Acupuncture & Medical QiGong in Mansfield
Clinic Address: 15 St John Street, Mansfield, NG18 1QJ
I am a member of the Acupuncture Society, offering patients a traditional Chinese medical acupuncture therapy. I specialize in sports injury therapy using techniques such as cupping, Gua Sha and Moxabustion.

I practice traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in which the treatment of illness is based primarily on the diagnosis and differentiation of syndromes. The TCM treatment starts with the analysis of the entire system, and then focuses on the correction of pathological changes through readjusting the functions of the zang-fu organs. Treatment is not only based on the symptoms, but differentiation of syndromes. Therefore, people with an identical disease may be treated in different ways, and on the other hand, different diseases may result in the same syndrome and are treated in similar ways.

My Philosophy

My philosophy is to improve the quality of my patients’ lives by empowering them through Acupuncture to be able to live healthy pain-free lives. My aim is to make you more aware, and connected with your own energy so you can bring balance to all aspects of your life. I believe that every individual has their own unique healing path, and through Acupuncture I hope to get your health to the best place possible.

As a holistic medical modality, acupuncture treats the whole person. Your initial treatment will include a consultation to assess lifestyle, diet, medical history, work, emotional states, etc. to find the root cause of your problem. Your pulse will be taken and tongue inspected to obtain a complete picture of the internal organs energetically. All this information tells me the story of your health and lets me know how and why things may not be working as well as they could or should.


Neal Baines Acupuncture in Mansfield

A typical course of treatment would initially be 4-6, weekly treatments followed by fortnightly intervals and then perhaps proceeding to a monthly basis with an aim to treat occasionally thereafter. Some conditions may take longer; this I will explain at the consultation.

After a course of treatments many patients feel a surprising range of benefits such as increased confidence, greater energy and enjoyment of life, and an increased ability to face the stresses and strains of daily living. To maintain health before symptoms appear I recommend regular treatments (every 1 to 3 months). Combined with a balanced diet and regular levels of exercise it is a good formula for a long and healthy life!


Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese method of medication that dates back thousands of years and has been developed over centuries. Up until recently acupuncture was an alternative therapy, but is now recognized worldwide as a trusted form of therapy, some GP's are even referring patients for acupuncture on the NHS. The theory of acupuncture is the belief that there is an energy or life force that flows around the body, this energy is known as Qi (pronounced 'chee.')

According to traditional Chinese medicine theory, good health and vitality of a person depends on the smooth and harmonious flow of Qi. It can be imagined to be a type of electricity that flows throughout the body. When injury and illness occur, this flow of Qi becomes either too strong or weak resulting in pain if the flow is blocked or impaired. Through the methods of acupuncture it is believed that this natural flow of Qi is restored, as the insertion of fine needles at specific points on the body, stimulate the body's own healing response and restore a natural balance.

Treatment is aimed at the root cause of your condition as well as your symptoms which can lead to a more permanent resolution of your problem. Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of different conditions. The most common need for acupuncture is for pain relief such as headaches and lower back pain, but it is also used for a variation of other medical problems, ranging from infertility, to anxiety and to asthma.

China now boasts the most advanced healthcare system in the world. In the last hundred years, Traditional Chinese Medicine has integrated Western scientific Medicine and it is normal to see surgeons, radiologists, herbalists and acupuncturists in China working together in the same hospitals, all have rigorous training in both Chinese and Western Medicine, Anatomy and Physiology.

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Neal Baines Acupuncture in Mansfield
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