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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.

Lizzy Mitsi BAc; MST; MBAcC; MSST

I offer safe and effective treatment consisting of Acupuncture (5-Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine), integrated with aspects of Sports Therapy.

My practice is person-centred to promote health/wellbeing and encourage the body’s natural healing ability, as well as encourage optimum functional levels.

I am a Bsc Hons qualified Acupuncturist and a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the leading Professional Body for Acupuncturists in the UK. I studied Integrated Chinese Medicine, which includes 5-Element and TCM practices, in Reading at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine for 3.5 years, graduating in 2012. Chinese Medicine Acupuncture utilises a holistic approach to medicine whereby the physical, mental/emotional self are treated in unison to create balance and harmony within the body. Fine needles are inserted into pressure points throughout the body. These points invigorate the body’s vital energy (known as Qi), stimulate blood flow and can increase endorphin release to promote the body’s natural healing process. The consultation consisting of subjective assessment, taking pulses and observing the tongue, will enable me to make an appropriate treatment plan based on your individual needs.

I am also an Msc qualified Sports Therapist and a member of the SST (Society of Sports Therapy). I sometimes use this in conjunction with acupuncture treatment, whereby I can assess a musculoskeletal injury, offer additional techiques alongside acupuncture to aid treatment and offer exercise therapy advice based on the individuals needs.

With a caring disposition, I have always been interested in the ability to improve health and wellbeing for others to create healthier, happier lifestyles. It gives me great joy to see my patient’s feel better to help improve their lifestyles. Acupuncture has been incredibly helpful in aiding my overall wellbeing by alleviating stress, digestive issues and hormone imbalances. Nutrition/Diet and Women’s Health is of particular interest of mine in treatment.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and creating balance in my own life is also of great importance to me. I abide by a healthy diet (with the odd treat here and there!) and exercise routine. My work gives me great joy, however I like to balance it with hobbies and social time, such as practicing the Ukulele, going for walks, yoga and meditation. 

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