About Me



Acupuncture Newcastle under Lyme

My name is Annie and I graduated from Hebei Medical University, China in 1994 with a BSc (Hon) Medicine. My training was in both Chinese and western Medicine and I am a fully qualified registered doctor in China. In the UK I gained a MSc (Distinction) in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.


I practised in a University Hospital in China as a Senior Physician from 1994 to 2002 then came to the UK and started my practice in Merrial Street as the first Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Practitioner in Newcastle.  I set up another practice in Bridge Street and they merged in 2009.


I have always been interested in the holistic approach to medicine and how the mental stresses of life affect our wellbeing.  This lead me to taking a course in Counselling and I furthered my studies at Staffordshire University from 2008 – 2012.  I gained an MSc in Psychotherapy and Counselling and became a qualified Counsellor and a member of BACP and ATCM (UK).   I have undertaken voluntary work for a local charity as a counsellor, particularly helping people with mental health problems.



In total, I have 26 years experience, with 19 years practice in uk. Over the years I have successfully treated thousands of patients with a wide variety of health problems. Because of my high levels of professional expertise , and caring supportive attitude I have earned a very good reputation within the community.  At this moment, the majority of my clients come  from recommendation and "word of mouth".

Dr Annie Hou

BSc Hon(Medicine)


How to book an appointment 
The best way to book an appointment is to call the clinic on:
01782 712794
Or send an email via the
Contact Us page

At the moment Annie is temporarily away so on Thursdays and Saturdays the clinic will be run by Dr Elena Dudnyk.

Elena is an Acupuncture Practitioner BSc Hon, Trained in both Chinese and Western Medicine.

£10 for the consultation then £5 will go towards the cost of your 1st treatment