Complementary therapy clinic in Oxford

Claudia Smith

The Five Element System of Acupuncture

Claudia Smith was trained in the Five Element System of Acupuncture. This system is based on the idea that all our symptoms, however physical, will usually come from an emotional cause.

The five emotions which can cause disease are anger, grief, lack of joy, fear, worry, or a combination of all of them. Her job is to take an initial diagnosis which will take 1½ hours, during which time a very detailed case history will be taken. Also, a short physical examination of the pulses, the back and the abdomen will be undertaken.

Claudia predominantly uses the Five Element System but will also give life-style advice. Many people come to her just because they don’t have any energy or they don’t feel right in themselves. Putting those meridians back into balance will usually improve the person’s feeling of wellbeing.

Claudia completed her training in 1989 at The College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Royal Leamington Spa where she received her Licentiate of Acupuncture. She is a Member of the British Acupuncure Council and has pursued further studies at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading.

Claudia is available for appointments at The Wellbeing Clinic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. To make an appointment with her please contact the clinic on: 01865 751111 or by email at:

Initial consultation and treatment with Claudia: 90 minutes £70

Follow up treatments: 60 minutes £55.