About Us

Ariane Thompson Dip. ac, MBRCP

Ariane Thompson has practised acupuncture since 1998. She trained in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture at the Southwest College of Oriental Medicine in Bristol, obtaining a Diploma of Acupuncture and is a registered member of the British Register of Complementary Medicine (Oriental Medicine division). Ariane is a registered member with the Association of Community and Multibed Clincs (ACMAC). She also trained in Shiatsu – sometimes referred to as acupuncture without needles or acupressure at the European Shiatsu School in London and still uses elements of this effective therapy when needles are not appropriate. Through active professional development, Ariane is forever exploring, learning and deepening her knowledge about the many different treatment methods acupuncture offers. A special interest in recent years has been IVF support and fertility. She studied with Dr Tan to Advanced level, applying his famous and very effective Balance Method in her practice. In December 2016, Ariane completed a 2 year Transpersonal Psychology course.

Ariane works from clinics in Leicester and Melton Mowbray, and has held clinics in London, Cambridge, and Newmarket.

Before this, Ariane was a professional ballet and freelance dancer for 10 years, dancing with English National Ballet, Zurich and Monte-Carlo ballets. She believes this experience has helped in her present understanding of pain, stress, injury and good health.

She is married to a GP and they live in Leicestershire with their two children.


Helen CockleHelen Cockle, DCHAc

– Diploma in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Helen Cockle has been studying Acupuncture since 1998 and spent several years studying with: John Tindall at The Yuan Clinic and Traditional Medicine College London in micro systems acupuncture.

Helen uses the scalp. hand, foot and ears as a representative of the whole body and is able to treat a wide range of issues through these specialist applications.

In order to further develop her skills Helen went on to obtain her diploma in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture through The University of Beijing and Acu-medic; London.

Helen passionately believes in an integrated approach to well being and has over 20 years experience working with the body.

As well as teaching private yoga classes, Helen specialises in massage & facial rejuvenation with cosmetic acupuncture.

Helen assists Ariane in the multi bed clinic at the St Johns Road clinic.

Helen is a member of:

Chinese Medical Institute and Register. CMIR Accredited Member

Register of Exercise Professionals. REPS Level 3

British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology. BABTAC Full Member