Tonic Acupuncture Longridge

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture & HomeBased Acupressure WebCam Consultations

Hi, I am Sandra; I hold a First Class Honours degree in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture from Manchester Metropolitan University. I am a full member of The British Acupuncture Council, they are a governing board that regulates my practice, to ensure I uphold a very safe, research-based acupuncture practice. I am fully licensed with the Ribble Valley Borough Council, Preston City Council and Lancaster City Council for the safe and hygienic practice of acupuncture.


Acupuncture absolutely amazes me, from the patients I have treated, I just awe at the results and effects it produces. Via some of the patients I have treated, I have seen, eczema and hives vanish, migraines reduce in frequency and severity, PMT, polycystic ovarian syndrome and menopausal symptoms improve. I have also seen the pain from Hypermobility syndrome reduce, musculoskeletal conditions corrected, IBS and diverticulitis symptoms go away. I have also been amazed by the way I have seen a skin swellings such as autoimmune conditions and benign growths and joint swelling from osteoarthritis conditions like reduce, during a treatment.


It brings me great pleasure in seeing my patients leave feeling better than they arrived, then returning to me the week after with further improvement and generally more energy.


Obviously, each and every person is different, which is why I tailor make and research the correct treatment plan for each patient.

Fact sheets on the efficacy of acupuncture during clinical trials can be found on the British Acupuncture Councils website



During your treatment, I will assess your condition with a range of diagnostic techniques, including asking questions and looking at your tongue. This enables me to discover what is the root cause of your condition.

Acupressure looks to treat the body as a whole after all our body parts and mind are all connected. 

During the sessions I will ask you questions to assess your symptoms and conditions. I will then show you some effective acupressure points for your symptoms and how to press them. We will then run through a relaxation session whilst you press your acupressure points. 

Sometimes there are immediate changes in how you will feel, but more often the changes occur over the following days. These can be very subtle changes in the beginning, like being able to sleep better or your mood improving. You will be given pictures of the points to press and if you wish, I can record the advice section of the session and send it over to you. I will request that you continue to have self acupressure sessions with some relaxation time, and then we will chat again within 1-2 weeks to asses how they are working for you. 

You will also find that the sessions are more than just about the acupressure.

  • They will be a safe space for you to talk. 

  • I will discuss your lifestyle and diet with you to see if minor adjustments could help to reduce your symptoms.

  • I will also explain your body to you from a Chinese Medicine perspective, helping you gain insight into how you can help yourself much more. 


Side effects are rare, mild effects consist of some slight bruising if you press too hard, some people feel tired after the treatment. I always advise trying to relax the day of your treatment and to drink plenty of water. 

Please remember that you should contact us or your GP, 111 or 999 if you are worried about symptoms getting worse.



To book an appointment visit the Acupressure page. 



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