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Lucent Acupuncture

Lucent Acupuncture

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39 Cotham Hill, Bristol, BS6 6JYUK

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Opening hours

Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 19:00
Prices from £15 - Enquire for a fast quote ★ Good ServiceScore™ 6.9 from 7 votes ★ 1 verified patient review. Visit our Acupuncture Clinic - 39 Cotham Hill, Bristol, BS6 6JY, UK.

Popular Treatments

Acupuncturist Consultation £15 - £55
Fertility Acupuncture £15 - £55
Electro-Acupuncture £15 - £55
Auricular Acupuncture £15 - £55
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About Lucent Acupuncture

Lucent's acupuncturist, Sam May, BSc, LicAc, MBAcC, runs acupuncture clinics in Bristol, and specialises in the practice of Five Element Acupuncture, combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and auricular acupuncture.

Typical Sessions

During your first appointment, you will have the opportunity to talk at length about your needs. Your first appointment will last approximately 1½ hours, and will include an extensive medical history, a physical examination, and an acupuncture treatment. The details of your consultation are strictly confidential.

Follow-up appointments last approximately 45 minutes. Each appointment begins with a brief talk - you may wish to report how you felt after your last treatment, give an update about your physical wellbeing, or discuss other ongoing issues in your life.

Treatment Progress

Changes can be dramatic or subtle. Some people notice rapid improvements of their symptoms, while others experience more gradual shifts in their wellbeing. In general, the more severe or long-standing a condition, the longer it will take to shift with treatment. Many people report increased relaxation, improved sleep, and a greater sense of wellbeing. Your progress will be monitored carefully.

Acupuncture Needles 

Most people find that acupuncture needles are virtually painless. The needles are very thin and solid, and are made of high quality stainless steel, individually sterilized and pre-packaged. They are used for each treatment, and disposed of after use. Once the needle is inserted, patients generally report feeling a dull ache or a sensation of energy.

Moxa and Cupping

Sometimes moxa or cupping may be used to complement acupuncture. Moxa is a herb similar to mugwort which is burned over acupuncture points to warm them during treatment. Cupping involves the use of glass cups which create suction over an area of the skin to increase blood circulation in the area.


In certain cases it may be beneficial to use electro-acupuncture, which involves directing a gentle electric pulse through a pair of acupuncture needles. Patients report a subtle tingling or pulsing sensation, which is not uncomfortable. Several pairs of needles can be stimulated at the same time. Alternatively electrodes can be taped to the skin instead of needles - a procedure known as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).


Treatment for children unde the age of 5 involves a lighter needle technique, where the needles are inserted only momentarily and then removed right away. As with acupuncture for adults, it is generally painless. The child normally sits on their parent's lap and great effort is made to ensure that they have as comfortable an experience as possible.

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Patient reviews

5.0 from 1 verified review
Renata, UK
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I am feeling the result throughout the week

5 50 Acupuncturist Consultation

I did acupuncture with Sam. I am feeling the result throughout the week, I’m organizing to come back soon.

Thank you.

Treated by: Mr Sam May

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Wendy, UK15.07.2015
Excellent service, good advice.


  • BAcC - British Acupuncture Council (UK) 


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Clinic services

Home visits


£15 - £55

Acupuncturist Consultation

Acupuncturist Consultation - Lucent Acupuncture

Full traditional Chinese medical consultation and diagnosis, followed by acupuncture treatment.

£15 - £55

Auricular Acupuncture

Acupuncture using fine needles inserted into acupuncture points of the ears.

£15 - £55


Acupuncture treatment including gentle stimulation of the needles with fine electrical current.

£15 - £55

Fertility Acupuncture

Acupuncture for natural and assisted fertility, female and male.

Lucent Acupuncture - Sam May

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Sam May - Practice Therapist at Lucent Acupuncture

Mr Sam May

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  Practice Therapist

Sam May, BA, BSc, LicAc, MFHT, is an experienced Acupuncturist and Meditation Teacher, currently practicing and teaching in the Bristol area.

Sam is a fully insured member of the FHT, and as such is committed to working to a set of professional guidelines and adhering to strict clinical hygiene standards. He is also a Regional Support Tutor for the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, and is currently serving as Chair of the Acupuncture Fertility Network.

Sam studied Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (including Qi Gong) for four years at the internationally renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, studying for a BSc(Hons) and Licentiate of Acupuncture (LicAc) which combines the Five Element approach to acupuncture with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). He is also a certified auricular acupuncturist, having completed a training with Acudetox Plus UK.

Sam has been teaching Meditation for over 25 years, in both traditional and clinical settings. He is the author of '15-Minute Meditation for Health & Wellbeing'. In addition to his BSc degree in Chinese Medicine, Sam holds a BA degree in Philosophy and also works as a health consultant for complementary and alternative medicine.

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39 Cotham Hill, Bristol, BS6 6JYUK