Kat Loves Acupuncture


07904 953304


Traditional Chinese Acupuncture



"Kat's acupuncture treatment was the standout thing for me that helped with pain relief and improved general wellbeing. After my course of treatment the radiating pain had completely disappeared"

Katy Whittaker, professional rock climber

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient system of healing which manipulates the body’s energy (Qi) to manage disease, relieve pain and improve health.

TCM treats both the root cause and manifestation of a problem. It therefore not only relieves signs and symptoms but also strives to prevent the problem recurring in the future.

Being a holistic form of medicine, TCM does not look at presenting conditions in isolation, but in relation to other aspects of the patient’s health. It then treats accordingly. Thus, all treatments given are tailored specifically to the individual.

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is one way in which the theory of TCM can be applied. By inserting fine, sterilised, disposable needles into points all over the body the movement of Qi can be controlled thus stimulating the body's own ability to repair and restore health.

In 2003 the World Health Organisation stated that acupuncture was proven as an effective treatment for 28 conditions and has a positive therapeutic effect on 70 others.

For more information please visit the British Acupuncture Council's website.


Whilst working in Asia with the VSO, the oriental approach to health and well being made a huge impact on Kat's views. On returning to the UK she studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Westminster.

She graduated 13 years ago and since then has been practicing in a variety of settings providing experience in a broad spectrum of conditions. During the period between 2007 and 2009 she focused mainly on women's health and fertility issues.

Whist maintaining her general practice Kat notes a particular interest in the treatment of insomnia, depression and mental health conditions. 

Kat is a keen runner and climber which has lead to her treating many active individuals and has provided her with a wealth of experience in the treatment of sports injuries.

She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and comfortably meets their requirements for continued professional development. She is also the the South Yorkshire regional co-ordinator for this organisation.

Kat Love

BSc(Hons) MBAcC


During an initial consultation Kat will ask a series of questions, examine the tongue and feel the quality of the pulse in order to get a thorough understanding of both the specific problem and the patient’s general health. An acupuncture treatment then follows. It is kept relatively simple during this first visit to allow the patient to become familiar with the process and also for Kat to gauge the patient’s response.

At the beginning of each follow-up session a few brief questions are asked to keep Kat up to date with changes in the patient’s condition before further treatment is given.

Between 2 and 10 acupuncture needles are usually inserted for 20 - 30 minutes. Whilst they are in the practitioner generally leaves the room so the patient can relax in their own space.

As well as the use of acupuncture, Kat may use moxibustion or cupping during the acupuncture session. Each would be explained in detail before being used. Lifestyle changes are often recommended however the patient’s decision to act upon these is always respected.

Occasionally it is not appropriate to treat, in which case no charge would be made.





£45 - 1 hour initial consultation.

£45 - 45 minute follow-up treatment

€60 - Home visits in Chamonix Valley

Occasionally it is not appropriate to treat, in which case, no charge would be made





Kat's main practice is in Heeley (Sheffield), she also works in Hathersage (Derbyshire) and occasionally offers home visits.


Hathersage Osteopathic Practice is a small, friendly establishment in the heart of the village.
Station Road
S32 1DD

Kat set up The Treatment Space in Heeley in 2013 with close friend Carolyn Lindsay. It is a multi-disciplinary practice located in beautifully converted buildings in a community based project.
Sum Studio 7
1 Harley Street
S2 3AQ

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment please contact Kat on: