Five Element Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

East meets West…

Integrating his training and substantial experience in both Five Element Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Joshua uses a range of diagnostic tools to tailor treatment to each individual patient’s needs.

An acupuncture treatment uses ultra-fine needles to stimulate the meridian points in the body tissues, just below the surface. It is a very relaxing experience which will leave you feeling calm and revitalised.

These ancient holistic practices aim to stimulate the body’s natural ability to self-heal and can be used to treat illness and alleviate stress, and as a preventive medicine to strengthen the immune system and constitution.

Joshua’s work is heavily influenced by the teachings of Professor John Worsley, who first brought Five Element Acupuncture to Britain. The basis of that teaching is perfectly described by The Worsley Institute:

‘The ancients observed how the fundamental elements of creation, wood, fire, earth, metal and water, create life’s natural mysterious order. When these five elements manifest within us in a balanced and harmonious state, we experience health, wellbeing and the joy of being alive.

‘Professor Worsley realised that every human being has one true cause of disease. He called this unique, original and distinguishing discovery the Causative Factor (CF). When the CF is diagnosed and treated, the cause of disease resolves and the symptoms signalling the imbalance disappear. This style of acupuncture elegantly restores our balance and harmony and returns us to the health and wellbeing that is our natural right’.

If you feel unsure if acupuncture can help – and don’t find your particular condition or concern featured here – go to The British Acupuncture Council A-Z of ‘Fact Sheets’ to find out more, including up-to-date research, evidence and relevant case studies.

Conditions which may benefit from acupuncture:

  • Allergies and hay fever
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Back pain and sports-related injuries
  • Depression
  • Digestive and bowel disorders
  • Fertility issues (male and female)
  • Insomnia and poor sleep
  • Migraine headache
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Smoking
  • Tinnitus
My clients say...

Carolyn D

“After crippling back pain and subsequent surgery, I have been helped back to absolutely normal function, health and happiness with the support and treatment I have received with Joshua. It is difficult to imagine now how things were back then – a testament to his care.”


“I have known Joshua for twenty years, initially as my teacher and subsequently as a colleague. During that time he had his own practice as well as teaching the Alexander Technique as a part of performance training in a range of different contexts, including individual and group work. He is experienced and knowledgeable in many…

Judy W

“Joshua loves his work! As a client and friend for many years, I have witnessed and benefited from that healing energy in so many areas of my life: mentally, physically and spiritually. I would recommend him to anyone seeking to reimagine their health and wellbeing.”


“I began to have acupuncture with Joshua to improve my chances of conceiving.  From the outset, he made me feel very relaxed and comfortable and that, in combination with the weekly treatment sessions, I felt a lot calmer and my blood pressure started to come down. I always felt  I could share my concerns with him…