I was understandably upset and distressed last autumn to find that I was experiencing the same symptoms again. I had previously had small bouts of sciatica in between times but this time was as bad as could remember it.
I followed my usual course of action and contacted the local physiotherapy practice who had helped me before, but after a month and despite tacking prescription only pain relief and anti inflammatory medication, the symptoms were getting worse with loss of feeling and use of my right foot. At this point I went to see an orthopaedic surgeon who sent me for an MRI scan, this revealed a prolapsed disc at both L4/5 the original site, and a new one at L3/4. Several options were offered to me including the option of surgery again, this was not appealing to me given the fact that one of the discs was the one already operated on some years before.
During this whole process several friends and acquaintances had suggested that I go to see an acupuncturist.
I had been given a business card by my Daughter, who had a friend whose mother had been to the Wiltshire Acupuncture Practice. Acupuncture had never appealed to me especially as it involved needles, never the less; I picked up the phone and made my 1st appointment.
The process is much the same as with any other health care professional, at my 1st appointment lots of notes were made and questions asked to establish my health status and specifically the nature of my current symptoms. We also discussed how Acupuncture and Shiatsu medicine can help in other ways if you embrace the whole concept of the therapy rather than just having needles stuck in you.
4 months on from my 1st visit, my pain in my right leg is all but gone, I have a far more positive outlook, and difficult situations at work don’t get me as stressed as they once did. I have also lost a bit of weight thanks to the small changes to my diet that were suggested by the practice, all part of embracing the whole ideology.
I would recommend The Wiltshire Acupuncture Practice to anybody who is struggling with pain relief, and not getting the help they need through the normal channels. The one thing that was keeping me from going originally was the thought of all the needles, they are so thin that you hardly notice them and I wish I had been to see an acupuncture practitioner earlier.
The treatment I am receiving has made me feel much better already and a recent lingering cold disappeared totally 24 hours after seeing George. A persistent cough I had suffered from for ages was also cured. George makes you feel that he is always at hand to give advice via e-mail and I am certainly benefiting hugely from my acupuncture treatment.
made a positive difference. He is very insightful and helpful in understanding ones holistic health and management. His acupuncture certainly supports this too. Consistently professional, gentle, sensitive and supportive. I highly recommend seeing George for maintaining good health.