How it works

Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing that involves small, thin needles being applied to certain pressure points in the body. This in turn releases endorphins and can help alleviate physical and emotional pain.


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Ruth Chappell is here to lead you to better physical and emotional health at our clinic in Park Circus, Glasgow. She is a skilled professional with over 30 years experience in both the NHS and Private Healthcare.

Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine.

It is believed that the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points which, when stimulated, can create an energy flow through the body which can result in better health and alleviate pain.
Most people report a slight sensation of pressure or tingling followed by a feeling of strong relaxation. Acupuncture should never be painful.
Acupuncture is performed using very fine needles applied to various points on the body. It is believed that acupuncture points may stimulate the nervous system, this in turn releases chemicals into the body which stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities, promoting physical and emotional wellbeing.
The National Institutes for Health Studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment alone or in combination with conventional medicine to help the following:

– Headaches
– Addiction
– Menstrual pain
– Fibromyalgia
– Tennis Elbow
– Myofascial pain
– Arthritis
– Back and neck pain
– Stroke rehabilitation
– Digestive problems
– Gynaecological problems

We offer specialised acupuncture sessions that are geared towards helping problems with fertility. See our Fertility Treatment page for more information.

Did you know that our acupuncture sessions can be used to aid fertility?

Expert support in a relaxed environment

Ruth Chappell is one of the most experienced and skilled acupuncturists in Scotland. She will take you on a journey to better physical and emotional health in a relaxing environment. Ruth has worked in many areas of healthcare including NHS and the Private Health Care Sector and is registered by the British Acupuncture Council.

We offer the best of complementary medicine in a professional, relaxed, friendly setting. With treatment rooms in Park Circus Glasgow, the clinic offers holistic treatments for the whole person.

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“I very much applaud and appreciate the professionalism, commitment and skill of Ruth and her team at the Complementary Medicine Centre. Ruth provides an exemplary service and I wholeheartedly recommend her.”


Ruth has the most calming, gentle personality. This is our second IVF successful pregnancy. Cannot recommend Complementary Medicine Centre enough.

Partner of Fertility Acupuncture Patient - Glasgow

Brian has an in-depth knowledge and is the kindest and most compassionate of men. I find it easy to engage with him, including opening up about my personal wellbeing.

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My great nephew registers on the autism spectrum. It has been a joy for our family to see how much he has come on under Brian’s care. He can now communicate much more effectively with us as well as interacting in a greater way. We can’t thank Brian enough for what he has done for him.

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