I am Robert Hale, while still on the road, acupuncturist, herbalist, author, nature lover, learner, poet, walker, musical beginner, drinker of Khayyam’s “wine”, and some kind of healer.

I am based in Ibiza, Spain, where I run an acupuncture and herbal medicine practice serving the local community.


My interest in and love for all things natural goes way back to when I was a child exploring the local countryside and its woods, ponds and brooks… (Read more).

My Acupuncture

I studied traditional Chinese acupuncture. After graduating I was apprentice to my father-in-law, Gianfranco Miotto, a well-regarded acupuncturist of great experience, who influenced me profoundly. Each acupuncturist has to make the art his own… (Read more)

My Books

I like to write. Read and purchase my books about acupuncture and about stress on this page. I also write poetry. For my poetry books see here.


At my practice in Santa Eulària des Riu, Ibiza, I receive patients with a wide range of problems who wish to use acupuncture as an alternative or complementary to conventional medicine. Please note though that I am unable to offer appointments to short-term visitors to the island. To learn more see here.

Calle Ricardo Curtoys Gotarredona, 1
Edificio Sharq, Local 13A
07840 Santa Eulària des Riu, Balears

Images: 1. Japanese watercolour: A man placing an acupuncture needle in the leg of a patient. Wellcome Library, London. http://wellcomeimages.org. Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.2. Acupuncture chart of a standing man. Welcome Images. License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0). 3. Image by WolfgangMichel. Japanese (chinese technics) moxibustion depicted in the medical house-book Banshō myōhōshū, 1853. License: CC 1.0 (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.fr).4. Needle placed in hand. Image by Chinese Medicine Podcast, from Pexels.com.