Traditional Acupuncture

Positive Acupuncture Circle LogoOur Clinical Director and Traditional Five Element Acupuncturist, Paul Adkins, provides a range of treatments at Positive Acupuncture.

Positive Acupuncture Treatment Room

Traditional acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment/medical technique that involves inserting and stimulating particular points on the skin with fine needles. As a Traditional Five Element Acupuncturist, Paul Adkins aims to balance health and prevent illness using this system of Chinese medicine.

Based on over 2500 years of use, many conditions may respond well to treatment – these might include: dental pain, nausea and vomiting, depression, allergies, stress, arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, bladder and kidney problems, insomnia, back pain, sciatica, knee pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, general pain relief, dizziness, depression, OCD, IBS, constipation, diarrhoea, tinnitus, sinusitis, stroke, facial paralysis, carpal tunnel syndrome, RSI, infertility, natural fertility, complementing IVF treatment, impotence, PMS, menopause, high blood pressure, addiction, hayfever, fatigue, weight loss, skin conditions, e.g. acne, psoriasis, eczema and problems such as headaches and migraines.

Some of Paul’s clients like to have acupuncture as a preventative measure, to strengthen their constitution or because they feel unwell in themselves.


Five Element Acupuncture

Member of The 5 Element Acupuncture NetworkThis is a traditional form of Chinese Acupuncture which aims to put the whole Body, Mind and Spirit back into balance.

By taking your in-depth history, Paul will compile a personalised treatment plan. Research suggests that acupuncture may help a variety of health issues.

Paul is the Vice-Principal of the International College of Acupuncture (ICA) and teaches this dynamic form of acupuncture here in Cornwall. Visit the ICA website to find out how Five Element Acupuncture can help you.


Meet the Team

Positive Acupuncture is partnered with Highgrove Health & Wellbeing Centre – both based at Highgrove House on the Truro Business Park in Threemilestone.

Highgrove is home to our team of Five Element acupuncturists, click on a practitioner to find out more and to book a treatment.

Kelly Richards


Sarah Phillips


Kathy Hitchens


Paul Adkins