The Sean Barkes Clinic – Community Member

The Sean Barkes Clinic

We are qualified specialists in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies. We offer caring consultations, considered diagnosis and skilled treatments for a wide range of musculoskeletal, hormonal and emotional conditions. We work hard to help people feel better, achieve more and lead happier lives.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

TCM stands for Traditional Chinese Medicine, an ancient form of medicine developed in China over thousands of years. TCM includes the techniques of Acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, and many more, and is a Holistic form of medicine.

In relation to human health, the Chinese word ‘Qi’ (pronounced ‘Chee’) is used to refer to the fundamental vitality of the body that keeps it functioning in a balanced manner. Qi could be described as an electro-magnetic energy that flows through the body along certain pathways that the Chinese call meridians. These meridians connect with the internal organs of the body to create a lattice of communication networks that ensure the proper working of the entire body. When the circulation of this Qi is impeded for whatever reason, symptoms develop.


Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine needles into special locations on the body referred to as acupoints. These points have a lower electrical resistance than other areas on the body.

Our needles are much finer and flexible, and often the patient does not feel the needle being inserted at all.

How does it work?

After a full consultation including discussion of any previous medical history, current medications, diet and lifestyle a diagnosis will be made and a treatment plan will be recommended by the practitioner.

Carefully considered acupoints will be chosen by the clinician, they will then stimulate the circulation of Qi, not only in the local area, but also in areas far away from the needle site on the same meridian and in the organs that the meridian connects to.

Conditions we treat

Addiction, Allergies, Arthritis, Paediatric Conditions, Digestive Problems, Infertility, Mental/emotional illness, Musculoskeletal problems, Neurological disorders, Sexual issues, Skin complaints, Migraines, Insomnia, Fibromyalgia, Pregnancy Care and more.

Other services

Cupping therapy, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Tui Na (Chinese Massage), Diagnoses (Health Assessment),

Dietary Therapy, Lifestyle guidance, Personal Well-Being Plans & Cosmetic Acupuncture

Why Use Us?

We have been providing holistic healthcare to people in Lincoln and the surrounding area since 1999 and are one of the largest specialists in traditional acupuncture and associated therapies in Lincolnshire.

Our acupuncturists have university degree level qualifications and are members of British Acupuncture Council. Each acupuncturist has more than 10 years clinical experience.

You can be sure of the highest quality service possible because we are…

Members of the British Acupuncture Council, the regulatory body for our profession in the UK, which means:

we are trained to the highest levels

we are fully insured

we are required to adhere to a strict code of ethics and code of practise


For further information, or if you would like to book an appointment please contact us via:

Tel: 01522 809371


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  1. Acupuncture is one of the treatments that I used in my recovery and I would whole heartedly recommend it.

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