The Alternative Way

About Us: 

Acucare Acupuncture Clinic uses traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory and practice for diagnosis, acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments.  These treatments can be used in isolation or as a complementary treatment to western medicine.

Please note that many acupuncturists are only trained in a westernized version of Chinese Medicine and not the full traditional Chinese medicine theory, which takes years to learn.  Many of these westernized courses only last 3-6 weeks!

Acucare Acupuncture is dedicated to your long-term healthcare using mainly acupuncture which is occasionally supported by Chinese herbal medicine.

If you are receiving medical treatment from a doctor, GP, or any other medical practitioner please let Dr Xu know and she may, if necessary, encourage or advise you to discuss the treatment plan with your GP. 


To read more about Dr Xu please click the link below.

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What to expect:

First, your acupuncturist will ask about your health history. Then, he or she will examine your tongue’s shape, color, and coating, feel your pulse, and possibly perform some additional physical examinations depending on your individual health needs. Using these unique assessment tools, the acupuncturist will be able to recommend a proper treatment plan to address your particular condition.

To begin the acupuncture treatment, you lay comfortably on a treatment bed while precise acupoints are stimulated on various areas of your body. Most people feel no or minimal discomfort as the fine needles are gently placed. The needles are usually retained between five and 30 minutes. During and after treatments, people report that they feel very relaxed.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The frequency and number of treatments differ from person to person. Some people experience dramatic relief in the first treatment. For complex or long-standing chronic conditions, one to two treatments per week for several months may be recommended.

For acute problems, usually fewer visits are required, usually eight to ten visits in total. An individualized treatment plan that includes the expected number of treatments will be discussed during your initial visit.


The masseuse can identify which pathways are blocked and need pressure. A May 2013 study by the American Massage Therapy Association showed that regular massages can treat different serious illnesses like chronic low-back pain, cardiovascular problems and rheumatoid arthritis.

Our Services

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We offer a free consultation to determine which treatment will be most effective in getting you back to your healthy self in no time. To read more about our services just click on the photos, or to book a free consultation, click the link below.

Feedback We’ve Received

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Stopped Smoking

My wife and I started smoking in the latter years of the 1950’s, and smoked about 20 a day. After trying patches etc and getting nowhere we decided on acupuncture at Dr Shumin’s and it worked first time.

No more clothes etc smelling of smoke. My wife and I would like to thank the staff at Dr Shumin’s for their help and support.

We have already recommended Dr Shumin’s to our friends.

Mr and Mrs Lesley, Sheffield

Received acupuncture, herbal wash, massage, oil, and tablets.

Both hands were still very painful after the first few treatments, but as time went on the acupuncture really worked. After 10 treatments both my hands were 100% better. I can now do most things, such as gardening, free from pain. It’s been a nice experience and I would recommend Dr Shumins to my family and friends should they need it.

Jean Hobson

Back and Neck Pain

I have had a bad back for many years (over 20 years). After coming for acupuncture and herbal remedies my problems have now gone. I also had hot sweats which I had been treated for without success, these I am no longer suffering with.

I am so happy to have good health again with no pain and sleeping well and without waking because of hot flushes. I would certainly come back again if I have any health problems. Thank you for everything, the doctor Xu is brilliant at acupuncture and massage, and massages very courteous and helpful.

L Taylor

Contact Us

8A, The Arcade, The Brunel Shopping Centre, Swindon SN1 1LF, UK

01793 612343


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