Acupuncture is one of the best options for painful conditions - it is also very safe. It is one of only four treatments recommended for chronic pain by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and includes conditions like fibromyalgia and chronic neck, muscular or pelvic pain.
I treat people living with painful conditions every week in my clinic, here are some of the things they say:
"After having four sessions of acupuncture over a six week period I noticed a significant difference in my pain levels and went from being reliant on painkillers to get through the day to hardly having to take any – which made a huge difference to both my physical wellbeing but my emotional one too"
Back pain and arthritis
" . . . treatment has helped me avoid the recurrence of the back pain that initially prompted me to see her. Over the last few years I have developed arthritis in my knees and Sally has been using cupping to treat the pain. It has definitely made a difference when used regularly. I often hobble up the stairs to her treatment room and then skip down. Clearly the treatment cannot cure the condition but I have found it very efficient in relieving the pain for periods of time."
Migraine and jaw pain
"I had four acupuncture sessions with Sally over the course of about a month and a half. I'd been having jaw pain and migraines, and the treatment has really helped. The jaw pain has nearly gone, and I am much more able to control the migraines from getting too bad. Part of it is actually the advice that Sally gives about lifestyle and forms of meditation."
“Sally suggested four treatments for a pain in the ribs and shoulder that was still nagging me months after a bad fall . . . by the last treatment I had forgotten that I’d ever had a pain at all . . . . and I had found the energy to change my computer desk to prevent further neck problems."
". . . I was recommended acupuncture to help symptoms of numbness in my leg as a result of surgery. Sally has been amazing at helping me recover . . . kind and thoughtful about my requirements and trying out different routes for treatment. I have seen marked improvements in my symptoms, and have also learnt a lot more about my general health and how to look after myself better."