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TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Acupuncture is one of the world oldest medical systems. It works by using fine sterile needles in points on the body to create healing. It is a holistic approach to diagnose, treat and prevent disease by trying to ascertain the root cause of the problem and treat accordingly.

Who can benefit?

TCM acupuncture is used for a wide variety of conditions as well as having a calming effect on the mind. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and NICE recognise many conditions where TCM acupuncture can be effective. At Joint Mechanics we can help with:

  • Pain from sports injuries, back and neck pain, knee pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and arthritis 

  • Digestive disorders such as IBS, indigestion, bloating, heartburn, nausea, and constipation 

  • Stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and addiction 

  • Menstrual and menopausal disorders including PMT, painful periods, endometriosis, PCOS, and hot flushes 

  • Pregnancy discomforts and labour induction 

  • Fertility issues including IVF support 

  • Headaches and migraines 

  • Skin conditions covering eczema, asthma, psoriasis, and acne 

  • Insomnia and chronic fatigue


Rarely do you find a more motivated and a professional therapist like Howard. He is not only technically very good, but he also possesses great inter-personal skills. 


M. Nielsen (Spa Director, La Manga Club Spa, Spain)

I cannot emphasise strongly enough the benefits of Osteopathy and deep soft tissue massages. For a number of years I have used in tandem both of these treatments during injury and as a general ongoing maintenance to prevent injuries.


Howard has been one of the practitioners at the practice I go to in Hatfield (The Hatfield Practice) and the treatment I have received from him has certainly helped me.


Graham (Runner with St Albans Striders)

I have been seeing Howard for sports massage for a number of years. Howard is excellent at pinpointing the trouble spots and is one of the best masseurs I have come across. A weekly session with Howard keeps my body in shape for competition.


F. Lawrence (Ironman World Championships 2008 finisher)

Howard has really helped to keep me on the road over the years and I'd recommend him to anyone. As a regular long-distance runner and triathlete, I always have tight and tired muscles, but after every session I leave with legs feeling much looser and fresher. He's not afraid to make you hurt a bit to really get at those tight spots!


A. Greenwood (Serpentine Running Club)

I have the pleasure of working with Howard at events and have taken full advantage of his skills. Any treatment, from manipulation to massage, I received from Howard has been a success and long lasting on the many issues I have. So much so he is always in immediate demand when we meet up! Thanks Howard.


C.Styles-Coles (Sports Massage Therapist at Human Race sports events)

Rave reviews from wounded. Ta.


Nigel (Head Coach at the Civil Service Rugby Club)

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