The Castle Clinic

Natural Healing Centre

The Castle Clinic

Five Element Traditional Acupuncture

Five Element Traditional Acupuncture

Fiona Lee BA(Hons); Lic.Ac; MBAcC; BSc (Hons); BFRP


Fiona has a clinic on Tuesday afternoons

For more information:

British Acupuncture Council

Fiona also offers a 20 minute no obligation enquiry consultation, to help you find out more about acupuncture and its potential benefits.

Who is your acupuncturist?

Fiona Lee holds a First Class BA (Hons) Degree and Licentiate in Traditional Acupuncture from the College of Traditional Acupuncture (Oxford Brookes University.) She also holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences.

Fiona is also a qualified and insured Korean Hand Therapist (KHT), Bach Flower Remedy and Reiki Practitioner and also offers Bach Flower Remedy and KHT treatments at The Castle Clinic.

Fiona is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and abides by the BAcC Codes of Safe Practice and Professional conduct and the requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is the UK’s largest regulatory body for practitioners of Traditional Acupuncture (over 3000 members) maintaining standards of education, ethics, discipline and practice.

Fiona carries full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance cover for the practice of Acupuncture and associated treatment techniques including Auricular Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Korean Hand Therapy, Cupping and Gua Sha therapies.


Traditional Acupuncture is an holistic health care system (originating from China and other far eastern cultures) which regards pain and illness whether physical, mental or emotional as a sign that the body is out of balance.

Acupuncture works to help restore and maintain your body’s equilibrium through the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of Qi (pronounced chee), your body’s vital energy. For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, Qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in symptoms of pain, illness or disease. The exact pattern and degree of disharmony is unique to each individual and treatment plans are tailored specifically for you to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony. Traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person and the root of your condition(s) rather than specific symptoms in isolation and can be effective for a range of conditions whether physical, mental and/or emotional.

Fiona’s acupuncture practice is rooted in Five Element Traditional Acupuncture, which incorporates a more gentle needling technique alongside additional treatments such as moxibustion, cupping and/or Gua Sha if required to help harmonise the body’s energy (Qi) flow.

Your consultation and treatments

Free preliminary consultation

Fiona offers a free 20 minute, no obligation consultation either by phone or in person in her clinic to help you decide whether acupuncture is an appropriate treatment choice for you.

Initial Consultation

Your initial consultation and first treatment will last up to 2 hours. This is a diagnostic consultation during which Fiona will ask you questions regarding your main complaint, other symptoms, as well as your lifestyle, general health, medical history, medication, supplements or other treatments, sleep patterns, diet and emotional wellbeing to give an overall picture of your health and wellbeing.

There will also be a short, non-invasive physical examination including taking your pulses on your wrists, looking at your tongue and gentle palpation of your abdomen and key acupuncture points to provide information on the balance of your body’s energy.

On the basis of this consultation, Fiona will then make a formal Chinese Medicine diagnosis and offer you your first treatment, specifically tailored for you.

Subsequent treatments generally last between 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of ultra-fine, single use, sterile needles in to acupuncture points which Fiona will select according to your symptoms and underlying energy pattern. Points may be located on your arms, legs, abdomen, back and/or head. Your treatment may also include the following treatment techniques if appropriate: moxibustion, auricular acupuncture, Korean Hand Therapy, cupping therapy or Gua Sha. See for more information.