Pain and Skin problems


Justin has a very personal approach to treating painful conditions. It’s highly effective and relies on:

  • A complete diagnosis of the causes.
  • Extended palpation.
  • Exploration of “drivers” elsewhere in the body.
  • Myofascial release.
  • Support for underlying weaknesses.

Research consistently shows acupuncture is one of (if not THE) most effective ways to treat muscular-skeletal problems and is recommended by NICE. I treat many athletes and professional healthcare workers who clearly recognise its effectiveness.

Acupuncture and cupping are also highly effective for post-surgical recovery.


Skin conditions usually respond very well to herbal medicine. Most skin conditions have an inflammatory element to them, which often comes from the gut. It can be helpful to find the factors driving the problem, and testing can be invaluable.

  • Herbal teas can be taken daily and changed as the condition changes.
  • Creams and washes can be applied to the skin.
  • Acupuncture works very well for some conditions.

With children, I usually stick to herbs (it’s a personal thing – I don’t like it when they get upset with needles!)

If you have any questions about acupuncture and how it can help you please email Justin Hextall