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    High-quality, licensed acupuncture in
      SHERBURN MEDICAL PRACTICE,                               Durham


                                  What is acupuncture 

Acupuncture originated in China over 2,000 years ago. Over the last 50 years, much scientific research has been done to explain how acupuncture works. With the help of brain scans and blood tests, scientists discovered that acupuncture has a powerful effect on the brain. Acupuncture has been shown to rewire brain pathways and have a permanent healing effect.

The goal of acupuncture is to restore balance in your mind and your body so you can get back to living life to the full. It’s a very positive model of health and function; the physical, emotional, and mental are seen as interdependent and reflect what many people perceive as the connection between the different aspects of their lives. Acupuncture works to restore the free flow of Qi (vital energy) which may have been blocked by for example, emotional or physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury, or illness.

Ultra-fine, sterile needles are placed into specific acupuncture points on the body and once there, exert their effects to re-establish the free flow of Qi. Once the Qi starts to be rebalanced, the body’s natural healing response is triggered.

Meet the practitioner

Angela Dougal BSc (Hons), MBAcC

I am passionate advocate of natural health and its place within healthcare in our modern life. My patients and clients are at the very heart of everything I do and this drives me to deliver excellent treatments.  


Convenient facilities

Parking, transport

Free parking.

Bus stop a few steps away.

Sherburn Medical Centre is located in the outskirts of Durham.

Payment methods

Cash and card payments.

Disability access

We have all the necessary facilities for people with disabilities.


We speak three lunguages.

Conditions seen

Back Pain

General, acute or chronic backache, back pain, lumbago, sciatica.

Neck Pain

Mechanical neck pain and stiffness.

Shoulder Pain

Frozen shoulder and other shoulder pain.

Elbow Pain

Tennis elbow, golfers' elbow, (epicondylitis). 

Knee/Hip Pain

Hip and knee pain, general arthritis pain.

Rheumatic Pian

Joint and muscle pain.


Difficulties falling or staying asleep, disturbed sleep, waking tired.


Feeling low, lacking of joy in life.


Chronic or acute headaches and migraine prevention.


Stress, tension, anxiety, inability to relax.


Certain types of digestive problems.

Menopausal symptoms

Hot flushes, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, tiredness.


Inability to consive.

Skin Conditions

Certain skin conditions like shingles, acne, etc.

Period Pain

Crumps, pain during periods. Prolong, too short or absent periods.


Low or high pitch sound in the ear.

Chronic Fatigue

Lack og energy, getting tired very quickly.

Other Conditions

Please get in touch to see if we can help.

Get in Touch

Not sure if we can
help your condition?

Send us a message and we will respond within 24 hours or book a free consultation.

What our patients say

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"I felt so relaxed and fell asleep during the cosmetic treatment."

Jane, Bishop Auckland

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"I didn't believe in acupuncture. After my first session of auricular acupuncture for stress management, I noticed that I was much calmer the week after. Now I am hooked and have gone back for more. Highly recommend."

Marzena, Darlington

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"I was nervous about acupuncture because had never had it before. I was so surprised that the whole procedure was painless!"

Elaine, Spennymoor

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"A professional touch to heal my problem related to my back pain. Appreciate her genuine service. A thumb up to her knowledge and definitely recommend!" 

Elena, Bowburn

We are fully accreditated


Registered with The British Acupuncture Council

Accredited by The Professional Standards Authority

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