Book a treatment at our Complementary Medicine Clinic

By Lincoln College

About our Clinic

Our Complementary Medicine Clinic, based in Lincoln city centre, offers a range of herbal medicine and acupuncture treatments such as:

  • Herbal medicine consultations and prescriptions

  • Acupuncture, which may include some of the following:

    • Moxibustion

    • Cupping

    • Gua Sha

    • Pulse diagnosis

    • Tongue diagnosis

Herbal medicine consultations are free and medicine costs start from only £8. We’re now offering online herbal medicine consultations via Zoom.

Acupuncture appointments are charged at £15 per session. 

We’re open most days during term time and a couple of days a week during academic holidays so please get in touch if you’d like to book an appointment with us.

Please see below for more information and how to book a treatment or consultation.

We also have a range of complementary therapies at our Gibney Salon, with prices ranging from £10, including:

  • Clinical Aromatherapy

  • Reflexology

  • Body Massage

Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture, as one of the main components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), has been practised in China for more than 2,000 years and has become increasingly popular in the UK over the past decade.

Acupuncture is based on the distinct and comprehensive theories of TCM with its own unique diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. It views the body as an organic whole with a network of meridians connecting and co-ordinating the internal organs, muscles, bone and the skin. Qi (“vital energy”) of the body circulates along the meridians. Good health relies on the dynamic balance of the two opposite yet interdependent aspects of Qi - Yin and Yang.

It involves the insertion of very fine sterilised needles (disposable and never re-used), into the body surfaces at strategic points (acupoints) of the meridians. The needles generate a therapeutic effect by regulating Qi mobilisation to regain Yin-Yang balance in the body. The use of needles is virtually painless.

Who will undertake my appointment?

Treatments are carried out by student practitioners, under the close supervision of a qualified practitioner. All of our practitioner supervisors are full members of either the British Acupuncture Council or the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (UK), and are fully insured.

What happens at my first appointment?

The first appointment will take an hour and a half, where a full case history will be taken.

When are appointments available?

Clinics take place most days per week during term time and one or two days per week during the Summer holidays. Messages can be left on the answer machine if the clinic is closed, and someone will return your call when the clinic is next open.

How much does it cost?

Payment is £15 per session, payable on the day of treatment. Payment is by debit card or cash.

Appointments must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance, if not we reserve the right to charge the full amount for that session.

Herbal Medicine

What is Herbal Medicine?

Herbal medicine embraces the ideal of holistic care which looks at the health of an individual as a whole.

It is the use of medicinal plant material and it has its roots at the very beginning of human history, on every continent, and enthusiasm for this form of medicine has never been greater than it is today. Around 80% of the world’s population still rely on herbal medicine as their primary means of healthcare. Although many European herbs are used, some may be sourced from other parts of the world. Our herbal products are bought from licensed, registered companies in the United Kingdom.

Who will undertake my appointment?

Herbal appointments are taken by student practitioners under the close supervision of a qualified practitioner. All of our practitioner supervisors are members of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), and are fully insured. As this is a teaching clinic there may be other students observing the appointments.

What happens at my first appointment?

Your first appointment will last about an hour and a half where a full medical history will be taken, including information on allergies, family history, diet and lifestyle.

Your herbalist will check your pulse and blood pressure, and if necessary, may conduct a physical examination. The herbalist will then make an assessment based on what they have found. They will discuss a programme of herbal medicine with you and consider how long they think you that may need to take the medicine. These things will all vary depending on your condition.

However as the complexity of health is unravelled the medical herbalist may need to look beyond a simple assessment and view your constitution as a whole. They may also discuss changes to your diet, exercise regime and lifestyle and agree goals with you. If they feel it is necessary they will refer you back to your GP or to another health care practitioner.

What types of medicine is available?

The herbal prescription is designed just for you and the herbal medicine will made up while you wait, along with any instructions you may need. The herbal medicine is in the form of tinctures, teas, creams or lotions, which are easy to take or apply

When are appointments available?

Clinics take place most days per week during term time and one or two days per week during the Summer holidays. Messages can be left on the answer machine if the clinic is closed, and someone will return your call when the clinic is next open.

How much does it cost?

All consultations are free of charge. Herbal medicine costs from £8 per week for tinctures. Teas, creams, drops etc are priced differently and would incur an additional charge. Payment is by debit card or cash.

Herbal Medicine

Book a Treatment

To book an appointment for acupuncture or herbal medicine or to find out more, please contact us at clinic@lincolncollege.ac.uk

Complementary Medicine Clinic
Deans Sport & Leisure
Lincoln College
Monks Road
Lincoln
LN2 5HQ

To book an appointment for our Complementary Therapies services (Clinical Aromatherapy, Reflexology & Body Massage) or to find out more, please contact us at clucas@lincolncollege.ac.uk

Gibney Salon at Lincoln College
Monks Road
Lincoln
LN2 5HQ

Complementary Medicine Clinic

  • Acupuncture - Per Session £15
  • Herbal Medicine - Free Consultation £0

Gibney Salon: Complementary Therapies

  • Clinical Aromatherapy (1 hour) £10
  • Clinical Aromatherapy (1.5 hours, Full Body Including Face & Scalp) £12
  • Reflexology £10
  • Body Massage £10