Welcome to the Acupuncture Studio – Bickington, Barnstaple.

The Acupuncture Studio is a small, friendly, professional acupuncture practice run by fully qualified, accredited and experienced acupuncturist, Alison Ayers, BSc (Hons), LicAc, MBAcC. The studio is located in a tranquil setting on the outskirts of Bickington, Barnstaple.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture with a trained and fully qualified practitioner is one of the safest and longest established forms of healthcare. It is suitable for people of all ages, including pregnant women and also children, and can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine.

Acupuncture helps maintain the body’s equilibrium through insertion of very fine, sterile needles into specific points that regulate the flow of ‘Qi’ (your body’s vital energy). When Qi becomes blocked or depleted, symptoms of pain or illness can arise.

Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to health and considers illness as a sign that the body is out of balance. The exact pattern and degree of imbalance is unique to each individual. All acupuncture treatments are therefore unique and tailored specifically to each person.

This natural approach to health and wellbeing is effective for a wide range of conditions including physical, emotional and mental health. The focus is on improving overall wellbeing as well as treating specific conditions and symptoms. Acupuncture can also be used as a preventive measure to strengthen the constitution and promote general wellbeing.

What to Expect

After taking a detailed and comprehensive history of your main health complaints, medical history and lifestyle, Alison will devise an individual treatment plan, tailored to your specific requirements. You may also be offered lifestyle and dietary advice to support your treatment.

Call 07753912715 or email to book an appointment or arrange a free 15-minute telephone consultation to see how acupuncture could benefit you.

The Acupuncture Studio is registered with the local authorities and Alison has full professional indemnity insurance.

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture originated in China and has been used for thousands of years to restore, promote and maintain health and wellbeing. Its benefits are widely recognised all over the world and there is a growing body of evidence-based clinical research to support its impact.

Other therapies


Cupping therapy involves glass cups being applied to the body to create a vacuum seal that stimulates blood flow and clears stagnant Qi. 


Guasha (pronounced gwa-sha) is a centuries-old practice. A base oil is applied to the skin and a sterile, single-use tool is used to apply pressure to the skin with a stroking or light scraping action.

Moxibustion (moxa)

Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called ‘moxa’ are burned on or very near the skin at particular points on the body.

Ready to find out more?

Call 07753 912715 or email to book an appointment or arrange a free 15-minute telephone consultation to see how acupuncture could benefit you.