Acupuncture and Medical Diagnosis

Aquilia Acupuncture is a specialist acupuncture clinic and we are able to offer our patients a one-to-one, professional and advanced acupuncture service.

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Diagnosis and Treatment

Medical Diagnosis

At Aquilia Acupuncture in Stamford or Baldock, we recommend that if you have not yet visited your GP about your condition we advise you to do so. If a medical diagnosis has been established and you have been advised or would like to try acupuncture to see if it may help the management of your condition, please contact us. We may refer you to a doctor or specialist for tests and investigation at any time during your acupuncture care pathway. 

Aquilia Acupuncture is a specialist acupuncture clinic and we are able to offer our patients a one-to-one, professional, advanced and independent acupuncture service.

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Diagnosis and Treatment

At Aquilia Acupuncture we are highly qualified in acupuncture. This means we have a range of skills and competency in the assessment and delivery of acupuncture for health and personal care. At Aquilia we are able to provide expert, high quality services that aim to get you feeling better as quickly and effectively as possible. Aquilia Acupuncture is principled in informed and shared decision making and has established an outstanding reputation based on over 17 years of acupuncture health and care services. 

Acupuncturist Safety, Autonomy, Expertise

Traditional acupuncture is a term to describe an acupuncturist that has completed higher level education accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board. Acupuncturists graduating from a BAAB accredited institution have the highest level of professional acupuncture qualification in the UK. 

The acupuncturist is qualified to incorporate multidisciplinary models and systems related to the practice of acupuncture for health or personal care. In other countries professional acupuncturists are mainstream healthcare providers or allied health professionals. 

In England, the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) independently manages accredited registers which oversee professions not regulated by law, with health and care professionals practicing within and outside of the NHS. British Acupuncture Council members (MBAcC) are on an accredited register. Professional acupuncturists are able to refer and triage patients. 

Autonomy and Expertise

  • Benefit of over 2,500 years of applied specialised Traditional Chinese medicine knowledge, to the present day.
  • Ability to deliver an acupuncture point prescription for your specific health need and for your well-being based on professional qualification status.


  • Apply a range of scientific principles and evidence base practices to assist patients.
  • Provision of collaborative, integrated or independent care in the community setting.
  • Your GP can recommend an MBAcC acupuncturist on an accredited register. You may be able to claim for your acupuncture treatment by a private health insurance provider.

Lianne Aquilina BSc Hons MSc Acupuncture Specialist

The scientific mechanisms for traditional acupuncture have been extensively researched.

The evidence base for an acupuncture intervention has increased. As well as knowledge of research design to improve clinical trials of acupuncture.

At Aquilia we provide health and or personal care acupuncture services.

As an acupuncture specialist we may utilise one or more models of acupuncture dependant on patient assessment. Lianne has a degree in traditional acupuncture, and advanced medical acupuncture certification.

Please note, an acupuncturist does not provide a medical diagnosis. An acupuncturist provides the treatment management for the medical condition. 

Acupuncturist Safety, Autonomy and Expertise

Lianne Aquilina is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. The following assurances are British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) standard and related to the independent practice of acupuncture in community health and care settings. BAcC members:

  • Have completed high standards of training and qualification in professional acupuncture. Abide by codes of professional conduct and safe practice. 
  • Have completed a three-year degree level accredited course or equivalent and continue professional development.
  • Training also includes medical anatomy, physiology and pathology, and referral status to a GP if necessary and triage of patients. 
  • Use sterile single-use acupuncture needles, which are safely disposed of after your treatment and collected by specialist waste disposal company. Register where required with the local authority according to bylaws. 
  • Are on a voluntary Professional Accredited Register of the Professional Standards Authority to help ensure good standards of care and public protection from harm or risk. 

Health Care Information Resource


The World Health Organization (WHO)

Find out more about acupuncture from the WHO.


National Health Service (NHS)  

Read about acupuncture or for clear and structured information about your condition and standard treatment options that may be available to you.


British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) Research Fact Sheets 

Read more about acupuncture from the British Acupuncture Council to help inform decision making.


NICE The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Provides evidence-based recommendations developed by independent committees, including professionals and lay members, and consulted on by stakeholders.


Research Council Complementary Medicine (RCCM) 

The vision of RCCM is to promote research that will widen the availability of and access to safe and effective complementary medicine for patients within the National Health Service in the UK, to help prevent disease and improve patients’ health and quality of life. 


Evidence-Based Acupuncture 

This organisation provides an overview of the scientific mechanisms of acupuncture and a review and publish the evidence base of acupuncture. 


Society of Acupuncture Research (SAR

SAR mission statement is to advance patient care and promote scientific evaluation into acupuncture and allied therapies. To  dissemination and implement findings. 

Cochrane UK

Cochrane is an independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health. Researchers work with the aim to produce credible, accessible health information free from commercial sponsorship and other proposed conflicts of interest. Cochrane produces reviews that summarise the best available evidence that has been generated through research to help inform decisions about health. Please review British Acupuncture Council Statement on Acupuncture Research Methodology for Randomsied Controlled Trials.  


Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)

This authority provides information for public health awareness and regulation of the medical fertility sector in the UK.

If you have any questions contact us.


Lianne is a highly qualified and experienced acupuncture clinician. An acupuncture educator, visiting guest lecturer, and co-author of a bestselling international acupuncture textbook. Our patients can be assured of expertise and commitment towards your health outcome. Read more click here.



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