Experience your full health potential    At Acupuncture Access, you can expect specialist care in well-being, fertility and pain relief. In clinic, care will be taken to really understand how to clear the blocks in energy that cause pathology. Book an Appointment
Vitalise your mind and body


Acupuncture helps improve fertility for both men & women, whether you are trying naturally or undergoing ART.

Pre and post natal care also available.


As well as improved symptoms, patients experience, more energy, better sleep, and increased mental clarity. Find out what to expect.


Sarah Joseph B A (hons), Lic. Ac., MBAcC,

Safe, gentle & effective


Acupuncture brings the body back into balance and therefore can benefits all of the body’s physiological systems.


‘I felt so well rested after treatment and really relaxed. I had the best night’s sleep after treatment I’ve had in ages. Thank you’. JP


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Five Element Acupuncture in central London

Acupuncture has an alternative but complementary approach to Western medicine. It is one of the safest medicines practiced in the UK, with an increasing body of clinical evidence.

Some people use acupuncture as a preventative measure to strengthen their constitution against falling ill. Many come to acupuncture when they feel unwell, but do not fit into the disease categories used in conventional medicine. Others use it as support alongside Western medicine.

One of the great benefits of acupuncture is that is has no side-effects, but it can also be used to alleviate the side-effects of drug regimes, and reduce long term dependency.

Acupuncture works

Western science has still not been able to explain how acupuncture works. In part this is because the modern approach to medicine makes a distinction between mind and body. However, most of us will at some time have experienced our moods affecting us physically: we may feel sick with worry and anxiety, choked with anger and frustration, or depressed with sadness and grief.  Different emotions will knot, scatter, sink, raise, or dissolve energy, creating pathology in the body. Acupuncture addresses both internal and external causes of illness to effect holistic healing.

Does it just treat pain?

Many people have heard about the benefits of treating acupuncture for pain. Or they’ve heard about it being used to treat, for example, bladder incontinence in a Western medicine setting. But why does it work only 50% of the time in these settings? Because practitioner in these settings haven’t undergone the 1000s of hours of training received by a traditional acupuncturist. Is the bladder incontinence caused by an excess of energy or a deficiency of Qi? If you don’t know the answer to that, it’s pot luck, hence why the treatments only work 50% of the time!  Also, practitioners on short courses have not received the training to treat the underlying cause of an illness, only to deal with symptoms. They’ve taken parts of a whole system of medicine, and tacked it onto a drugs based system, which have their own sometimes devastating side effects.

But if you like the sciency stuff, then here’s a video that explain the pathways involved in acupuncture, from a western medicine perspective.

Take a look around the website. There’s a list of conditions the World Health Organisation recommends acupuncture for; details of what to expect from and at your treatment; information about the fascinating and elegant Five Elements (core principles about the universal movement of energies); some information about me, your practitioner; and of course details about where I practice.

I use a combination of acupuncture, moxibustion, massage, cupping, gua sha, mindfulness breathing, and nutritional advice.

Clinics serve the areas of London, Victoria, Pimlico, Westminster, Belgravia, SW1, City of London, Farringdon, Barbican, Shoreditch, EC1, EC2, Islington.

What they say about us


I came to Sarah with a year-old ankle injury that didn’t heal properly. Sarah was kind, attentive, thorough, and in the end managed to not only heal my ankle but also balance my overall health to the point where I left her feeling lighter, calmer and much happier. I cannot recommend her highly enough! SV


“In my first session with Sarah I felt a huge weight lift from my chest, my heart felt lighter and fuller, with less restrictions. The positive effects of this on my personal and professional life have been immeasurable. As a performer I am carrying less anxiety and have been able to, more clearly and calmly, approach my profession”. RE


“I contacted Sarah two weeks ago as was one week overdue with my baby and wanted to avoid being medically induced. Sarah was incredibly responsive on email and explained how acupuncture could be used to support the start of a natural labour. I found my appointment with Sarah to be both reassuring and relaxing and Sarah incredibly personable. She both explained the acupuncture she was going to do as well as sharing a number of different acupressure points that i could use after the session. After the appointment Sarah also emailed a very helpful guide on the acupressure points. I’m very happy to say that less than 12 hours later I went into labour and had a happy, healthy baby boy the next afternoon. I would definitely visit Sarah again for other issues and would whole-heartedly recommend her to others”.  LB


I saw Sarah to seek treatment for a respiratory disease that had to be controlled with medication and which had recently worsened significantly. The treatments definitely helped bring my body back to a more normal and balanced state, I felt a lot better right after the first and every following treatment and my health improved drastically over the course of the whole 2-3 months during which I saw her. She has a vast knowledge in her field which goes beyond acupuncture and her advice on breathing technique continues to help me every day. I can very much recommend seeing her! GS


Seeing Sarah on a regular basis was a real life line for me whilst trying to get pregnant. My husband and I had been trying for over a year without any success and I had heard about the benefits of acupuncture as part of the body’s healing process. For nearly a year I met with Sarah for treatment and experienced dramatic shifts in my body temperature, overall strength, mood and diet. Most of all, I somehow learnt to breathe again and trust that my body was capable of making and growing a baby — something I had never thought would be possible. I can’t recommend her soothing touch and gentle strength enough, and hope to continue to see her with my newborn in the weeks and months to come. RW

Acupuncture Access
Specialising in:
Transformative mental and emotional health
Pain relief

Tel: 07553 636841
Email: info@AcupunctureAccess.co.uk
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