5.0 out of 5
I have suffered with various pre-menstrual symptoms for several years including severe anxiety, low moods, sugar cravings and bloating. Meeting Ali and experiencing a number of her acupuncture sessions, has been life changing!
I was particularly impressed with the in-depth questionnaire she did with me on our first session. This enabled me to talk about various health and emotional issues in my life. Ali is a really intent listener and her approach is holistic so even during the initial session, she gave me ideas like lowering my caffeine intake and trying to exercise more, to beat the anxiety.
As for the acupuncture, I was fairly scared about the idea of needles being inserted into me but Ali put me at ease, totally and explained everything, step-by-step. Some of the points that she inserts needles are barely noticeable, whereas with others I experience a sharp sensation which lasts a matter of seconds. After a number of sessions since the end of 2009 I must say that I don’t dread the needles anymore!
What I most love, is the calm and relaxed state that I fall into after the needles have been left in for five minutes or so. I am a different person when I leave the session, feeling totally re-balanced. I return to my life with three boys (two of whom are 3 and 4 years old!) and a husband, ready to be the calm mum and wife I have always imagined I could be.