Covid-19 update

As a medical clinic, Aculives will remain open during lockdown to provide vital medical services to clients. Our clinic is open at reduced hours (TUES-FRI 10am to 5pm) for medical services and medical supplies only.

Release, Relax, Unwind




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.

Get in touch to see how acupuncture could help you.

Seasonal tip

Winter season is governed by Water element which is responsible for our drive and determination in life. The emotion of Water is fear and healthy Water helps with knowing when to back off and when to “go for it”.

The organs governed by Water are Kindleys and Bladder. This is a good time to wear a haramaki (Japanese belly warmer), we feel the need to sleep and eat more, rest and restore our energy ready for the spur of new growth in Spring.

Bone broth, fish and beans are foods beneficial for Kidneys t for you.

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

- Lao Tzu 


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).


A set of four treatments designed to help rid yourself of tobacco addiction. Involves ear acupuncture and stimulation with weak electric current.


915 Oxford Road, Tilehurst, Reading

RG30 6TP

59 St Helen's Ave, Benson OX10 6RU

Temporarily closed


Tel: 0788 946 0322



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

  • LinkedIn Social Icon
BAA logo transparent-300x100.png

© 2020 by Daria Masterman.