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Chinese Medical Acupuncture


The ancient Chinese medical system of inserting fine needles into very specific points in the body to adjust & stimulate the body & mind towards health & balance.


A thorough and effective treatment, invaluable for an incredible range of issues, from shoulder injuries to regulating menstruation & menopause.

Acupuncture can be used on it's own, commonly, for issues such as stress, anxiety, menstrual issues & digestive disorders or alongside other treatments. 


Acupuncture is regularly used with moxa to warm and nourish the body for regulating menstruation and digestive issues, or with cupping and massage to open and release the body through lines of function for injuries.

Tui Na Medical Bodywork

Tui na (pron. twee na), the medical bodywork system from Chinese medicine, uses therapeutic techniques and manipulations more common to us from sports massage, osteopathy, chiropractic & physiotherapy.


Sharing the same principles of meridians and points as traditional acupuncture, though placing more focus on the realignment of the connective tissues of the body. 

Cupping Therapy


Cupping is the application of vacuum cups to specific points of the body for clearing through areas of tension, stagnation and injury to assist in musculoskeletal injuries and internal medicine.


An effective tool to assist with digestive complaints & breathing difficulties, as well as speeding up the healing of hard to treat injuries such as bruising & breaks.



Popularised in the West for beauty treatments, Guasha has long been used in traditional medicine as a treatment on it's own, or alongside acupuncture, massage and cupping.

Guasha uses a scraping tool at a specific angle, with an oil or liniment to gently break up 'adhesions' in the tissues, reducing tightness, tension and knotting in the soft tissues, encouraging the flow of blood and lymph, boosting the immune system and helping to clear the sinews and channels of blockages. A useful addition to muskuloskeletal & constitutional treatments alike.



Moxa (or moxibustion) is the application of heat, either on it's own or through an acupuncture needle.


Using moxa assists with our other therapies by helping to stimulate and improve the function of an acupuncture point or simply to warm up an area, such as an osteoarthritic joint or a cold digestive system.


I run a clinic, 'James Beavis, Acupuncture & Tui Na' at Port O' Leith Boxing Gym, Craighall Road, Edinburgh, EH6 4RR (directions), and at my home treatment room nearby. 

If you cant find the appointment you need on the booking system, just email me with your availability and I will do my best to find a suitable time for you.





Appointments are £65 for initial consultation & treatment (Member offers are available for Port O' Leith Boxing & Edinburgh Tai Chi members)

Acupuncture, Cupping, Tui na, Guasha & Moxa are commonly used to treat:

  • Muscle, joint & tendon injuries

  • Chronic pain

  • Alignment & postural issues

  • Trauma injuries

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Breathing difficulties

  • Digestive disorders

  • Painful or irregular menstruation

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Difficulty sleeping


"I have been seeing James for a few months now, every appointment has been amazing, he really knows what he is talking about and after my endless list of issues he has kept the treatments right for me. Very professional and puts me at ease after every appointment."


"James is very knowledgeable and professional. Without fail, I feel so much better after my

tui na treatments.  I can't recommend James enough!"


"I visited James to seek help for tendonitis in my shoulder, which was so severe that I could not twist my arm, tuck in my shirt etc.
After the first visit I could twist my arm again and with follow-up visits using a mixture of 'cupping', massage and traction I am now almost completely back to normal.
James is attentive to the patient's needs, communicates clearly and never rushes.
I would recommend 100%"


"I went to James with a chest congestion and immune system issue as my GP was unable to find a solution.  James assessed and diagnosed my problem, and within two sessions my breathing difficulties were resolved. Thank you James"


"I have been treated by James for about 4 months now and the results are incredible. I go to James to be treated for a wide range of issues ranging from a painful shoulder to low energy levels. I have seen improvements on everything we work on, particularly on the mental health related issues.
James has been incredibly adaptable. The treatment I receive is based on how I have been since the previous treatment and on that day. I find this flexibility incredibly helpful as it means that I can plan my appointments in advance and address issues as they arise. I come away from appointments with recommendations relating to my lifestyle and diet and I can see my health improving. I couldn't recommend this more!"


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