George Monkhouse LicAc MBAcC is a fully qualified and insured member of the British Acupuncture Council, the leading self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK.



"The sensitivity and quality of his treatment is second to none and he also gave me the tools to regain control of my emotions. George is an exceptionally talented acupuncturist, an absolute professional and I am so relieved to have discovered him at such a bleak time."
- Sally W.

"I will be grateful forever for your immediate understanding and support you gave me. George is the first reference for my children and me in order to balance our state of health.”
- Betty B.

"I initially consulted with George to regain post-operative full health from bowel cancer. During the period of care George has provided excellent advice, dietary care and acupuncture treatments which has radically reduced the amount of pain and improved my lifestyle."
- Brigid R.

“I have been treated by George for over 4 years now, for all sorts of issues over the years, from insomnia to stomach problems. I also receive acupuncture treatment for general well being from time to time, which helps to keep my energy levels in balance and my body healthy throughout the months. I recommend acupuncture to anyone because you will never know how good you will feel until you try it.”
- Bernard B.

“George is a wonderful practitioner, both in terms of practical skills and his intuitive responses to patient needs. While seeing George for my physical symptom he somehow managed to influence me on a much broader level, consequently I have radically changed my lifestyle and my condition is now vastly improved.”
- Charlie G.

"George from start to finish was a true professional, showing great learning and kindness throughout my treatments. His sessions were powerful and healing".
- Natasha B.

"He is also a very good listener and has offered some wonderful advice and perspectives without ever coming across as telling you what to do. I really can’t recommend him highly enough.”
- Kate A.

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How to achieve your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions that work

New Year’s Resolutions

Make your focus count in 2015 –

How has your year gone? Happy-thank-you-more-please or rather-not-repeat-thank-you? A little of both I presume.

Chinese astronomy, which informs the agriculture necessary for civilisation, recognises the cycles of nature, particularly in the context of yinyang and wuxing (the 5 Elements).

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Winter Warmer Beetroot Soup

Hmmm, delicious!

Beetroot is an absolute super food:

The rich red-purple colour is provided by anti-carcinogens such as the antioxidant betacyanin, which are understood to prevent mutated cancerous growth of cells and have anti-inflammatory properties, and can greatly improve the uptake of oxygen.

The juice – 250ml every day has been shown to reduce

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Tough Mudder Massages

Tough Mudder Massage

Tough Mudder runs 10-12 mile muddy obstacle course events throughout the world with the tagline “Probably the toughest event on the planet”.

These events have exploded onto the UK scene in the last couple of years, with between 12,000 and 18,000 participants per weekend, and between 5,000 and 9,000 spectators. There have already

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Anxiety – Case History

Patient A comes for acupuncture to help deal with anxiety and panic attacks. He also reports a strong feeling of insecurity and tension.

Upon further questioning he reveals he wakes once to twice in the night, with anxiety and palpitations coming and going randomly, but particularly lying in bed. He describes himself as a “hot

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Attitude of gratitude

Thanks for health, Thanks for wealth, Thanks for change, Thanks for stillness. Thanks for friendship, Thanks for family. Thanks for love, Thanks for power, Thanks for wisdom. Thanks for balance, Thanks for harmony, Thanks for vitality. Thanks for purity, Thanks for perfection.

Healthy heart with acupuncture

Cardiovascular system

The Cardiovascular or Circulatory System

Heart disease is one of the biggest medical concerns in the world today, and there is much positive research on how, what and whether acupuncture can help. According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), in 2010 (their most recent reliable published figures) cardiovascular disease was the biggest killer in

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Fasting for health

One great way to keep your digestive system at optimum level is to practice weekly fasting for health benefits and weight loss (also called ‘intermittent fasting’) – either for one day, two days or two separate days each week. Fasting is the abstinence of all or some food types (and often drink too) for a

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Insomnia and pain – acupuncture success for Toyah Willcox


Toyah Willcox

Insomnia is an all pervasive nuisance. With Acupuncture Awareness Week shortly upon us in the UK (25th February until 3rd March), singer and actress Toyah Willcox has been talking about the great success she has had with acupuncture for insomnia, pain and improving all round well being for over 30 years. “I

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Research indicates effectiveness of acupuncture for weight loss

acupuncture for weight loss

inspiration, motivation, perspiration,

New research shows again how effective acupuncture can be for weight loss, with a study conducted on obese women, some of whom were experiencing peri-menopausal symptoms. It proved to be far more effective than sham, placebo and no acupuncture. Whilst acupuncture has been proven effective in weight loss research for years,

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Stand tall, walk tall, even if you fall, get up!

emotional balance

Don’t let anything hold you back! When you get knocked down, pick yourself up.

Never give up, keep moving towards your goal. There is nothing that can stop you but your own mind. Yes, obstacles come, move round them and you will succeed.

Here’s a little tune for inspiration