Hi, I’m Tina MacNaughton and I am a fully qualified acupuncturist.
I have a BSc (2.1) in Acupuncture and trained at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Castle Street in the centre of Reading. I graduated and set up my clinic in Crowthorne in 2009 and am a fully qualified, experienced Acupuncturist. My training consisted of the integration of two schools of acupuncture so I have knowledge and experience of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Acupuncture. I have a Licence to practise acupuncture, a current First Aid Certificate and am fully insured with Balens. I am a full member of the Association of Acupuncture Clinicians which is part of the British Acupuncture Federation umbrella. Both the AAC and the BAF have robust Codes of Professional Conduct and Safe Clinical Practice and promote a high level of quality patient care. They are recognised by major medical insurance companies.
I have undertaken extra training in tui na massage, sports injuries, joint and back pain, gynaecology, auricular acupuncture and the treatment of addictions, eye disorders, mental-emotional illness and supporting patients with cancer. I have a special interest in women’s health, including menstruation difficulties, infertility and menopause and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Gynaecology, Fertility and Obstetrics (CICM, 2019). I have a Certificate in Counselling and a Diploma in Grief and Bereavement Counselling (Institute of Counselling, 2021), a Certificate in CBT Tools and Techniques and a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Institute of Counselling, 2022). I am currently undergoing training in Focusing as part of my personal and professional development programme.
Acupuncture does not always lend itself to clinical research, but please visit the British Acupuncture Council website www.acupuncture.org.uk if you would like to view research studies to evidence the effects of acupuncture on specific health conditions.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a traditional system of medicine used for over 2,500 years to restore and maintain good health.
Acupuncture is holistic and works to maintain balance in all aspects of well-being, physical, mental and emotional.
It is thus helpful for anxiety, mood swings, depression and other signs of emotional imbalance.
Acupuncture focuses on the root of ill-health and the individual, rather than merely treating symptoms.
This can result in a more permanent resolution to chronic health problems without unwanted side effects.
Acupuncture is complementary and will not interfere with medication or treatment received from your GP.
When I first started seeing an acupuncturist for help with some chronic health complaints, I was surprised and pleased that the heavy, painful periods I had coped with since I was 12 years old became lighter, less painful and more manageable.
I now gain great satisfaction from helping women with difficult and irregular periods and uncomfortable, painful gynaecological conditions. I just wish I had known about acupuncture when I was younger!
Payment is by cheque or cash.
Full Traditional Diagnosis
plus first treatment
Follow up Appointments
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I reserve the right to charge if a treatment is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
If you cannot get hold of me, please leave a message as I check my telephones regularly and will ring you back promptly.
I am happy for you to come to my treatment room for a free twenty minute consultation if you would like to do so.
BSc (Hons), MA, LicAc
Post-Graduate Diploma in Gynaecology, Fertility and Obstetrics
78 New Wokingham Road
0781 002 4055
A few years ago I consulted Tina for acupuncture treatment having had a thyroid/chronic fatigue history and a weakened immune system.
From my initial appointment to today, Tina really takes the time to understand my health issues – she cares and wants
to make a difference to my well-being.
I enjoy the relaxed, friendly, yet professional approach Tina adopts at every appointment.
The regular acupuncture treatments have aided my transition from part-time to full-time work and a happier, healthier life.
I could not recommend Tina more highly.
Everything observable by the senses is subject to change and therefore in motion, there are interlocking cycles of change, one cannot bid the winds and waves to cease, but one can learn to navigate treacherous currents by conducting ourselves in harmony with the prevailing processes of transformation – and thus weather the storms of life.