Acupuncture is an ancient medicine for modern times.

As a tried and tested holistic approach to health that has been practised and refined for centuries in China and the Far East, Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed to give us a thorough and detailed understanding of the body's energetic balance.

Treating conditions from the root

A symptom is our body's way of communicating that something is wrong. Like taking the batteries out of a smoke alarm instead of addressing the fire, it's often easier to take a pill than discover what is at the root of a condition.

To improve our health we need to correct our deeper conditions and imbalances, focusing our attention on what is causing our symptoms.

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Health through natural balance

An important concept in Traditional Chinese medicine is an energy called Qi which flows along pathways in the body called meridians. For each person and organ of the body there is a balance of Qi for optimal health. If a persons Qi is unbalanced or the flow along meridians is blocked then illness will occur.

Acupuncture works to restore health by helping the body find its natural balance.

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Fully qualified and professional

Richard uses his knowledge, expertise and ongoing training in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture to provide treatments specific to you and to address the underlying cause of your condition.

Richard Lamb has been treating patients with Acupuncture for nearly 30 years, so you can be totally confident that you are in experienced hands.

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Treating conditions from the root

Traditional Chinese medicine focuses on the root cause of a condition and aids us to correct imbalances within our body and thus our health is improved.

Pain Conditions

Life is just not as much fun when you're in pain. Acupuncture relieves pain by removing what blocks energy from flowing freely.

Psycological Conditions

Wellness is where mind and body are in sync - allowing your energy to flow freely, conditions of stagnation and depletion of Qi are eliminated.

Digestive Conditions

Acupuncture can be used to treat many digestive problems, such as those of the intestines, acidity, food sensitivities and hormonal imbalances.


Traditional Chinese Medicine practices have been used for thousands of years to support women's health and as an aid in fertility treatments.

Respiritory Conditions

Stagnation or inadequacy of Qi in the Lung Network can lead to respiratory problems such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.

Inflamatory Conditions

Modern research has shown that stimulation of Acupuncture points activates the release of analgesic and anti-inflammatory hormones.

Book your appointment today

To book you can contact Richard Lamb directly on 07769 253011 or via email
You can also book your appointment by contacting the location most convenient for you.


New Patient Fee
1 hour - Initial consultation,
diagnosis & treatment.


Returning Patient Fee
3/4 hour - follow-up treatment.


Packages, & Special Offers
You can purchase a course of acupuncture treatments at a discounted rate for 6 sessions when you pay in advance.


Home visit
Depending on distance.

Gift Vouchers

Please contact Richard for details
about Gift Vouchers.

To book you can contact
Richard Lamb directly on
07769 253011 or via email

Finally relief from pinched nerve my in shoulder.

A compressed nerve in my shoulder had been bothering me for weeks. Previously nothing I'd done had worked, massage, hot baths, anti-inflammatories, stretching etc. I had one 15 minute cupping treatment with Richard and immediately felt a noticeable improvement and within 3 days the pain was almost entirely gone.

Training & Expertise

Richard Lamb is a Lostwithiel and Cornwall based Acupuncturist who has run his own practice for over 30 years.

Richard Lamb holds a degree in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Collage in Leamington where he studied under Professor Worsley.

Ongoing education has included studying with John and Angela Hicks for the TCM (Traditional Chinese Acupuncture) qualification at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) and a 3 year course with Julian Scott and Teresa Barlow in Paediatric Children's Acupuncture.

Richard Lamb has also worked with NORCAS for 10 years in 'detox acupuncture' for recovering alcoholics.

Richard Lamb is registered with the British Acupuncture Council.

Location & Hours

All sessions by appointment.

Contact Richard directly on 07769 253011 or via email

Tuesday and Wednesday



Lostwithiel Complementary Health Clinic
The Market Building
Pleyber Christ Way
PL22 0HA

Treating with Acupuncture

Acupuncture used alone or in combination with other complementary or conventional treatments can be beneficial to patients with a wide range of health concerns. It has been used in China for more than 2,000 years to help maintain good health, promote well-being and to treat illness.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are based on the principal of Qi, an energy flow, which flows along twelve defined pathways in the body, called meridians. The organs of the body in concert together make Qi blood and other substances, which supply the meridians and blood systems to bring life to the body and mind. Acupuncture is used to reestablish proper flow of Qi and blood and promote a healthy balance within the organs of the body.

During an Acupuncture treatment, sterile disposable needles are placed on selected points on these meridians. The Acupuncture needles are hair-thin, solid and made of stainless steel. The needles are typically placed just below the skin's surface and stay in place for between 1 and 20 minutes; however, this may vary depending what the treatment is designed to achieve . Most patients only experience a brief sensation of discomfort as the needle is initially placed. Many patients experience a pleasant feeling of relaxation and may even fall asleep for the rest of the treatment.

After treatment some changes may be observed almost immediately but more usually will take a couple of days to happen. In most cases a few treatments are needed to see improvement particularly where the body mind is exhausted. Sometimes a slight aggravation of symptoms may occur for a few days as the body mind is stimulated to do the task of throwing off illness, after which a clear feeling of wellbeing can emerge.