General Testimonials

“So relaxing and wonderful” JB

“I feel great after your work on me yesterday; long may it last” Mrs S

Arthritis

If you are skeptical about acupuncture then seriously book an appointment because once you see the benefits, there really isn’t much that compares to it. Alison’s approach is also spot on, she’s informative, helps you understand what’s going on and recommends things to help you. Acupuncture has been my lifeline for pain relief and I wouldn’t go anywhere else”. KE

“I started seeing Alison for a few long-term issues that I had been suffering with and within one session I had already noticed a difference, within two I began to feel like the old me again. I

cannot recommend Alison highly enough, she is such a calming, caring person who

really knows what she is talking about, I have full trust in her ability”.

MB

“I love acupuncture and the wonders Alison has done for me!!” KW

“Alison has been a great listener and doctor”. Mrs M

“You have turned my life around. Thanks Alison”. EM

“I really loved your room…what you’ve done with the space. It’s a very positive and relaxing atmosphere. You definitely feel safe in such environment. I also loved YOU and your personality. I slept better than the previous nights and feel calmer”. MS

“Following the tragic loss of my baby son and daughter in the last two years I discovered One Acupuncture. Before my first appointment Alison and I had a telephone consultation to find out my background and whether she would be able to help me. I went to my first appointment with a few issues to address. My main issue was only being able to sleep for 2-3 hours a night following our loss. I also suffered with thrush and urinary tract infections on a regular basis. Lastly I was struggling with losing weight. Alison immediately put me at ease. She assessed my health and over the next few weeks we tackled my issues one at a time. Within a month I was back to sleeping 8 hours a night and I had also lost half a stone. Three months on I can confirm I have lost 1 stone 21b, I no longer get urine infections and now know how to keep the thrush under control. I have gained more confidence and feel that I really have turned a corner. I will never get over the loss of my children however I am able to manage on a day to day basis in a more calm and functional manner. Alison has been a great listener and doctor”. EM

“So glad I met Alison, she’s a very calming person. I loved our treatment sessions” Mrs B

“Alison explained everything fully and I felt confident enough to visit her. Straight away she made me feel at ease, and advised of all the treatment she was going to do thoroughly”. Mrs C

Alison is clearly an expert in her field of acupuncture, but what I was particularly impressed with was her treatment of me as a ‘whole’ person”. Mr H

“Amazing session at One Acupuncture today. I am so fascinated by everything I learned & the treatment was incredible. Thank you”. AH

“I met with Alison through a friend and in retrospect it was the best thing I could have done. Almost from the first minutes of treatment I felt my body responding to the stimuli. This feeling of wellbeing and increased energy continued and multiplied at each successive session, leaving me, at the age of 82, in wonderment that the secrets of a medical treatment discovered and developed in the distant past can be just as effective today”. Mr W

Alison is very good at explaining what she is doing, why she is doing it and how it can help me. I find her very easy to get on with, she puts me at ease as I don’t like needles and she is a very lovely lady. I initially thought Acupuncture was going to be mumbo jumbo but everything Alison said to me came together and made perfect sense. It is really working for me in all different areas of my life and I can’t thank Alison enough for helping me achieve what I have and what I want to in the future. Alison you are one amazing lady and I thank you from the bottom of my heart” CC

Alison has a calming nature which makes her incredibly easy to be open with. Her knowledge is second to none and her approach is spot on. I left feeling light and calm – really amazing at what she does”. KE

The treatment and care I received from Alison (throughout my fertility and pregnancy programmes) was second to none. At each consultation Alison would explain the course of treatment I was about to receive and how it would relieve any ailments I was experiencing. I now have a beautiful daughter and truly believe that I have Alison and her kindness, professionalism and profound knowledge of Acupuncture to thank”. Mrs R

I haven’t felt this good for years. I’m guessing this morning’s dose of painkiller should have worn off by now so I’m putting my lack of pain down to you. Wow thank you” BC

“You’re the first person I’ve spoken to who could make sense of all my symptoms. I can’t tell you what a relief that is”. AR

“Alison is amazing as what she does, but what it doesn’t capture is just how lovely she is too. Alison’s great enthusiasm for acupuncture is infectious, she has the most soothing presence and her knowledge is inspiring. I have a very big fear of needles and I’m looking forward to my next treatment. Say no more! Only, thank you again Alison, you are wonderful at what you do and a lovely lady!” Mrs U

I was immediately put at ease by Alison’s caring and considerate approach, constantly explaining the processes involved and the changes that she was working to achieve. I would highly recommend this therapist and treatment”. Mrs K

“Alison’s incredible knowledge and holistic approach has helped me to better understand the effects of diet, exercise, hormonal changes and stress. Added to that she is a lovely, caring person and a session with her always brings me back to full health”. Mrs E

Alison’s calm and reassuring manner instantly put her at ease”. Mrs F for her daughter

MENTAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH Testimonials

“Just wanted to say thank you so much for the treatment I have been having with you over the last months. I came to you a very low, depressed and tearful person with quite a few medical issues as well. You have enabled me to enjoy life again with my aches and pains greatly reduced as well. I will most certainly recommend anyone to visit you with their problems. Many thanks indeed”. Mrs S

Depression

I am a different person, my insides feel different; no knot, no fear, no nausea… oh to keep this feeling. I MUST keep this feeling. Just THANK YOU a million times”. Mrs M

Sense of Self

“I just wanted to say that I had my first anxiety free evening last night for the first time since September last year! If one treatment can do that I’m really excited to see what more can do. And, I had a real belly laugh at something and I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I did that”. AR

Anxiety

I’m feeling a lot better. More energy and flexibility around problem shoulders. Pain reduced at night. Less pain means my emotions are good as being in constant pain drags you down”. Mrs R

“Persistent pain had made [my daughter] feel anxious and frustrated. Alison’s calm and reassuring manner instantly put her at ease and the relief that someone finally believed her pain was real meant she was happy to try acupuncture as a treatment. Her sleeping is better and her anxiety much better controlled. She now looks forward to her next session with Alison and they have developed a relationship based on trust”. Mrs F for her daughter, 11

Anxiety

Within weeks of receiving regular treatment I started to notice a positive change… in my body and mind as a whole. I started to feel more relaxed and well within myself”. KR

“Following the tragic loss of my baby son and daughter in the last two years I discovered One Acupuncture. I have gained more confidence and feel that I really have turned a corner. I will never get over the loss of my children however I am able to manage on a day to day basis in a more calm and functional manner. Alison has been a great listener and doctor”. ( Mrs M

Grief

FERTILITY Testimonials

“My first child was conceived through the process ICSI (IVF) after trying unsuccessfully for two years for a baby. After investigation the consultant found that I ovulated during my period so didn’t have the opportunity to conceive naturally. My husband and I decided we would like to try again naturally for a second child and I booked in with Alison for some sessions to give acupuncture a try. I have to say at the start I thought it was a lot of mumbo jumbo and it would never do anything to help me conceive but even after my first session I could feel things happening. Alison is truly incredible and managed to regulate my menstrual cycle to 28 days each month along with my ovulation to day 13 each month it was amazing! I felt so much better within myself too as Alison managed to take the heat out of my menstrual cycle which made me feel very hormonal each month. Six months after finishing my sessions with Alison I was able to tell my husband the amazing news we were expecting our second child. We are now in February 2015 and we have a happy, healthy, adorable baby boy. Words cannot describe how happy we are now that Alison has helped us to complete our family and I highly recommend her practice and Acupuncture for fertility to anyone in a similar situation to me. Just try it you may receive a wonderful surprise like I did at the end of it”. Mrs C

“I cannot recommend Alison enough. Before seeing her I was getting quite disheartened with my lack of cycle. From the first appointment she made me feel positive with so much knowledge. In just 6 weeks I now have a normal length cycle and so much more positivity and support. I am now very hopeful for the future”. Mrs B

“I was curious and took a pregnancy test, thinking it would be negative. But it was positive! we are both so happy I just want to say a huge thank you, all those little tweaks over the last few months have clearly had the desired effect!”  Mrs C

“The treatment and care I received from Alison throughout my fertility and pregnancy programmes was second to none. I had never before experienced Acupuncture and so was uncertain about how it would help me. Within weeks of receiving regular treatment I started to notice a positive change, not only in my temperature regulation, but in my body and mind as a whole. I started to feel more relaxed and well within myself. At each consultation Alison would explain the course of treatment I was about to receive and how it would relieve any ailments I was experiencing. I now have a beautiful daughter and truly believe that I have Alison and her kindness, professionalism and profound knowledge of Acupuncture to thank. Still to this day, I am in awe of the wonders of Chinese Medicine. I can only recommend that you contact Alison to discuss how this incredible therapy can help you.” KR

Alison is very friendly and polite. She provided right advice and support. l conceived after taking first month of acupuncture course with her”.  Mrs P

CANCER SUPPORT Testimonials

“I was diagnosed with breast cancer. They decided that I would need chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy. In the middle of the radiotherapy I also began Tamoxifen. Within a couple of weeks I started to have hot flushes. At first they were four or five times a day and very manageable and I initially thought they would stay this way. I then started Zolodex and unfortunately they increased In both frequency and severity. By the time I started seeing Alison I was having hot flushes pretty much every hour that I was awake and they were causing me to wake several times a night. They were really strong and I would need to shower or change clothes several times a day, they were particularly bad from the neck up and I was actually very grateful that I didn’t really have much hair! Luckily I didn’t have the really bad night sweats that required changing the bed sheets. It was lovely to meet Alison and she immediately put me at ease. It was so nice to meet someone who was there for me and for a positive reason. I felt really ready to tackle these flushes, but not 100% sure that acupuncture would actually help. I noticed a small drop in the frequency and seventy after the first session, and a continued decrease after the second, which was a fortnight later. I was not sure if it was the acupuncture or just my body getting used to the new drug

I was unable to see Alison for what would have been the third session two weeks later, but booked for two weeks after this. During the third week after treatment 2, I noticed the hot flushes rising again in frequency and severity and by the fourth week was almost back to where I started. Clearly acupuncture had been helping to keep them at bay. A third treatment and then a fourth has got them back to a manageable level. I can thoroughly attest to the value of acupuncture in managing the hot flushes and the caring and supportive nature of Alison is so positive, I feel as if I am regaining control of my physical self and settling into my new normal”.

Mrs B

Post Breast Cancer Recovery/Hot Flushes:

“I have had two acupuncture sessions with Alison and have felt a remarkable improvement. I was experiencing nerve damage and numbness to my fingertips following 6 months of chemotherapy. After my first session I believe these symptoms were reduced by 50%, this improvement also continued after the 2nd session. Several other weaker or damaged areas of my body have also benefited from the acupuncture. This was a new form of therapy to me, but I was immediately put at ease by Alison’s caring and considerate approach, constantly explaining the processes involved and the changes that she was working to achieve. I would highly recommend this therapist and treatment”. Mr K

Post-Chemotherapy Peripheral Neuropathy

PREGNANCY Testimonials

“I’m amazed at the effect acupuncture had on my morning sickness. I was on anti- sickness tablets from the doctor and struggling with sickness as well as poor digestion. After just one session, it was like night and day, I felt better already. I came off medication and all my symptoms improved. After just 2 sessions I’m so much better. Alison was so lovely and professional I felt completely comfortable. Just wanted to say thank you, what you’ve done for me is amazing”. (ZB) ZB

Pregnancy Nausea & Vomiting

“I was overdue with my first baby and had to be induced, which combined with a large baby resulted in more intervention than I would have liked and a difficult recovery from the birth. With my recent second pregnancy I was again overdue and booked for induction. Following a recommendation I spoke with Alison less than a week before the scheduled induction and she was both reassuring and very helpful, making time for two appointments. I was not sure what to expect but Alison built up the treatment through the two sessions and I could really feel a difference, after the second she told me things were very likely to happen soon. I went into labour the following morning and was able to give birth to my daughter naturally, without the intervention required for my first baby. I would fully recommend Alison to anyone in the same situation, but if I have another I’ll be going back to her a lot earlier in the pregnancy!” Mrs T

“The acupressure pins worked well to help ease pain in early stages [of labour] especially so many thanks again for those – we had a gentle walk round before going to hospital with me doing lots of pushing on the hand pins!”. (NW) NW

Labour

“Thank you so much again for all of your help with my pelvic pain, I’ve been singing your praises at all of my pregnancy classes!” Mrs M

Pelvic Pain

“Alison treated me throughout my pregnancy, focusing on my energy levels and nausea at first and then working towards the birth of my baby. For the first 12 weeks, she certainly helped to support me as I suffered with exhaustion. With a busy full-time job, it was debilitating but her treatments got me through. It was a lovely time for me to relax and focus on myself and my baby. As the birth neared, Alison focused on pre-birth treatment and preparing me for labour. She taught me points for my partner to use on me and gave me lots of advice to support the natural birth that I wanted. My birth itself was fantastic– 5 hours from start to finish and with only a tiny bit of gas and air. My first stage was very fast and I was fully dilated on arrival at hospital; I am certain that the pre-birth treatments had an impact on this”. (ED) After the birth, I recovered very quickly and my body responded exceptionally well to breast-feeding. Again, I am certain that acupuncture supported this. My baby is now 3 months old and I will definitely be returning to Alison for post- natal care and general health and well-being”. ED

“Alison treated me with weekly acupuncture throughout my pregnancy as I suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. She was a huge support to me not only with my physical symptoms but also with the stress and emotions I was experiencing”. Mrs E

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

“I went to see Alison at her clinic through recommendation. Before visiting Alison, I spoke to her on the phone for an initial consultation, this was so I was aware of she was going to do & to understand the whole concept. Any doubts had at this stage were diminished as Alison explained everything fully and felt confident enough to visit her. I was 33 weeks pregnant when I first visited Alison. my first visit, straight away she made me feel at ease, and advised of all the treatment she was going to do thoroughly… I found Alison to be very professional as well informative in regards to her line of work I went away from my first appointment feeling very relaxed, refreshed & had an amazing nights sleep for the first time in my pregnancy. I saw Alison on a weekly basis for the next 5-6 weeks for pre-birth acupuncture before going into labour at 39+3 weeks. I thoroughly recommended Alison & acupuncture as a complimentary treatment whilst on my ante-natal NCT course, and would also recommend it to anyone who is looking for treatment…

With the prebirth acupuncture as well as early stage labour treatment from Alison, I honestly believe that I had an amazing short labour (27 minutes for established labour), I know that when me & my husband try for baby number 2. the first person I will be calling is Alison. Thank you Alison for helping me through the late stages of my pregnancy, for being amazing at what do & for really making a difference… A very happy proud mummy…”

HC

“Acupuncture has helped me a lot during my pregnancy as I experienced recurrent migraines. Seeing Alison regularly helped me treating symptoms and spacing out the frequency of my migraines. I also think acupuncture is a wonderful tool for general wellbeing”. Mrs R

Pregnancy migraine

PAIN & INFLAMMATION Testimonials

“I saw Alison over a period of 2 years & she made a huge difference to my health. Having been diagnosed with RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) a year before, I was on steroids & suffering with lots of pain & reduced movement. Thanks to regular treatments & the supplements Alison recommended, I am off steroids & have just reduced my medication by half.

At the same time, Alison reduced other side effects of previous chemo treatment for cancer, which included digestive issues, night sweats & irregular periods. I cannot recommend her enough!!”

Mrs R

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

“My daughter came to Alison at eleven years old after 18 months of joint pain. It started in her big toes and travelled to her knees. Blood tests were inconclusive but ruled out any arthritis. Persistent pain had made her feel anxious and frustrated. Alison’s calm and reassuring manner instantly put her at ease and the relief that someone finally believed her pain was real meant she was happy to try acupuncture as a treatment. After the first session her pain went from a 7-8 [out of 10] to a 3-4 and has been consistently improving with each treatment. She now has periods of being pain free. Her sleeping is better and her anxiety much better controlled”. Mrs F for her daughter

Joint Pain

“I’m feeling a lot better. More energy and flexibility around problem shoulders. Pain reduced at night. Less pain means my emotions are good as being in constant pain drags you down”. Mrs R

Shoulder pain:

“Just a quick note give you some news with you that I couldn’t wait to share until our next session. I’ve woken this morning to find I have regained some movement in the effected side of my face. As you can imagine I’m jubilant and wanted to share this with you and say a big thank you for the treatment so far, I‘m totally convinced this rapid sign of recovery is due to the sessions we’ve had”. Mr W

“Alison, you are amazing. I fell down the stairs on Monday and was very stiff and in a lot of pain. After visiting you today, you have got me moving again, and the bruising looks much healthier. I can evenput my socks on. Thank you!” Mrs M

Acute back and neck pain

“I’ve spent 5 months with a wrist complaint which I visited Alison for acupuncture to help. In my role as a hairdresser, I couldn’t stop working and certainly wasn’t prepared to let my clients down. In that time period I’ve been prescribed anti inflammatory drugs and painkillers to help alleviate the pain – nothing has touched the pain during that time period, bar one thing – acupuncture. After seeing her I instantly feel the difference in my wrist, the painkillers have made me literally crawl to bed they’ve been that strong but still I had that permanent nag. I can hand on heart say that after seeing Alison August she helped me get through a manic three day weekend With three weddings and back to back clients. I honestly don’t think I could have done it without her.

If you are skeptical about acupuncture then seriously book an appointment because once you see the benefits, there really isn’t much that compares to it. Alison’s approach is also spot on, she’s informative, helps you understand what’s going on and recommends things to help you. Acupuncture has been my lifeline for pain relief and I wouldn’t go anywhere else”.

KE

Wrist Pain

“Alison helped relieve the symptoms of plantar fasciitis using electro-acupuncture when all other treatments failed. Worked after one session. Simply miraculous”. SW

Plantar Fasciitis

“Thank you for the two treatments I had recently for pain in lower back and buttocks resulting in discomfort when sitting and bad pain down the back of both thighs due to trapped sciatic nerves. I had the pains for about four weeks before I attended you for the treatments, and after just two treatments I had good relief. I would definitely recommend your acupuncture skills to help anyone with this sort of problem. Thank you very much” Mrs R

Back pain & sciatica

“I started to see Alison at One Acupuncture for persistent migraines which I had been having for many years. Following trips to GPs, Chiropractors and Neurologists, holistic acupuncture was just another option to try to help alleviate the problem. Following regular treatment my migraines have not only reduced in frequency but also severity – meaning I can now go 2 months + without a migraine compared to averaging twice a month for many days at a time. I now see Alison every 4 weeks on a “health maintenance” basis. She not only helps me keep my migraines and muscle tension under control, but on every occasion also takes into account my general health and wellbeing, adapting my treatment accordingly”. Mr G

Migraine

“I discovered Alison via many a recommendation whilst seeking treatment for Bells Palsy (facial paralysis). Doctors had rated the severity of the Palsy as 4/5 (5 being the worst) and given an estimated recovery’ time of anything from 3 months to a year, if indeed it did come back. I went to Alison for my consultation in a fragile state, but even just talking to her, I felt better, comforted from all recent stresses and relieved, that I’d found her. I had been trying lots of remedies for the two weeks prior to meeting Alison and was taking 38 tablets a day (including steroids) in the hope of getting some movement back in my face – and so far nothing had worked. After the first treatment with Alison there was not only a significant improvement to my face, but to my whole being. I felt light, de-stressed and what can only be described as ‘better’. Mrs A

Bell's Palsy:

“I haven’t felt this good for years. I’m guessing this morning’s dose of painkiller should have worn off by now so I’m putting my lack of pain down to you. Wow thank you”. Mr C

Back & coccyx (tailbone) pain

“I have always been an active person so suddenly having pain in my legs and feet that progressively escalated to painful hips, restless legs. It was debilitating to say the least. I was waking several times a night and feeling exhausted the next day. I had been to several GPs, being told I would have to live with it. I was referred to Physiotherapy 3 times (no joy) I invested in a new bed, a new mattress, corrective footwear, a vibration plate, Pilates, tens machine, and a chiropractor. I was constantly taking over the counter medication just to sleep for a few hours. I was putting on weight because walking was uncomfortable and I would suffer as soon as I sat or lay down. I felt I had aged before my time. My intention in doing all this was so that I could go back to the GP and say “Now What” As a last resort I thought I would have one final shot at Acupuncture! I contacted Alison, explained my symptoms and subsequently enrolled in her pain clinic. I cannot thank her and her treatment enough. I recently joined a running club and have completed 2 Park runs (5 Km) so far. I no longer take medication, I am enjoying walking the dog again and walk Virginia Waters frequently. Although at times I still get a niggle it is nothing like I experienced. I intend to continue visiting Alison as I am definitely in a better place. I just wish I had found her sooner. If you are contemplating acupuncture, DO IT!!! I’m happier and my dog is over the moon”. JW

Restless Legs

After five treatments alone (in approximately 3 weeks), my face regained all movement. The above speaks for itself. Alison is amazing as what she does, but what it doesn’t capture is just how lovely she is too. Alison’s great enthusiasm for acupuncture is infectious, she has the most soothing presence and her knowledge is inspiring. I have a very big fear of needles and I’m looking forward to my next treatment. Say no more! Only, thank you again Alison, you are wonderful at what you do and a lovely lady!”. (Mrs U) Mrs U

WOMEN’S HEALTH Testimonials

“You’ll be pleased to know I am having a perfectly healthy period with no clots; so once again you moved my blood successfully! Amazing!” KW

“Alison is a remarkable acupuncturist. With her specialist interest in treating all women’s health issues, from fertility problems, endometriosis and pain -control during birth, to symptoms of menopause, Alison will skillfully and respectfully be able to help you with your concerns”. Mrs H

OTHER TOPICS Testimonials

“Alison is clearly an expert in her field of acupuncture, but what I was particularly impressed with was her treatment of me as a ‘whole’ person. She took the time to listen to me describing my medical condition (I have Parkinson’s disease) and my symptoms, and then began to treat the underlying causes which affect me day to day. I noticed a significant improvement from the very first treatment which seemed to ‘release’ a lot of the tension within my body and allowed my energy to flow again. It was as if my whole body ‘lit up’ and became reconnected. My symptoms have definitely improved and I have continued to notice improvements in my condition through further treatments”. PH

Parkinson’s Disease

“I had sleep problems for years to the point it really effected the quality of my life. A friend of mine had told me about Alison and how he had been having acupuncture and he no longer had sleep problems. After barely being able to sleep again for another night I thought I would try acupuncture as I was at breaking point. I went along not knowing what to expect and knew nothing really about acupuncture. From my first treatment I slept every night it was like a miracle. I could not have my second treatment until two months later, however I had no sleeping problems the whole time so the effects lasted. it is like a miracle! I have now had a second treatment and am still sleeping. It has delivered more than I hoped for” Mrs D

Sleep

“My main issue was only being able to sleep for 2-3 hours a night. Within a month I was back to sleeping 8 hours a night”. Mrs M

Sleep