Here are a selection of testimonials for a range of conditions. For more detailed information please refer to Condition sections under the Question “Can you tell me about some treatments you’ve done?”. These are summaries of the type of treatment given and how the client responded. Please note treatments will vary due to nature and severity of the condition and the individual, so do not necessarily reflect the course of treatment you will receive. This will be discussed at your first session.
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I started acupuncture after a miscarriage and being advised that at the age of 40, I had a low ovarian reserve and my chances of natural conception were not in my favour. At that point we had been trying for a baby for 18 months. I hadn’t had acupuncture before but felt that it was worth giving it a go as a natural remedy, both to support our trying for a baby naturally and possibly in preparation for IVF. I found Tracey compassionate and very knowledgeable, not just regarding acupuncture but fertility issues generally. It was also sometimes a relief to be able to speak to someone honestly about how I was feeling – going through the struggle of trying and failing to have a baby can be a lonely experience. It was Tracey who, on seeing my medical results, noted that my thyroid was a possible factor in struggling to conceive. She encouraged me to go back to my GP (who had previously dismissed me) and armed with a much better knowledge of how the thyroid can affect fertility, this time the doctor agreed it was an issue and was quick to prescribe medication. I fell pregnant naturally again within two months of starting acupuncture. Sadly that ended in another miscarriage but three months later, I was pregnant again and now 13 weeks pregnant and all fine with the baby. I do feel that acupuncture made a definite difference in how quickly I fell pregnant (compared to pre-acupuncture) and in supporting me to the vital 12 week mark. I also regularly dozed off whilst on the acupuncture table which I guess proves that being stuck with needles can be relaxing! I will definitely be in touch with Tracey again as the pregnancy progresses if I encounter any problems.
Tracey is a wonderful acupuncturist. I had a shooting pain from my neck down my arm to my hand, causing muscle spasms in my forearm that made it nearly impossible to work. After going to the physio a few times, the pain seemed only to get worse, so a friend recommended I see Tracey. This was my first time doing acupuncture, so I was a bit unsure what to expect. Tracey was extremely calming and thoroughly explained what she was doing and why. She was very knowledgeable about the nervous system, which I appreciated. After a course of 5 or so treatments over a month and a half, the pain subsided and it hasn’t returned. I highly recommend her if you are new to acupuncture or are unhappy with your current acupuncturist
I had been suffering from an ongoing shoulder and arm issue for a number of years. My osteopath had been treating me and diagnosed me with Supraspinatus Tendinopathy. After a number of months of unsuccessful osteopathy treatment my arm and shoulder suddenly went into extremely painful spasms with complete loss of mobility on the right side of my torso. It was at this point I was recommended to visit Tracey from a friend who had also had treatment for back pain from her. The treatment I received helped me back to a comfortable level of movement within a few sessions. I am now back at work and my arm is giving me less pain than it has done in a number of years. I am very happy with how the treatment has worked out and intend to return for further treatments until the problem has cleared completely
Bursitis, a torn ligament and sciatica led me to seek help to get back on my feet again. Exercise is important for me, as slight osteoporosis showed on the scan of my lower spine some years ago. At this point, it was worryingly out of the question. Friends were talking about their use of permanent painkillers! I had seen a physiotherapist, without significant improvement. There was little hope that I would make the walking holiday booked in three months. Faced with a complicated challenge, Tracey took stock, carefully considering the finer details of the roots of the problem. The initial appointment was a surprising relief and, by the second appointment, significant improvement was developing. I could now sit down, albeit with a cushion under my hip, and could walk slightly further distances. Tracey introduced SCENAR therapy and cupping to the usual acupuncture. I was now able to get a reasonable night’s sleep. Remarkable progress was made over the following few weeks, mobility improved and walking longer distances resumed. Not only did I not have to cancel the walking holiday that Easter (took it easy of course) but by June was walking in the Austrian alps. I followed up both with maintenance visits to Tracey. Tracey is very knowledgeable and detailed in her consideration of conditions. She reassesses progress continuously and introduces timely and appropriate support therapies, which add momentum to the healing process. The evident success even encouraged my son to try acupuncture!
Having suffered from a severe disabling pain in the right knee for many years and being reliant every day on a walking stick and regular pain medication, my quality of life had become significantly impacted. Then through a chance meeting I discovered acupuncture and although I was sceptical at first, I quickly found that it improved the day to day condition of my knee and helped bring the pain down to a very tolerable and manageable level. My overall situation improved beyond anything I could have hoped for and through regular maintenance sessions with Tracey, plus the odd remedial acupuncture session after I’ve over exceeded my limitations and required some more targeted work to get me back on track, it has continued to stay that way for a number of years now. A big surprise to me, that I feel is worthy of a mention is how quickly I started seeing significant improvements. After only 2 initial one hour sessions taken over a three day period I was a physically and mentally a very different person and no longer reliant every day on the regular pain medication. Indeed, recently, during a consultation with a knee specialist at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital the consultant commented on how remarkable my pain management, joint strength, and general movement was considering the extremely poor condition of the knee joint; a situation that he attributed to the successful acupuncture treatment I’ve been receiving.
I have been in the very safe hands of Tracey for over a year now and have been supported and treated via acupuncture for both major life events (IVF and pregnancy) but also the minor irritations of life (backache and stress). At every step, Tracey provides attention, care and a surity in her practice. She has such a comprehensive knowledge of how acupuncture works and its uses that my sceptical nature quickly dissolved into recommending her to everyone I know! Each session is tailored to tackle the needs of that day but with a careful look at the bigger picture. In most cases I left feeling better within a few hours of the session and if not, I could tell that their was some major work going on and I would reap the rewards in a day or two. The birth of my first baby is imminent and I am aware that acupuncture has played a significant role in getting me to this point. I have appreciated how Tracey follows up the acupuncture sessions with useful advice to tackle many of the pregnancy side effects and even how to manage labour and birth. She is passionate and committed to her work and I have always felt that she has her clients interests at heart. I hope to continue using acupuncture as a source of keeping my body in check and perhaps too for my baby. It is effective, non-invasive and transformative. I feel lucky to have met Tracey who is so proficient in using it so successfully.
I’d tried a several things before acupuncture; osteopathy, pregnancy massage, chiropractic, physiotherapy swimming etc. None of them really gave me any relief. I was beginning to think I would just have to put up with my lower back ache as a normal part of pregnancy. I was a bit sceptical, but happy to give acupuncture a try. I was genuinely shocked at the immediate relief from even my first session. I still don’t quite understand how sticking tiny needles in you can have such an impact, but it works and for that I’m grateful. I also like the way each week is different and Tracey had a arsenal of different techniques up her sleeve that she uses in conjunction to acupuncture from cupping, acupressure, moxa to SCENAR and press tacks. I’m scared to recommend her too much in case I can’t get my appointments!
I’d been playing football and about five minutes into the game I noticed a sharp pain in my lower back. My mobility was instantly restricted. I carried on playing and at half-time noticed my left knee was hurting. After the game, my lower back was very painful. I drove home but could hardly get out of the car and I was finding it difficult to walk. That night I didn’t sleep very well, as every time I rolled over, it was extremely painful. The next day, still in a lot of pain, I came to see Tracey. She used the SCENAR device and acupuncture. The relief was almost instant. The pain was reduced by 50%. My muscles were much looser and I could walk much better. I also slept well that night. I came to see her one more time and was back playing football a week later.
I had incapacitating morning sickness from week 5 of my pregnancy which meant I couldn’t work at all. At week 12 I starting seeing Tracey for acupuncture treatment. She was very kind and understanding – especially when I threw up my entire breakfast in her sink! My morning sickness was considerably improved after 2 treatments and although I had some nausea throughout my pregnancy I was able to function again, return to work, sleep and eat well. I now have a beautuful healthy baby boy!.
I had my daughter on Saturday evening and the whole experience till I came home later that night took only five hours. The birth was fairly unbelievable as I went from 2cm to fully dilated in 10 minutes, then jumped into the pool and she came out four contractions later! Again only took a few minutes. We were both well enough to leave two hours later. Pretty ideal and since then she is feeding well and even put on weight this week. I have no doubt the acupuncture helped so thanks so much! I used the acupressure points on my hand and calf a lot (esp in early stages) and my husband pushed the ones on my back when things were a little intense later. I will no doubt find another reason to have more acupuncture later as I find it so beneficial.