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Amanda Preston

Amanda has over 20 years experience practising acupuncture. She uses a blend of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Five Element theories, and can also apply medical massage techniques.


Amanda grew up in South Africa, and soon after moving to England, she started her acupuncture studies at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa. She moved to York in March 2004, and has been practising here ever since. Amanda completed a further year’s training in Tuina (Chinese Medical Massage), and loves the diversity of ailments that acupuncture treatment is able to help with.

Amanda specialises in acupuncture for fertility and pregnancy – visit our fertility and pregnancy page to find out more.

Amanda can help with:

  • Menopause and hormone regulation

  • Stress management

  • Mood and sleep disturbances

  • Gut health

  • Neurological and muscular pain management

  • Treatment through pregnancy

  • General health and wellbeing


Each treatment usually lasts 45 mins. You’ll discuss your presenting ailment in detail, so Amanda can take a full case history. She’ll ask you questions about all aspects of your life, from your physical and emotional state through to your lifestyle. This enables Amanda to draw a more complete picture of your condition, rather than taking only the Western disease label into account.

As part of your diagnosis, Amanda will read your pulses and look at your tongue. She may also palpate your abdomen to check for any tender areas or skin temperature differences. When it’s time to stimulate the acupuncture points, Amanda may use needles, acupressure, moxibustion, Tui Na (Chinese medical massage) or cupping therapy.

Fees and availability

Treatment fees

£55 / £50 for weekly sessions.

For Amanda's pregnancy treatment details, please see our fertility and pregnancy page.

A full fee stands for all missed appointments, or appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice.

Clinic times

Tuesdays 9.45am–4.45pm

Thursday 9.45am–4.45pm

Friday 9.45am-1:30pm

IVF Support outside of these hours – by arrangement for a fee of £60

“My first aim will always be to resolve the specific problem or condition you arrive with. My ultimate aim is to help you discover what it means to feel well.”

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Fertility, pregnancy, pain


BA(HONS) Acupuncture
Dip Tuina

Professional Associations

Co-founder of the Acupuncture for Conception to Childbirth Team (ACT) Yorkshire
Member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC)


“After two failed attempts at IVF my husband and I decided to try the alternative route.  I could hardly believe the difference when the scan results came back – I had twice the viable embryos, and all were a better grade than during the previous attempts.  I’m now 13 weeks pregnant, and only just starting to believe it’s real.” 

Jean, York

"I originally came to see Amanda for painful and heavy periods, which were becoming increasingly debilitating. My first period after starting treatment was a complete contrast to what I had become accustomed to – no aching joints or tenderness, and I needed no painkillers. I then had a knee injury through running, and again Amanda located the problem and had it sorted. I didn't know anything about acupuncture but I'm enjoying learning that it’s not just pain and injury that can be treated, your energy level can be greatly increased."

Joy, York

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Amanda Preston