Premature Ovarian Failure
My initial visit to Rachel was for Acupuncture. I had been diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure some years previous and was struggling to cope with the symptoms and other complications that came with it. Her friendly but professional manner and her empathy put me at ease immediately and meant that I could talk to her openly and comfortably about my illness.
The results of the treatment were excellent, my symptoms disappeared and the other complications were also non existent so I went on my way. Sometime later I had a hip replacement and went back to Rachel to help with my recovery. The Acupuncture definitely helped with the pain and other various ailments that went along with having major surgery.
I used to look forward to my weekly visit knowing that I would get some relief after it. It was during this period that Rachel had mentioned to me that she was also doing a course in nutrition and as my earlier symptoms had resurfaced she asked if I would be interested in doing a case study to see if diet could help relieve and/or manage my symptoms. I jumped at the chance and I have to say I never looked back.
Rachel devised an eating plan for me and slowly we added or took away foods that were aggravating my symptoms. She was always on hand, be it e-mail or on the other end of the phone for advice when I needed it or with new ideas for me as she came across them.
I can’t recommend Rachel highly enough both as an Acupuncturist and a Nutritionist.
Chronic Sinus Infections
The light in the tunnel!
For years I have suffered with chronic sinus infections and kidney infections resulting in symptoms of fatigue, pain, low immunity and a general sense of being unwell. Each flare up was met with another course of strong anti-biotic which was fighting the symptoms but never got to the root cause.
My energy levels were low and often interfering with my quality of life. At the start of this year I attended the Harmony Acupuncture and Nutrition Clinic where I met Rachel (better known as my savior!) whose highly professional, friendly and holistic approach has finally left me symptom free after 13 years. Together we discussed my full medical history and put a planned treatment together which consisted of food elimination, which removed any foods
I was intolerant too and supplement advice and also an intense course of acupuncture to alleviate the symptoms. Initially I had a fear of needling but after the first session it turned out to be more pleasurable that painful.
After two weeks, I could already feel a massive improvement where the pressure in my sinus had gone, I was breathing and sleeping better and had energy to burn. After one month I was symptom and anti-biotic free which after nearly 13 years of suffering I was left exhilarated and astonished. The whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable and I could not wait for my weekly sessions to come around again.
The clinic rooms were peaceful and harmonious and almost felt like I was attending a Spa rather than a treatment. I was left pain–free, de-stressed and ready to take on the world again. I am still symptom free three months later! The overall experience was amazing and I am forever grateful.
As we are on our last round of IVF and have tried everything else it's amazing all the different things people have tried then we googled acupuncture and the benefits for both mother and baby and decided it was for me.
It was amazing. It was lovely and calm and had a nice warm atmosphere. I am on the fertility roller coaster and this was such a calming experience Rachel was fantastic she called it my spa day to myself...I am so looking forward to the next session would recommend Harmony.
My general wellbeing has improved.
I am extremely pleased with my course of treatment at this clinic. I was quoted a price, but not until after I was offered the first treatment free as I was so apprehensive about the needles. I needn't have worried, Rachel is a consummate professional.
I have Ulcerative Colitis and I was on very strong steroids to keep it under control, but the side effects were very serious. Since having the acupuncture, after a few sessions, my condition is in remission and I am off the steroids. My condition is exacerbated by stress which she also treated me for, I am not going to say it is a miracle, but my general well being is so improved, I feel like I have balance back in my body, Thanks.
Your first treatment will take up to 1.5 hours and subsequent treatments will be one hour in duration. The first treatment will include a detailed analysis of your health history and the presentation of the current condition.
As a Chinese Medicine Practitioner we will also ask about other aspects of your health such as sleep patterns and bowel movements which actually are very important in making a correct diagnosis. One of the major differences between Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine is that Chinese Medicine treats the person, Western Medicine treats a condition.
We will also ask to see your tongue and your pulse will be taken many times throughout the treatment, all of this is crucial to diagnosis.
Ensure you have eating something in the previous 2 – 3 hours, to avoid feeling light headed. It is easier to work on the abdomen area with an empty bladder so go to the bathroom before you get up on the table!
Access to legs above the knee and access to arms below the elbow will be required so please wear loose fitting comfortable clothing.
No. Acupuncture needles are exceptionally fine and you barely feel them going it. The needle is then manipulated to find “Qi”, Qi is a sensation of energy and you will know it when you get it.
The treatment can make you very relaxed and many people fall asleep for the duration of the treatment. Needles are retained from 20 – 40 minutes.
Relax. A lot of clients leave Harmony Acupuncture feeling completely relaxed so try to keep the relaxation going as long as possible.
Plan an acupuncture treatment as the main event to your day and not something to be squeezed in between yoga and pilates!. Drink lots of water and go to bed early.
One of the side effects of acupuncture is longer and deeper sleep. Enjoy the deep relaxation.
Acute conditions may respond with just a few treatments, while a chronic condition may require a longer series of treatments.
Visits are usually scheduled one or two times per week depending on the condition.
Harmony Acupuncture and Nutrition is a member of the AFPA and ETCMA, and is fully insured. The following health insurance providers recognise our clinic and can cover treatment costs.
Please use the form or contact the clinic by text to 0872366155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org only. Please do not use Whats App or Facebook or Instagram messages looking for appointments because we are unable to keep track of all media.
If the clinic has not responded to your query within three working days please send it again as sometimes we are overwhelmed with enquiries.
The clinic is very busy and some appointment times are booked weeks in advance and are difficult to come by;
If you do not show up to an appointment you might have to wait for a prolonged period of time to get a new appointment
If you cancel an appointment within 48 hours a 50% cancellation charge applies, if it is within 24 hours 100% cancellation fee applies. However, we will endeavour to fill the slot if possible.
All new clients must be seen in the mornings – pre 2pm. New clients will not be able to get an evening slot until after their consultations.
The clinic does not open on weekends or Friday afternoons
For Nutritional Consultations please send back your paperwork three working days prior to your appointment.