Acupuncture is a treatment designed to relieve pain, derived from Ancient Chinese medicine.  The traditional ideas that surround acupuncture are rooted in the belief that energy known as Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) flows through the body in channels called meridians.  Qi is said to be a life force containing healing properties.


Acupuncture will involved your practitioner inserting a number of fine needles into your body, leading to the therapeutic release of pain.  In Western medical tradition, acupuncture is usually considered a complementary or alternative form of medicine.  When the needles are inserted you will not feel any pain as they are extremely thin.  However, they will stimulate your nerves, encouraging your body to produce natural substances including pain-relieving endorphins.  It is likely that these naturally occurring substances are responsible for any pain relief you experience after receiving acupuncture treatment.  Undergoing a course of acupuncture, as opposed to a single treatment is usually most effective at producing pain relief.


Practitioners of acupuncture use the technique to treat a wide range of health conditions.  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence provides helpful guidelines for the use of acupuncture in the care of patients.


It is recommended that you consult your doctor for advice before undergoing a course of acupuncture.


You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Acupuncture treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages. If you are using your health insurance, please contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at One Hatfield Hospital.

Why One Hatfield

  • Modern purpose-built hospital opened in December 2017
  • Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, X-ray and Ultrasound
  • Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
  • Specialist physiotherapy and nursing teams
  • Little or no waiting time
  • ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
  • Freshly prepared food
  • Calm, dignified experience

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Physiotherapy Pricing Guide at One Hatfield Hospital

This is a list of guide prices for some of common Physiotherapy treatments and procedures.

Treatment Guide Price
Initial consultation £60
Follow-up appointments £45
Hand therapy initial consultation £90
Hand therapy follow up appointment £50
Shockwave therapy  single session  £100
Shockwave therapy  3 sessions package £275
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