When I see new patients, I warn them! Acupuncture is about ENERGY! With acupuncture, we are working with your energy. By tapping into it, we are helping you change from the inside out!
So first we work on improving the inside (the underlying issues and the root cause of the issue) so the outside (usually the symptoms you are coming for) will consequently improve.
Acupuncture doesn’t cure anything but by tapping into your energy, it has the potential to make a profound change within you that allows your body to heal itself.
And this reminds me of how I got into acupuncture in the first place.
The story takes us back to 2003. I was living in London working long hours in an industry that I was not interested in. I was desperately looking to do something that would be “meaningful”. And I just broke up with my long term boyfriend.
I was exhausted, sad, angry, lost.
I was on holiday with my sister in Brittany when I started to get a terrible migraine. I was taking medication but it would not go. One morning I felt so unwell my sister called the ambulance.
By the time they took me to the hospital, I could barely move the muscle of my face. The right side of my face was paralysed.
After hours of medical exams, the doctor told me that I had a bell’s palsy, there was no cure, it would go with time but my bell’s palsy seemed quite severe so it may take as long as a year. In fact some never recovered totally”!
During the next few weeks my face was as paralysed as it could be, I was exhausted, feeling helpless and had zero motivation. I was spending my days on the sofa I was feeling pretty depressed by the whole situation I was in!
After 3 weeks, I was advised to try acupuncture. I was not particularly convinced and the idea of needles was really off putting.
My first experience was quite dramatic. I felt strong sensation in my body and left feeling very different. I can’t explain! That is the thing with Energy, it is hard to put words into it !
I went the next day again. And a huge smile on my face at the end of the treatment. No idea why. Just felt great. It’s like I had drunk a magical potion.
I went back the day after , and by that time I couldn’t wait for my treatment. And I left from that third session as a new person.
Was my bell’s palsy gone? Nope! It was there but it was no longer my enemy. I had compassion for it and for this body that seemed to have been so poorly looked after.
The 4th day I had energy, motivation and I knew I would get better soon.
I took the decision to go back to London.
I found an acupuncturist again and had 3 sessions per week for 3 weeks.
After 3 weeks, my face was back to its old self.
The next year I enrolled in a degree of Traditional Chinese Medicine and became an acupuncturist 3 years later.
Since then I have helped people the same way as I was helped, by tapping into their Energy.
If you are interested in acupuncture and you are wondering how it can help you, get in touch.