Tonic Acupuncture Longridge

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture & HomeBased Acupressure WebCam Consultations

A short video to explain some of the changes I have made for returning to a safe acupuncture practice

More details are below the video

What The British Acupuncture Council Advise 

At Tonic Acupuncture we take your health protection very seriously. The British Acupuncture Council (the professional body that we are both members of) have set their current safety guidelines, some of these are as follows;- 

  • Face to face consultations should be risk assessed to ensure the potential contagion risk to patient and practitioner is considered before an ‘in-person’ treatment is offered.

  • Face masks must be worn by both patient and practitioner throughout the appointment.

  • Close contact time should be kept to a minimum

  • Extra treatment modalities such as massage kept to a minimum.

  • To screen all patients before each face to face appointment for any potential Covid-19 symptoms.


Expansion of the rules


We have thought long and hard about how we can keep both our patients and ourselves as safe as possible during in-person appointments. We have needed to change how we manage your appointments.


If you have a pre-existing health condition that puts you into the ‘at risk’ category, then we will, together need to assess the risks versus benefits of you attending a face to face appointment and assess if a virtual session would be better. We may request permission from your GP or consultant to ensure they are happy with you attending the clinic for acupuncture, this is to ensure all potential risks have been considered. 

Keeping close personal contact down to a minimum where possible. This will reduce the chance of your acupuncture session being a risk of passing any virus, especially Covid-19. 

Appointment Process

We have decided to do the talking part (consultation) of the first appointment over a video chat (can be over the phone if you would struggle with this). Then a day or so after the video consult, you will attend the clinic for your acupuncture treatment. This keeps close personal contact time down to a minimum, but we still have time to talk through your health issues thoroughly. 

All new patients (or returning patients whose last appointment was over 3 months ago) need to book as follows;

Book both -

  1. Video Consultation – New Patient– during the online booking you will complete a pre-appointment health intake form.

  2. Acupuncture Treatment – to be booked for the same day or a day or 2 after the video chat consult, where possible.

For any patients who are on a regular treatment plan, you will book just an acupuncture treatment, this is 1 hour long and will consist of a quick catch up before your treatment begins. 


During your new patient video consult, we will discuss your health and well-being, then if a face to face consult is the best option, We will explain the procedures I have put in place to keep us all as safe as possible.​


I am not accepting cash payments at all. All payments are taken online, if you don’t want to pay as you book, then you will be asked to enter your card details as these are saved via encryption, this enables a quicker payment and means you won’t need to bring your bank cards to your face to face session. Please see my privacy policy for full details on the security of these payments as I take your data security as seriously as your health protection.

Before During and After your face to face appointment

  • We will be wearing clean clinic attire that I change into on arrival at the start of each clinic session.

  • We will be changing my cotton apron between each appointment, these will be laundered before being used again.

  • We will be ensuring my hands are cleaned thoroughly before and after touching my patients.

  • We will be wearing, at a minimum, a surgical-grade fluid resistant face mask (IIR).

  • We will provide you with an IIR fluid-resistant mask for each appointment if you don't have one already. 

  • You will be asked to wash your hands before entering the clinic area

  • Blankets that will be used are silver foil emergency blankets, these are then bagged up and labeled for each patient for their next treatment. If you prefer, you can bring your own clean blanket. 

  • The treatment area will be aerated for 30 mins and cleaned between each patient.

  • Each patient will be Covid-19 screened before each face to face appointment.

  • There is no late cancellation fee for any Covid-19 related reasons.

  • I will also cancel any appointments booked if I suspect my own health/Covid-19 risk.





Stan from Tonic Acupuncture

Stan from Tonic Acupuncture

Stan the Acupuncture Man from Tonic Acupuncture of Longridge and Lancaster

Acupuncture brings balance

Acupuncture brings balance

Acupuncture at Tonic Acupuncture of Longridge, Lancashire and Lancaster brings balance

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Relief and freedom

Acupuncture at Tonic Acupuncture of Longridge, Lancashire and Lancaster brings relief and freedom

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