Welcome to the website of Richard Royds. As a practitioner of traditional acupuncture since 1984, I have enjoyed the opportunity to help very many people who have come to see me with a whole range of acute and chronic problems, stress related and otherwise, as well as for support through pregnancy and post-natally. Read more in coming for treatment.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine known to mankind. It originated in China, and has been used to restore, promote and maintain good health for thousands of years – a testament to its effectiveness.

Traditional acupuncture works to maintain the body’s equilibrium by focusing on all aspects of well-being; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The principles on which it is based relate to the order of Nature (the way the universe works). The observation and knowledge of these principles can be seen to underlie the whole of Chinese culture, including all traditional Chinese medical thinking.

Today many people seek acupuncture treatment for help with specific symptoms and some because they simply feel generally unwell. Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages. It can also be used alongside conventional medicine.

As a member of The British Acupuncture Council www.acupuncture.org.uk
I adhere to their Codes of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct. The Council has prepared a microsite introducing acupuncture and testimonial videos at:


If you have any questions about acupuncture treatment and how it could help you,

please call me on:

t. 01225 723857  m. 07975 860 966

or email me at: richard@naturalbalanceacupuncture.co.uk