Jenny Anderson Acupuncture Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Sudbury
near Ipswich and Colchester

Specialising in Back pain and Neck pain using a combination of acupuncture, tuina massage, guasha and cupping for effective and lasting pain relief

My name is Jenny and I am a British Acupuncture Council registered traditional acupuncturist practicing in the lovely market town of Sudbury here in Suffolk

If you are looking for a traditional Chinese acupuncturist in the Suffolk/Essex area the practice is easy to find and is close to the market place in Sudbury. It is within easy reach of Halstead, Clare, Hadleigh, Lavenham, Nayland and the villages between. Ipswich is approximately 40 minutes away by car and Colchester 30 minutes.

The address is:

Friars Clinic
11, Friars street
CO10 2AA.

Opening times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2.00 pm
last appointment time is 5.30pm
Saturdays 10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Do you suffer with Pain?

Do you put up with ongoing illness?

Are you stressed?

Do you want to be healthier and happier?

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and techniques such as tuina massage, cupping and guasha are excellent treatment methods to reduce pain, improve mobility, help with symptoms of ongoing illness and reduce stress. These are just some of the things that traditional acupuncture can help with.

Neck pain is very common and can be as a result of many causes. Weaker neck muscles due to ageing or overuse can ache. Tight neck muscles can also be due to overuse or strain and can feel painful. Poor back posture is a very common cause of pain and is so often a result of working at a desk with a screen or phone. There are also structural changes in the bones, intervertebral discs and joints of the neck, which can lead to neck discomfort, such as osteoarthritis, spondylosis, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc and pinched nerve. Other causes can be due to a whiplash injury or more rarely from an infection. Stress is also a definite cause for many people and the discomfort can come on quite clearly with a stressful situation or will build up gradually if the stress goes on long term. Poor lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise can be contributing factors.

Traditional acupuncture and its related techniques can quickly reduce neck pain and even get rid of it. At Jenny Anderson Acupuncture, a careful assessment is made of your condition to make sure it is safe to treat you. Acupuncture is always used as it is so effective and one or even two other techniques are used during the treatment session. After each treatment you should notice changes in your pain levels and especially if you employ the lifestyle advice offered, such as exercise, relaxation techniques, diet, posture and exercises.

Back pain, wether in the upper, middle or lower back also responds well to a course of traditional chinese acupuncture and combined techniques in the same way as for neck pain.

The over use of opioids to treat pain
There is a “crisis” in medical treatment of pain in the US and the UK could be following in their footsteps. Prescribing for pain is out of control. The Royal College of GP’s recently issued a statement saying that funding should be made available for therapies (like acupuncture) that people know work for them. They say how better access is needed for patients to be able to obtain alternative therapies in the community.
(The Guardian, 16 September, 2019)

Stress can cause many different symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, muscle pain or tension, tummy upsets, chest pain or discomfort, fast heartbeat, sexual problems. These are some of the more obvious physical symptoms. Mentally, stress can make you more forgetful, worry more, struggle to make decisions, have poor concentration or just feel overwhelmed. Your behaviour can be affected so that you notice you are more angry or irritable, you try to avoid certain places or people, you are sleeping too little or too much, your appetite is affected so you might be eating too much or not enough or you are drinking or smoking more.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is very effective at reducing the symptoms of stress. Regular treatments are known to make a huge difference to stress levels, allowing you to get back to functioning normally. At Jenny Anderson Acupuncture you are also encouraged to look at ways to reduce your stress levels and to keep the body and mind calm. Lifestyle advice such as dietary changes, exercise or even just simple breathing techniques alongside regular treatments can make major changes to stress levels.

Boost your immune system with regular acupuncture treatments.

Functional MRI reveals acupuncture modulates brain activity
82 studies were researched and support the specific effects of acupuncture. For example, one study proved that acupuncture points on the feet, used specifically to treat the eyes, highlighted the eye area of the brain whilst being scanned during acupuncture of these points. There are many studies that demonstrate how acupuncture can have specific effects on the body. Acupuncture points can be chosen according to their particular effects on a certain part or area of the body.
(Autonomic Neuroscience 2015)

Insurance Companies covering Acupuncture

Aviva Healthcare
0800 068 3827 (Mon-Fri 8 am to 8 pm) •Cover up to ten acupuncture sessions each policy year on referral from a GP for each separate condition.
•Practitioner must be a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS)or British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).
•Not covered for chronic conditions, pre-existing conditions, pregnancy and childbirth.

AXA PPP Healthcare
0800 111 4004 ( Mon-Fri 9am to 7 pm) •Cover up to ten acupuncture sessions each policy year on referral from a GP.
•Not covered for chronic conditions, pre-existing conditions, pregnancy and childbirth and cosmetic treatment.

Beneden Health
0800 414 8071 ( Mon – Fri 8:45am to 5:30 pm)
Health cash plan:
•Acupuncture treatment provided by a professionally qualified and registered acupuncturist is payable according to the benefit schedule (from a maximum of £75 at Level 1 to a maximum of £350 at level 5) up to the combined maximum benefit per Insured Person in each Policy Year.

Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund
0800 622552
Health cash plan:
•4 levels of cover to choose from. Cover from £250 to £750 per policy year, for acupuncture, depending on the level of cover taken.
•Acupuncturist must be a member of: British Medical Acupuncture Society; British Acupuncture Council; Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists; British Academy of Western Medical Acupuncture; Chinese Medical Institute and Register.

0808 115 3722 (Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm, Sat 9am to 12:30pm)
May request a call back
Health cash plan:
•Will cover the costs towards acupuncture treatment services provided by an acupuncturist. Acupuncturist means an acupuncturist, recognised by Bupa or registered as a Member or Fellow of the British Acupuncture Council
(MBAcC or FBAcC), British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS), or
Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

CS Healthcare
0800 917 4325 (Mon-Fri 9am to 5 pm) •Acupuncture covered on referral from GP or Specialist/Consultant under the Therapy & Care option.
•Two sessions will be pre-authorised in the first instance, and if more treatment is required thereafter, a Treatment Plan will be required from the Therapist to decide whether further cover is available.
•Will not cover pre-existing conditions.

The Exeter
0300 123 3201

•Health cash plan covers acupuncture under complementary therapies from £300 (basic cover) to £600 a year. Health+ Policy covers acupuncture from as little as no cover to as much as unlimited cover, depending on your benefit options. Chronic conditions, pre-existing conditions, and a number of other exclusions apply.

General & Medical Healthcare
0800 980 4601 •Acupuncture is covered under complementary medicine. Cover ranges from £250 to £1,500 dependent on the policy you choose.
•Normal exclusions apply, i.e no pre-existing medical conditions.
•Initially you would have to go to your NHS GP to obtain a referral.
•The Acupuncturist would need to be under the age of 70 and recognised by General and Medical Healthcare as a complementary medicine practitioner.

01270 588555 (Mon-Fri 8am to 6 pm) •Acupuncture covered under the health cash plan, ranging from £60 to £655 money back per year.
•Pre-existing conditions are not covered.
•Acupuncturist must be from a list of approved professional organisations.

0800 917 2208
email at •HSF health plan helps towards the cost of acupuncture treatment by a qualified and registered practitioner.
•Dependent on level of cover chosen, cover can range from £75 to £900 a year.
•Normal exclusions apply, will not cover pre-existing medical conditions.

Westfield Health
0114 250 2000

If you have any questions or would like a no obligation chat by phone or email please contact me

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