Looking for Acutu?

Are you looking for the Acutu website?

You might be a former patient, or perhaps you’ve followed an outdated link. Either way, I’m sorry to say that Acutu doesn’t exist any more: as from 9th April it was superseded by Love Community Acupuncture.

Like Acutu, Love Community Acupuncture is run by Karen Charlesworth from the clinic just off Bishy Road, and it offers private acupuncture at affordable rates. Take a look at the menus above for more information!

If you’re a former Acutu patient, there are some changes you need to know about:

  • You now pay what you can afford. This means you decide the amount you can afford to pay, based on your own assessment of your income – starting from £15 per treatment. Compared with York’s average of £40 per treatment, these are my guidelines:
  • For patients with an income of less than £10,000 per year: £15
  • For patients with an income up to £15,000 per year: £20
  • For patients with an income up to £20,000 per year: £25
  • For patients with an income up to £25,000 per year: £30
  • For patients with an income up to £30,000 per year: £35
  • For patients with an income of more than £30,000 per year: £40
  • To protect the dignity of my patients, I operate an anonymous payment system using cash and envelopes, so I won’t be checking what you decide to pay – the choice is entirely yours. You can still pay by card if you wish (although if you choose to pay by card, obviously I will know how much you pay!). There is also a 2% card payment surcharge for all card payments.
  • Treatments are still one-to-one (not a ‘multibed’ environment) so it’s still just you and me in the room.
  • My appointment lengths are now just 45 minutes each, and (for now) the clinic is open on Mondays from 8am to 6pm.
  • I don’t sit down with you for a consultation and a cuppa first, but instead I ask you to hop straight onto the couch while we do your consultation. This helps to keep your appointment running to time. For the same reasons, it’s acupuncture only, although I do still incorporate cupping, heat lamp therapy and electroacupuncture where needed. I’m not doing tuina any longer (there just isn’t time in the appointment).
  • To minimise admin and keep costs low, if you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, I ask you to do this online yourself, rather than asking me to do it for you. Find out how, here.

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