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Therapies at Glencairn House


Acupuncture, pain relief and increased energy




Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating fine filiform needles into specific points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes. According to traditional Chinese medical theory, acupuncture points are situated on meridians along which qi, the vital energy, flows.

Ease pain and raise energy levels



Most of the main acupuncture points are found on the “twelve main meridians” and two of the “eight extra meridians” (Du Mai and Ren Mai) a total of “fourteen channels”, which are described in classical and traditional Chinese medical texts, as pathways through which Qi and “Blood” flow. There also exist “extra points” not belonging to any channel. Other tender points (known as “ashi points”) may also be needled as they are believed to be where stagnation has gathered.

Treatment of acupuncture points may be performed along several layers of pathways, most commonly the twelve primary channels, or mai, located throughout the body. The first twelve channels correspond to systems of function: Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, Bladder, Kidney, Pericardium, San Jiao (an intangible, also known as Triple Burner), Gall Bladder, and Liver. Other pathways include the Eight Extraordinary Pathways (Qi Jing Ba Mai), the Luo Vessels, the Divergents and the Sinew Channels. Ashi (tender) points are generally used for treatment of local pain.

Rachel Moon Lic Ac, Bsc Hons Acunpucture, Dip Tn

I became fascinated with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine after having a course of treatment back in 2010. Fast forward to 2016 and I graduated from the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine with a degree in Acupuncture and a Diploma in Tuina Massage. I enjoy using a combination of TCM and Five Element Acupuncture together with massage, cupping, guasha and moxibustion. I will also suggest dietary and lifestyle advice where I feel this would be beneficial for you.

I am passionate about helping patients with musculoskeletal pain whether this comes from sports injury, accident or trauma, joint pain, headaches, back pain and post-operative recovery. I find that using a combination of massage and acupuncture is particularly beneficial.

Women’s health is another big passion of mine; helping women of all ages navigate our complex hormonal system from starting periods and all that entails, fertility and infertility issues, right through to menopause and beyond.

One of the many advantages of acupuncture is that it is a holistic treatment, and your care will be tailored to suit your personal needs, mind, body and spirit.

I am registered and insured with the Association of Acupuncture Clinicians (AAC) and abide by their strict codes of conduct and program of continued professional development

Rachel Moon

Since moving from London down to Dorset my husband and I had never found any masseur who we really felt had the expertise and knowledge.  However we met Sarah and that has now all changed.  She has magic hands, the rare ability to read what a body needs and requires therefore all her massages are thorough, beneficial and healing.  She has mended my husband who has had a prolapsed disc and is constantly putting/rejuvenating my body.  Both of us are parents, triathletes, runners, riders….without Sarah we wouldn’t be.  We really cannot speak more highly of her.

Emma and Mark Fisher