Acupucture at Beversbrook Medical Centre

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body's natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.  Traditionally used in Chinese medicine, acupuncture is now recognised as a modern day therapy.  Currently, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends acupuncture as a treatment option for lower back pain. NICE makes this recommendation on the basis of scientific evidence. Read the NICE 2009 guidelines on low back pain (PDF, 980kb).

How to arrange your appointment

Private acupuncture consultations are available at Beversbrook Medical Centre.  Clinics are held by Acupuncturist, Michael Phoenix, who should be contacted directly to arrange an appointment.  Please note that this is not an NHS service and a fee will be charged. 

To arrange your appointment and to discuss your therapy options please e-mail Michael Phoenix directly or call him on:


07790 466614

01793 434358                     

Michael Phoenix

Michael has been in practice as an acupuncturist since he qualified in 2003. He has also done extensive training in China and Europe, and is a member of the teaching faculty at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading. He can treat and help with a wide range of problems from backache and joint pains to migraines.

Michael is committed to providing professional care with a personal touch.


What to expect from a treatment


Helpful Links

There is a wide range of information on the internet regarding acupuncture.  See below for more information:


British Acupuncture Council


British Medical Acupuncture Society


NHS Choices - Acupuncture


Bupa - Acupuncture Information