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David Start

David Start


I have always taken an active interest in my own health and well being, Regular training at the gym and martial arts. This led to a diploma in fitness and nutrition. Through my training in Tai Chi and Qigong I began to be influenced by the ideas of Traditional East Asian Medicine.

I had the opportunity to study Five Element Acupuncture and in 2007 I set up my acupuncture practice. I continue to  develop my skills with ongoing professional development.

Treatments can include acupuncture, moxabustion, cupping, gua sha. Magnet therapy and external herbal medicine. Needles are not necessary to experience the benefits of treatment. If you are worried about any aspect of treatment then I would be happy to answer any of your questions.

my website is: http://www.davidstartacupuncture.com/

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My passion is Classical Chinese Medicine and how the use of Five Element theory can be used to not only treat disease but also preserving health.

Yang Sheng (nourishing life) is a central feature of Chinese medicine which can empower the person to take an active role in their own wellbeing.


BA (Hons) Traditional Acupuncture College of Traditional Acupuncture 2010

Member of the British Acupuncture Council.


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Years in business

What People Say


Had several neuro-energetic kinesiology appointments at the Centre and found the experience to be very beneficial and eye-opening. Would recommend to anyone. 5 star

Love the Qigong classes Ben runs. Professional, safe and informative. Thanks Ben

I was very impressed by the service from Integral Health. I was contacted and offered an appointment immediately after contacting the centre. Ben Calder gave me excellent advice and managed to sort out my issues in only one session.I would highly recommend this clinic.

Before I had a series of Bowen sessions I had lived with lower back pain and discomfort for over ten years. I chose the Bowen technique as I wanted to be treated by a practitioner who understood that the body is a whole system. The technique itself is not invasive or stressful on the body as the underlying approach is that with the right support, time and gentle encouragement the body can heal.

I used the centre to help training and preparation for a marathon. As well as getting some great advice around technique and training, I was also introduced to Bowen Technique which helped repair a slight hamstring injury and also Kinesiology which allowed me to design a bespoke training diet. Would definitely recommend.

Great service from Ben and his team. If you want your aches and pains sorting out or if you feel your life just isn't in balance you really should give Integral Health a try...

Wow! As I left my session with the amazingly knowledgeable Ben Calder I said: I feel lighter! I feel so light because I now know what my body does and does not like. I cannot stop talking to everyone about how amazing Ben is! Everyone should go and see him! What an amazing soul Ben is! Super grateful that our lives crossed

I highly recommend the Centre for Integral Health. I've been here for multiple sessions with Ben Calder, and honestly, you need to go and experience it for yourself. Friendly, professional and just a generally positive experience all around! The Centre offers such a range of services, I can't wait to try out a few of the other therapies they offer!

I had four Bowen sessions each about three weeks apart, after the first session I felt a notable difference in my posture and in the strength of my spine, strangely I felt taller. By the fourth session I knew that my discomfort had been resolved and I am now able to move much more freely and flexibly without worrying about my back.

Got an appointment through really quickly. The staff were really friendly and made the procedures and testing easy to understand throughout, step by step. Really pleased with the outcome. Finally got the answers I was looking for and would highly recommend.

I would like to thank Wan, for a deep tissue and stone massage, it's an experience that I've never had before, already booked for next week, I would recommend this to anyone, please look at there website as there are numerous things to do within the complex.

Went very well. Was very happy with how friendly and welcoming it all was, and the treatment was at the highest quality.

Went there yesterday for my first yoga session. It's a great little place. Didn't know it was there until a few months ago. I also go there often to have a massage which I love!