Acupuncture and headaches
Asia came to see me because she had suffered from migraines for over 2 years. They left her in debilitating pain with nausea and vomiting. Asia had been on the pill for 10 years, which can be a contributing factor for migraines so she was advised to consult her GP. She received two treatments, one only with gua sha, which left her quite tender and the second with a combination of gua sha and acupuncture. She got in touch a year later for a follow up treatment and said she had not had a migraine since the initial treatment.

Acupuncture and chronic pain
B. had suffered from chronic pain, scoliosis of the back and osteoarthritis of the hip, finger and neck for over 10 years, complicated by post-traumatic stress. PTS or PTSD heightens the person’s sensitivity and lowers the pain threshold increasing any painful condition they may suffer. B. came for weekly treatments and saw a gradual improvement in her pain as well as tolerance to stress. She was able to return to work, gradually increasing her workload to three days a week.

Acupuncture and morning sickness
G. was eight weeks pregnant when she came to see me. She had little appetite and morning sickness, which left her feeling weak. She received one treatment, which provided immediate relief of her symptoms. Her case was easily solved as there was no existing imbalance or illness prior to the pregnancy. Acupuncture has proved to be very successful in relieving discomfort in the early and late stages of pregnancy.

Acupuncture and chronic fatigue
H. had been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) 2 ½ years prior to his appointment with me. His main complaint was severe tiredness, with energy levels fluctuating between 2-4 out of 10, accompanied by muscle aches, concentration problems, sore throat and depression. He had been placed on a strict naturopathic diet to combat candida levels in the body (alternative theory posed for CFS) but had not seen any major improvement. H’s results could have been further improved had he not also been a habitual marihuana smoker, who was not ready to see the implications of his smoking. After 4 treatments there had been a 40% improvement in energy levels.

Acupuncture and dysmenorrhoea – painful periods

M. had suffered from painful periods since her menarche at the age of 14. She was 23 at the time of her visit. Her periods were regular but started with excruciating pain, vomiting, backaches and severe breast tenderness for the first day. M. received weekly treatments with a particular emphasis on the days before her period. Her first cycle after starting treatment was relatively painless with a 80-90% reduction in all symptoms. It is advised to treat again in the days before the next cycle to further prolong the results.