Every Tuesday from 2.00pm to 6.30pm
All Saints Centre
44 All Saints Road
07791 414 440 Sue
Because of our location close to the Northern Line stations of Colliers Wood and South Wimbledon, we are easy to get to from Tooting Bec, Tooting Broadway, Mitcham and Morden, as well as Wimbledon itself. Follow the link above for location, directions and travel information, from other areas around Merton and London.
In multibed clinics, such as Community Spirit, several people are treated together in a large room. The beds are separated by screens to ensure privacy. During most acupuncture sessions, the patient will relax on the bed for 20-30 minutes to allow the treatment to work. This allows the practitioner to begin treating another patient before the treatment ends.
The main advantage of the multibed setting is that, by utilising a large room with lower overheads, acupuncture can be provided at a fraction of the cost of a private, one-to-one session.
Acupuncture remains effective in a multibed clinic, too. A recent study on the first 'multibed' clinic in the UK, the Gateway Acupuncture Clinic, showed that patients physical and psychological health improved after six weeks and continued to improve at six months.
(Download the study here: Outcomes of traditional Chinese medicine (traditional acupuncture) treatment for people with long-term conditions)
They have other advantages, as well. Patient surveys have shown that many people who use multibed clinics enjoy the sense of space and sharing that these clinics can provide. They can also promote a sense of community and empower patients to think positively about their abilities to improve their conditions.
The Community Spirit clinic is a member of The Association of Community and Multibed Acupuncture Clinics (ACMAC), which aims to represent, promote and support multibed acupuncture clinics in the UK