(please note that all names have been changed for confidentiality purposes)
Acupuncture works differently for different people, and as with any medical treatment a cure or complete relief from symptoms can never be guaranteed. However, many people find real benefits from a course of treatment. Here are some examples:
"29 year old Sally, sought acupuncture (on referral through a personal injury claim), after an accident in a supermarket carpark. The accident had exacerbated an existing problem with her lower back and caused her lower back pain and related pain in the buttocks and legs. After 7 sessions she found that the pain had gone, she now has follow up treatments about once a month to keep on top of the condition."
"Norma came for acupuncture, at the age of 63, suffering from pain in her upper and lower back as a result of the onset of Osteoporosis. After 4 sessions she started to feel relief from pain."
"Sarah came for treatment for swelling of the knees associated with arthritis and knee replacement. Swelling decreased and mobility started to improved."
"Margaret's husband approached me to offer her acupuncture. At the age of aged 82, she had osteoarthritus which caused terrible pain in her lower back and sciatica in her right leg. The couple badly wanted to be able to visit their son in the US, but felt that she was unable to travel with the pain being so bad. She also suffered with a form of dementia and often suffered with lack of sleep and confusion. After 7 sessions, Margaret reported that the pain in her legs had more or less gone and she felt much more mobile. I noticed that she was much less reliant on her walking stick. She also seemed more alert and aware of her surroundings. They managed to visit their son in the US and only a month after returning home also jetted off to France for another 3 week trip."