As a homeopath I am a great believer in complementary medicine and even though Acupuncture works very well alongside homeopathy (especially for fertility issues) and I regularly recommend acupuncture, I myself have never had any treatment.
So, I decided it was time to put this right and to see exactly what happens during a consultation and whether it really was true that the needles didn’t hurt. I should add that I am not a fan of needles big or small.
Alison soon put me at ease with her calm approach and explained the process and how acupuncture works. She took a medical history, felt my pulse and looked at my tongue and asked what she could help me with.
Alison then carefully inserted the needles at various points in my body and encouraged me to relax. I think I only required two needles. I was extremely surprised that I hardly felt the small needles go in and once they were in position I could not feel them at all.
The time that I had the needles inserted was approximately 20 minutes and during this time I began to relax, especially as I was lying down. A few hours after the treatment, the pain in my hip felt began to better and I felt energized.
I will have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Alison to my patients and in particular to those who are trying to conceive especially as I believe acupuncture and homeopathy work very well together.
Thank you Alison for allaying my fears about those little acupuncture needles.