Christina Forte

Christina Forte

Acupuncturist in Maidenhead

Christina trained at the prestigious College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading where she studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Five Element style of acupuncture, graduating with a BSc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture from the University of Kingston.

Since qualifying Christina continues to update her professional knowledge and skills through workshops and short courses. She has completed post graduate training in: -

Diploma in Gynaecology, Fertility and Obstetric acupuncture
Master Tung Acupuncture
Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture

Christina's interest and passion for Acupuncture grew from having experienced great benefits personally, and a desire to learn more about Chinese Acupuncture & Medicine. As a TCM and Five Element Acupuncturist, Christina is passionate about helping others to restore balance, harmony, and a sense of wellbeing in body, mind, and spirit through Acupuncture treatment, and is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care.

Background & Qualifications

Before becoming a fully qualified TCM/Five-Element Acupuncturist, Christina trained and qualified as a Pilates teacher with Body Control Pilates in London, and taught both matwork, and the Pilates Reformer machine.

Christina trained at the prestigious College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, where she studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Acupuncture.

BSc (Hons) Acupuncture, Kingston University

Licentiate in Acupuncture (Lic Ac), College of Integrated Chinese Medicine

Diploma in Gynaecology, Fertility and Obstetric acupuncture

Masterclass in Facial Enhancement Acupuncture Certificate

Emergency First Aid at Work, College of Integrated Chinese Medicine

Member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC)

Member of Cosmetic Acupuncture UK

My Specialisms

Christina has a special interest in treating Gynaecology conditions, as well as treating a wide range of conditions such as: -

Menopausal symptoms
Back pain
Musculoskeletal pain
Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

In the first acupuncture session, Christina will take an in-depth history on your general health, medical history, and lifestyle, in order to form a complete diagnostic picture of your health. This involves asking questions about your current symptoms, as well as such things as, your sleeping pattern, appetite, and your general well being. Christina will also take your pulses and look at your tongue. You will also receive a preliminary treatment in the first session, after the initial consulation. The first session lasts approximately 1.5-2 hours, with follow-up treatments typically lasting between 45-60 minutes.

Facial Acupuncture

Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture, also known as Facial Enhancment Acupuncture, is a totally natural, and holistic anti-ageing treatment that aims to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and lift areas on the face, i.e. cheek and jaw line. When acupuncture needles are inserted into the face, it causes tiny micro-traumas in the skin's surface, resulting in the skin's self-repair process producing an increase in collagen and blood flow to the area. This gives an overall improvement in facial complexion and muscle tone.

A facial acupuncture session begins by inserting acupuncture needles into specific points on the hands and feet, used for their calming and energy giving properties. This is then followed by a deep facial cleanse before the insertion of acupuncture needles in the face. After the needles have been removed, the treatment continues with a facial massage, before finishing the treatment with the application of a facial serum, and a face cream.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Acupuncture In Person £48 per 60 minutes

Additional Rate Information

TRADITIONAL CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE Initial consultation with treatment (approx 1.5-2 hrs): £60 Follow up treatments (approx. 1 hour): £48 COSMETIC FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE Treatment session (approx. 1 hour): £90