Yin & Tonic


Emma J Vaughan BSc (Hons) LicAc MRCHM MBAcC
[email protected] – 01546 606611

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The Yin and Tonic clinic is a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic based in Argyll, Scotland. Situated  in valley amongst a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs Scotland


I practise Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities having studied Classical Chinese Medicine as part of my Honours Degree. This interest in a classical medium underpins my approach to the care and treatment of my clients and mean that every treatment I give is based on a rich, theoretical framework that has developed and been practised for over 2000 years.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Scotland


I have been running my clinic since 1996 and over that time have furthered my experience with training in China, London and Israel. I have had the opportunity over the past 17 years to treat hundreds of clients with a diverse range of conditions; enabling me to gain invaluable experiences in all of the modalities I practise.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Scotland


Client safety is of paramount importance. I am a member of two professional bodies, the BAcC and RCHM. Both of these bodies set a Code of Practice which require a high standard of training and commitment to continuous professional development. I am insured through these bodies for my professional practice and to protect the well being of my clients.

The Practitioner

Emma Vaughan is the owner of, and practitioner at the Yin and Tonic Clinic. She has been in the Health Industry since 1986. She is a qualified acupuncturist and a qualified Chinese medical herbalist.

Have a Question?

If you would like to make an enquiry or book an appointment, you may contact me via email: [email protected] or telephone: 01546 606611 or by clicking the button to the right and using the contact form provided.

Why Use Traditional Chinese Medicine?

There are many reasons to use Traditional Chinese Medicine as an complementary medicine.

Health is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization as adopted by the International Health Conference, New York, 19 June – 22 July 1946; signed on 22 July 1946

The 21st Century finds “health issues” under the microscope like never before with huge efforts being expended on research of illness and development of medications and treatment.

We live in an era of superbugs, antibiotic resistance, diseases which mutate from other species, epidemics of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancers and other illnesses which are directly related to social factors such as addictions, mental health issues, stress, allergies etc

Despite what may seem a very gloomy health picture there are reasons to be optimistic for the future of our health such as health education, growing awareness, improved hygiene, efficacy of medications, research and the spectrum of health choices available to many people.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Sculpture Argyll

Acupuncture meridians displayed along the next and head region.

Traditional Chinese Herbal Tea Argyll

One such choice is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which has an oral and a documented history reaching back some 2000 years. TCM takes a holistic approach to the wellbeing of the individual, viewing the human body and spirit as an organic whole and focussing on the relationship between human health and nature. TCM recognises and embraces the complex interrelationships which exist within the body and the impact that external factors may have on the body.

Many of us will have had experiences where the symptoms of illnesses have been well diagnosed and treated, however there remains an uncertainty that the underlying causes of the illness have been recognised or have been treated effectively. TCM, by its very nature strives to recognise the underlying causes of illnesses, understand the processes involved and formulate a treatment which focuses on the root causes rather than the symptoms observed or felt.

TCM can therefore be seen as either an adjunct to conventional western treatments or, for certain conditions, a stand alone treatment tailored to the conditions presented by the patient.

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

Acupuncture requires the insertion of fine needles into selected points.

Treatments which are commonly offered as part of TCM include; Acupuncture, Herbal Medicines, Cupping Therapy, Moxabustion Therapy and Tui Na (Massage therapy)

Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping

Cupping involves the use of glass cups to create a vacuum suction to draw blood to the surface of the body.


“I had a great treatment. Emma was very professional and caring. I felt relaxed throughout the whole treatment and have noticed a great improvement. I would highly recommend having a treatment with Yin and Tonic.” A. E.

“I put off trying acupuncture because of a fear of needles. However, I found Emma to be very reassuring and the treatment she gave turned out to be very relaxing. Needless to say I booked for another appointment.” R. D.

“Very knowledgeable and to the point. I only required a handful of treatments, but Emma sorted my condition. The herbs she gave me were easy to take and the lifestyle advice has helped me to no end. Very recommended.” S. M.

“I was initially anxious at trying Traditional Chinese Medicine, but I would now recommend it for the condition I had (Lower back pain). Emma was superb and I have promoted her talents to all my friends.” E. W.


Contact Us

You can use the following contact form to get in touch, alternatively you can contact me via my email: [email protected]  my telephone 01546 606611


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