Ruth Irving
BA PGCE, Dip Ac, MBAcC
Traditional Acupuncture, Massage & Yoga

Ruth is a professional member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC) and has been a traditional Chinese Medicine (tCM) acupuncturist for over 10 years.   She began her training at the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) East Grinstead and completed it at the Northern College of Acupuncture, York.

Her initial degree in philosophy ignited a passion for thinking outside the box and she has always been interested in exploring alternatives and options.  Teaching, her first career, was cut short by chronic eczema. Like many or her patients, Ruth turned to acupuncture as a last resort and has never looked back.  Her eczema cleared and she embarked on her 4 year intensive training as an acupuncturist.

Ruth’s tCM acupuncture treatments may incorporate deep tissue massage, acupressure, tui na and other tCM techniques such as cupping, gua sha, moxibustion (moxa) and electro-acupuncture to ensure the best effects for her patients. Ruth is the founder and manager of Carlisle Therapies which she opened in 2012.

Lifestyle changes are integral to a tCM approach to health and wellbeing.  Ruth set up yoga classes from her centre in 2014 - initially to encourage her own patients to include mindful movement and breathwork into their lives.  In 2018 Ruth began her own yoga teaching training, which she will complete at the end on 2018.  She now runs classes from the centre and is a professional student member of Yoga Alliance Professionals.

More information can be found about her acupuncture, yoga and other treatments on her professional website Acupuncture Cumbria.


Clinic Times
Contact Ruth: 077 88 616 488, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other Therapies
Acupuncture - Fertility & IVF Support
Acupuncture - Pregnancy & Birth Preparation
Acupuncture - Stop Smoking Support

Facial Acupuncture & Massage
Moxa for Breech Presentation
Cupping & Gua Sha
Acupressure Massage

Deep Tissue Massage
Hot Stones Massage
Ear Candling