The Twelve Rivers clinic

At the core of twelve rivers is the belief that patients need a 100% commitment and focus from their practitioner to get the most out of their treatments. Your comfort and treatment goals are always my priority.

Sufficient time is always given to your diagnosis and treatment so that you will gain the maximum benefit from it. This begins with a thorough consultation (please allow up to two hours) which will include an initial treatment in most cases. For more information see what can I expect.  I have completed three years full time training and am a member of the British Acupuncture Council. I continue to train with the eminent Niki Bilton, attending a quarterly study group and clinical sessions. For more details see my training

Painswick (nr Stroud)

Twelve Rivers is situated in a dental & holistic practice in the beautiful Painswick valley, just off the A46. It provides the perfect venue for locals in Painswick and the surrounding villages of Sheepscombe, Slad, Edge, Pitchcombe and Cranham as well as residents of Stroud. If you commute between Cheltenham and Stroud the practice is just off the A46 so is an ideal stop for treatment, with plenty of parking available.

Bookings can be made directly with myself. Disabled access is possible at the surgery – please let me know of any specific needs when you book your appointment so that I can ensure the correct room is allocated.

Core hours:

Mondays 0900 -1700
Tuesdays 1500 – 1900
Thursdays by appointment

For an address and a map click here

The twelve rivers logo

The Chinese characters in the clinic’s logo can mean ‘twelve rivers’ or ‘twelve meridians’ as in the Chinese language the two are interchangeable. The number twelve corresponds to the number of primary meridians that acupuncturists use to access points of energy in the body.

When energy becomes blocked, relative excesses and deficiencies in the body’s energy channels and/or organs can arise and symptoms then manifest. It is the free-flowing movement of a river throughout the complex network of meridians and the organs themselves that restores the person to health.