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Sarah Crockford BSc (Hons) Acu. MBAcC 

For most of her life, Sarah has had a keen interest in helping others, from a young age, she was a member of the Red Cross and attended many events as a first aider and ambulance person, before moving in to training others in first aid at work.


She runs a business providing festival welfare services with her partner.

Sarah gained a diploma in Shiatsu which sparked a keen interest in Chinese Medicine; the natural progression from this was to acupuncture and she graduated from the Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA), with a First Class Honours Degree.


She has undertaken additional training in Acupuncture for Muscular Skeletal issues and is a Level 2 Dr Tan Balance Technique Practitioner. Sarah is a clinic supervisor at the NCA, helping train the next generation of acupuncturists. 

Shared with Chris, Sarah's interests include dogs, music, art, travel, anything creative, skiing, mountain biking and good company...

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Chris Crockford BSc (Hons) Acu. MBAcC 

Chris has worked on humanitarian and community action projects for the past thirty years. Originally training as a chiropodist, he also worked for the Red Cross as an ambulance person and as a trainer.

Subjects Chris taught included emergency care, administration of medication, advanced life support, paediatric care, psychological first aid, first aid for mountaineers, substance misuse, hazardous substances, casualty simulation, health and safety, moving and handling, etc.


He developed the idea of a new kind of welfare service to help people at festivals and has successfully led a business with Sarah to deliver care at over one hundred major events. Fortunately, Chris is passionate about music, so work and pleasure were happily combined! 

Having spent many years developing teams, and training others, Chris developed an interest in the holistic nature of Chinese Medicine, healing in a non-emergency context. He trained at the prestigious Northern College of Acupuncture, qualifying with a First-Class Honours Degree.


His post graduate training has focused on the treatment of Muscular Skeletal issues with Whitfield Reeves and in developing research into lifestyle medicine. 

A service designed for...

big business




no time for you

people are numbers, the needs of the business come first

damaging the environment

only certain people are welcome as customers

pricing designed to exploit people in need and maximise profits 




100% natural healing

the time you need

deep underpinning philosophy placing humanity at its core

love of nature, sustainability

for everyone, regardless of race, gender or religion 

fair pricing, everybody pays the same because we all have equal value and worth

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Our Ethos

We aim to the make the benefits of acupuncture affordable to as many people as possible. 

In the UK we have the wonderful NHS which means most people are unaccustomed to paying for care.

We have a multi-bed clinic model, this is the system used in China whereby several patients are treated at the same time. This allows us to keep our prices low whilst still maintaining high professional standards. 

All treatments are specifically tailored to the individual patient, it is important to us that everyone has a positive experience. 

Quality You Can Trust 

Our practitioners are experts in acupuncture, completing degree level training and extensive professional development.


We are registered with the British Acupuncture Council, the UK’s leading regulatory body for the practice of acupuncture. 

We are  on a voluntary register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Licensed by Sheffield City Council with regular environmental health inspections. 

Fully compliant with Data Protection and GDPR regulations.


Members of Association of Community and Multi-bed Acupuncture Clinics (ACMAC).  

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Our Vision

Connecting the people of Sheffield to healthier lives by providing high quality affordable acupuncture.

Our Mission

Sheffield Community Acupuncture’s mission is to deliver acupuncture treatment to the highest standards of our profession. 

By creating a community dedicated to healing, we work in partnership with the people of Sheffield to continuously improve the health and wellbeing of all.

We believe that everyone should be able to access the benefits of acupuncture at an affordable price.

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