Welcome to  

 Pip Bolland Acupuncture 

for health & well being



          Acupuncture treatments in the centre of                        Skipton, North Yorkshire           

call - 07800 527622 

               find out what acupuncture can do for you 

Pip Bolland acupuncturist

About Pip

I am trained in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and have a first class honours degree awarded by the Northern College of Acupuncture, York, one of the foremost educational and research institutions for acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the UK.

I provide personalised acupuncture treatments integrating mind and body, helping to empower patients to take charge of their own health and well being. Massage, cupping or electro-acupuncture and lifestyle advice can be integrated into an acupuncture treatment depending on your individual needs. I have a particular interest in women’s health having completed my final research project on the menopause with a focus on the treatment of anxiety with acupuncture during this phase of life.

Please see the conditions treated  for more details.

I am a registered member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). The BAcC is the governing body for Acupuncture  and training in the UK. I  practice according to a strict code  set out by the Council. Members are fully insured and I am  licensed with Craven District Council to practice acupuncture.

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Opening times​

Tuesday          10-7 pm

Wednesday      10-7 pm​ 

 Thursday         10-7 pm 

Friday              10-4 pm

Location - 28c Newmarket Street, Skipton, BD23 2JD

 (formerly at Craven clinic, Skipton)


Initial consultation & treatment 

(allow 1 hour & 40 minutes)


Subsequent appointments 

(allow 1 hour)





Irritable bowel syndrome

Fertility support

Acupuncture can help prepare your body for conception by-

1.Regulating fertility hormones

Stress and other factors can disrupt the function of the hypothalamic pituitary-ovarian axis (HPOA), causing hormonal imbalances that can negatively impact fertility. Acupuncture has been shown to affect hormone levels by promoting the release of beta-endorphin in the brain, which affects the release of a number of hormones. 

2. Increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs

Stress also stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, which causes constriction of ovarian arteries. Acupuncture inhibits this sympathetic activity, improving blood flow to the ovaries, enhancing the environment in which ovarian follicles develop. It also increases blood flow to the uterus, improving the thickness of the endometrial lining and increasing the chances of embryo implantation.

watch the video on the conditions treated page from the British Acupuncture Council......

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

In one of the series of large RCTs in the UK, directed by traditional acupuncturist and researcher Professor Hugh MacPherson, acupuncture was found to be superior to usual care on IBS symptom severity score at 6, 9 and 12 months but not significantly so at 24 months (MacPherson 2017): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26980547

For diarrhoea-predominant IBS a large Chinese RCT showed electroacupuncture to be similarly effective to the drug loperamide in reducing the frequency of bowel movements (Zheng 2016): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27310980

Two recent meta-analyses have found acupuncture to be more effective than drugs for diarrhoea-predominant IBS (Zhu 2018): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29977312; (Deng 2017): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29231356

Acupuncture may also help with the constipation-predominant version of IBS (Pei 2015) but there is much less research on this.

Are you aware that insurance companies will support your treatment usually  providing 50% of the cost of treatments or allowing you an amount each year to spend on acupuncture.

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"Pip really helped me cope with my knee pain before I had surgery. And then helped me get back on my feet after the knee replacement. Awesome! You know you're in safe hands. Thankyou"

"I cannot rate this place highly enough! Pip is a really genuine and kind person, she took the time to listen to me and I have had great improvements in my condition."

"I went to Pip seeking help for anxiety and panic attacks and I couldn't have asked for a better practitioner. She's kind and caring and I felt really listened to. Acupuncture has helped me no end!" 

To make an appointment -

call: 07800527622  or email: [email protected]