Zest Acupuncture,

by Jenny Doolan

Professional, bespoke, traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture (TCM) and western medical acupuncture with Zest Acupuncture in the heart of beautiful Cornwall. Zest Acupuncture offers client centred holistic treatments to put the zest back in your life, specialising in women’s health (menstruation, IVF support, pregnancy, birth and menopause), painful conditions (such as arthritis and fibromyalgia), support during and after chronic illness such as cancer, cosmetic and aesthetic acupuncture and more

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About Zest Acupuncture

Zest Acupuncture offers safe, effective, and holistic acupuncture in a relaxed and peaceful setting at the Blue Lotus natural therapy clinic in the heart of Cornwall.

 

Jenny, lead acupuncturist at Zest Acupuncture, offers support to clients to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life by providing holistic acupuncture, cupping and gua sha treatments for a variety of health conditions.

 

TCM Acupuncture is an ancient technique that stimulates the body’s own natural healing responses to improve wellbeing and provide relief from conditions such as arthritis and migraine or from, for example, the symptoms of menopause such as anxiety, fatigue and hot flushes.

Meet Jenny Doolan

Acupuncture clinician

Jenny has been practicing TCM Acupuncture in Cornwall for 21 years. Jenny studied for a diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine for 3 years in Bristol and then completed her studies at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China in 2002 spending time in the hospitals there. Since gaining her diploma in Acupuncture Jenny has also been treating and supporting cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment in Cornwall as a senior healthcare professional at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

 

Jenny established an acupuncture service for cancer patients for several years as part of a research project at the Sunrise Centre. Alongside her NHS role, she has run a successful private acupuncture practice in clinics across mid-Cornwall and formed Zest Acupuncture after a break from private practice over the period of the Covid 19 pandemic. To further her studies Jenny has attended specialist training in acupuncture for back pain, osteoarthritis and Cancer with the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS). Jenny has also attended a comprehensive course in Cosmetic Acupuncture with an expert in her field, Radha Thambirajah as well as attending a course in the NADA protocol. This is 5 point auricular (ear) acupuncture protocol that is used for withdrawal from addictive substances such as nicotine.

 

Jenny is also registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS). Jenny is committed to delivering safe and gentle, effective, holistic and client centred acupuncture treatment to improve your health and wellbeing and give you your Zest back!

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Acupuncture Treatments

Whether you're suffering with joint pain, anxiety/stress, withdrawal, menopausal, or pre/post natal symptoms, Zest Acupuncture offers a range of treatments tailored to you. Find your perfect treatment to alleviate your symptoms and get you back to living your best life.

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Holistic Acupuncture

Using traditional needle methods to stimulate your body's natural pain killers for the alleviation of pain

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Cupping

Suction cups to increase blood flow to your body's pain points to ease symptoms of back and neck pain

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Gua Sha Massage

Improve circulation, reduce inflammation and promote healing of chronic, muscular and joint pain

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Cosmetic

Using needles to rejuvenate your skin, and reduce the appearance of deep lines, ageing, acne, rosacea or eczema

Luxury cosmetic acupuncture

Cosmetic acupuncture with Zest includes a combination of holistic body acupuncture, alongside a facial gua sha massage with St John’s Wort oil. This is then followed by facial needling to treat fine or deep lines, and encourage facial lifting. Your treatment will also include plum blossom needling for décolletage, followed by a calming facial spritz with frankincense.

 

The many benefits of this cosmetic acupuncture treatment include a refreshing vitalisation the skin, the reduction of fine and deep lines, the minimisation of puffing and sagging, and the reduction of redness, and itching from eczema and rosacea.

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Jenny Doolan holding a consultation with a client prior to their acupuncture treatment

Zest Acupuncture tailors your treatments to you

Zest Acupuncture can work with you to create a bespoke treatment plan tailored to your specific condition and symptoms, enabling you to get back to living a full life.

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Luxury appointments to ensure relaxation

Zest Acupuncture offers a professional, calming environment in the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre, so you can focus on restoring your health

How can acupuncture treatment help you?

Women's health

From easing menstrual cramps to reducing hot flushes, balancing mood swings and improving sleep, this oriental medicine can ease a number of symptoms for women’s health. The benefits of acupuncture for women’s health include:

 

Reduction of menstrual pain and menstrual migraines. In fact, acupuncture is included in the NICE guidelines for the treatment of migraine in adults.

 

IVF support, as well as aid with pregnancy symptoms and morning sickness, birth, cervical ripening and labour pain. Acupuncture can promote labour and reduce the pain of contractions by increasing endorphins and smoothing the contractions of the uterus.

 

The reduction of peri-menopausal, menopausal and associated symptoms of hot flushes, mood swings, anxiety, depression, insomnia, joint pain, memory issues, fatigue and headache.

Cancer

Restorative acupuncture is tailored to patients post chemotherapy/radiotherapy to help increase their wellbeing and recovery, and reduce anxiety and mild depressive symptoms. Acupuncture can also help with the hot flushes caused by hormonal treatments for cancer, and may also reduce dry mouth following radiotherapy.

 

Acupuncture can work with prescribed medication to reduce pain or even nausea.
It is advised that you check with your NHS care provider before having acupuncture treatment following cancer treatment.

Smoking cessation

Acupuncture can help to reduce physical cravings experienced when trying to give up smoking. When undergoing cancer treatment it is recommended that you try to give up but at such a stressful time this isn’t easy. Acupuncture can support your decision to try and improve your health. You can do it!

Back pain

For symptoms of back pain, this traditional medicine can be great at releasing pain-relieving chemicals, reducing inflammation and improving blood flow to help you live your best life. By reducing tension and balancing the energy within the body, acupuncture helps to alleviate uncomfortable back pain symptoms.

Anxiety & depression

To treat anxiety and depression, your acupuncture therapy can be tailored to aid in the release of seratonin and GABA. These chemicals offer a calming effect on the brain, and help block stress hormones, therefore helping you to relax and escape from your difficult mental symptoms for an affordable price.

Arthritis

Through reducing inflammation and easing pain, acupuncture therapy can help to reduce arthritic complications, helping to get you moving free from pain. Some studies have suggested that arthritis develops from an imbalance of energy within the body, and so by stimulating that energy with needles, this traditional medicine is able to counteract the painful implications of arthritis. Zest Acupuncture offers a western medical adapation of acupcunture, to combine knowledge of the body’s anatomy with this traditional medicine, to further help aid with your painful arthritic symptoms.

Joint pain

Whether it’s knee pain, osteoarthritis, or more, acupuncture health care can heal your body’s specific pain points. The process stimulates your Qi energy, therefore boosting your body’s natural pain killers and endorphins, and easing your painful symptoms.

Testimonials

Jenny performs Chinese acupuncture treatment you can trust. Hear what her clients have to say.

"
Every appointment I've had with Jenny has been wonderful. As soon as you walk in the door, the whole atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing and Jenny is always attentive and welcoming. Overall my appointments at Zest Acupuncture leave me feeling so safe and well cared for. It will always be my go-to place for treatment.
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Back pain client

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From the initial consultation, Jenny made me feel relaxed and gave realistic expectations for the cosmetic acupuncture treatments. Jenny is very gentle when inserting needles into the sensitive areas on my face [and recommended additional products to compliment the treatment]. My skin always feels plump and brighter after each treatment. If I could, I would have it everyday!"
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Alison -cosmetic acupuncture

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I would like to give a 5 star review. Jenny has been helping me with the journey going through the menopause with painful joints, headaches, anxiety and stress. I wanted to go the natural way into the menopause. Jenny has helped me through this and its working!
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Ginetta

"
Jenny was simply amazing- she's created a professional, calming atmosphere, and is an expert at what she does. I will definitely be returning again and again.
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Vicki

FAQs

What is acupuncture?

Acupcunture therapy is a traditional Chinese medicine focusing on the use of needles to stimulate the body's energy, promote blood flow, reduce inflammation and overall offer relief for various painful symptoms.

What conditions can acupuncture treat?

The range of conditions that can be treated include chronic pain, menstrual and meopausal difficulties, headaches, anxiety, joint pain and much more. If you're unsure on whether acupuncture can help your painful symptoms, get in touch with Zest Acupuncture and we can advise on the best treatment method for you.

How long does an acupuncture session last?

Our acupuncture sessions generally last between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the treatment type and the condition you are seeking help with.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Whilst some patients feel no pain at all, others may feel a small prick, or a dull aching or tingling sensation. The needles used are very thin, and so the pain is often very mild and goes away quickly. If you feel pain during your session, just let us know. We can adjust the depth and pressure used to make your session more comfortable for you.

How acupuncture works?

Through using needles to stimulate Qi energy, this rebalances the energy flow throughout the body and stimulates a number of hormones and chemicals to reduce your symptoms, and add some zest back into your life.

Is acupuncture actually safe?

Acupuncture is generally considered safe- there are some minor potential side effects including bruising and bleeding, however at Zest Acupuncture we take every precaution to ensure that your treatment is professional, safe and relaxing.

How many sessions are needed to see results?

The number of sessions required will depend on each individual patient. Some may only need a few sessions to see an improvement, whilst others may take slightly longer. If you have any queries over the treatment length, we will be happy to discuss options with you to tailor your treatment exactly to your needs.