Release, Relax, Unwind




Modern life is full of situations which can push us to our limit to be able to cope. As a result we end up with tension in our bodies often muscular at first, proceeding to cause other physiological and emotional imbalances such as gastro-intestinal complaints and depression and anxiety.In Chinese Medicine these imbalances are perceived to be disturbances or stuckness in the flow of energy and fluids causing dis-ease. Acupuncture and Chinese Medical Massage are our tools to remove obstructions to this free flow.

At Harmony Acupuncture all effort is made to support you in your return to a balanced way of being.

My fascination with this ancient Healing Art  began a long time ago. But it was not until I was struck down with illness myself, that I discovered the potential of Chinese Medicine. My own healing journey inspired me to study Acupuncture and become an acupuncturist myself. 

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
 you touch everything.

- Lao Tzu 



Based on the idea, that the human body has an intricate network of meridians/channels through which Qi (equivalent of life energy) and Blood flow in a sequential pattern, dis-ease ensues when this flow is disrupted. Acupuncture attempts to re-establish the flow by accessing the network of channels /meridians at precise locations by means of a needle - the tool of the trade. Acupressure and Chinese medical Massage use fingers and hands instead.

The locations and indications of the Acupuncture Points have been studied for over 2000 years. A truly empirical medicine!

Working along the principle, that each person is unique in how their body systems function and regulate themselves, the acupuncturist attempts to assist in re-establishing harmony (homeostasis) by choosing a point prescription tailored to the needs of the individual.

Chinese Medical Massage


Chinese Medical Massage - also called Tuina is considered the oldest system of bodywork which is still practiced today. It translates as "pushing" and "grasping". It is one of eight modalities of traditional Chinese Medicine -Acupuncture being another one.

Just as Acupuncture it is based on the concept, that balance in all aspects of life is required for harmonious well-being it works on releasing blockages in the flow of Qi and Blood using hands, fingers, knuckles, forearms and elbows instead of needles.It can also include Cupping, Gua Sha or the burning of Moxa ( Chinese Mugwort).

Chinese Massage can be both energizing and relaxing. I will tailor it to your needs. It can assist in a variety of complaints including menstrual problems, digestive disorders and mental -emotional imbalances, either in conjunction with acupuncture or on its own.

Please do wear loose, comfortable clothing. Though often relaxing, this is primarily medical massage performed through clothing.

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture

(not available at present)

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture (FEA) is enjoying ever increasing popularity as a natural alternative to more invasive anti-ageing  treatments. It is primarily aimed at reducing lines and sagging skin, which appear as part of the ageing process, but also due to stress, life style and diet. the complexion

Fine needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points as well as directly into problem areas such as scars, wrinkles and sagging or tired looking muscles and skin to improve micro-circulation of Qi, blood and lymph, therefore contributing to a more radiant complexion. Moreover, the minute trauma created by needle insertion triggers the body's response to increase collagen production, which it sends to the site of 'injury'. In turn this arrival of collagen begins to  fill in the spaces which were lacking it, thus smoothing out targeted lines.

In age collagen production reduces significantly naturally. 

FEA stimulates the body to carry on producing it and delivering it to where we want it. 

Please get in touch for more information and for what to expect during treatment!


Chrissie Thomas

7 Whin Cl, York

YO24 1LB


Please note, we do have a 24 hour Cancellation Policy. If you cancel at short notice I reserve the right to charge £15 per missed appointment (this does not apply short notice non-attendance due to Covid).
Privacy and Data Protection

A certain amount of personal data is collected through your initial consultation form for acupuncture treatment. After receiving your online consultation form I will only print and save paper copies only , which will be stored in a secure filing cabinet. Digital copies will be destroyed (deleted).

This is for the purpose of meeting insurance criteria as well as for your health and safety during treatment. Contact details are used to contact you or your next of kin in the case of an emergency.

                   General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance

​This is how we are protecting your data and your rights:

  • Consent and the storing of data: By giving your permission on the acupuncture consultation form you agree to that data being held by Christiane Thomas online or on paper. This is only for the purpose of booking and receiving acupuncture treatment and sending details of appointments. Emergency Contact information is collected solely for use in an emergency, should I need to contact your next of kin or give this information to the emergency services. This is the only information that would be shared with a third party, and only in the context of an emergency.

  • Right to be forgotten: email me to let me know if you would like me to remove all data I hold about you. I will permanently delete all data I hold about you as soon as my insurance policies allow me to do so.

  • Right to object: I do not use your data for any other reason than to deliver acupuncture treatments and occasionally send you other information about life style advise relating to your acupuncture treatment. If you want to opt out of being sent this information please do let me know.

  • Right to rectification: You may access, update, correct, amend the information we hold about you at any time by contacting me.

  • Right of access: My Privacy Policy (above) describes what data I collect and how I use it. If you have specific questions about particular data, you can contact me for further information at any time.

  • Right of portability: Harmony Acupuncture York will export your account data to a third party at any time on your request.

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