It is a system of medicine that achieves health by balancing the energy of the body and stimulating our own healing powers. A persons energy (Chi) is distributed through twelve energy pathways. Fine, sterile stainless steel needles are inserted into specific points just below the skin. The points are located on the channels along which the energy flows and by stimulating these points, the flow of energy is altered. This in turn restores the balance of our health.

When acupuncture is directed at an imbalance in energy, the patient may find that not only the main complaint, but secondary complaints improving: in contrast to modern drugs which because of their side effects can create secondary complaints, rather than improve them. Chinese Medicine places diagnosis of the whole person at the core of its diagnostic process this will be based on a pattern of energy imbalance.

Our resident acupuncturist is Dan Gorvett.


Contact details:

Tarka Clinic
Paiges Lane
Devon EX31 1EF

contact Tarka Clinic Bideford North Devon

tel: 01271 373346

Opening times:

Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm
Sat: 9am-1pm





Privacy Policy