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Our Clinic

Ming Chen Clinics is a group of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Clinics, each staffed by fully qualified, experienced and registered Practitioners who have trained in TCM, acupuncture and Western Medicine in China and the UK.

At our Clinics, we are dedicated to maintaining a balance of body and mind: a holistic approach to the individual.

We offer all our clients access to a team of specialists, brought together with the express purpose of providing a substantial experience and knowledge base, who work closely with local GPs, physiotherapists, chiropractors and counsellors.

Ming Chen Clinics has a wide client base; we offer advice and support on all aspects of health-related issues.

News & Update 


October Highlights

It's International Menopause day on Saturday 18th Oct - could acupuncture help you?

Back Care Awareness Week 7th - 11th October
If you are suffering from back pain, Why not try acupuncture - see links below

July Highlights

We are delighted to introduce Aileen Dennis, Clinical Massage Therapist to our clinic. Please see below for her introductory offer

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June Highlights


Facial Acupuncture

FaceBook Competition

(See FaceBook for rules & regulations)

We believe in non-toxic solutions to health and beauty which is why we’re delighted to hear that more people are embracing the natural benefits of facial acupuncture.

Facial acupuncture works holistically with the whole body because what is going on your face is a reflection of your general health.

Prices for facial acupuncture start at £65.

To be in with the chance to win a £50 voucher towards facial acupuncture at our clinic, like and share this post and tag a friend/relative in the comments’ section.

The prize voucher is valid for 3 months, to be used towards Facial Acupuncture treatment only, not redeemable for cash.

Competition closes on 24 June 2019 at 12pm GMT


For more information on facial acupuncture:




Ming’s Training Course in China

Ming has just returned from a training course in China, studying the art of Hara Diagnosis (Abdominal Palpation), a style of acupuncture originating in China in the age of the Yellow Emperor, and developed more recently by the Japanese, particularly Kiiko Matsumoso. The Hara is the area in the centre of the abdomen, core to our energy and health. Hara Diagnosis concentrates on this area to treat a multitude of health problems, maintaining the principles of diagnosis, treatment, assessment, and paying particular attention to symptomatic history as well as present symptoms.

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May Highlights


On Saturday 11th May Ming had the pleasure of being invited to speak at a seminar with Facial Palsy UK at St John's Hospital. In many ways, acupuncture can be of help to those suffering from Facial Palsy. Thank you to Facial Palsy UK for the opportunity to share Ming's experience and knowledge at this meeting.

Facial Palsy UK are a registered charity and a wonderful organisation who rely solely on voluntary donations to help educate and raise awareness as well as supporting those in need. Find out more about them here:https://www.facialpalsy.org.uk/inform/


So how can acupuncture help?

“Researchers from the General Hospital of People's Liberation Army (Beijing) compared two types of acupuncture for the treatment of infranuclear facial paralysis affecting the facial nerve (cranial nerve VII). One treatment protocol achieved a 98% total effective rate and the other acupuncture protocol achieved a 90.7% total effective rate.”

“Scientists now posit that Bell’s Palsy involves neurodegeneration of neurons due to ischemia and edema, although many cases are not ascribed a known etiology. The researchers note… …how acupuncture restores normal movement to facial muscles for patients with Bell’s Palsy and other forms of infranuclear facial paralysis… Electroacupuncture has the ability to upregulate nerve growth factor, thereby restoring neurons.”

“In a related two week investigation, Third People’s Hospital (Chongqing) researchers (Wang et al.) conclude that acupuncture plus infrared heat therapy combined with medications significantly improves positive patient outcome rates for patients with facial paralysis. Patients receiving only medications had a 60.42% total effective rate. The addition of acupuncture and infrared therapy increased the effective rate to 91.67%”


Make May Purple /Action On Stroke Month 2019 

This runs throughout May and is an annual awareness event arranged by the Stroke Association.

How acupuncture can help



Make May Purple /Action On Stroke Month 2019 runs throughout May and is an annual awareness event arranged by the Stroke Association. The month is to raise awareness of Strokes and their impact on sufferers and their friends and families as well as educating the general public on the signs and symptoms of strokes, what causes strokes, what happens during a stroke and what to do in the event of someone suffering a stroke.  https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Make May Purple /Action On Stroke Month 2019 runs throughout May and is an annual awareness event arranged by the Stroke Association. The month is to raise awareness of Strokes and their impact on sufferers and their friends and families as well as educating the general public on the signs and symptoms of strokes, what causes strokes, what happens during a stroke and what to do in the event of someone suffering a stroke. https://www.stroke.org.uk/

On Offer this month!

On Offer this month!


April Highlights

On Offer this month!

On Offer this month!


Acupuncture To Reduce Symptoms Of PMS—Does it Really Work?


Meet our therapist Sheila Ross at the Science Festival Sunday 14th 8 pm  


March Highlights


Acupuncture may well help see article below



Robin Bela has a special offer for International Women’s Day please see below

Cathy Waddell has a special offer for Mothers’ Day. See below

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On Offer this month!

On Offer this month!


February Highlights

We are delighted to welcome Cathy Waddell Clinical Massage Therapist and Bodyworker to our clinic.

Cathy will be offering 25% off all her treatments until 28th February check her out on our practitioners page.

For more information or to book an appointment, please call 07464 375081or email caththerapy@gmail.com


January Highlights

National Obesity Awareness Week

National Obesity Awareness Week starts on the second Monday of January each year and runs for the full week.This year’s event begins on the 14th through to the 20th. Join us now to celebrate the National Obesity Awareness Week. Make your New Year's resolution, let us all get healthier in 2019.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM), acupuncture, herbs,  healthy diet, excercise such as Tai-chi, and meditation are often used to aid weight loss. TCM sees and treats your body,mind and emotions as a whole system and it views weight problems as the symptoms of a greater health problem. TCM deals with the underlying body condition that may have led to the excess weight. Weight problems are usually caused by energy, or Qi (pronounced chee)deficiency and an imbalance in the function of the organs.The typical symptoms of the Qi deficiency and imbalance include feeling bloated, sluggish, irregular bowel movements, low energy, sugar craving or food intolerance and weight gain. By restoring the body’s balance,  we will have an abundant supply of qi flowing freely through the body, and our internal organs and systems can function properly to keep us healthy. An improved metabolism will process food properly.

Acupuncture has been proven to be very effective in reducing  excess weight and maintaining it. By restoring your inner balance, regulating the endocrine function, reducing appetite, increasing defaecation and increasing overall energy and vitality. 

Chinese herbal tea for weight loss has also been widely used and proven to be effective. Research suggests that the polyphenols from oolong tea, green tea, black tea or pu-erh tea help to increase weight loss and fat burn, even in the presence of a high sugar diet. One type of these polyphenols, called catechins, may help to prevent your metabolism from slowing down as you lose weight. There are also some Chinese herbs which can help to increase metabolism, and to suppress the appetite to aid weight loss.

If you would like to find out more about how Traditional Chinese Medicine can help with weight loss. Please read: 

How to lose weight with Traditional Chinese Medicine

 A body in balance -TCM perspective on weight loss

Types of teas and their health benefits


December Highlights

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November Highlights

23rd November 2018

Christmas is coming see below for our fantastic offer

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15th November 2018

World Acupuncture Day

We look forward to celebrating World Acupuncture DaY!

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Monday 5th - Friday 9th November 2018

This week is International Stress Awareness Week!

Stress affects us all in one way or another, and at Chinese Medicine and Healthcare we hope to be able to help you deal with this problem on an everyday basis.

Stress can be simply defined as an emotional or environmental stimulant that evokes what is known as the “fight or flight” response in the body. It may lead to mental and physical illnesses such as depression, insomnia, digestive disorders, ulcers, muscular pain, impotence and menstrual dysfunction among many other debilitating states. This has an effect on the balance of the metabolism and hormonal systems, altering, for example, the release of cortisal adrenaline and neurotransmitters such as endorphins.

A certain amount of stress is actually beneficial in order to stimulate our creative energies - some people even thrive on it! Others, however, do not, and too much stress over too long a period of time is invariably detrimental to our health.

Chinese medicine acknowledges that each of us reacts to stress in different ways, according to our constitution. Some of us find it affects our sleep whilst others may become irritable or have a propensity to high blood pressure. We tailor our therapies to the individual, making sure that you find the right way to relax and rebalance.

You can find out more about us at www.chinamedic.co.uk

Further reading:

ISMA homepage


British Acupuncture Council Stress Review


October Highlights

This October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our hearts were saddened by the news of the tragic death of the courageous BBC presenter Rachael Bland last month; so many people were touched by her positive outlook on living a full life with cancer.  

Did you know some facts about Breast Cancer?

  •  It is the most common cancer in the UK

  • One person is diagnosed every 10 minutes.

  •  1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

  • This Breast Cancer Awareness Month around 5,000 people will be diagnosed.

How can we get involved?

Although the survival rate for Breast Cancer has increased over the years, we all know that physical treatment is only half the story. Cancer patients need extra support for their emotional well-being, especially in coping with anxiety, depression and their constant fear that the cancer will return. A Breast Cancer Care survey found 1 in 4 women (26%) found the end of treatment the hardest part of breast cancer and only 1 in 10 (10%) said they felt positive and ready to move on when they were discharged from hospital treatment. More than half (53%) struggled with anxiety at the end of treatment and nearly a third (31%) with depression. 

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) apply a more personalised approach towards cancer patients during their treatment and numerous research projects conducted have shown that Acupuncture and TCM can relieve some symptoms of cancer, such as pain, fatigue and hot flushes; relieve some side-effects of conventional treatments like nausea and vomiting; reduce the anxiety and stress and help the patient feel more balanced and with improved well-being,

If you wish to find out more about how Acupuncture and TCM can support you during your cancer treatment or post-treatment stages, please click the links below:

General Information on Acupuncture and Breast cancer


Acupuncture Versus Venlafaxine for the Management of Vasomotor Symptoms in Patients With Hormone Receptor– Positive Breast Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial


Acupuncture for Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients With Breast Cancer: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial


Current Usage of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Breast Cancer—A Narrative Approach to the Experiences of Women with Breast Cancer in Australia—A Pilot Study



This October, let us work together to raise more awareness of

Breast  Cancer


September Highlights


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There are currently 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and the numbers are rising rapidly with an estimate of over one million by 2025. Alzheimer's disease is the commonest type of dementia (affecting around 60% of those with dementia), followed by vascular dementia (20–25%).

This September - World Alzheimer’s Month, if you are living with dementia or any of your family, or friends is in need of support with the condition we are here to share with you and anyone who is interested with latest research information on how Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Remedies help improve the memory and cognitive functions of Dementia patients..

If you wish to know more about this, please click on the links below:

Dementia by British Acupuncture Council


Chinese herbs could help relieve dementia symptoms: Study


Acupuncture Helps Dementia Patient Memory and Cognition




Upcoming Events


Surgeons’ Hall Museums is hosting a talk about Chinese medicine and well-being and the links it has to art which will be delivered by Yujun Xu




Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony

To celebrate the Year of the Dog, Ming Chen Clinic Edinburgh will run a series of special intercultural events introducing the Chinese tea ceremony.


The Chinese tea culture has existed for thousands of years, with a large variety of different teas, each having specific benefits and many different tastes. In our ceremonies, we  celebrate special occasions such as the New Lunar Year through green tea, a symbol of Spring. The tea ceremony demonstrates how to make Chinese tea as well as the traditional way of tasting and smelling it. We will also provide information about the cultural importance of Chinese tea. We will sometimes introduce Chinese watercolour painting at our tea ceremonies. Look out for dates of our tea ceremonies here or on our Twitter and Facebook pages.