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The Mitchell Hill Clinic

Acupuncture & Natural Health Centre




"...The clinic itself is chic and tranquil - a little oasis in the middle of Truro!"


Catherine Crozier



Holistic Health, Beauty & Wellbeing




Our Acupuncture & Natural Health Centre is situated within a short walk of Cornwall's Truro Cathedral and is home to our professional team of highly trained, insured and knowledgeable therapists.


It's our practitioners' shared goal to bring you the best complementary medicine and beauty treatments that Cornwall has to offer.


Complementary therapies that improve health, wellbeing and quality of life and holistic beauty treatments that work not only on the outside, but on the inside too! All of our therapists take great care to create individual treatment plans, this enables them to determine the most effective course of therapy for your needs.


Many people require the opportunity to discuss the expected results, or perhaps to discover the recommended duration of treatment, before booking a therapy session. Therefore, for first time patients, all of our practitioners offer a 15 minute FREE consultation at The Mitchell Hill Clinic


It's simple to book a consultation or a treatment via our online booking system. Alternatively, call in to the clinic, call us on 01872 274774, use the 'live chat' facility at the top right, or contact Traditional Acupuncturist and Clinic Manager Paul Adkins to find out more.


We also have gift vouchers available for some of out therapies and packages, please visit our online shop to purchase these; they make a fantastic present.


So, if you're looking to experience a completely confidential service, in a relaxing, comfortable and friendly environment, please come and visit us at The Mitchell Hill Clinic; the holistic, natural health and beauty centre in the heart of Truro.


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17th July 2013 The Mitchell Hill Clinic is featured in an article by Kirstie Newton, published in the popular regional magazine Cornwall Today. Find us on page 146 of the August 2013 issue.




25th April 2013 We've launched some new treatment packages at the clinic, from 'Stop Smoking' acupuncture courses, right through to our new 'no needles' cold laser facial enhancement sessions, there are some fantastic services on offer. read more




17th April 2013 It's our 9th birthday today! Thank you for everyone's support - we look forward to seeing you again soon!




7th September 2012 Acu-Taping for sports injuries and pain relief, now available at The Mitchell Hill Clinic - Acupuncture & Natural Health Centre in Truro. read more




6th September 2012 Zita West Affiliated Fertility Acupuncturist Paul Adkins was interviewed for the Pirate FM news about fertility. One of Paul's patients, Sharon Sherman-Lusty, kindly shared her experience. read more




22nd June 2012 FACIALENHANCE Dermal Pen treatment launched. read more





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Patient Reviews

"I have been attending the Mitchell Hill Clinic since last October. When I first went I had a great deal of pain in my hip with the prospect of a Hip Replacement. Now and for at least 2 months I have no pain at all. Walking is back to normal, and I am not taking any pain relief. As well as feeling better physically, it is extremely uplifting at the clinic a beautiful tranquil space. Paul no doubt is not only easy to talk and very kind, he is naturally talented, we are lucky to have him in Truro."–Patricia Davies

"Paul is the best in the south west!!! Beautiful clinic amazing treatment and you leave feeling relaxed and positive... Highly recommended."–Al Williams

"I also wanted to say a big thank you. I am so pleased that I came to you for treatment. The whole experience was fantastic, from the cups of tea to the dvd recommendations and even the dodgy jokes!!! I found your positivity and energy infectious and I truly believe that 'I' is here as a result of your expertise and treatment, in conjunction with the IUI.

Thank you so much for everything."–S.S.

"Hi Paul, Just wanted to let you know my PMS is soooooo much better!!! I'm able to get quality sleep at night, my cycle is lighter, kidney pain has gone, I don't feel like a pressure cooker anymore, chocolate cravings have even reduced and the pointless despair that I get before every cycle has almost disappeared. I used to also get bad pain in my muscles and chronic fatigue just before the start of my cycle, that doesn't happen any more and the breast tenderness is almost non-existant.... I feel normal again! Thank you : )))))" –DANIELLE

"I can not recommend Paul and his work highly enough. Not only is he one of the nicest people you will ever meet, he is exceptionally knowledgable and brilliant at what he does. We are really lucky to have him in county, I wouldn't see any other acupuncturist and would only ever recommend Paul to my family and friends." –Katie

"It is always such a pleasure to go to The Mitchell Hill Clinic. I have had both cosmetic acupuncture and micro needling with Paul. I am so impressed with the end result - the health and appearance of my skin has vastly improved. Many, many thanks."–Lizzie

"Paul was amazing. When I first went to him I was a mess, so upset after losing my dad and had the feeling of having lost control of my life. Several sessions later and I was back in control and a much happier person to boot with no migraines every week. Amazon and talented, so easy to speak to. Thank you Paul and I must come back soon when I have some time."–Tracy

"Not sure if anyone else has tried acupuncture for energy levels but I would recommend it! I have 5 element traditional acupuncture every 2 weeks with the lovely Paul at The Mitchell Hill Clinic in Truro. It's so relaxing too!" –Claire

"Can't recommend The Mitchell Hill Clinic highly enough. Whether you are suffering from the stresses of modern day living or just need a cosmetic boost contact Paul at his clinic." –Penny

"Paul is amazing, for rapid lasting results from his unique 5 element acupuncture." –Rosie

"Want to chill out... the mitchell hill clinic knows what it's all about." –Teresa

"Thanks so much for all your kind words and support throughout the fertility treatments. I'm sure they made a difference to our prospects by lengthening that second phase of my cycle, and made me feel so much more positive. I also feel they helped me hold on to this baby despite the early bleeding. I'm sure I'll be visiting you again- probably for some cosmetic work to make me less haggard after the sleepless nights!" –Elspeth

I continued with the acupuncture sessions throughout the pregnancy - this really helped as I was so anxious that I would miscarry again (we lost twins at 22 weeks March 2010). Again the acupuncture, plus Paul's positivity, was reassuring and I always felt hugely relaxed and calm after treatments. The setting and atmosphere is perfect at The Mitchell Hill Clinic - clean, friendly, professional and yet personal. What more can I say? Just thanks a million, baby Zoe is 2 weeks old today and I can't believe how lucky we are to have her." –Tina

"Hi Paul - Just wanted to say a huge thank you for ridding me of my beastly acne rosacea. My doctor told me I would have to learn to live with it but thanks to you I have been clear for 5 years. I only tried it as a last resort - what a success story! Many thanks again for your professional skills and also your friendship. You are a very talented yet modest person. You deserve all the success in the world - but please don't move away from Cornwall!!" –Lesley

"...we now have a baby! ...thank you so much for all the infertility acupuncture, I really think it made a huge difference." –L

"Thanks for your work on my knees this year, I have done a lot of walking these last two days and they have been great." –P.H.

"On Saturday I had my first session (cosmetic acupuncture). Paul, my acupuncturist, has developed this treatment himself (I see him regularly for acupuncture for something else) and now teaches people and has even been asked by a company in Hong Kong to go over and teach them! After the treatment I could see an immediate difference in my skin, it looked radiated and slightly lifted and over the days it feels firmer." –Karen

"I decided to try acupuncture to lose a few pounds, and slowly but surely I lost half a stone which I was really happy with. Not only that, but after each session I felt really awake and energised so I'd definitely recommend a few acupuncture sessions if you're feeling a bit run down and in need of a boost..."–Jo

"...Needless to say I am very impressed with the treatment received from The Mitchell Hill Clinic." –Doreen

"Thank you for your very exacting work on my Ba Zi reading. I was amazed at the level of accuracy you achieved in my personality and history especially." –R.D.

"Dear Paul, I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for your help in overcoming my infertility...After about four months of treatment (interrupted by my holidays) I was, at long last, pregnant. There is no doubt in my mind that acupuncture has helped. I also have to say that your relaxed and friendly approach put me at ease straight away. I didn't feel pushed to take on treatment after our first (free) assessment appointment, and despite the needles (they're not that bad really!) I enjoyed our sessions tremendously." –Gwendoline

"The treatments I've received at The Mitchell Hill Clinic have been skilful, professional and highly effective.  Paul Adkins has somehow combined complete professionalism with a reassuring and friendly manner that makes patients feel comfortable and relaxed. The clinic itself is chic and tranquil - a little oasis in the middle of Truro!" –Leonie Profit, London

"Hello Paul, thank you very much for a well structured and interesting course. This was perfect for me as I prefer to study and carry out research at my own pace. As a newly qualified practitioner I was a little apprehensive about studying on line, but found the course both comprehensive and easy to follow. I am now feeling very confident in my capabilities as a Facial Enhancement Practitioner. I would like to thank you for all your support throughout the course." –Catherine

"I have noticed an improvement in my energy levels over the few weeks I have been having acupuncture. I have been sleeping better - I particularly notice this the first 2 or 3 days following treatment. Facial acupuncture has subtly improved the overall appearance of my skin - it somehow appears 'brighter'. I feel generally more 'in balance' physically and emotionally." –Lesley

Bryn was born on 31st May 2009 (2 weeks late!) at a very healthy 9.25 lbs. We are all having a lovely time and he is a very zen baby who is very good and lets us sleep at night! I want to say thank you for all your help, I am convinced the treatment made a difference in helping us to have a baby and not having to go through IVF, and we have been eulogising the marvels of acupuncture." –Amanda

"Dear Paul, thank you very much for the amazing treatment I received yesterday. I feel very much more "balanced" and will continue treatment." –Ann

"...Alfie was born in January 2008, almost a year after my first consultation with Paul. The causes of miscarriage still remain unclear and anyone who has gone through this knows how soul destroying it can be, however my sessions with Paul became an integral and extremely valued part of my healing process.  As well as the treatment, I found being able to talk about my feelings and experience in a non 'hospitalised' environment hugely supportive and I have no doubt that he has played an important role in the successful arrival of my beautiful son." –Sally

"I chose to combine 'conventional' medicine with acupuncture in a bid to avoid surgery and I am happy to say that my thyroid condition has been symptom free, and well under control, for the past year, without the need for surgery or any medication..." –Angela

"...The thing that blew me away the most though was the facial enhancement taster session that I had to rid some eczema that had developed under my eyes. Immediately it took effect and the very next day, the eczema had reduced and the redness and soreness has disappeared. I was just amazed..." –Jo

"...Needless to say I am very impressed with the treatment received from The Mitchell Hill Clinic." –Doreen

"At 57 I found I was putting on weight at an alarming rate. I decided to cut alcohol from my diet for a start. One visit to The Mitchell Hill Clinic 13 months ago had the required effect. The painless acupuncture made me resolve to stop smoking too at the same time. 3 visits were enough to make a major change in my lifestyle. I got more accomplished, lost 1 and a half stone and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Keep up the good work, a major contribution to the national health." –Philippa

"Dear Paul, I'm writing to thank you for the session of acupuncture last Wednesday. Brilliant! It was just the job - the next day, my energy was back, no catarrh, amazing! It has certainly loosened my chest which I think is very positive." –Jane

"...when I entered the clinic I already had the beginnings of a migraine. Anyway after the acupuncture the headache disappeared and I woke the next morning with a clear head, not with the normal muggy head I usually get. This lasted up until the Wednesday before wearing off. I am certainly going to return next Monday for further treatment. It was wonderful.  Paul was very calming and I did not feel nervous at all. He explained the process and talked me through what he was doing including how the acupuncture works." –Tracy

"I just wanted to drop a line to mention that I don't know which points you targeted yesterday but today has been one of the best days I've had in a long time - in terms of mood and pain. It's really strange but at one point I thought - I don't have any pain - and it was such a fantastic feeling... So if you could make a note of the 'needle points' (if you haven't already) - I'll have some more please." –C.L.

"Hi Wonderman and sidekick Wonderwoman, Cannot wait to tell you that you are acupuncturist supreme!! I have not taken one paracetomel since 7 am yesterday morning, had the best nights sleep for weeks. A bit stiff to start this morning, but that gave up once I got going and I can cope with this volume of pain after what I have had. Many thanks look forward to next week." –D.H.

"Dear Paul, I'm writing to thank you for the session of acupuncture last Wednesday. Brilliant! It was just the job - the next day, my energy was back, no catarrh, amazing!" –J.P.

"...Paul is currently treating me for the symptoms of menopause and after only two treatments I am already noticing a definite improvement in my symptoms. I am confident that acupuncture treatments with Paul will continue to improve things further, and I have no doubt that the treatments have also contributed enormously to my general feelings of well being and positive energy levels over the past two years..." –Angela

"I have now used a lot of their services and have been amazed by all of them in such a friendly and welcoming environment. Paul who runs the clinic is a brilliant acupuncturist and is someone who I regularly see for general well being (he is also the pioneer of facial acupuncture!!)... The Mitchell Hill Clinic - a wonderful little gem in Truro." –Lucy Jenner-Brown

"I only have good feedback, backed up by the number of people I've recommended to you. Your treatments are effective, you take time to listen and the environment is relaxing, not to mention the cup of tea!" –L.T.

"The clinic is welcoming and has a calming effect, as does Paul himself who is always ready to listen to the client's concerns in relation to what is at the forefront on that occasion." –Susanne

"Helpful therapy from a friendly, knowledgeable practitioner (Paul Adkins)." –C.T.

"Very friendly and relaxing environment." –E.K.

"The atmosphere and welcome are friendly and relaxing. I just wish, at the moment, I had the time to come in for more cosmetic acupuncture as I felt it really did work." –C.W.

"Comfortable environment - a bit of a sanctuary in nice surroundings. Easy to feel relaxed and at ease. Don't feel rushed or just another patient. Very personal approach. A wealth of knowledge and lots of advice for all sorts of problems. Positive and very helpful approach from all the staff... I do a 2 hour round trip to visit the clinic and always come away feeling positive, rejuvenated and with a relaxed and calm feeling. Well worth the trip!" –K.W.

"Paul is always positive, encouraging and full of energy, humour and hope. They provide a calm and soothing atmosphere, a place of sanctuary to restore the body and mind." –Andrea

"Great support through IVF cycles. The clinic is a very relaxed and tranquil environment for treatments." –A.B.

"Paul is very welcoming and creates a relaxing atmosphere. Very thorough initial consultation and informative during treatment. I have found Paul's fertility acupuncture a fantastic complementary therapy during my IVF treatment, helping me achieve a balance; both emotionally & physically."ilable positive support if required. Well done to you Paul, and every success for the future." –M.K.

"It's friendly and the treatments work!" –Tamsin

"The atmosphere at the clinic is very relaxed and informal, always a friendly and warm welcome from Paul. Paul has very good interpersonal skills combined with a professional approach which makes me feel more confident and self assured. The results of the treatment are always very good." –Linda

"Paul's sense of humour and the fact that he's very patient. It's so peaceful in there too." –Claire

"Friendly and informal, yet professional atmosphere." –Maria

"Friendly atmosphere, you're made to feel that you're in safe hands and never made to feel your treatment is rushed due to time limits." –Anita

"Serene atmosphere. Talented acupuncturist. Treatments work." –Linda D.

"Very professional service. Love the electric blanket in winter, feel very pampered, always very comfortable. Love the cup of tea and chat. Paul is always interested in what is going on in one's life. Book loan outstanding. Great location and atmosphere. Good price." –Stella

Sir Paul le Rock is welcoming, relaxing, knowledgeable, supportive and tattoey! –Karen

"Relaxed, informal atmosphere. Being offered a cup of tea! Attend for Facial Acupuncture. " –Joan

"Paul is an exceptional therapist, highly professional, empathetic and all of the sessions I have had have been successful. For instance, when I had a persistent cough last year, which had gone to my lungs, after one session with Paul the cough shifted. So, I have confidence in him as a therapist which is the most important. Although the therapist is the crucial agent of course. I also like the way the clinic is organized, the therapy room is beautiful and again Paul's professionalism shines through." –J.P.

"Paul is an absolute treasure, he provides exceptional service at a time which is convenient for me to attend, and with a person in pain, that is exactly what you need. I have no hesitation in recommending him, and have booked another appointment!" –Marilyn

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