The Cotswold Academy
24 Thomas Street
447825360621 / 07825360621
Sarah Attwell-Griffiths is a qualified, accredited and experienced acupuncturist providing professional acupuncture treatment in Cirencester. At Corinium Acupuncture, she offers evening and weekend appointments, on-line appointment bookings, and card payment facilities.
Conditions that Sarah treats
As a traditional acupuncturist, Sarah aims to activate your body's own healing mechanisms. This means that treatment is effective for a wide range of conditions, as well as symptoms with no conventional medical diagnosis like low energy and poor sleep. NICE recommends acupuncture for chronic pain, back and neck pain, knee pain, headaches and migraines. Many of Sarah's patients also see her for help with fertility, difficulties during pregnancy (such as morning sickness), stress, anxiety (and conditions exacerbated by anxiety like IBS), and depression.
Can acupuncture help you?
If you are unsure if acupuncture can help you, you can book a free 15-minute assessment at Corinium Acupuncture. During the assessment, Sarah will ask questions about your condition or symptoms and examine any areas of discomfort. If acupuncture is suitable for you, she will discuss the benefits you are likely to experience and estimate the number of treatments you are likely to need. You can then take your time to decide whether you would like to go ahead with treatment. If acupuncture is not suitable for you, Sarah may recommend a different therapy that may be suitable.
Sarah invests time in identifying and treating the root cause of your symptoms, so you are likely to feel improvements in both your main complaint and other apparently unrelated symptoms. In particular, you are likely to sleep better and feel happier in yourself.
Mondays, 12:00 - 20:00
Tuesdays, 12:00 - 16:30
Thursdays, 12:00 - 20:00
Saturdays, 09:00 - 13:00
Training, qualifications & experience
Sarah studied at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine and holds a first class BSc (Hons) degree in traditional acupuncture awarded by Kingston University. She is also a full member of the British Acupuncture Council. In addition to her clinical practice, Sarah has published ground-breaking research into acupuncture treatment for self-injury users in the European Journal of Oriental Medicine.
Other available therapies
Assessment to find out if acupuncture can help you (15 minutes) - Free of charge
Initial consultation, including a full Chinese medical diagnosis and your first acupuncture treatment (up to 1.5 hours) - £60
Follow-on treatment (up to 1 hour) - £43
In addition to acupuncture, your personalised treatment plan may include other Chinese medical techniques such as cupping, tui na (a form of Chinese medical massage), moxibustion and gua sha. These techniques are included in the cost of your initial consultation and follow-on treatments.
Self help advice
Sarah may give you therapeutic exercises to do at home, similar to those recommended by physiotherapists. She may also discuss changes that you can make to your diet and lifestyle that will benefit your particular condition.
Referral for other therapies
Sarah may refer you to a qualified local practitioner if you might benefit from complementary therapies other than acupuncture, such as chiropractic or nutrition therapy.
'Red flag' referrals
Sarah is trained to identify the signs and symptoms of serious conditions (called 'red flags') that require conventional medical treatment. If she identifies any red flags during your treatment sessions, she will provide you with a letter to take to your GP. She will also tell you how urgently you need to see your doctor.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
Clinical hours are Tue 12:00-16:00, Wed & Thu 12:00-20:00, Fri & Sat 09:00-13:00. Sarah also practices at Cotswold Community Acupuncture on Tuesdays, 17:00-19:00