Why Choose Us For Acupuncture
The practice is well-established and highly-regarded and was founded over ten years ago on the principals of excellence in patient care and clinical rigour. We are proud of our clinical achievements and have many success stories to our name. We are consistently rated as ‘Excellent’ in patient experience via third-party feedback forums.
Practising acupuncture is both an art and a science and we are constantly engaging with research into the practice of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and its link with western medicine and other treatment modalities. We are actively committed to ongoing professional development and post-graduate education. At heart, acupuncture is energy medicine and we seek to cultivate our own energy (through the practice of Qi Gong / Tai Chi) as well as that of our patients and pay close attention to the ebb and flow of Qi all our treatments. We are orientated toward health, wellness and well-being and recognise this can be achieved in part or fully by everyone, regardless of their starting point. We draw on the rich canon of Chinese medicine to provide comprehensive, holistic and effective treatments and do so with passion and integrity.
We are a recognised teaching practice and are committed to the development of aspiring and student acupuncturists, and the profession as a whole.
Our patients and clients are at the very heart of everything we do and drive all our decision-making, big and small. We ensure our clinical practices are clear, transparent and stand up to scrutiny – and we achieve this through regular audits and feedback systems. We practice acupuncture in a collaborative and entirely patient-focused way.
We have a 100% commitment to sustained excellence in safe and effective clinical practice, and total patient care.
We are passionate advocates for acupuncture and Chinese medicine and its place within healthcare in our modern life, and we absolutely love what we do!
Meet The Team!
Samantha Hamilton Stent
Practising acupuncture is one of the great joys in my life. I see every day the immediate and lasting effects this traditional medicine has on people’s lives and the difference it can make, in ways big and small. I have been in clinical practice as an acupuncturist for well over a decade and during that time I have been privileged to have worked with humans at every stage of life, from teeny tiny babies to people enjoying old, old age. To date my oldest patient has been 98 years and my youngest, just 6 days! I have worked with many patients facing huge health obstacles in my work running the acupuncture service at St Catherine’s hospice; I have worked with people who are fit and healthy and want to stay that way and everyone in between. I love to hear my patients’ stories and help them sometimes at the most vulnerable times of their lives. It is quite something to be allowed into people’s lives and to be part of their journey, whatever the destination.
I have a strong foundation in the academics of health by virtue of my first degree in health science and have been working in the research and delivery of health and medicine all my career. I toggle between both Eastern and Western medical systems with ease and this fluency enables me to work in partnership with western medical doctors and other Chinese medicine practitioners. In addition to my clinical work, I am a lecturer and faculty member at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York and teach undergraduate acupuncture students.
I have a busy and fun life outside of the clinic and am mum to two little girls. I enjoy getting out and about in the countryside with my dogs and love writing.
BScHons Acupuncture (First-Class Honours)
Licentiate in Acupuncture
PG Dip. Gynaecology, Fertility & Obstetric Acupuncture
Dip. HE Oriental Medicine
Dip. HE Tuina (Chinese physical therapy)
Licentiate in Tuina
Certified Practitioner of NLP
BScHons Health Science (First-Class Honours)
The British Acupuncture Council
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The Royal Society of Medicine
The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
The Acupuncture Fertility Network
Zita West Affiliated Acupuncture Network
Tui Na Practitioner
After years of having acupuncture, I could no longer ignore my desire to learn the magic of this traditional medicine. I trained at the City College of Acupuncture and graduated with first class honours. I am a sessional lecturer at the college, supporting undergraduate acupuncturists in their learning of this amazing medicine.
I take a holistic approach to my treatments, ensuring they are gentle and nurturing. I am also a practitioner of Tuina, a remedial body-work therapist, and have a background in nutrition, abdominal-sacral therapy and sports massage.
When I am not working, I am often chasing something – be it my son, my dog or a tennis ball at my local club!
Diploma in Acupuncture
Licentiate in Acupuncture
Licentiate in Tui Na
Diploma in Sports Massage
Diploma in Abdominal-Sacral Therapy
BA (Hons) Modern Languages
The British Acupuncture Council
Institute for Sports and Remedial Massage
After completing my degree in psychology I went on to complete Fd.Sc in Integrative Counselling. The foundation of my work is Clarkson’s 5-Relational Therapeutic Model, which provides an integrative framework to enable me to support you and your self-exploration.
The counselling relationship is the foundation on which healing experiences are built. I spend a lot of time helping to create an environment which encourages an equal and collaborative therapeutic relationship, where you are able to communicate honestly and openly about your feelings and concerns. Where you feel heard, attended to and fully understood in a non-judgemental, supportive environment. This helps you to identify your own voice and find ways of following it.
As a counsellor I work with a range of situations and experiences including;
• Depression & low mood
• Domestic abuse
• Gender, sexuality and relationship diversity
• Low self-esteem
• Relationship issues
• Social and general anxiety
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in strict accordance with their Ethical Framework.
I have had a varied and interested working life; I worked at Boots the chemist, then went on to be a beauty consultant for Roc and Revlon cosmetics.
For the last 16 years I have had an enjoyable time working at British Airways; first as a Customer Service Agent, then latterly as Cabin Crew flying all over the world. I have lots of experience working with diverse range of people including helping passengers with reduced mobility and additional needs.
I love being creative and have been sewing since the age of four! I am an accomplished artist and particularly love portraiture. I also really love keeping fit and active and practice yoga, and enjoy cycling, swimming and hiking. I Recently hiked up Mount Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike.