Method : In this treatment needles are inserted on certain points of the body & either removed immediately or retained for some time.

Principle : All diseases are caused due to either a blockage or imbalance of energy within the Pranic (Etheric) body.

Mechanism : The needles are pierced such as to remove the blockage or to tonify or sedate energy as per the requirement. This inturn acts on the nerves & the internal organs to normalize their functions.

Variations : Many different types of acupuncture are existing including Classical Sujok, Electro acupuncture & needleless acupuncture. All have their place & use in the treatment and are used at Nityananda Clinic.

Classical: – In this needles are placed on different part of the body including the arms, legs, chest, abdomen, head etc.

Sujok : In this needle are placed only on the hands or feet, more often only the hands. Since the hand gives a perfect holographic image of the whole body and all the points of the body can be found on the hands.

Electro acupuncture : Special electrical frequencies related to different organs are applied to different points to cure the internal diseases.

Needleless Acupuncture : No needles are used instead pressure (acupressure) or laser or heat (moxa) are used to stimulate the points.

Especially useful in :The World Health Organization(WHO) has published a list of diseases for which acupuncture is used in China. They include:

Upper respiratory tract and Respiratory Disorders: Sinusitis, rhinitis, colds, tonsillitis, acute bronchitis and bronchial asthma.

Gastro- Intestinal Disorders: Acute and chronic gastritis, gastric hyperacidity, the pain of duodenal ulcers, acute and chronic colitis, acute bacilliary dysentery, constipation and diarrhoea.

Neurological and musculo-skeletal disorders: Headache, Migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, post stroke paralysis, meniere’s disease, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, intercostal neuralgia, cervicobrachial syndrome such as ‘frozen shoulder’, tennis elbow’ and ‘RSI’, sciatica, low back pain, and osteoarthritis.

In addition to the above we have found excellent results in treating Ischaemic heart disease, Epilepsy, Diabetes, Slip Disc, Asthma, Kidney stones and psychological disorders like depression, excess anger, mania, & also sports injuries.

Caution : Classical acupuncture should be administered only by doctors and those aware of anatomy otherwise can cause harm to internal organs if done by spurious practioners. Also since the vital energies of the body are being manipulated it should be under proper monitoring by the pulse (pulse diagnosis) so that the treatment is adequate and not excessive. At Nityanand Clinic this aspect is highly emphasized and pulse diagnosis is carried out at every sitting.

Duration of Treatment : Each sitting lasts between 40 minutes to 1 hour and the treatment is usually given on alternate days (except in outstation and in acute case where it can be given daily). Total number of sittings depends on the severity and the duration of the problem and can vary fro a few sitting to an average of 15 to 20 but in very severe case can last for more than 60 sittings.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Radiate youth and vitality by adding cosmetic acupuncture to your anti-aging regimen

What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

This ancient beauty secret is a virtually painless, natural approach to reducing the signs of aging and helping skin regain its youthful glow. Cosmetic acupuncture is a whole-body approach to wellness as it addresses the surface signs of aging as well as the internal stressors that contribute to the aging process.

How Does it Work?

Needles as thin as a strand of hair are inserted carefully into key areas and creases in the face, causing tiny microtrauma to the skin that triggers an increase in blood flow and activates collagen production. Collagen, the body’s natural “filler,” increases muscle tone and elasticity. The increase in blood flow helps revitalize and nourish the skin, resulting in healthier skin, a dewy glow, and a more youthful appearance.


If you want to achieve noticeable results from a facial, it needs to be drastic.

The traditional combination of cleansing, toning and a facemask may leave you feeling relaxed and your skin looking rosy, but in reality it will make more difference to your mood than your skin and – in my experience – the results will be gone by the following day. Acupuncturist Annee de Mamiel, however, is a results-driven therapist.

After taking your medical history, Annee uses Chinese medicine principles to assess your body’s areas of weakness before identifying problem areas on your face.

Next, she inserts very fine disposable needles into the specific points mine were in my forehead and jawline, mainly – to create a ‘micro-trauma’, prompting increased blood flow and nutrients to flow to the area, kickstarting the skin’s rejuvenation process.

Needles are also placed in specific sites around the body before Annee gets to work with a Tui’na, a stimulating Chinese massage. The needles stay in for about 30-45 minutes.

The final stage of the process occurs after they are removed, when your face is massaged with a bespoke oil before you wander back to the relaxation room for a specially blended medicinal tea.

Anti Ageing

Cosmetic’ acupuncture is the newest weapon in the anti-ageing war, but can it really give you a facelift? Or does it just leave you with pins and needles?

Out of the corner of my left eye, I can see the red tip of a long needle protruding rather alarmingly from my cheek.

If I look down I can see another needle, this one stuck into my chin, and I daren’t move my head in case I dislodge or snap off the needles sticking out of the top of my head and both temples.

I resemble a human pin cushion. I am lying in a pristine white room in a clinic in central London, only just daring to watch as acupuncturist Samara Reid gently taps super-fine, sharp needles into my flesh. It doesn’t hurt, there’s just a slight tingle as each of the 25 needles sinks in.

‘Cosmetic’ acupuncture is the latest weapon in the anti-ageing war, and a favourite among stars such as Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston.

Like me, these A-listers are past the first flush of youth. Unlike me, they have glowing, smooth, impossibly perfect complexions.

Samara Reid, who has been a facial acupuncturist for more than two decades, says there has been a rise in those wanting the treatment in recent months.