It's hard to believe that my clinic in Alnwick has been open now for a year.
The time has just flown by, just like my clinic roof during Storm Arwen!
Chinese medicine is not about numbers and ticking boxes but every now and then it's satisfying to take an overview of the many different conditions that have been helped in the last 12 months.
In no particular order ...... (life's too short for alphabetising!)
Migraine Knee pain Tennis elbow Bladder issues Stress Anxiety Sciatica
Back pain Hip pain Depression Arthritis Fertility & IVF support
Fibromyalgia Period irregulaties Post Stroke Care
Achilles tendonitis Plantar fasciitis
Menopausal issues IBS Indigestion Long Covid
Foot pain Wrist pain Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Headaches Colic
It is no surprise that staff and pupils in SCHOOLS have been struggling with additional stress and anxiety over the last year or so.
I will be offering 20% off treatments for all school workers, teachers and students aged 7 - 17 years during this 6 week break.
Looking forward to meeting everyone!
My clinic and I are Covid Secure. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any concerns. As a member of the British Acupuncture Association, I have full permission to provide medical and healthcare treatments which meet the guidelines and requirements of HSE, NHS and Public Health England.
1st March 2021
Not long now until I can fling open my new clinic doors and start treatments again.
I will close them again though, or it may be a bit draughty!
ZOOM Baby - 5 years ONLINE consultations
I am now offering online Zoom & Skype Tui Na medical massage treatments.
A really effective PRACTICAL solution for many childhood ailments including sleep, teething and digestive problems etc.
1) carry out a thorough consultation by phone
2) arrange a 45 minute Zoom session to explain and teach you the personalised treatment
3) organise a follow up session in a few days time to tweak treatment.
The all inclusive fee of £84.00 to be paid during the initial consultation. Please contact me by text on 075844 36079.
It's so lovely to be here. But it won't come as a surprise to learn that getting my clinic up and running is taking a little bit longer than I had anticipated!
It will probably be March before I will be ready to see patients in clinic so please watch this space and feel free to contact me via this website if you'd like to have a chat about what acupuncture can do for you.
To all of my wonderful Bradfordian patients, it's time to say goodbye. I would like to thank you for your commitment to acupuncture and healing, and for making my working days so special and varied. We've shared laughter and tears and I will miss you all. I'm heading off to pastures new in Northumberland and I am looking forward to meeting new patients there. Let's see if it's true that "You can take the girl out of Yorkshire but you can't take Yorkshire out of the girl". Take care everyone and stay safe.
At long last my clinic is open again from July 16th!
Everything is thoroughly risk assessed, deep cleaned & ready to roll with some new protocols to keep us all safe. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
We get all excited at the first few signs of Spring and then remember that we're allergic to it!
You don't need to rely on drugs to stop your itchy eyes, headache and runny nose, try acupuncture this year.
I am really pleased I attended a course this month in Manchester to get to grips with a technique using these tiny semi permanent ear needles to help patients to manage their pain. We have already had some great results in clinic, reducing pain immediately for patients with headaches; back pain; frozen shoulder; migraine; tennis elbow, neck pain; tonsillitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.....
These needles stimulate the vagus nerve to trigger the release of painkilling endorphins and change the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cords. Research shows that it is capable of alleviating pain in 88% of cases, and the patients in my clinic would certainly agree.
Is this happening to you?
An increasing number of my patients report that this is happening to them and are so glad that they tried acupuncture to help reduce the number of drugs they have to take.
First Aid Training
I have just updated my First Aid certificate and would like to thank Sharon, one of our amazing Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics. I would highly recommend their training (see www.firstaid-yas.co.uk) whether it's something you have to do for work or would like to learn for yourself how to help save someone's life, it was hands on, practical, thorough and embroidered with a few entertaining tales to keep the class engaged! Now, of course I'm not expecting to need any first aid in my clinic but I am quite proud of the fact that if someone needed help that I am qualified to step up.
This little diagram has been doing the rounds on Facebook & Twitter.
It's so succinct that I thought I'd share it with you ....
Damp, gloomy and creaky?
After an amazing summer it looks as though Autumn is finally upon us.....
~ Are you finding that your joints are aching, more swollen and painful than usual?
~ Or that the dark days are draining your energy & fogging your mind?
Don't suffer until Spring. Acupucture can help put a spring in your step in so many ways.
I travelled to Dublin to train with Dr Tan, an internationally renowned acupuncturist & founder of the "123 Balance Method". It was an intensive yet invaluable experience and several of my patients have already benefited from his technique that "switches off the pain". Responses so far ..... "Awesome", "Incredible" and "You put a needle in my foot and my NECK pain has gone, totally bizarre but thank you!"
Book an appointment, experience acupuncture and 'switch off' your pain!
Very Good News for People with Arthritis
I am an Approved Practitioner for the Arthritic Association which means that members of the Association can get 3 treatments for a much reduced fee.
The Arthritic Association is dedicated to helping people to manage their arthritis naturally so they can lead more active lives with less pain ~ check it out, you will not be disappointed with their advice & the benefits of being a member www.arthritisACTION.org.uk
Acupuncture has helped Julie Walters to sleep better after years of night terrors. She reports that "at the ripe old age of 48, after 30 years of badly disrupted sleep, I had acupuncture. On that very night I slept through without waking, and the next morning I cried and I cried, grieving for what I had missed."
See how Strictly Come Dancing star Camilla Dallerup http://introducingacupuncture.co.uk/who-has-acupuncture.html has used acupuncture to ease her back pain and how it can help you.
"Grumpy Old Menopause"
Best selling author Carol E. Wyer discusses the benefits of Acupuncture for dealing with menopausal symptoms in her new book 'Grumpy old Menopause'. Carol appeared on BBC Breakfast yesterday to talk about her latest book and she endorsed acupuncture (amongst other things) as a treatment to help women to cope with their symptoms. Check out her website for more top tips and ADVICE www.grumpyoldmenopause.com
You will also see a link on there to me! AND she has very generously provided 5 free copies of her book for me to give away to anyone who would like to come and try acupuncture for relieving menopausal symptoms.
National Stress Awareness Day
A certain level of stress is good for us can help us to function effectively and efficiently. But high levels of stress over a long period of time can really begin to drain our energies and seriously affect our health. Why not try this short test published by the BBC? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24756311
Then check out how acupuncture can be hugely beneficial ......
Gift vouchers for both medical & cosmetic acupuncture are now available. Please just ask!
Relief from Depression
Research findings from York University show how Acupuncture combined with anti-depressants has been found to relieve the symptoms of depression more effectively than drugs alone.
'Natural Health' reports how acupuncture has produced some promising results for migraine sufferers.
The England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been receiving acupuncture to help his knee and calf injuries in the run up to the Ashes. Surprising where those needles need to go sometimes!
Check out the full story & photo here.