in Acupuncture from Lincoln university (Uk), along with a Post graduate diploma in Applied Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Nottingham.

James Screeton Acupuncturist Nottingham

James Screeton
There has an extremely strong person centred approach to his sessions, seeing himself as a blank canvas that is filled by you in the consultation, with each treatment plan coming from this and reflected into the treatment plan rather than going in with a pre determined method based upon a symptom list. Instead, treating them as person and how they are holistically. He also values a very relaxed atmosphere using with mood lighting and no desk in the room to help ease the person and making them feel as relaxed as possible from start to finish.

He specialises in emotional and mental health including Stress relief, Pain management, sports and Injury Management, and Rehabilitation. Alongside this is qualified and skilled with use of a variety of treatment methods with his aim to create the right treatment for you and your individual needs. Along side this, James has also guest lectured in various aspects including for the Acupuncture Degree program at Lincoln College.

Acupuncture Treatment

A usual acupuncture treatment lasts about an hour. This includes a health questionnaire and a history of your particular condition. An examination of your tongue and your wrist pulses. Traditional treatment skills are often used alongside acupuncture. These include vacuum cupping, Gua Sha massage, and moxibustion. Advice on diet and lifestyle can also be included.

Your acupuncturist will gently insert very fine needles into precise locations on your body, This is to connect with your body’s qi. The aim is to direct the flow of qi to trigger your body’s healing response. This is to help it restore physical, emotional balance. The aim of Acupuncture treatment is to give positive benefits to your health and well-being. You may also notice a reduction in other health problems. Your acupuncturist will aim to treat your condition helping alleviate the problem as quickly as possible.

Acupuncture can be used for many reasons for your health and wellbeing. Many come to see us for a variety of health concerns and for overall improvement in quality of living.

The British Acupuncture Council have kindly made a series of factsheets on how acupuncture may aid in the recovery and reduction of symptoms for may illnesses.

Click on any of the conditions below and you can decide if acupuncture is the right treatment for you.

A range of health conditions can benefit from Acupuncture, and treat the root cause of many symptoms such as:

Anxiety and depression, Asthma, Back Pain, Cancer (treatment-related symptoms), Chronic Fatigue, Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, Frozen Shoulder, Headaches, Infertility, Menstrual Cycles, Menopause, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular pain and injury, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sleep Problems, Skin Conditions, Sciatic Pain, Osteoarthritis, Plantar Fasciitis, Tennis and Golfer’s elbow and many more

The benefits of traditional acupuncture have been widely researched. A World Health Organisation report found acupuncture effective for over 90 different symptoms and the use of acupuncture is increasing both in popularity and evidence for its effectiveness. The long term benefits of acupuncture are help with resolving your problem and enhancing your feeling of wellbeing. If you have any questions with regards to acupuncture Nottingham, do get in touch.

Sports Acupuncture

Sports Acupuncture is the use of acupuncture to help treat injuries created from a sporting session and is a key part of the rehabilitation process. Along side this, it can be used for both injury prevention and performance improvements by increasing blood flow to the muscles, as well as been used to reduce stress and performance anxiety within athletes too.

While the sessions themselves are primarily around acupuncture, other modalities such as taping, sports massage, cupping and various others too. Depending where the injury is would depend on the area needing treatments, while towels are provided feel free to bring shorts to cover.

We are more than happy to treat people under 18 however a parent or guardian must be present within those sessions. Equally if you're over 18 and would like to bring someone with you then that is also fine