About Gillian

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Acupuncture with Gillian Kelly.

Gillian started her formal studies in 1980 in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine she has never stopped learning by attending many post graduate certified trainings, including Kampo which is Japanese Herbalism.

Continuing Professional Development is a priority so Gillian is always learning something new, she is alway proud to be one of the first to train in mental health first aid.

Her current main area of clinical experience and interest is in the support to couples considering and undergoing IVF.

Gillian is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and Register of Chinese Medicine, whose members are bound by a strict code of ethics and conduct and who are professionally insured.

Gillian is passionate about using this ancient traditional medical system - which is truly holistic - and applying it to patients in a modern, clinical setting to achieve their optimal health and wellbeing.

Can acupuncture help me?

Acupuncture is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world. Acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for thousands of years. The focus is on you as an individual - not your illness - and all symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to affect the flow of your body's 'qi', or vital energy.

Acupuncture is a branch of traditional medicine that has been practiced in China and the Far East for thousands of years. It has been developed, tested, researched and refined to give a detailed understanding of the body's energetic balance. Without the benefit of modern scientific equipment, the first acupuncturists discovered many now familiar aspects of biomedical science, such as the impact of emotional stress on the body. Traditional acupuncture has steadily grown in popularity in the UK since the 1970s.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncturists insert very fine needles at precisely located points to connect with your body's qi. They will decide which points are right for you after a detailed consultation covering every aspect of your health and lifestyle.

The aim is to direct the flow of qi to trigger your body's healing response and to restore physical, emotional and mental equilibrium. Treatment is designed to affect your whole being as well as your symptoms so, as the condition being treated improves, you may notice other health problems resolve and an increased feeling of wellbeing.

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

A growing body of evidence-based clinical research is discovering how the body responds to acupuncture and its benefits for a wide range of common health conditions.

A lot of people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains such as osteoarthritis of the knee, TMJ, headaches and lower back pain or for common health problems like an overactive bladder. Other people choose acupuncture when they can feel their bodily functions out of balance, but they have no obvious diagnosis. And many have regular treatments because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles are so fine that most people don't feel them being inserted. It is normal to feel a mild tingle or a dull ache as the acupuncturist adjusts the needle to direct qi.

While the needles are in place most people feel deeply relaxed which can continue after they are removed.

Occasionally a small bruise can appear at a needle site. Sometimes people can feel dizzy or tired after a treatment but this passes quickly.

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Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my treatments, or to arrange an appointment. You can also call me on 01277 352794.sorry this line is currently broken

Frequently asked questions

What are the acupuncture points?

Acupuncture points are located at precise places along interconnected pathways that map the whole body including the head, trunk and limbs. The most commonly used acupuncture points are on the lower arms and legs.

What is Moxa?

Moxa is often used in conjunction with acupuncture to enhance the effect of the treatment. The dried herb, Moxa, is used like incense to gently and safely warm the body, relax muscles and supplement qi.

Why use a British Acupuncture Council member?

It is very important to check that your acupuncturist is safe and competent. Acupuncture in the UK is not currently regulated by government, although this is expected to change in the near future.

All members of the BAcC can offer you the following assurances: BSc or BA degree level training or its equivalent in traditional acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and western biomedical sciences including anatomy, physiology and pathology (3,600 hours of study) compliance with current UK health and safety legislation full medical malpractice and public/products liability insurance cover expert practice skills maintained by following a mandatory individual programme of continuing professional development (CPD) regular updates from the BAcC regarding practitioners' professional obligations to the public compliance with BAcC Code of Safe Practice and Code of Professional Conduct patient access to the BAcC complaints and disciplinary procedures English language skills at least equivalent to those required of doctors and nurses working in the UK.

Acupuncturists registered with the BAcC carry the letters MBAcC after their name.

Treatments & Fees

I offer both day and evening appointments.

First Appointment & Consultation

1hr 15 mins £75

Paid for in advance via PayPal and once booked is non-refundable

Subsequent Appointments

40 mins £50

Paid on the day. At least 24 hours cancellation notice required to avoid full fee

To book an appointment:

Contact me by calling 01277 352794, by emailing info@gilliankelly.co.uk or by filling in the contact form to arrange an appointment time.

After you have booked your appointment slot, make a payment using the links below.

You will then receive an email confirming your appointment

Consultation &1st treatment

Covid-19 Procedure

For your safety: Please stay in your car when you arrive for your appointment. Please text me to tell me you have arrived.

I will then phone you as soon as I can to assure you that the clinic is empty of clients and that everything has been cleaned. There will be clean linen and paper towels ready for you.

I will be asking you Covid-19 questions and then hopefully will be able to invite you to come to the clinic door, where I will greet you and take your temperature and supply you with hand gel or handwashing facilities.

Thank you.

My Location


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The Ingatestone Traditional Acupuncture Clinic is in easy reach of Brentwood, Chelmsford and Billericay.

We are located in Ingatestone which is conveniently located just off the A12 that runs between Chelmsford and Brentwood.

Visiting from Brentwood The Ingatestone Traditional Acupuncture Clinic is only 5.5 miles (just a 14minute drive). Take the take the B1002 from Brentwood through Shenfield towards Chelmsford / Ingatestone

THE LEAS is located just as you arrive in Ingatestone, on the right hand side, whilst you are still in a 40MPH zone

Visiting from Chelmsford The Ingatestone Traditional Acupuncture Clinic less than 7 miles from Chelmsford. Take the A12 towards Brentwood / London, come off at junction 13. Turn left and first right into THE LEAS

Visiting from Billericay The Ingatestone Traditional Acupuncture Clinic is 5miles and a 12 minute drive. Driving though Stock and onto the A12 towards Brentwood, coming off at the Ingatestone junction 13.

Or the country route arriving at Ingatestone and heading left towards Brentwood. THE LEAS is just as you leave the village , on the right just after the Catholic Church.

No 9 is on the left hand side

Traditional Acupuncture Clinic, 9 The Leas, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 9AF

Parking is free