acupuncture bath needles
acupuncture bath needles


Chinese Medicine has a long and well-documented interest in the treatment of viral and post-viral conditions such as ME, glandular fever, Lyme’s Disease and more recently long Covid. Referred to as “pestilence” in the classic texts, viral diseases were and continue to be viewed as a battle between the relative strengths of the virus Vs the individual’s immunity.

When the individual’s immunity is not strong enough to expel the virus completely then the pathogen becomes “latent” or “stuck”, resulting in long-term symptoms such as tiredness, shortness of breath, joint pain, disturbed menstrual cycle and in some cases of course much more severe persistent symptoms.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine offer a different perspective on these conditions and treatment will usually focus on expelling pathogenic Wind, Stagnation, Damp and Heat – terms which describe specific groups of symptoms such as itchy skin, muscle pain, brain fog and insomnia among many others.


Post-Viral Acupuncture Testimonials

“Barbara and the treatment she offers has been a phenomenal help to me over the past 8 months. A year ago I contracted COVID and the aftermath of the disease has had a substantial effect on my life since. Barbara has worked with me to develop a clear treatment plan, listening to my body and taking on board my lifestyle and other environmental factors. Her treatments have not only helped me to feel relaxed, calm and reassured at some very difficult times, but they have made a big difference to my headaches, body pain, dizziness, tinnitus and the anxiety that can come with these symptoms. For anyone who suffers from ME/CFS, Long COVID or similar chronic illnesses I would not hesitate to recommend Barbara. She is incredibly skilled and knowledgeable and has helped me find the strength to enjoy life again.”
(D E)

“When I came to Barbara I had had a series of health problems and latterly had had two lots of antibiotics for severe sinus and chest infections. I hadn’t felt well in a long time. I have been going to Barbara for six months now and she has worked wonders on me. Barbara has a wonderful approach, she is kind, professional and sympathetic and really makes you feel you are in safe hands. I highly recommend Barbara.” (Mrs C)