What are we actually doing?
We use Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine training along side other forms of acupuncture such as DNA (distal needling acupuncture). They are a powerful union and achieve a high level of clinical results. We also use medical pulse diagnosis, dietary therapy and offer lifestyle advice to compliment individualised treatment plans.
I'm frustrated that nothing else has worked for me!
90% of our patients usually see us when they feel frustrated after trying and failing everything else their GP recommends - yet we still get great results and see improvement in virtually all of our cases. We offer a free consultation, during which we assess whether you are good candidate for this treatment, so you don't make any financial commitment unless we are confident about helping you.
A Natural Treatment Pathway
Acupuncture involves inserting very thin needles at specific points in the body. It might sound painful but it isn't. Popularity has spread throughout the western world because it is an effective, side effect free form of medicine. It has helped a large number of people overcome health problems without the need for medications and in a lot of cases allows patients to reduce medications such as analgesics (pain killers)
Acupuncturists have different levels of training, in order to join the British Acupuncture Council as a member a practitioner has to train to a degree level which also encompasses a vast knowledge of western medicine. Therefore it is important to choose a member of the BACC when you are considering acupuncture.
Our conditions page has a full list, but if your condition isnt listed you can contact us to find out what we can do to alleviate your problems.
We take a full history of the problem and any other issues that are holding you back from thriving in your work and personal life. We then offer a treatment plan and a clear idea of what you can expect as an outcome.
Patients visit once a week and treatment takes 45 minutes. Most cases require around six visits but you will usually notice a significant change immediately after the first session. During treatment you can relax (most people fall asleep) and afterwards there is a feeling of calmness and relaxation in the mind and body akin to just waking up after a pleasant sleep.
Hear what our patients have got to say about us!
Lucy V (Migraines)
"I have had migraines most of my life but over the last year and a bit they had become daily and quite severe, affecting my time at uni and at my student placements at hospital, after a referral to neurology and a brain mri I was put on 9 tablets a day until I saw Ben. Since this I have had 8 treatments and he has cleared up my headaches almost entirely and I am so much happier in myself. I would recommend this to anyone especially if like me you think you are incurable, I am now headache free and tablet free and have never felt better. A real life changer"
Faye (Back Pain)
"Having finished a treatment of acupuncture with Ben, I can say that I was amazed with the results and I would highly recommend him! He takes the time to understand the problem and explain the process.
I was suffering from back pain down one side, ibuprofen/paracetamol didn't touch it, Ben was able to treat me (via my arm) and as I lay there with the needles in my arm, I couldn't feel the pain anymore - it's been nearly four weeks and the pain hasn't returned!"
Joanna (Digestive Issues)
"I had been feeling unwell for a about 3 years, diagnosed with a small hiatus hernia which was causing me to have various symptoms, fatigue, nausea, chronic belching, dizziness, blocked ears, sore throat and a horrible acid taste in my mouth (reflux).
I had tried taking medication but didn’t like it as a long term solution; I had tried changing my diet but found little relief from my symptoms. I was recommended acupuncture with Ben and I was dubious and a little fearful of needles and sceptical that it would work.
After the first session, I could feel it working and I found my symptoms easing. By the sixth I was had none of the symptoms I came in with. I no longer belched, felt sick or dizzy, had a horrid taste in my mouth and I felt energised for the first time in years!! I also benefited in other ways, now I stopped suffering with my health I started to become aware of other positive changes I needed to make in my life.
I would thoroughly recommend anyone with digestive problems, acid reflux or a hiatus hernia to see Ben. Not only is he very knowledgeable but puts you at totally at ease"
"Ben is a knowledgeable and skilled acupuncturist, he has solved several problems for me that others couldn't. I recommend him highly!"
Katie (Back Pain)
"I had acupuncture for mid back pain which I'd been suffering for years and it was really frustrating me and affecting my life a lot. It was amazing how after one treatment I felt instant relief, each time I visited there was more and more relief, after a four treatments I am completely pain free! Now I'm able to sleep better too! I was worried about needles but Ben made sure I felt comfortable, I could hardly feel them so after the first treatment I wasn't worried anymore. Would highly recommend!"
"After completing my six week course of treatment for headaches caused by stress I would happily recommend Ben as my symptoms have all disappeared. Ben explains everything he is doing in a calm and friendly manner putting you at ease. Give him a go - acupuncture has amazing effects"
Austin (Back Pain)
"I was treated by Ben after a colleague recommended him, originally presenting with significant back-pain. I found Ben to be very professional, happy to discuss the intervention and perhaps most of all, my back pain improved significantly over the sessions. He was eager to get my feedback throughout the course of acupuncture and as things changed for me, adjusted the treatment based on that. I appreciated his considered style of working and his professionalism throughout. I have managed to return to sitting comfortably and engaging in arrange of activities which had been limited, and my mood overall has improved as a result"
"After being migraine free for 16 years I started to suffer with them again. They had such an impact on my day to day life and I did not want to continue taking medication to keep the migraines at bay. I had looked into acupuncture however I was concerned that I would invest time in attending the appointments and it may not work. As soon as I had the first acupuncture treatment I noticed a difference in my overall health. Not only was the acupuncture curing my migraines it was also reducing other long term symptoms that I had suffered with and just accepted that I had to live with. I can feel the difference in myself after completing the treatment, I have not suffered a migraine and I have a lot more energy. I would definitely recommend acupuncture and the care and professionalism I received from Ben was outstanding"
Jacqueline (Smoking Cessation)
"Although I’m not a fan of needles I have found them to be my rock! I’ve been suffering from acute shoulder pain for about a year and through acupuncture for smoking cessation I have found my shoulder pain easing. I have now stopped smoking for 6 weeks and would highly recommend acupuncture as a way out of smoking! It’s great to be free from the weed! I’ve been having additional treatment for my shoulder and my pain has been reduced greatly. I now have better movement in my shoulder and have found acupuncture to be a more effective treatment than physiotherapy"
Being a healthy Vegetarian (from a Chinese Medicine Perspective) The choice to be a vegetarian varies. Some are religious, spiritual or philosophical and some make this diet change for health reasons. It can be healthy to be a vegetarian with the right food choices. Stopping meat takes away certain nutrients in your diet which should be Read more about Vegetarian Diets[…]
“Acupuncture is not a placebo for treatment of chronic pain. This NIHR-funded systematic review shows that acupuncture is better than usual care and sham acupuncture for pain from musculoskeletal conditions, knee osteoarthritis and chronic headache. This NIHR review was large with over 140 trials overall, and the direct comparison with sham (fake) acupuncture helps to Read more about New evidence for chronic pain treatment[…]
What is Sciatica? A very common problem where your sciatic nerve becomes pinched due to various causes. Its most telltale symptom is pain that typically starts from the lower back (or sometimes the buttock) and radiates downward to one thigh. Why should you come and see us to fix it? Your doctor may prescribe pain Read more about Focus On: Sciatica[…]
New research: Acupuncture plus herbal foot bath protocol achieved a total treatment effective rate of 91.8% for Plantar Fasciitis. **We have the acupuncture and we have the Tibetan herbal foot soaks in stock!! (10 day treatment protocol)** A major cause of heel pain, many people with plantar fasciitis experience severe pain with the first few Read more about Focus On: Plantar Fasciitis[…]
Pain and cramping during a monthly cycle affects up to 50% of adult women and can make you feel exhausted and dread a certain time of the month. Systematic reviews are the highest form of scientific evidence and a peer review study proves without doubt that Acupuncture is significantly better than pain killers in providing Read more about Focus On: Painful Menstrual Cycles[…]
A nice little East Anglia District Times article about our clinic was published in October. I really love the story but I’m not a former trader and the description about the mechanisms of acupuncture are sketchy but either way really appreciate the publicity and thank EADT for the lovely article!
Do you feel frustrated that you have you been looking everywhere for another way to deal with osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis causes significant pain and loss of mobility, which can affect all areas of life and cause a lot of frustration. Evidence is really clear that acupuncture is statistically superior to standard doctors care (pain killers and Read more about Focus On: Knee Osteoarthritis[…]
I’m often asked if there are any specific health conditions that I treat on a regular basis. Acupuncture is so well known to treat pain that it has almost become a victim of its own success; 9 out of 10 of all my patients come for pain relief and do not know that it can Read more about What do we see most often in clinic?[…]
Ben Hymas BSC (Hons) MBAcC is the founder of Hadleigh Acupuncture & Wellness (based in Hadleigh, just outside of Colchester) and has been practising Yoga for three years. Beginning my Yoga journey was one of the many things that opened up my eyes to the possibilities of the body’s potential for not only physical healing Read more about What is our mission at Hadleigh Acu Wellness?[…]
This week we opened our doors and met the first patients starting their treatment plans. Really looking forward to helping them achieve their health goals and I have had some great feedback on our new clinic. This is a safe, relaxing, confidential environment to promote healing!