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Welcome to
Fortera Acupuncture

My name is Shelley Jones and I run Fortera Acupuncture in Taunton. I carry out tailor made treatment plans for individuals who suffer with ill health; whether physical, mental or emotional.

I have been on my own quest to wellness and this has made me ambitious and dedicated to wanting to help others find their own wellness, to enable them to reach their greatest potential.

Previously I worked within the mental health sector for many years and have since spent 4 years studying Chinese medicine at the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading (affiliated with Kingston University), graduating with a BSc Honours degree in Acupuncture. I am a full member of the BAcC (British Acupuncture Council).

  • From the very first conversation I had with Shelley I knew I was in good hands. Shelley took the time to really understand my symptoms. She is truly amazing... thank you!

    John Soft from Taunton

  • The tendinitis pain in my shoulder was very much reduced after the first treatment, allowing me to sleep better. Shelley has such a positive energy, a huge smile and I always leave you feeling happy in mind body and spirit.

    Liz Wilson from Wells

  • Shelley was fantastic from day one, I went in with a problem with my back which I had for years and finally had the chance to look into it. I would highly recommend Shelley for treatment if you are after a friendly, kind service then look no further!

    Stacey Redman from Street

  • Shelley has helped me through major transitions in my life, her unique qualities are seldom found. Would recommend Shelley to anyone.

    Jules Collins from Glastonbury

  • After the very first treatment I noticed an immediate improvement, and after around 2 months of treatments, the problem had gone away completely! I'm very pleased undergone the treatment and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Shelly and acupuncture in future.

    Guy Tucker from Taunton

  • I have been seeing Shelley for over a year, during which time she has helped me with acute and chronic problems. I would highly recommend her to anyone suffering and feeling that they have nowhere to turn.

    Miranda Scholefield from Glastonbury

  • From my first appointment I knew I was in very safe hands. Shelley listened and understood what I needed, and treated me appropriately; looking after my physical and emotional health. Shelley is a fantastic practitioner who I whole heartedly and highly recommend.

    Tracy Hill from Wells

  • I always feel so much better after having a treatment with Shelley! I would definitely recommend her, she is so lovely and positive!

    Tamara Reynolds from Taunton

Disclaimer: These are real customer reviews from clients who have been treated at Fortera Acupuncture. Please note that the health, exercise, weight-loss, mindset and results/benefits reported may vary for each individual. There is no assurance of achieving a desired or specific result in treatment, for although every possible action is taken to ensure a positive outcome, each patient responds differently to care.

My treatments and
their benefits

Five Element Acupuncture is a powerful method for healing body, mind and spirit through subtle energetic rebalancing. This form of acupuncture is documented in Chinese medical classics from as early as 200BC.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture works by extremely fine needles being inserted into specific points (carefully chosen by the practitioner) which then connect to energy (Qi) within pathways of the body known as channels.

TuiNa

TuiNa

Tuina is a hand’s on treatment that works with the same principles of acupuncture where techniques are applied to promote and stimulate the body’s own natural healing process.

Cupping

Cupping

Used with suction cups or by a flame to create a vacuum within the cup which is then placed onto the area to be treated; this suction draws the skin upwards and promotes the movement of Qi.

Guasha

Guasha

Guasha is a therapy whereby a smooth edged tool is used; oil is put on to the skin and the guasha tool is then rubbed over the affected area to help promote the smooth flow of Qi.

Moxtibustion

Moxtibustion

Moxa can be used in various forms; moxa stick covers a larger area, moxa cones placed onto needles or directly onto the skin over specific acupuncture points.

Electro-Acupuncture

Electro-Acupuncture

Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture whereby clips are attached to the acupuncture needles and a small current is passed between them stimulating the smooth flow of Qi.

Disclaimer: Please note that the health, exercise, weight-loss, mindset and results/benefits reported may vary for each individual. There is no assurance of achieving a desired or specific result in treatment, for although every possible action is taken to ensure a positive outcome, each patient responds differently to care.

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Fortera Acupuncture also treats...

Sports Injuries

Acupuncture can be used to treat the wide variety of injuries obtained in sports, from ankle sprains and tight calves, to shin splints and tennis elbow.

 

Fortera Acupuncture also treats: hamstring strain, ACL tearing on knees, patellofemoral syndrome and sciatica, as well as general joint or muscular pain.

 

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Fertility & IVF

Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of causes of infertility, from PCOS, endometriosis, irregular menstrual cycle, to stress. It is also beneficial to treat males, as acupuncture can help with sperm count, as well as stress and other causative factors.

 

Fortera Acupuncture also treats: IVF patients, by supporting the body in preparation for this procedure.

 

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Stress & Anxiety

Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of emotional causes of ill health from stress, anxiety, depression to grief, shock or trauma.

 

Fortera Acupuncture also treats: low mood, poor energy levels, low immune system, fibromyalgia, ME or MS.

 

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Migraines & Headaches

Acupuncture can be used to treat headaches, cluster headaches and migraines, as well as insomnia, poor sleep, visual disturbances, nausea or vomiting.

 

Fortera Acupuncture also treats: dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, neck and shoulder tension as well as jaw pain caused by disorders such as Temporomandibular disorder (TMD or TMJ).

 

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IBS & Digestive disorders

Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of digestive disorders, from irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion and heartburn, to bloating, diarrhea and constipation.

 

Fortera Acupuncture also treats: stomach cramps/pain, wind or belching, as well as diabetes and neuropathy.

 

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Coughs & Colds

Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses often occurring with the change in season, from general coughs and colds, to lack of energy, low mood and SAD syndrome.

 

Fortera Acupuncture also treats: allergies, sinusitis and asthma.

 

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Disclaimer: Please note that the health, exercise, weight-loss, mindset and results/benefits reported may vary for each individual. There is no assurance of achieving a desired or specific result in treatment, for although every possible action is taken to ensure a positive outcome, each patient responds differently to care.

Your consultation
and my approach

During the initial consultation you will receive a treatment as well as a full case history being taken; a wide variety of questions will be asked to ascertain signs and symptoms and look at the root cause of these.

What is your approach?

My approach to treatments integrates Traditional Chinese Acupuncture with 5 Element Acupuncture, which can include one or more of the following: needling, electro-acupuncture, cupping, guasha, moxtibustion and TuiNa (Chinese bodywork massage). I am passionate about gaining rapport with each individual I work with to truly understand them, their needs, to ensure they leave feeling that they have been heard and understood, with a clear understanding of how we can work together.

Your Consultation Plan:

Your first appointment will be your initial consultation, where you can discuss your symptoms and ask any questions you have. A treatment plan is then agreed on and treatments will be carried out. After several sessions of treatments we review your progress, reassess your situation and agree the next stage of your treatment plan. Unlike Western medicine, no one condition is treated the same, as Chinese medicine treats the person not the symptoms, getting to the root cause of why a problem is occurring. This makes your treatment unique to you. Often patients come for one specific problem, but find positive changes in various other areas of life; from improved sleep and energy, to feeling less stressed and more balanced.

What are some of the benefits I might experience?

The changes as a result of acupuncture will vary from person to person, and are not guaranteed, as each individual is unique and responds to treatment in different ways. The benefits could be physical or mental, and are closely linked to your specific symptom, treatment and lifestyle.

How quickly will I see results?

With regards to how long it will take to see results often depends on how long you have had the problem; this can be discussed further with your practitioner but it is usually recommended that 4-6 weekly treatments are required to start to regain balance within the body. Results cannot be guaranteed, as results of treatment do vary from person to person.

How long does the treatment last?

Treatment takes 45 minutes to 1 hour

Contact me to book
an appointment

Contact me to book an appointment or discuss any questions you may have. A free 20 minute telephone consultation is offered for anyone interested in making an appointment.

Please complete the details below to submit your booking request.

Shelley Jones

Integrated Acupuncturist BSc (Hons) / Lic.Ac / MBAcC

Telephone 07976 465066
Location of Practice Fortera Acupuncture, Victoria House, Victoria Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3FA