Practitioners Treatments Healing Links

Clinics 4 days a week
Saturday & evening appointments

The body and mind as a whole is a delicately balanced living miracle,
knowing this we treat each patient as a unique individual

45 Thorne Road
Doncaster DN1 2EX

Tel: (01302) 320023
Free parking on site

Kirk Smeaton

Tel: (01977) 620630

The treatment we offer is personal to you. We aim to treat the root of the problem, not just your symptoms...

Whatever help you come to the clinic for, we’ll take time to take a full medical case history, using a number of different diagnostic methods and examinations (including looking at your tongue and feeling your pulse) to understand how well your body is functioning, your health and lifestyle. Based on this information a diagnosis will be made. We will then take the time to discuss your treatment plan with you, or refer you to someone else if this is more appropriate at the time. We often work alongside GP’s, physiotherapists, chiropractors, nutritionalists, counsellors and other health professionals to best enhance and maintain the well-being of our patients.


Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern cultures where it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand-alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicine.

Acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world. In the UK more and more people are finding out what acupuncture can do for them.

Sarah Byfield practices acupuncture based on Chinese Medicine principles that have been developed, researched and refined for over 2,000 years. She also uses muscular trigger point acupuncture and massage where they to complement and enhance an individual’s treatment.

Acupuncture works to help maintain your body's equilibrium. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specifically chosen points on the body to regulate the flow of ‘Qi’, your body’s vital energy.

For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, Qi can become blocked, disturbed or depleted, which can result in some symptoms of some pain and illness, or dis-ease. In certain instances traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore natural balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.

Who has acupuncture and what can it do for me?

Many people come to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition or to relieve specific pains like osteoarthritis of the knee. Some use acupuncture because the generally feel unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Others choose acupuncture simply to help maintain good health, as a preventative measure, or to enhance their feeling of wellbeing. Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages including babies and children. It can be effectively used alongside conventional medicine.

Please contact Sarah for a free mini consultation during which she talk with you about your specific symptoms or conditions, how acupuncture and massage can help and answer any initial questions you may have.

Because traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions. You may notice that other niggling problems resolve as your main health complaint improves

This approach also means that each patient’s treatment plan will be different. However, you can always ask about other patient’s experiences, to give you an idea of what to expect. Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.

What does it feel like?

Acupuncture needles are much finer than needles you may have experienced in the past for blood tests and injections. When the needle is inserted patients commonly feel a momentary tingling or dull ache sensation. Most patients are surprised at how gentle acupuncture is.

Is it safe?

The results of two independent surveys published in the British Medical Journal in 2001 concluded that the risk of serious adverse reactions to acupuncture is less than 1 in 10,000. The needles are single use, sterile and will be opened in front of you and disposed of after each treatment..

...simply call to arrange your free mini consultation

Opening Hours:

Kirk Smeaton, Pontefract
Tuesday 9.00am - 7.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 3.30pm, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Doncaster, Thorne Road
Friday 9.30am - 6.30pm
Saturday 8.00am - 3.00pm



Sarah Byfield
BSc(Hons), PGDipAc, MBAcC

Professionally qualified
Member of the
British Acupuncture Council
Local Authority licensed

Healing Partners Limited
Midsummer House, Top House Court, Kirk Smeaton, Pontefract, WF8 3LA
Company Registration: 7291094

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As an acupuncturist in Doncaster and Pontefract, we chose the name Healing Partners for our acupuncture clinics, because it captures the essence of what we do - working in partnership with you our patient, and other care professionals to bring about change, healing and wellbeing.

If you are interested in definitions, here is the Oxford dictionary definition of acupuncture. Acupuncture is a system of complementary medicine in which fine needles are inserted in the skin at specific points along what are considered to be lines of energy (meridians), used in the treatment of various physical and mental conditions. The word originated in the late 17th century: from Latin acu 'with a needle' + puncture.

Some people are nervous about their first acupuncture treatment and being 'scared of needles' is a common remark. However, we use exceptionally fine needles and we ensure that patients are comfortable throughout treatment. New patients are surprised to discover that their acupuncture treatment is comfortable and relaxing.