Paloma Sparrow

I practise traditional acupuncture, supporting both the physical and mental / emotional aspects of health in a wide range of conditions. I have a gentle approach and I specialise in women’s health and in treating children – from babies to teenagers.

About me

I studied acupuncture at the University of Westminster and gained an honours degree in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in 2001. This gave me an education in acupuncture as both a science and an art, equipping me to practice within the context of the biomedical healthcare system. I moved to the Stroud area in 2018.

I specialise in women’s health, from menstrual cycle problems to fertility, pregnancy and the menopause. I have a post-graduate diploma in paediatric acupuncture – the gold standard of paediatric acupuncture training in the UK – and specialise in treating children, from babies to teenagers.

I am also a qualified massage therapist and offer holistic and pregnancy massage.

I have over 20 years of experience as an acupuncturist and am a member of the British Acupuncture Council; as such I adhere to rigorous codes of safe practice and professional conduct and standards. I am a member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network and the Hub of Paediatric Acupuncture.

Paloma Sparrow

What I offer

About acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world, having been developed and refined over more than two thousand years. Very fine needles are used to access the channels along which the body’s energy flows, according to East Asian Medicine. Points along these pathways are selected according to both a person’s symptoms and the overall picture of their health, to restore balanced and harmonious flow.

A traditional acupuncturist takes all aspects of a person’s health into account and uses subtle diagnostic techniques to identify the underlying cause of a problem. People often report improvement in specific symptoms, improved sleep and energy levels and an increase in general wellbeing from receiving acupuncture. There is a growing body of clinical research showing that acupuncture effectively treats a wide range of common health problems.

About paediatric acupuncture

Over the last few decades traditional paediatric acupuncture techniques have been adapted to ensure that acupuncture is a well-tolerated, effective and appropriate method of treatment for today’s children in the Western world, from babies to teenagers.

Acupuncture for children does not have to involve needles. There are many other modalities that can be used to deliver the treatment your child needs, such as paediatric massage, laser acupuncture, moxibustion, press balls to stimulate acupuncture points and cupping. There is a growing body of evidenced-based clinical research which supports the use of acupuncture for a wide-range of childhood conditions.

Contact me

Paloma Sparrow

Tel: 07528 374 002



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Member of the British Acupuncture Council

Member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network

Member of the Hub of Paediatric Acupuncture

Professional qualifications:

BSc(Hons) TCM: Acu, ITEC, Dip Paed