About Me

I started to practice acupuncture in Leeds in 1995, and have been involved in complementary health some years before that. I have a passion for the wellbeing of others and find acupuncture is a perfect outlet for this. I am a full member of the British Acupuncture Council.

My main acupuncture practice in Leeds is at the Chapel Allerton Holistic Centre, however I also work at the Headingley Chiropractic Clinic.

My Path into Acupuncture

I was involved in Aikido on the Wirral for some years. This is a martial art which uses the idea of energy (termed Ki). I was fascinated by this and wanted to work in an area that I could use this principal that of energy. During this period of studying Aikido, I learnt the basics of Shiatsu and Aromatherapy. This made me consider studying a ‘complementary therapy’, as these use energy.

I found that Acupuncture was the best. It combined the skill of a practitioner with beautiful theory, and the notion of caring for peoples wellbeing. I applied to the Northern College of Acupuncture and was accepted. The course was a four year BSc, and I graduated in 1999, after an initial supervised year.

Since graduating from the Northern College of Acupuncture

The Northern College of Acupuncture gave me a good foundation to practice acupuncture. Since that time I have developed my knowledge of the subject. I have expanded my understanding of Chinese Medicine, and studied the precise art of Japanese acupuncture. In the last five years I have trained with Kiiko Matsumoto in London and Boston, USA considered one of the best practitioners of acupuncture, and one of her top ‘students’ Andy Harrop.

New site for my Leeds Acupuncture Clinic
I have always looked for ways to broaden my acupuncture knowledge and to take my skills into groups that would not or may not have access to what is essentially a private practice. During the last 10 years I have worked for the Terrance Higgins Trust, Multiple Choice (a Leeds-based Drugs Project), taught meditation at Leeds Skyline, and been referred clients by Macca (now called ‘Together: Working for Well Being’ a charity that helps carers of others). For three years, I worked part time as a Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University on their BSc (Hons) Acupuncture course. These have been a great experience, expanding my understanding and deepening my commitment to promote acupuncture to others no matter what the background, I am convinced that acupuncture can help.


I am registered with the the British Acupuncture Council.

Giles Watts is registered with BAaC

Contact Me

0113 274 3439

07791 476330

Email: acupuncture@gileswatts.co.uk

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