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Release, Relax, Unwind

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Chinese Medicine adopts a holistic approach to the patient. To treat you effectively, your acupuncturist will first take your personal case history, to understand more about your personality, character, habits and way of life before creating a unique tailored treatment plan to help you become whole again.

Daria undertook a four-year course in Chinese Medicine at the world-famous College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, UK.

She strives to ensure that Aculives holistic acupuncture clinic tailors bespoke treatments to help you.

Seasonal tip: Summer in Chinese Medicine – Fire element season

Here is how we can nourish our Fire element:

  • Wear something bright – sometimes this could be enough to cheer one up.

  • Introduce some bitter foods into your diet: radish, coffee (not in excess), radicchio, kale, brussels sprouts, cranberries even some marmite.

  • Vary your daily routine a bit – longer and warmer days lend themselves for exploring the great outdoors, having BBQ with friends, or finally trying camping by the seaside.

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything.

- Lao Tzu 


Daria is very knowledgeable about acupuncture and Chinese medicine, she has a great bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable. She was able to sort out my knee and have had no problems since. Highly recommend her.


—  KM, South Oxfordshire






Using the antient art of Chinese Medicine combined with 5 Elements theory developed in the UK we are hoping to achieve our ultimate goal of bringing the "whole you" back.


Facial treatment using acupuncture to enhance your skin naturally. It can help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, boost collagen production through an inflammatory effect, lift sagging skin, boost blood circulation and generally boost the condition of the skin.



Cupping can be used for relieving the muscular tension, moving "stuck" pathogens or invigorating your blood. This technique involves placing glass cups on your body by creating the suction and may leave characteristic circular marks (as seen on the backs of some Olympic sportsmen).

Research has been conducted into how acupuncture may boost natural fertility by:

  • balancing and regulating hormones

  • increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs

  • boosting egg growth and improving the uterus lining

  • reducing stress levels

  • improving male fertility


915 Oxford Road, Tilehurst, Reading

RG30 6TP


Tel: 0788 946 0322

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