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Belfast Community Acupuncture

Belfast Community Acupuncture

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North Belfast (Mondays), East Belfast (Tuesdays), South Belfast (Wednesdays)UK

4.0 / 5  Very Good
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Opening hours

Monday12:00 - 19:00
Tuesday13:30 - 20:00
Wednesday12:30 - 21:00
Prices from £15 - Enquire for a fast quote from Belfast Community Acupuncture. Very Good ServiceScore™: 4.0 from 29 votes. 5 verified patient reviews.

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Acupuncturist Consultation £15 - £35
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About Belfast Community Acupuncture

Belfast Community Acupuncture offers friendly, gentle, ethical and affordable solutions to pain, stress and illness. Professionally registered practitioners Mary and Emma passionately believe that high quality, affordable healthcare should be accessible to all, free from financial, social or geographical barriers.  At Belfast Community Acupuncture clinic they treat a number of people in the same room while protecting privacy, dignity and confidentiality, and are therefore able to reduce costs and pass the savings onto you.

Belfast Community Acupuncture operates part-time clinics out of different locations. 

Prices: Sliding Scale (you choose) £15 - £30

What is Acupuncture Used For?
Acupuncture is used to successfully treat a wide variety of health concerns such as arthritis, neck and back pain, sports injuries, sciatica, sprains and strains, stress, depression, anxiety, digestive problems, menstrual cycle, fatigue, the side effects of medical treatments eg chemotherapy or ivf, assisting in recovering from illness and the management of other symptoms where full and permanent recovery is unrealistic.

The World Health Organisation lists about 28 conditions for which acupuncture has proven results plus many others for which there is some evidence but need of greater research. 

Please contact us and we will discuss your condition. We will discuss your particular health concern and what you might hope to achieve with acupuncture based on our training, clinical experience, the available evidence base and your own wishes and expectations.  If acupuncture is applicable to your condition we normally recommend reviewing the treatment goal after 3-4 treatments in order to assess what might realistically be achieved and in how many treatments. 

A warm welcome awaits!  Best wishes Emma and Mary

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Patient reviews

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Jessica, UK
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Thorough and friendly

5 50 Dry Needling • Paid: £30

My treatment went well I found the therapist Emma to be really thorough and friendly and I would definitely come back for another treatment.

Treated by: Ms Emma Van Loock Lic.Ac (Nanjing) MAFPA

Many thanks Jessica for taking the time to write us a review. It means a lot to us and I really appreciate it. Most of all I'm glad you benefited from the acupuncture, which was an integrated orthopaedic sports medicine and traditional Chinese style taught by Whitfield Reaves, an industry specialist.

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Caroline, UK
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Much better and less anxious

4.6 50 Acupuncture Treatment • Paid: £30

Mary is a wonderful understanding empathetic therapist with a very gentle approach - thank you for putting me at my ease. Have felt much better and less anxious this week.

Treated by: Ms Mary Gribbin BSc. Pharm, Lic. Ac (Nanjing)

Thank you so much Caroline, I'm so glad that the treatments have given you some relief. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Belfast Community Acupuncture
Maria, UK
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In depth and educational consultation

4.8 50 Acupuncturist Consultation • Paid: £20

Consultation and treatment

Have only had one session, but intend to have at least another three. However, the consultation was in depth and educational.

Simon, UK
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Relaxed atmosphere

5 50 Dry Needling • Paid: £24

Good treatment with friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Simon, many thanks for your kindness in taking the time to send a positive review for your experience with us at Belfast Community Acupuncture. For your info, on 20th September 2013 at Culture Night Belfast we will be opening our doors for free, teaching a little about Chinese Tongue Diagnosis and offering mini-ear acupuncture treatments. There will also be free massage and yoga in the same site so please feel free to drop in with your friends if you are in Belfast for the evening! All the best, Emma

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Pamela, UK
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Very happy

4.2 50 Auricular Acupuncture • Paid: £20

Very happy with initial consultation & treatment.

Hello Pamela! Good to hear from you and thank you so much for your kind review of Belfast Community Acupuncture. I am delighted that you are pleased with our service and awarded us such high marks. It was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to welcoming you back in to our clinic. Warmest regards, Emma. I would like to offer a little more information on our clinic venues for the benefit of other readers. We currently operate two part-time clinics (South Belfast and City Centre). In South Belfast, Shaftesbury Recreation Centre is a popular sports centre and won Belfast City Council Sports Centre of the Year in 2013. The centre welcomes all without exception and the modern sports centre, gym and fitness classes are filled with South Belfast Residents, city centre workers and visitors from across the city. There are few other places so close to the city centre to offer such diversity of quality services at low cost, and with free parking which is so convenient for drivers, and especially for people with mobility issues. Pictures of the clinics can be found on our facebook page or our website Belfast Community Acupuncture also offers appointments in the trendy Cathedral Quarter of Belfast City Centre, at the beautifully ambient Flow Yoga Studio. It is planned to expand to further part-time appointments in North Belfast later this year. We are truly offering acupuncture in the community at affordable rates! I would encourage anyone with questions about Belfast Community Acupuncture to contact me at

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£15 - £35

Acupuncturist Consultation

Belfast Community Acupuncture offers friendly, gentle, ethical, affordable solutions to pain, stress and chronic illness, operating in the heart of the community.


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Auricular Acupuncture - Belfast Community Acupuncture
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Sports Massage

For some chronic pain and sports injuries manual therapies are an invaluable addition to the overall treatment.  Acupuncture with massage is offered as an integrated treatment

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Ms Emma Van Loock Lic.Ac (Nanjing) MAFPA

  Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Massage Therapy

Emma is a fully licensed and registered Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncturist & ITEC Sports Massage therapist.

Having achieved her diploma in acupuncture at the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland in Dublin, Emma successfully completed her licentiate with a certified clinical internship in China in autumn 2011 under the guidance of Chief Physician of the Jiansu Province 2nd Affiliated Hospital of TCM, Dr Gu Zhaojun, where she further developed invaluable skills in acupuncture and chinese cupping. Since then Emma has completed a post-grad training course in sports acupuncture with at CICM Reading, and is also studying the sports acupuncture online programme with Whitfield Reaves (Sports Acupuncture Specialist).  Emma's approach is to treat illness and injuries with acupuncture and integrate massage/manual techniques if appropriate to the injury.  In 2012 she completed a CPD certificate in using acupuncture as an adjunct therapy to IVF procedures at the Acupuncture Foundation in Dublin.

In her spare time Emma is a keen surfer and open water swimmer.

Ms Mary Gribbin BSc. Pharm, Lic. Ac (Nanjing)

Mary (left) is a licensed acupuncturist, accredited by the Irish Acupuncture Professional body, the AFPA. She is a graduate of the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland and completed her clinical training in association with the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This training took place at the 454 Military Hospital, Nanjing, under the direction of the renowned TCM practitioner and teacher, Dr. Wenlei Qiao, and at the Jiangsu Provincial Hospital Rehab Clinic, Nanjing.

Mary is a practising pharmacist with 25 years experience working in NHS hospitals. She uses an integrated East/West holistic approach in her treatments, drawing on her training in TCM acupuncture and her experience
and knowledge in clinical pharmacy, working with both adults and children.

Mary has incorporated into her clinical practice a gentle needling technique learned from Dr. Qiao. Treatments are individualised according to the needs of each person. She uses whole-body acupuncture, abdominal, wrist/ankle and auricular acupuncture microsystems as well as electroacupuncture, cupping and moxibustion. 
Mary is co-founder of Belfast Community Acupuncture, a multi-bed acupuncture clinic, providing affordable acupuncture to the community.
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