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TEA Medicine and Acupuncture Clinic

Located in Baldock, Hertfordshire

Traditional East Asian Medicine and Acupuncture Clinic

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Medical Acupuncture, and East Asian Plant-based (Herbal) Medicine in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Easy access and free parking. Close to Letchworth Garden City, Stevenage and Hitchin.

Ian has a BSc(Hons) degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with more than 14 years of experience, as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma (Level 7) in Chinese Herbal Medicine, a certificate in Medical Acupuncture from the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS), and another BSc(Hons) degree in “conventional medicine” as an allied health professional (Podiatrist). Ian is currently working toward a diploma in Medical Acupuncture with BMAS.

Clinical appointments are provided from within Amber Health, a well-respected health clinic on Baldock high street.

Zoom-based telemedicine appointments are available for plant-based (herbal) medicine and offer a similar level of care as a clinical appointment, but at a lower cost due to reduced overheads. While there are some limits to this practice, and in-person appointments will always be better, telemedicine appointments make it possible for more people to benefit from traditional herbal medicine, especially those on low-income or those who cannot travel. Telemedicine appointments are available in the UK only.

Member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS), and the Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners (FTCMP).

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Initial assessment for acupuncture = £63 (90 mins)

Initial assessment for plant-based medicine = £53 (60 mins)

Follow-up acupuncture treatments = £53 (60 mins)

Following plant-based medicine appointments = £42 (30 mins)

Plant-based tele-medicine appointments (Zoom) = £40 (60 mins)

Following plant-based tele-medicine appointments (Zoom) = £30 (30 mins)

Cost of herbs (per week – cost will vary) = £9 or more

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A powerful treatment using hair-like filiform needles inserted into the body at various points and into various tissues to produce a therapeutic benefit. The scope of treatment is large and can be used conditions ranging from allergic rhinitis to infertility (both male and female).

Plant-based Medicine

Natural plant remedies to help with a variety of health issues, from constipation to insomnia. The herbs used contain no animal ingredients (except honey in some cases, but this can be removed). The herbs are thoroughly tested for contaminants, such as heavy metals, pesticide residues, antibiotics and pollutants.

Diet and Lifestyle

Advise on traditional east Asian philosophies regarding how to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle, in harmony with nature and our own physical constitution.

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PLEASE NOTE: Ian does not use any ingredients of animal origin, except for small amounts of honey, which can be removed for those wishing to avoid this. He only uses high-quality plants sourced by reputable companies based in the UK, who work exclusively with selected partners overseas. These medicinal plants are carefully screened for pollutants, heavy metals, chemical residues, antibiotics, and anything else that it not legally or ethically acceptable according to UK law. There are no endangered plants used in this practice, nor any plants deemed unsafe according to UK law (e.g. Aconite or Ephedra), nor any animal products of a similar kind (e.g. tiger bone, rhino horn, etc). These plants and animal parts have been carefully replaced with safe and ethical plant-based alternatives.

Acupuncture can only be provided in a clinical setting in order to comply with local and national health and safety regulations. Home visits are not available.

Ian is a full member of the BAcC, BMAS and the FTCMP.

Open Hours

Mon-Fri: call for availability

Clinic Location

Amber Health 19 High Street Baldock SG7 6AZ


07858504289 ianradford@hotmail.com