Double Olivier Award winner, Denise Gough made her name for herself in film and television, but the stage remains her true passion. Achieving Best Actress for ‘People, Places, Things’ at the National Theatre in 2016, and Best Supporting Actress for ‘Angels in America’ at the National Theatre in 2018, Denise has been having regular well being treatment at AcuSpa during her time in the city. Denise has just wrapped up filming her latest venture in Manchester. Dr. Phoebe is very honoured to have looked after Denise during the past 4 months and wishes Denise a safe journey to London this Friday.


"Thank you Denise for your support to raise the profile of acupuncture and sharing your experience with your fellow colleagues and your fan base. Look forward to seeing you soon".


Dr. Phoebe

Sept 2023

Thermal imaging monitors can detect and measure the infrared energy of a patient. The camera converts infrared data into an electronic image that measures the surface temperature. 


A patient suffering from poor blood circulation was thermal imaged during her consultation. The brighter colours i.e. red, orange, and yellow indicate warmer temperatures due to heat and infrared radiation being emitted. Whilst purples, dark blues and black indicate cooler temperatures due to less heat and infrared radiation being emitted.


After the patient's first acupuncture session, Dr. Phoebe re-assessed the patient's surface heat dispersion. The fingertips emitted yellow hues with the left lower limb (knee joint) emitting warmer hues.  


Thermal imaging technology is one of the many examples of how modern medical technological advancements and Traditional Chinese Medicine can complement each other to help patients better understand their symptoms.


Call us to book a well-being consultation.  


July 2023



We've had a makeover!  Think of it as our pre-summer glow up and.... we've never looked so good!! 


The refurbishment work on our clinic is almost complete.  We've made some layout changes to further optimise the area without compromising on privacy. 


Myself and the team are looking forward to welcoming all our patients to see our new "Consultation Pod". It will be fitted out with a hi-tec display screen and visual aids to help our patients better understand their symptoms, the root causes and acupuncture theory. 


We want to raise knowledge levels through knowledge sharing with all our patients. It is our mission to help each one of you improve your well being by giving you pointers on the types of exercises to try at home through to pointers on dietary advice. Let's all work together to improve your well being. 


Hope to see you in clinic soon.


Dr. Phoebe

May 2023

27th Dec 2022

Manchester, England


Dear WFAS Secretariat,


I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to the President and the WFAS Executive Board for re-electing me to sit on the Executive Committee. I am deeply honoured to be the Committee's Advisor.


This accomplishment will forever remain a significant milestone in my academic & professional career path. I am thankful to the Executive Board for motivating me to having the highest level of dedication in this role. The biggest honours go to my teachers and fellow peers who have enabled me to get thus far academically and professionally.


I will use my best endeavours to serve the Executive Committee so that it can continue its work to raise awareness and improve the efficacy of acupuncture-moxibustion in both academic and clinical settings.  My focus remains on global disease prevention and the promotion of global health.


I wish the President, WFAS Secretariat & WFAS Board, the Executive Committee and all Staff a Happy and Successful New Year. Let us continue to make a world a safer place. 


My very best wishes to you all.


Dr. Liu Phoebe Yang

杨柳 英国中医针灸师专业协会 

President of the Professional Alliance of Chinese Acupuncturists UK LTD and

Director of AcuSpa Ltd

A big Thank you to all those who participated in our 5th anniversary event.  The Health Talk that took place on the 25th November 2018 was a success. We hope that we were able to share vital tips to help you through this winter.  We would like to thank the special guests and sponsors who made this event possible.....our cancer patient Ms. Nicola Dodd who gave us a compelling account of her personal experiences and the benefits she has seen from having Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment.  Dr. Peter Wong-Morrow for his outlook on the private health care industry and sharing his views on private health care insurance.  Master Li Rong from The Li Rong Wushu and Qigong Academy for her performance of her own brand (TriStar)of Tai Chi moves and techniques. Our Tiffany Leung, who was M.C. for the afternoon, for her advice on keeping healthy in winter from a psychological perspective and our very own Dr. Phoebe for teaching us some valuable exercises to improve our spinal cord.      


Thank you to the management at Chaophraya, IPH Insurance and to Herbprime for your support and contribution. 


We hope to plan further talks in the new year. We welcome ideas on topics for our next health talk.  We are here to listen and to give you the best preventative and corrective Traditional Chinese Medicine health advice.                   

Health Talk Archives


Your Invitation To A Health Talk 


Dear AcuSpa Friends, 


As people who are conscious about their health and well-being, you are invited to take part in a Health Talk which enables participants to get and to give knowledge on the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 


The Health Talk will take place on the 25th November 2018.  The event is FREE and is open to all AcuSpa members and one guest. Priority registration to our event is taking place right now.  Please contact us on 0161 711 0456 or email us at for further information and/or to register your interest.  Limited seats are available on a first come basis.     


Our keynote speakers will be sharing important knowledge on healthy eating, exercise, self-help and treatment.  With the rise in lifestyle related diseases, the information is invaluable to your health. 


Date: Sunday 25th November 2018

Time: 4pm to 6pm

Venue: Chaophraya, 19, Chapel Walks, Manchester, M2 1HN.  The venue is located just off King Street.


Free refreshments shall be served throughout the event.


Guest Speakers: Ms. Nicola Dodd, Ms. Tiffany Leung, Dr. Peter Wong-Morrow and Dr. Phoebe Yang.


Topics: Benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine: a patients perspective, Keep healthy during the winter months, An overview of private medical care and insurance, Targeted diet and exercises and An introduction to Tai Chi by the internationally acclaimed founder of "Tristar" Tai Chi Master Li Rong. 


Our lead clinician; Dr. Phoebe Yang will also be on hand to offer free medical consultations and advice for your guest.    


What is Tui Na?    


Tui Na (which literally means push and grab) incorporates the TCM theory that injury or disease causes blockages in the channels of the body.  Blockages cause pain.


There are an array of techniques used, such as kneading, chopping, hacking, perpendicular pressure and rolling fist which the clinician will use to remove tension/spasm in the muscles and blockages of “Chi” in the channels. Tui Na embraces two aspects: firstly, just like modern western massages, it works the muscles helping them to relax, removing stagnation and allowing the blood to flow more freely throughout the area giving the muscles the optimum chance of repairing itself.  Secondly, because of its Chinese origins, it works with restoring the balance of “Chi”.  Tui Na presses on certain acupressure points in the body’s meridian system to stimulate the body’s own healing process.


You have all most likely heard Dr. Phoebe refer to “Chi” during your treatment. The theory of “Chi” states that it is a universal life force energy which all living forms have. When one’s “Chi “is strong, well balanced and flowing freely throughout the body, the individual is healthy, free from illnesses and diseases.


Tui Na, along with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, are the main components of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tui Na can be used as a complement to acupuncture treatment and as an integrative treatment alongside modern medicine, alternative medicine, rehabilitation and is effective in the treatment of muscles, tendons and ligaments and a variety of other ailments.   



Leading Professor Visits Your Number One Acupuncture Clinic 

Dr. Phoebe is honoured that visiting Professor Li Caizhen from the Ministry of Health in Beijing Haidian District has chosen AcuSpa as her training and development platform to promote her unique brand of Tui Na technique.  


Professor Li is a well respected figure in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in her motherland and her application of Tui Na has gained national recognition.  She also has several clinics behind her name including clinical teaching institutions.   


Professor Li has a background in both modern and traditional medicine with qualifications in pathology, anatomy and orthopaedics.  She draws upon the principals of TCM in particular, acupuncture and cupping to provide a very unique combination of Tui Na techniques.  


AcuSpa was so pleased to learn that each and every one of its patients voiced positive results immediately after treatment.



Dr. Phoebe is very thankful to Professor Li for her guidance and knowledge sharing. She also thanks her clinical team for tirelessly supporting her and the clinic. Most importantly, Dr. Phoebe thanks her patients for believing in the gift of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

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