White Tara Acupuncture

Chinese and Five Element acupuncture

Acupuncturist working in the Poole, Dorchester, Weymouth and Purbeck area

About Me

Charlotte Couse BSc (Hons), Lic Ac, MBAcC

I am an acupuncturist working in the Poole, Dorchester, Weymouth and Purbeck area. I gained a BSc (Hons) and a licence to practise acupuncture (Lic Ac) from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading (a three and a half year degree, including six months in clinic). I practise both traditional Chinese and Five Element acupuncture. The latter is a centuries-old system designed to treat the whole person (mind and body) and not just the syndrome. I am fully-insured and registered with the British Acupuncture Council, the largest acupuncture regulatory body in the UK. I am also licensed with Dorset council.

I came to acupuncture after working as a journalist (primarily for the shipping industry) and as an English teacher. I am interested in health and Eastern philosophy and was looking for a career that combined the two; I was drawn to acupuncture as I have had treatments for over 20 years and found it to be effective.

I have practised and taught yoga and meditation for over 20 years. I am trained in the Sivananda style of yoga (Senior Teacher Yoga Alliance 500 hours) and have also recently trained in Yin Yoga.

I have qualifications in holistic and deep tissue massage from Jing Advanced Massage Training in Brighton and in Facial Enhancement Acupuncture. I am currently studying Chinese herbal medicine at the White Crane Academy.

White Tara Acupuncture


Facial Enhancement Acupuncture

This technique involves the insertion of needles in acupoints plus small dermal needles in wrinkles, which stimulates the muscles and aids collagen production.


There are two types of cupping: moving and static. Moving cups increase blood and energy circulation in a general area and have a massage-like effect, while static cups are more site-specific.


I have a Level 3 Diploma in deep tissue and holistic massage from Jing Advanced Massage in Brighton, the only institute in the UK which offers degree-level training in massage.

Latest Articles

Transporting Points

Transporting Points

I sense the body’s Qi to make its course run true. At the tips of the fingers, toes are wells where it bubbles. I puncture to vent pathogens. Going proximal to where Qi swells at spring points, I pierce for fever. I feel Qi flourish at the stream – lifting leaden...

Warmth for Wellness: Using Heat to Heal in TCM

Warmth for Wellness: Using Heat to Heal in TCM

“Unless the injury is acute and there’s inflammation, apply heat.” This is what I was told on an advanced massage course, and it’s true: most patients, particularly those with muscular skeletal problems, love heat. (Although there are people who feel hot all the time...

Book Me

I am currently practising at Weymouth Acupuncture on Saturdays and Thursday afternoons and The Hewson Clinic, Verwood,  Tuesdays and Wednesdays.