Welcome to York’s most affordable acupuncture clinics!

Love Community Acupuncture is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing high-quality acupuncture care at an affordable price. And although the prices are low, of course there’s no compromise on safety, hygiene or effectiveness!

We have two clinics: our private clinic just off Bishy Road, and our multibed clinic at the University of York.

The backstory

Acupuncture was invented as a folk medicine 2,000 years ago in China, but at LCA we feel that in the West it has become an expensive private medicine. We have a strong belief in acupuncture’s ability to help particularly those people with complex chronic conditions that may not respond well to treatment with conventional medicine; in the UK, it remains a fact that people more likely to experience such complex, chronic conditions tend to be in lower income brackets, and by definition they are therefore excluded from accessing acupuncture. We set up Love Community Acupuncture in 2015 to enable patients on lower incomes to have acupuncture. Read more about the spirit of community acupuncture here.

All our acupuncturists are full members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the professional body that oversees standards for acupuncturists in the UK, and which fully insures us to carry out treatments. The government’s Professional Standards Authority, which accredits the BAcC, ensures that those standards are equal to those of any other healthcare professional working in the UK. We are all licensed by the City of York Council, which also licenses the premises, for the practice of acupuncture. All this means that the safety and effectiveness of your treatment, and the care you receive, are equally high as those of other healthcare professionals – despite the low cost.

We take a lot of pride in our warm, personal ethos, caring for you and your individual health needs, and we aim to form a ‘healing partnership’ with you to improve your health and your overall wellbeing.

So if you think you can’t afford acupuncture – think again! Don’t you just Love Community Acupuncture?

Find out more by browsing the website – or you can email us.


Karen CharlesworthChrissie Thomas and Mitchell Macgregor