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About me

Ian uses an holistic approach to treatment based on the practice of both Five Element Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). As a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), Ian follows the BAcC Codes of Ethics, Safe Practice and Professional Conduct.

Acupuncture can treat a large number of problems. It treats the root cause of a condition rather than specific symptoms in isolation and in so doing it can be effective for a wide range of conditions.

Acupuncture sets out to correct any imbalance in the energy of a person. The aim is to restore the energy to a natural balance and flow and to re-establish its rhythm with the natural cycles. Harmony and equilibrium are then re-established within the body, within the mind, within the spirit of the person, and between the person and the environment.

As the energy imbalances are corrected, the person's body, mind and spirit starts to heal. With Qi balance now restored the person naturally begins to feel better.

After acupuncture a patient often feels more able to relax, has more vitality, feels more at peace, or feels more enjoyment in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Acupuncture, Licensed Acupuncturist (Lic.Ac), MBAcC

Ian completed a three and a half year course and graduated from the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading.

Member organisations


British Acupuncture Council

As the UKs largest professional body of acupuncturists the BAcC guarantee excellence in training, safe practice and professional conduct.

All members of the BAcC (MBAcC) have BSc or BA degree level training or its equivalent in traditional acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and western biomedical sciences including anatomy, physiology and pathology.

Accredited register membership

British Acupuncture Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

Other available therapies

Acupressure( Tui Na)


The first appointment lasts between 75 and 90 minutes and costs £50. This includes a consultation, an examination and treatment. Subsequent appointments last 45 minutes to 1 hour and the charge is £45.

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.

The Hackwood Partnership
Essex House
Essex Road
RG21 8SU

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the therapist to discuss the options available.

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Type of session

In person
Home visits


Ian Dale BSc. (Hons) Lic. Ac. MBAcC

Ian Dale BSc. (Hons) Lic. Ac. MBAcC