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You don't need to just take our word for how effective acupuncture can be. Here's some of the things our clients have said about us.

Rebecca's Experience
"I must admit I was very skeptical that anything could be done about my pain, but thought I would give it a go. Annie put quite a few needles in my left arm, the treatment was uncomfortable but within a short time much to my surprise the pain in my leg started to shift and focus in on one point. A few hours after treatment the pain had completely gone. I was amazed and so relieved as I thought that I could be in for weeks of pain and completely zonked out with drugs.
 
When I went into relapse again, this time the pain affected my left leg, I had no hesitation in using acupuncture to treat it. The needles this time were inserted in points on my right arm, again the pain shifted and focused in on one point. This point hurt for a few hours after treatment but by the next day it had completely gone.

It is thought that approximately half of people with Multiple Sclerosis experience pain, treatment is usually with drugs such as Gabapentin or Carbamazepine. Having had successful treatment for pain using acupuncture I would certainly use it again next time, and also recommend trying it. It is infinitely preferable than high doses of drugs with a lot of side effects."

(Rebecca, January 2012)

SP's Story

"I came to Annie 3 months ago with very little knowledge of Acupuncture. All I knew is I was starting IVF treatment and I'd read it could help! After years of trying for a baby with no success I wanted to do everything I could to maximize my chances with IVF.... genuinely it was the best decision I've made!

Not only has Acupuncture been calming at one of the most stressful times of my life, Annie has simply been amazing. She's provided me with physical support giving my body what it's needed with her magic needles, and she's been lovely to chat to on a weekly basis giving me boosts of positivity!
As I said before, I knew nothing of acupuncture beforehand- I had all the normal fears... will it hurt? Is it a bit weird? etc... none of my fears were realised. The needles are so fine they don't hurt and honestly it's a really nice feeling. I've done some of my best positive thinking whilst covered in pins!

IVF does take its toll on the body. I unfortunately suffered with ovarian hyper stimulation and the only thing that eased my discomfort was acupuncture!
I'm pleased to say the IVF has worked on my first cycle and I also have 3 frozen Blastocysts- I'm told this is a really good result. Admittedly I've had a fab clinic, I changed my diet and visited a hypnotherapist too, however it's been the Acupuncture that's kept me sane and focused on my goal and I believe has made all the difference :-)
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this treatment or Annie to anyone!
Huge, huge thanks!"

(S. P. August 2013)

Janine - My success story (2016)

I've been trying to get pregnant for 8 years and had numerous cycles of IVF. During my 4th cycle I attended the Acupuncture Works clinic and am delighted to be 10 weeks pregnant. Each session was extremely relaxing and helped immensely in what was a very stressful time. Annie and Martine were brilliant listeners and made me feel at ease. Every weekly session I had I felt so relaxed and welcome which helped me destress.
I'm so pleased I embraced this complementary approach to my treatment and would recommend it to anyone considering trying it ! It has also helped to alleviate some of the niggling symptoms of pregnancy such as morning sickness, backache and anxiety.
I have to say a huge thank you not only for the treatment, but also for the advice and support with your medical knowledge and relaxation techniques.

 
 
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Did you know . . . that there are over 870 recommendations for acupuncture for over 100 conditions from multiple international groups and over 30 countries? Now that is news !
Source: Birch, S. et al EuJim 2016].


Great news acu lovers
John Gradwell is back with us after a short break. To make an appointment with John just give us a call.

Acupuncture when used alongside IVF doubles the chances of pregnancy  - these results are from a study by Homerton University Hospital in London. 160 couples were divided into two groups. Pregnancy rates in the half receiving acupuncture were 46.2% against 21.7% in the half which did not. Stuart Lavery, consultant gynaecologist at Hammersmith Hospital said “There is a patient demand in the field of acupuncture  . . . and this study is interesting in that it shows a statistically significant difference."

 


 
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