Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years, but has only recently started to become integrated into Western medicine. Acupuncture is the practice of puncturing the skin with needles in order to treat conditions such as arthritis pain or back pain.
At Spire Leeds Hospital, we are able to offer acupuncture via our physiotherapy department. Chartered physiotherapists work in close conjunction with general practitioners, consultants and other healthcare professionals to provide all-round treatment for our patients.
Our patients are at the heart of what we do and we want you to be in control of your care. To us, that means you can choose the physiotherapist you want to see, and when you want. They'll be with you every step of the way.
All physiotherapists carrying out acupuncture in Spire Healthcare hospitals are qualified therapists and are trained to the standards set by the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.
We are here to listen and help you every step of the way.
You will have a formal consultation with a specialist of your choice. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and any concerns you might have.
We've tried to make your experience with us as easy and relaxed as possible.
For more information on visiting hours, our food, what to pack if you're staying with us, parking and all those other important practicalities, please visit our patient information pages.
Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.
We are committed to delivering excellent individual care and customer service across our network of hospitals, clinics and specialist care centres around the UK. Our dedicated and highly trained team aim to achieve consistently excellent results. For us it's more than just treating patients, it's about looking after people.
The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.
Spire Leeds Hospital is situated just off Leeds' main A6120 ring road, approximately three miles from Leeds city centre. We're just minutes from local landmarks Tropical World and Roundhay Park.
We're 15 minutes by car from the city centre and the mainline railway station.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Leeds Hospital.