Deborah Amlot

I am a qualified acupuncturist, having completed a degree in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture at The College of Integrated Medicine in Reading.

I have a long-term interest in complementary medicine, having enjoyed the benefits of it for over 20 years. I believe it can help with a wide range of issues and is very helpful for your general well-being, whether you are a child or an adult.

I am also a qualified homeopath and coach. I am currently doing a Diploma in paediatric acupuncture and am a member of the British Acupuncture Council, which sets high standards of treatment for patients.

I live in Shiplake, near Henley on Thames, with my husband and 3 children and practice in clinics in Shiplake, Henley and Reading. 

Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years to improve people’s well-being. It is based on the principle that illness occurs 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.

Acupuncture has a sound evidence base. The British Acupuncture Council website has fact sheets on acupuncture and certain conditions. The website also details the growing body of evidence-based research on acupuncture’s effectiveness ( There is evidence to support its effectiveness in treating headaches, arthritis, back pain, insomnia and menopausal symptoms.

Single use disposable needles are used which are very fine. Acupuncture treatment does not feel like an injection, most people do not feel the needle being inserted, but will feel a tingling or pulling sensation.

Acupuncture is suitable for all ages including teenagers, children and babies. Children normally respond quickly and need less treatment than adults. Some only need massage, moxa or acupressure.

Acupuncture can work alongside Western Medicine, but you should tell your GP you are having acupuncture treatment.

Please do contact me if you have questions about whether acupuncture may be able to help you or if you would like to book an appointment.


I can be contacted either by phone on 07970663983 or by email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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