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I didn’t know much about Five Element Acupuncture, but it was recommended to me to help with conception and pregnancy. Having had several miscarriages, I was prepared to try it. It exceeded my expectations and I am in no doubt that Maureen’s treatment throughout my pregnancy made a significant contribution to the safe delivery of my baby. I felt a lot better after the initial cleansing treatment and found Maureen’s support in keeping me calm through the initial 12 weeks invaluable. I will continue to see Maureen as I am now a convert! The treatment help my general health and well-being.
I didn’t know what to expect from the sessions with Maureen or what to gain from Acupuncture, I was quite cynical. Going through IVF was a daunting and lonely experience. The sessions with Maureen provided me with clarity, strength and the ability to deal with it (IVF). Beyond IVF, the sessions have provided a great platform for me to explore my mind and body imbalances. Maureen’s approach has not been invasive and throughout the process I have felt that she has been there with me on my journey, not judging but gently working with me to achieve come positive outcomes.
I started treatment with Maureen in March 2008. My IVF consultant had shared some statistics with me that showed Acupuncture would increase my likelihood of pregnancy. I found Maureen to be really personable, relaxed and focused on how to best help me. She has a very holistic approach and I found our sessions very relaxing and therapeutic.Maureen always took the time to ask me how I was feeling, so that she could tailor treatments to have a maximum effect. I think she has a very caring rapport and I trust her implicitly to let me know how many treatments I should have and how frequently. She also took the time to explain what she was doing, as I am an Acupuncture novice, but an inquisitive one! I got pregnant as a result of my IVF treatment, but unfortunately had a very early miscarriage at 5 weeks. I decided to continue treatment with Maureen as I planned to have another cycle of IVF in 3 months.To my disbelief, I found myself pregnant 2 months later - 1 month BEFORE I was due to start IVF again! I would highly recommend Acupuncture and think that Maureen is an excellent practitioner. As always, there are many things that can effect fertility, but I am sure that my treatment from Maureen helped me, so much so that I am continuing treatment throughout my pregnancy.
I developed an under-active thyroid after giving birth and I was feeling extremely tired. I was also feeling quite stressed with my job and would often wake up in the early hours of the morning and then find I was unable to go back to sleep, all of which made me quite ill in myself. I started seeing Maureen in January 2008 and I have found her treatment has made a big difference in helping me feel better in myself. Her treatment has also helped with the tiredness and overall given me much more energy.After having a session with Maureen I immediately sleep well through the night. Maureen is sensitive and a very good listener and I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone.
Maureen treated me on a weekly basis for 2-3 months when I was trying to conceive and was having difficulties last year. Maureen was incredibly supportive and sensitive throughout and I found her acupuncture treatments provided me with a huge amount of energy. The whole experience is very levelling and grounding - it really got me in touch with my body and inner strength whilst experiencing all sorts of undignified and impersonal times through conventional medical routes. Maureen is a great listener and worked with me to support my overall physical and mental well-being. Within 3 months I was pregnant, and I now have a beautiful baby boy!
After already having a child of 18 months I thought I would have no problem conceiving but having tried to get pregnant for 8 months I was quite worried. I started to see Maureen through a friends recommendation. After 2 months of treatment I fell pregnant and my parter and I were overjoyed. Maureen made me feel very relaxed and I would recommend her to anyone in a similar position. The treatment gave me a great sense of calm and support. I am now 32 weeks pregnant and all is going well, thanks Maureen.
My husband and I had been trying for a baby for 2 years and getting no-where. I thought to try acupuncture but I was terrified of needles and it really put me off. Eventually, I was getting quite desperate and decided to face my needle fear and get on with it! Maureen really set my mind at ease, explaining how the needles are and showing me how really thin they actually are. It was not nearly as bad as I had thought it was going to be. I had treatment in all for 5 months and got pregnant without any other help. We now have our beautiful baby girl and we feel very lucky. We are planning a brother/sister soon.
Maureen’s acupuncture reduces and controls my pain. Simple as that. I suffer from pain in both hips. Before treatment began I suffered pain down my right leg and across my groin. The constant pain stopped me sleeping. Regular sessions with Maureen have eliminated that pain. Maureen has a relaxed and comforting style - I can talk freely and openly to her, knowing that confidences are assured. My treatment with Maureen always has a tangible benefit. In addition to pain control my fitness and stamina has increased and I am a calmer person who now benefits from good restorative sleep - I don’t suffer from colds or flu or get run down. I recommend Maureen to my friends with complete confidence as Maureen’s treatment has vastly improved the quality of my life.
I have suffered form back pain for years. Maureen was recommended by a colleague when things really got bad and I was in pain all the time. I have always been a little sceptical about acupuncture and had no idea what to expect. Maureen just listened and put me at ease. The first session helped me cope with the pain and the transformation as my treatment has continued has been amazing. My back is a lot better but I also feel calmer and less stressed. I highly recommend Maureen.
I was introduced to Acupuncture nearly two and a half years ago. It was suggested to me, as I had been suffering from a severe lack of energy, especially in the middle of my menstrual cycle. After a few visits to Maureen I found that my energy was being restored and had a general feeling of well-being. Acupuncture has now become very much part of my life and I do not miss my appointment every 3 weeks. I may walk in to the practice feeling a little bit sluggish, but when I come out, I can definitely feel a renewed strength throughout my body. I must say a big ‘thank you’ to Maureen my acupuncturist who has treated me for over a year now. She has helped me through some difficult times with her caring advice and knowing which treatment she feels will be the most beneficial to me. I aim to continue with acupuncture as part of my life and would definitely recommend to anyone that they give it a try.
I am 23 years old and having suffered from IBS quite badly for several years, I have been having acupuncture with Maureen for nearly a year now. I have definitely seen a big improvement in my symptoms. Before, I used to suffer from spasms of sharp stomach pains after eating, be constantly bloated, frequently constipated, tired and lacking in energy especially after eating foods containing wheat and sugar. I used to avoid these completely as they made everything worse. Having acupuncture has significantly reduced the severity of all my symptoms. I can eat wheat and sugar every so often without any major side effects and only rarely suffer from pain now. Maureen’s treatment has also increased my overall energy levels, it helps with my stress levels and gives me an all round sense of well being. I would definitely recommend acupuncture if you suffer from IBS.
I came to see Maureen after struggling with a virus for 6 months which I couldn’t shake off which left me feeling very washed out and exhausted. After 2 sessions I began to feel back to normal health. It was very powerful. I have continued to be treated by Maureen for 18months and can’t recommend her skills highly enough.
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