The Chinese Clock

The Chinese Clock sets our ideally what we should be doing at certain times of the day and when energy in our organs is at its highest and lowest. It can explain health and emotional problems such as waking at 3am when it is the time of the Liver, which can easily overheat, or 5am when is the low time of the Kidneys and Bladder. Acupuncture can help with this.


Hormones and their side effects can be felt strongly by some people, especially in periods of stress and transition, such as puberty and the menopause. Acupuncture can help with these periods of change and symptoms such as hot flushes, anxiety, insomnia and tiredness as well as moving stuck energy so your cycle is easier and more regular and with fertility issues.


Chinese Medicine teaches that we are affected by the seasons and should adapt our lifestyle accordingly. At this time of year we should eat warming soups, curries and stews, which are nutritious and aid our digestive system. This is not the ideal time of year for a juice fast or lots of salad. It is also the perfect time of year to hibernate and catch up on the sleep and rest your body needs and to enjoy long, lazy baths before the days start to get longer and lighter.

Treating Children

People often find it surprising that babies and children come for treatment, but they respond very well to acupuncture and there are options for those who really do not want needles. A Chinese herb called Moxa can be used on acupuncture points as can acupressure and Tuina, which is a type of massage. I have seen treatment help teenagers with insomnia, anxiety and menstrual issues and younger children with a wide range of issues from digestive problems, to bed wetting, growing pains and reducing a temperature. Children tend to respond quickly to treatment and it can offer new options to parents who wish to try an alternative to Western medicine or something to work alongside it.


Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years to improve people’s well-being. Chinese medicine teaches that we do not feel our best when the body is out of balance and the energy in the body (called ‘qi’) is not flowing freely. Acupuncture seeks to allow the energy to flow freely again and put the body back in balance. Chinese medicine believes that our lifestyle can make us out of balance, our work, our emotions, what we eat and what we do and acupuncture can help with restoring the balance so that we feel the best we can.

Cough and Cold

I had a fantastic treatment with Deborah which really helped with my cough and cold and I felt so much better afterwards. I am also generally feeling better  in myself having come for treatment and feel more energised.

D,  Reading


‘Growing Pains’ L aged 9

I took my daughter for acupuncture as she had suffered with severe growing pains for many years. She is delighted that the pains have now completely gone! She did not always want to be needle, so on those days Deborah used acupressure or moxa, but L was normally ok to have the needles as she knew it was helping her as she could feel her pains getting better.

‘Headaches’ by K

‘My first experience of acupuncture and thought I would give it a go for headache treatment. As a semi sceptic of anything alternative, I had low expectation but Deborah is so knowledgable and professional and I have not had a headache since my last session 6 weeks ago. I would highly recommend Deborah.’

‘General boost’ by E

‘I’d highly recommend Woodedge Acupuncture. Deborah is an intuitive and meticulous practitioner who takes time to assess the whole picture when putting together her treatment plan. Her gentle approach immediately put me at ease and I felt significantly lifted after each session.’

Headaches and neck pain

I went to see Debs as I have had problems with headaches and my jaw (TMJ) for a long time which then lead to a very stiff and sore neck.  I went on advice of my orthodontist.  Debs has been amazing, my neck pain is easing, it has been present for over 20 years so I don’t expect it to disappear immdeiately but it is getting there.  In the four weeks I have seen Debs she seems to has totally harmonised my body.  I didn’t realise that is was so out of sink.   But now my stress levels are really low, nothing makes me anxious as it did before, I feel so much happier and I have so much energy.  I saw her one week when I was trying to fight a cold and by the next day it had disappeared and I felt great again.

Debs is very easy to talk to and her sessions are very therapeutic.  I will continue to see her every few weeks just to work on my neck and everything else seems back to normal.

S, Henley-on-Thames