Breathe Therapies
  • 42c Kyverdale Road
    Stoke Newington
    N16 7AH
Breathe Therapies Acupuncture of Hackney, specialists in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture in Hackney!

Richard Steven is your therapist at Breathe Therapies on Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney. Richard is a qualified Acupuncturist with years of experience in the U.K. and a Bachelor of Medicine degree from the prestigious Beijing University Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is also a member of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM). Richard has recently set up clinic in Hackney and due to his growing reputation as a friendly  and  experienced acupuncturist,  clients are  coming from as far as Watford.


What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture aims to correct and balance our natural energy (Qi) flow through our pathways,(meridians) around the body. Imbalances in the Qi can result in both physical and psychological symptoms. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine disease occurs when the balance and flow of our natural Qi is disrupted or blocked. This can be caused by external factors such as weather, diet or by internal factors such as emotional disharmonies.

Conditions commonly treated successfully by Acupuncture include:

  • Allergies
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Infertility - Male & Female
  • Eczema, Psoriasis
  • Indigestion, IBS
  • Back Pain, Sciatica
  • Sports Injuries

Your local Hackney  Acupuncturist will diagnose your condition and will prepare a specialised course of treatment  for you.Fine needles are inserted into various parts of the body (acupuncture points). The placement of these acupuncture needles depends on detailed and subtle diagnosis unique to the condition of the individual.


Does Acupuncture work?

More and more Hackney residents are seeing and enjoying the positive effects of Acupuncture. There is a rapidly growing body of professional clinical research that proves the efficacy of acupuncture. The  NHS  appreciates the benefits of acupuncture and  now employs acupuncturists in many hospitals. Your therapist will be able to give you more details.

Apart from being an Acupuncturist, Richard also offers a number of additional therapies that complement his acupuncture treatments. He practises:

  1. Chinese Herbal Medicine: this is excellent in the treatment of gynaecological problems, infertility, skin disease and chronic, stubborn medical conditions.
  2. Moxibustion: This works by warming targeted points on the body by indirectly burning herbs on them.
  3. Tui Na Massage: This is a highly effective acupressure massage technique that can be used to complement acupuncture or as a treatment in it's own right.


Clinic Times & Places:

Shine Holistic: 

52 Stoke Newington Church St. N16 0NB  


Wednesdays  10.00am - 2.00pm

Fridays            5.15pm - 9.15pm

Saturdays       3.15pm - 6.15pm



To book an appointment at Shine Holistic, please call:

 020 7249 9671


Healthy Living Centre:

282 St Paul’s Road, Islington, N1 2LH 


Mondays             2.15pm - 8.15pm

Thursdays         10.00am - 3.00pm


To book an appointment at the

Healthy Living Centre, please call:

020 7704 6900



Richard also has experience in treating addictions such as Alcohol and Tobbaco. Please visit his website for more details on acupuncture and the treatments you can expect. Alternatively give him a call on


020 8806 8252 


Breathe Therapies Traditional  Chinese  Medicine  in Hackney, for acupuncture and other alternative therapies.

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