020 8749 3792





Clare Corbett


Expertise: Registered Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tui Na Massage Therapist

Member: British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the
Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM)

Clare is a fully qualified traditional Chinese medical acupuncturist, tui na massage therapist and Chinese herbalist. She has been developing these therapies to provide a unique acupuncture treatment that is tailored to the individual.

Although she has experience in treating a multitude of ailments, Clare specialises in musculo-skeletal complaints plus gynaecological disorders and using acupuncture for improving fertility and successful IVF. For example:

"I have spent the last 2 years with doctors prescribing
hormone replacement and telling me that I will more than likely not be able to have children without IVF as I have Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovaries.

I stumbled across The Happiness Centre on the internet and booked in to see Clare for Acupuncture. I have now seen her for 5 visits and she has not only improved my symptoms more than any medication ever has but I have just found out I'm pregnant. I am now a big believer that Acupuncture can help many things and The Happiness Centre and Clare have now fulfilled my dreams of becoming a Mum. Thank you so much! " Michelle, Shepherds Bush

Clare Corbett is also trained in the practice of Qi Gong, and is able to use it in helping patients to heal themselves between treatments. Another important part of treating musculo-skeletal disorders is the use of the various tools used in acupuncture, such as cupping, moxibustion and electro, all of which she uses to help enhance the acupuncture treatment with excellent results across many clients.

Clare works regularly with busy Executives and Professional clients, dealing with the manifestations of daily stress which affects us all in many different ways. Clare has considerable experience in using acupuncture to deal with stress-related symptoms.

"Being treated by Clare is such a healing experience both physically and mentally. The combination of her calming nature and her rare talent as an acupuncturist has been fundamental in helping me recover from a long standing bout of clinical depression. Having been to many acupuncturists in my time I can confidently say that she is up there with very best."
Henry, London

She also treats regularly at the NHS acupuncture clinic in Lambeth Hospital, where she mainly works with all kinds of pain conditions and addictions. Clare contributes expertise voluntarily to charities, such as Breast Cancer Care and Carers.

Prior to practicing Chinese Medicine, Clare completed a degree in religion and philosophy, which introduced her to the Daoist way of thinking and triggered her interest in Chinese Medicine. She has used her philosophical background to help her understand the intricate theory that provides the basis of acupuncture as a practice.

Clare helps teach Point Location at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM).

She looks forward to your first appointment, to assist in regaining or enhancing your health and wellbeing using the ancient and time-proven method of Acupuncture.

Therapy Information

What is Acupuncture?

  • Modern acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles into specific points just below the skin
  • These acupuncture points are located on meridiens or energy channels first detected by the ancient Chinese over 2000 years ago
  • Acupuncture is based on the assumption that Qi courses through the body just as streams and rivers ebb and flow across the surface of the earth. The acupuncture points are located in small depressions in the skin called "men" or "gates" where the channels come closest to the surface.

How does it work?

  • Acupuncture points relate to particular body and organ functions
  • The points are stimulated to correct imbalances
  • 'Stuck or stagnant' qi (energy) can be moved
  • In both cases healing can be brought about and pain relieved


Practitioners assess health by feeling the pulse at each wrist and by observing the color and form of the face, tongue, and body.

This information in addition to the patient’s personal history - present and past complaints, physical environment, family health history, and emotional life help the practitioner to decide what and how to treat the patient.


The goal of treatment is to harmonize all of the systems of the body and mind. Weak organs are tonified, congested channels are unblocked and the body is restored to balance.

Treatment may incorporate acupuncture, herbal remedies, diet, exercise, and massage. Duration of treatment depends on the nature of the complaint, its severity, and how long it has been present.

What happens in an acupuncture session?

The practitioner uses tiny sterile stainless steel acupuncture needles, which are inserted into the points of the body corresponding to the systems of the body that need harmonizing. Acupuncture invigorates proper function of the muscles, nerves, organs.

How it feels

Insertion of the needles goes unnoticed by some, and to others feels like a small pinch followed by a sensation of tingling, numbness, ache, traveling warmth, or heaviness. Needles remain in place for twenty to forty minutes. Most people experience a sense of relaxation and balance as a result of the session, and a relief from symptoms or increase in energy following the sessions which will last for some days and improve as the course of treatment continues.

Is it painful?

Not usually - in many cases the patient does not even feel the needles go in. The main sensation is a brief numbness, perhaps some tingling, followed by a sense of relaxation and wellbeing.

What can Acupuncture treat?

Some of the many conditions for which acupuncture is considered appropriate are listed by the World Health Organization of the United Nations:

  • Colds/flu, Bronchitis, Asthma
  • High blood pressure, ulcers, colitis, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis, back pain, stiff neck, headaches, stroke recovery, sprains
  • Earaches, poor eyesight, dizziness, sinus infection;, sore throat, hay fever
  • Impotence, infertility and IVF, pre-menstural syndrome (PMS), herpes, pelvic inflamitory disease (PID), irregular period or cramps, morning sickness
  • Anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, eczema, skin conditions, acne

Acupuncture for Pre-Natal and Post-Natal

In the UK, even the NHS acknowledges the effectiveness of Acupuncture for improving fertility, IVF treatment and pregnancy (pre and post natal).

Pre-natal Acupuncture treatments are common for:

  • Nausea and fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Prevention of miscarriage if it is threatened
  • Back pain
  • Mood swings and depression
  • Preparation for labour breech baby delayed labour

There have been many studies done on the use of acupuncture in pregnancy, obviously it is important for the patient to know that it is a very safe treatment for both them and their baby, and many studies indicate that patients who have regular acupuncture generally have shorter labour times with fewer complications.

Post-natal Acupuncture treatments:

  • Post natal depression is very common and is a normal part of our body adjusting to the change in hormones.
  • Acupuncture can give wonderful treatments to help balance the hormones and ease depression/mood swings
  • If there is excessive and prolonged uterine bleeding after birth, acupuncture can be used to help this. Acupuncture and herbs can be used to generally re-boost the body's qi (chi or energy flows) and blood levels, which are often diminished
  • Dietary advice is also important at this stage, it is believed in Chinese Medicine that most post natal problems arise from an improper diet!

Call 020 8749 3792 to book your session with a highly experienced practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in Shepherds Bush W12 London:

Acupuncture, West London - Clare Corbett
Acupuncture, West London - Nick Dalton-Brewer





Initial consultation
60 mins £55

Follow-up Consultations
60mins £55


We have an Acupuncturist available Monday to Friday.

Cancellation Policy
24 hours notice of cancellation is required or the full fee is payable.


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