Bringing Ancient Medicine to the Modern World

Acupuncture Therapy

About Acupuncture – Chinese Theory

Acupuncture is just one element of a whole spectrum of treatments known as Traditional Chinese Medicine. Along with herbs, Gua sha, Cupping, electroacupuncture, auricular acupuncture, massage and dietry advice it is one of the most ancient systems of medical treatment known to mankind and the origins of Traditional Chinese Medicine dates back to at least 2,000 years ago. The fact that it still survives today gives credence to its efficacy.

Acupuncture is the process of inserting ultra fine, single use sterile needles into specific acupuncture points to move vital energy known as QI which flows through acupuncture meridians in the body. When this natural flow of QI is impeded, illness, disease and pain can occur. Think of it like a blocked river damn that needs to be cleared to aid it to flow freely and calmly. 

Acupuncture promotes and restores the balance of energy, which triggers the body’s natural healing response.   

For more than 2000 years acupuncture has been traditionally used to prevent, diagnose and treat all manner of illness, pain and disease. Please click on the "read about acupuncture" link on the right of this page or visit the British Acupuncture Council website for further research and medical based evidence on how acupuncture can help you or contact Faye for an informal chat. 

Western theory

One major hypothesis is that acupuncture works through neuro-hormonal pathways. The needles stimulate nerves, which send signals to the brain, which in turn releases neural hormones such as beta-Endorphins. Another hypothesis suggests that acupuncture reduces pro-inflammatory cytokines, which reduce inflammation and pain.

Faye Hopcraft Acupuncture also sells Moxibustion self care kits, Aromatherapy products including candles, room sprays, pillow spritz's and individually tailored massage blends along with Chinese herbal teas which can be incorporated into your treatment plan. These are displayed in the treatment clinic and are sold at a reduced cost to her patients.



My Prices

Initial consultation
including 1st treatment

(90 minutes)

Follow up appointments
(45-60 minutes)

NHS and emergency service workers are entitled to a discount on all treatments.

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Some kind words from my clients

  •  I first received Gua Sha during an acupuncture treatment for my painful neck and shoulders. Faye explained the process in full prior to the treatment and explained that Gua Sha can leave some marking on the skin for a few days afterwards. What a difference it made to my pain levels after treatment, my neck and shoulders were not as stiff and painful and it completely got rid of the headaches I was experiencing. The whole experience was relaxing and not painful. Gua Sha is the best form of massage I have ever had - Amanda K - London

  • Well what can I say about Faye Hopcraft Acupuncture, I went to see Faye with a terribly painful knee that had been going on for ages. My Doctor had told me that nothing could be done and that it was just a sign of getting old!, Faye sorted it after just 2 treatments. I now have a painful shoulder that Faye is now treating me for with very good results. The treatment is pain free and Faye always makes you feel very relaxed and comfortable. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
    Adam Brown – Selsey

  • Having, over the years, experienced more than one acupuncturist, I am so glad to have found Faye. I initially went for a long-term back problem, hip pain and  insomnia which has now all been relieved. I now visit her fortnightly as part of my general healthcare routine as she relaxes me with her friendly and confident nature and, as an 82 year old, I find her treatments enable me to stay active and positive about my health and general wellbeing. I actually fall asleep during every treatment and I never want to get off of her warmed treatment couch at the end of each session!.
    Margaret M – West Wittering

  • I saw Faye for a series of acupuncture sessions earlier this year and from start to finish she was absolutely brilliant. Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable but she is deeply passionate about what she does. I felt very safe with her treating me (as someone who has a slight aversion to needles!), but at all times she was a total professional and extremely kind. She explained why she was doing things and included me in my treatment plan. She was very patient and calming, and as a result meant I got the best out of my sessions with her. As an experienced holistic therapist she also brought in all her knowledge from other areas too, which made my treatment feel whole. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend her, and if you have any doubts about getting acupuncture, don't! You definitely wont regret seeing Faye
    Philippa Ryland - London

  • I contacted Faye after my newly acquired cat from Cyprus gave me a bite to my hand. It was at the weekend and my GP surgery was closed and I did not want to go to A&E. My hand was hot, red and swollen and very painful. Faye fitted me in last minute on a Saturday evening and I was amazed how the treatment gave me instant relief. I now have regular acupuncture and cupping therapy for other health issues that I have. Faye’s treatment room is such a lovely, relaxing place to be with dimmed lighting, music and a warming treatment couch which is so comfortable. I really look forward to my treatments and often doze off once the needles are in. I just love her calming nature.
    Janice J – Tangmere, Chichester