Psychologies magazine puts Acupuncture to the test
Psychologies magazine is the first women’s glossy magazine to deal with what we’re really like, not just what we look like.
Each month Psychologies puts an alternative therapy to the test in their 'Body Therapy' page. Earlier this year I was delighted to be asked to be involved in their upcoming review of acupuncture.
Acupuncture for IBS
Amy Jones, a long term sufferer of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, came to see me for treatment.
At 17 Amy started experiencing persistent, burning stomach pain after a car crash. Her GP diagnosed her with stress-induced irritable bowel syndrome. Over six years Amy tried elimination diets, anti-spasmodic pills, supplements, exercise and hypnotherapy to no avail.
I treated Amy four times with the aim of strengthening her digestive system and using points to help clear the residual emotional stress. Amy found the treatments relaxing and most importantly of all, "although not totally free of the pain it is now much more tolerable" and she "wouldn't hesitate to visit again" if the pain re-appears.
The full article is on p129 of the November 2012 issue or read a small section of Amy's article below.
Could acupuncture help your IBS?
IBS is one of the most common complaints I help my patients with. It is often stress-related. If you suffer from IBS please get in touch to find out whether acupuncture could help you too - my clinic and contact details are on my website.