Treating Pain and Improving Health


Acupuncture Associates is a Cheltenham based practice specialising in the treatment of chronic pain and other medical conditions using traditional and modern acupuncture approaches informed by best research and practise.


With more than 30 years direct NHS experience our practitioners Adrian Lyster and Dr Vicky Hardwick are perfectly placed to offer you holistic treatment supported by medical expertise.



Adrian Lyster has worked for over 30 years in the NHS as the Acupuncture Pain Specialist and has seen 12,500 new patients with a variety of challenging chronic pain conditions. Dr Vicky Hardwick trained as a GP and has worked as a speciality doctor in Neurological Rehabilitation since 2000. She trained in acupuncture with the British Medical Acupuncture Society in 2011 and was awarded accreditation with the Diploma of Medical Acupuncture in 2018.  Adrian and Vicky have been working together in the NHS since 2012 and are delighted to join Drs Steve Pierini and Lydia Flack at Spa Private Medical Consulting Rooms . Both Adrian and Vicky hold current DBS certificates.


Dr Hardwick is accredited by the British Medical Acupuncture Society and Mr Lyster by the British Acupuncture Council, please ask your insurers if your policy includes cover.