Your care and needs are the first priorities of our students and supervisors


Established in 1988 the Northern College of Acupuncture is a registered charity. We educate acupuncturists, Chinese herbal medicine practitioners and nutritional therapists on our degree courses. The acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and nutritional therapy clinics are the teaching clinics for our students, under the supervision of highly qualified and experienced practitioners and our fees are lower than most private clinics. We also offer Tuina Chinese massage and an "out of hours" acupuncture service. We are centrally situated on Micklegate with a private car park and disabled access.

“I have been coming to the NCA clinic for treatments for a few months now and have always felt welcome and comfortable. Checking in and out is straightforward, no waiting, and paying and making further appointments are dealt with efficiently. The treatment and consultation rooms are always clean and well aired with no “hospital” atmosphere. If I need to use the stairs and lift they are easily manageable - even if I am feeling under the weather. Parking is tight but very good for York!”  Edwin - clinic patient

We offer four clinics – and you will find the link below for more information on each.

Here is some general information and some background for the therapies being offered.


What is traditional Chinese medicine? (acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and tuina Chinese massage)

Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and tuina massage have developed over the last 3000 years into a highly sophisticated system for understanding health and disease. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM for short) can treat recent, chronic or recurring problems. Sometimes it can make sense of illnesses that modern medicine has difficulty treating. Seeing health and illness from a TCM perspective enables us to treat subtle imbalances. This can not only relieve symptoms, but also improve the functioning of the immune system, regulate organ functions and create an enhanced sense of happiness and well-being. Chinese medicine is based on a model of inner balance, and the signs and symptoms you have indicate the ways in which your unique system may be out of balance. At the Northern College of Acupuncture Clinics we will explain to you how Chinese medicine sees your problem, and we will give you diet and lifestyle advice.

What is nutritional therapy?

Nutritional Therapy is the clinical application of science relating to the body’s utilisation of foods and nutrients. In a Nutritional Therapy consultation we look at daily food and drink intake, individual nutritional needs, nutritional status, environment and general lifestyle and the way these impact over the lifespan, including the present and in the longer term. The overall emphasis is on prevention, in order to optimise physical and mental health, while recognising each individual’s complex make-up.

To make an enquiry and book an appointment

Call us on 01904 343305 - our reception is open Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm or send an e-mail enquiry

Prices and payment

Payments can be cash, credit or debit card. The prices for each clinic are listed on the individual clinic page.

Disability access

Our clinics offer good access for people with disabilities and there are two parking spaces reserved for blue badge holders in our car park.

Car Park

We have a private car park for the use of our clinic patients at the rear of our premises on Micklegate.



David Blore

Psychologist David Blore also works from the Northern College of Acupuncture Clinics on Tuesdays and Fridays. For David’s website click here: www.davidblore.co.uk

Contact details:
Telephone: 07976 933096

Patient Comments

“I am delighted with my treatment and the results. I have had two treatments over the past couple of weeks, by caring and very competent practitioners and students. Thank you very much.”

“So far this had been the most marvellous experience. My headaches and earache are gradually getting better. So far so good! Thank you.”