The Twelve Rivers clinics

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. For more details see my training


Twelve rivers, Stow-on-the-Wold offers a spacious, relaxing environment in which to unwind and allow your acupuncture treatment to begin its work.

Located in the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, it is readily accessible to a number of villages in the North Cotswolds – including Moreton-on-Marsh, Oddington, Upper and Lower Swell, Blockley, Bourton-on-the-Water, The Rissingtons and the Slaughters. Parking facilities are available at the clinic or just outside on Park Street.

I work alongside two McTimoney chiropractors and a bowen therapist who are on hand to provide additional treatment if you feel this would benefit you.

Core hours: Thursdays 10 – 6; Mondays by appointment

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Painswick (nr Stroud)

Twelve Rivers, Painswick 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: Wednesdays 0830 – 1530
Tuesdays: 1530-1930

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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 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.