• About Acupuncture

Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern
cultures more than 2,000 years ago. It has a very
positive model of good health and function, and looks at
pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance.

Acupuncture treatment aims to restore your body's
equilibrium and involves the insertion of very fine
needles into specific points on the body to regulate the
flow of 'qi', your body's vital energy. When the flow of qi
is disturbed, blocked or depleted, symptoms of pain,
illness or disease can result.

Some of the factors thought to make
people unwell in Chinese Medicine are:
  • Emotional states,
    e.g. stress, anxiety, fear and grief
  • The environment,
    e.g. cold, heat and damp
  • Injury or trauma, infections and poisons
  • Poor diet
  • Hereditary factors

Traditional Acupuncture focuses on the individual, not
their illness, and all symptoms are viewed in relation to
each other. Acupuncture can therefore be an effective
therapy to help restore balance and promote physical
and emotional harmony.

  • The benefits of acupuncture
  • Treatment is aimed at the root cause of
    your condition as well as your main
    symptoms. This approach helps with
    resolving your main problem but also
    enhancing your feeling of wellbeing. You
    may notice other niggling problems resolve
    as your main health complaint improves.
  • Is it safe?
  • Yes. The results of two studies conducted
    in 2001 found that the risk of serious
    adverse reaction to acupuncture is less
    than 1 in 10,000.
  • What does it feel like?
  • Acupuncture needles are incredibly fine -
    as fine as human hair. The sensation is
    nothing like having an injection, it is a
    unique feeling often described as a tingling
    sensation or dull ache. Most people find
    acupuncture treatment very relaxing.
  • How many treatments?
  • Treatment is tailored to each individual,
    therefore frequency and number of
    sessions depends on your individual
    condition. This will be discussed with you
    at your consultation.

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  • About Charlotte

Charlotte trained at the College of Integrated Chinese
Medicine and holds a First Class BSc (Hons) degree
in Acupuncture awarded by Kingston University. She
is a fully insured member of the British Acupuncture
Council, the UK's largest professional, self-regulatory
body for the practice of Traditional Acupuncture.

Charlotte has undertaken postgraduate training in
acupuncture for gynaecology and fertility, PCOS and
endometriosis, understanding IVF and miscarriage,
understanding male and female infertility, using
acupuncture in pregnancy, labour and postpartum,
obstetric complications in pregnancy and cosmetic
(facial) acupuncture.

Charlotte Stean
BSc Hons, LicAc, MBAcC
Fertility, Pregnancy,
& Women's Health
Owner of The Fertility Kitchen.

Charlotte is a founder
member of the Acupuncture
for Conception to Childbirth
Team (ACT) Berkshire.

This is a professional group of qualified Traditional
Acupuncturists who offer specialist treatment for
conception through to childbirth, as well as
postnatal support. Members are required to have
undertaken postgraduate training in obstetric
(pregnancy) and fertility care and to attend regular
meetings to develop best practice, explore the
research base and provide peer support.

Charlotte is a member of a voluntary register
that has been accredited by the Professional
Standards Authority. The AVR is a government
scheme set up to improve standards and safety
for the benefit of the public. Accreditation
demonstrates commitment to high professional
standards, to enhancing safety and delivering a
better service.

  • Treatment Costs
Acupuncture Consultation
(Up to 2 hours)

Follow-up Treatment
(1 hour)

Treatment Packages
6 follow-up treatments
12 follow-up treatments



Breech / Malposition of Fetus (back-to-back)
(45 minutes)

Labour Induction Acupuncture
(45 minutes)
From 41 weeks gestation (earlier in specific
circumstances, contact us to discuss)

  • Payment Method
  • Payment can be made by cash or balance
    transfer (BACS). If paying by BACS then this
    must be completed prior to your appointment.

    If your treatment is being paid for by your
    insurance company you are still required to
    pay for each treatment at the end of each
    appointment (or prior if you are paying by
    BACS). A receipt will be provided for you to
    use to claim the cost back from your
    insurance company.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Please be prompt for your appointment, as
    treatment must commence at your booking
    start time. If you are late you may have your
    treatment cut short and still be charged for
    the full appointment.

    We operate a 24-hour cancellation policy.
    Unless you give us 24 hours advance notice
    of cancellation of an appointment by
    telephone or email, the full price of the
    treatment will be payable. If we can fill your
    appointment slot then you will not be charged
    and you will be notified if this is the case.

    If you do not show up for your appointment
    the full fee will be charged.

To contact Charlotte directly:

07866 590538

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