Claire Thorne

Claire Thorne graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in London in 2019 in Acupuncture and Naturopathy. Having spent many years treating patients at community multi-bed clinics, rehab centres, and private practices throughout London, she now divides her time between practices in Somerset and Bristol.

Before studying to become an acupuncturist, Claire experienced acupuncture herself for a range of health issues. These included difficult menstrual symptoms, fertility issues and subsequent successful treatment on her journey to motherhood.

Claire now draws on her personal experiences to thoughtfully tailor treatment to enable patients to regain control of their own health. She is passionate about Acupuncture for Women’s Health, and has seen it work again and again to improve women’s mental, physical and emotional wellbeing, gently and naturally.

Claire sees clients with a range of health conditions. These include digestive disorders and urinary conditions, anxiety and depression, sleep problems, and allergies, and immunity boosting.

Chinese medicine encourages the body to harness its own healing mechanisms to restore balance. In her practice, Claire aims to give you that power.

Contact Claire Thorne

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Availability & Fees

Mondays: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Acupuncture £60 for 60 minutes

Free 15-min telephone consultation before your first appointment. Initial 60-min appointment includes consultation, followed by acupuncture.  


To book an appointment with Claire Thorne, call the Alma Vale Centre on 0117 377 1186 or e-mail us on to book an appointment.


  • Member of the British Acupuncture Council
  • CNM Diploma in Acupuncture
  • CNM Diploma in Naturopathy
  • Various CPD including in Fertility, Menstruation, Menopause

Claire was always welcoming and calming. I felt in good hands throughout every treatment. She was able to regulate my menstrual cycle and significantly reduced my period symptoms. Claire’s knowledge and understanding combined with her friendly warm personality makes you feel amazing every time! 

Alex, 32

I came to Claire to help with my sense of smell after losing it for over a year following Covid. After two sessions, my smell / taste came back the day after the appointment. I still can’t believe it! Would highly recommend for others experiencing this. Great experience all round.
Erin, 30

Claire took great care of my 14-year-old, Sofia, who was initially terrified of needles. Claire was able to put her at ease, gain her confidence and provide significant pain relief for her chronic migraines. I felt comfortable with Claire treating my daughter and Sofia loved her. It was a pleasure meeting Claire. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.  

Mum to Sofia, 14

Claire is amazing and I 100% recommend paying her a visit. I have been going fortnightly for 5 months and I can honestly say that she works wonders. I started my journey in the hope of aiding fertility, after 6 months of trying and within 2 cycles I fell pregnant. Claire has helped me along the way, providing support, reassurance and generally making me feel a million times better. I always look forward to my sessions and leave feeling relaxed and calm. 
Georgia, 34

I cannot thank Claire enough for the incredible support and healing she has given me during a very difficult time of grief.  Her expertise in acupuncture and understanding of the mind-body connection truly helped me process and release my emotions in a healthy way. I felt a sense of peace and relief after each session, and I am grateful for the compassionate care and guidance she offered throughout the entire process.  I highly recommend her services to anyone in need of emotional support and healing.
Ruth, 58