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Finding the right retreat
This category lists retreats and holidays where the use of acupuncture, or its close cousin, acupressure, is a major element.

While the therapy is most frequently used to treat medical conditions and for pain relief, on retreats you'll also come across non-medical uses, in particular 'facial' or 'cosmetic' acupuncture which aims to reduce the signs of the aging process, treating problems such as facial lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, enlarged pores, discoloration, sagging and puffy eyes etc. Acupuncture treatment is often described as a natural alternative to Botox.

You'll also come across acupuncture in relation to weight loss, stopping smoking and infertility.

Professional training takes a number of years so you'll not generally find short recreational courses to learn the technique, although the Jin Shin style may be worth a look.








Acupuncture retreats & acupressure retreats


USA: Health Mastery Retreat in San Diego

An all-inclusive, life-changing 'Health Mastery' retreat held at a luxury resort in San Diego, California. This 7-day retreat focuses on attaining and maintaining good health and also promises to help with self-empowerment and discovery in all areas of life.

    The retreat uses the therapy to work directly with the body's own energy, plus a range of other therapies that include chiropracticy, colon therapy, heavy metal chelation, ozone therapy, juice fasting, and detoxification.
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ENGLAND: Healing retreats in Norfolk

Unique short wellness and healing retreats based at a centre in Norfolk. The Shining Tree centre applies an integrated, hands-on, healing and balancing system using a combination of treatments that include various massage techniques, acupressure, Tui Na, Shiatsu and joint manipulation.

   The centre is set in eight acres of woodland in the Norfolk countryside, it offers a private heated indoor pool and sauna and a range of classes. The retreat package includes comfortable accommodation and a wholesome, healthy menu.
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The following links will help you find qualified practitioners, to help you in choosing a suitable retreat and qualified therapists:

BAcC (The British Acupuncture Council)
The Acupuncture Society
ATCM (The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine)
APNT (The Association of Physical & Natural Therapies)


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uk flag Sunflower Retreats

based: Casperia & Sperlonga, Italy | Costa Rica


Yoga holidays and yoga and wellness retreats, with daily yoga classes, meditation, Ayurvedic and holistic treatments, and a wide range of daily optional activities to choose from, in stunningly unspoiled and beautiful locations – in Italy, in the hilltop village of Casperia or beachside Sperlonga – and in Costa Rica.

| yoga | retreats | massage | acupuncture/acupressure | ethical/ecotourism | aromatherapy | Italy | Costa Rica |


uk flag Five Elements Living

based: New York, USA


Weekend acupuncture and wellness retreats in the Adirondack foothills in Colton, New York; offering a mix of acupuncture, yoga, massage, healthy living coaching, reading and country walks. This is combined with comfortable accommodation and nutritious whole food meals made with fresh local ingredients.

| USA |


uk flag Golden Pineapple Bed & Breakfast

based: New York, USA


Fort Jefferson B&B with acupuncture, acupressure, ear-acupuncture, electro-acupuncture and moxabustion treatments.

| USA |


Armonia – Alpujarras

based: Granada, Spain


Healing retreats in Spain for couples, singles and small groups – combining yoga, meditation, reflexology, acupuncture, massage and shiatsu.

| Spain |  


uk flag Day & Beth Healing Arts

based: Massachusetts, USA


Weekend workshops teaching Jin Shin Acupressure – a Japanese healing art that can be practiced by anyone.

| USA |


El Paraíso Verde Atenas B&B

based: Atenas, Costa Rica


Small Swiss owned family B&B offering traditional Chinese Medicine treatments including herbal therapies, acupuncture, moxa, acupressure, tuina massage and Qi Gong.

| Costa Rica |  


uk flag The Retreat Farm

based: Essex, UK


Acupuncture is just one of the treatments on offer at this holistic centre in the heart of Essex.

| England |


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