When I first went to see Emma I was very poorly having being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. I couldn’t tolerate some of the drugs that were prescribed for me and the prognosis was probable surgery. I was feeling very weak and low in spirits and pessimistic about the future. I did not expect that acupuncure would ‘cure’ the condition but hoped it could make me stronger to cope with life-limiting symptoms and the surgery that was increasingly likely. Emma was very empathic and easy to talk to about very personal and delicate issues and seemed to understand immediately my mental and physical state. I had a long period of treatment and the first improvement was in my mental attitude to my illness, I felt stronger and more in control of my future. Over time the symptoms became less intense and I felt better and better. My condition is now officially ‘in remission’ and has been so for 2 years. I feel well and confident and live a normal active life again. I have periodically had treatments for other less serious conditions, eg Lichen Planus (intense soreness of the mouth). Treatments have always been beneficial. I have recommended Emma to many people and will continue to do so and use her expertise myself without hesitation. A definite 5 stars and she’s on my list of favourite people!
Pat Burrage, Sep 2019
I visited Emma at Cardiff Acupuncture Clinic to get help for severe anxiety which gave me very unpleasant side effects. After just 5 treatments I felt huge benefits, with side effects reducing quickly as my well being improved dramatically . Emma explained that she would treat my whole body rather than focusing just on one aspect of my condition and this had a healing impact on me immediately . I found Emma’s calm, confident approach to the treatment very reassuring . She was confident that she could help me and she has! I cannot recommend her enough. Brilliant
Janet Taylor, August 2019
I had complete confidence in Emma’s treatment. She made me feel relaxed throughout each session.
Judith Poulson, July 2019
I went to see Emma in desperation after suffering from chronic indigestion, difficulty swallowing and in constant pain. Medication wasn’t really working and all tests had come back negative. After a couple of months of treatment on a regular basis with Emma I was symptom free ! I found her to be very sympathetic and understanding to my condition and very professional in her treatment. After visiting numerous gastroenterologists it was so refreshing to have someone listen and empathise with my dyspepsia and the anxieties that it had caused. I would highly recommend Emma and her treatment.
Lowri Lambert, June 2019
When I made an appointment with Emma to try and treat my migraines, I was desperate. I have suffered most of my life but the last year has been the worst, having them on a regular basis and it was affecting all areas of my life.
Over the years I have tried lots of various medications and treatments that were offered to me by the GP but all to no avail.
I went to see Emma as my last hope, and it was the best decision I have ever made. I told her my story and she thought it would take quite a long time to get me to a place where I wanted to be but was sure that she could help. It has been 5 months since my first appointment and now rather than having severe migraines several times a week, I am only having them once every 6-7 weeks and I am now feeling better than I have done in a very long time.
There is a lot more to my story that I won’t go in to here, but the bottom line is Emma has worked wonders, she has helped me after years of suffering when no one else could. I will never be able to thank her enough.
Liz Penn March 2019
I have suffered from migraines for a number of years. I tended to get around two or three each month and they would last anywhere between 12 hours and two days. I have tried several over the counter medication (paracetamol, aspirin etc.) without success. My GP initially prescribed Co-codamol which also proved unsuccessful. I also booked a course of treatment with a chiropractor. Once again, no success.
More GP appointments resulted in a prescription of Sumatriptan tablets. These were mostly successful and were usually quick acting. The only problem was the zombie-like feeling they induced that would keep me bed ridden for several hours, sometimes until the following day.
Out of desperation I contacted Cardiff Acupuncture Clinic and booked a consultation. Emma asked lots of questions before beginning treatment, which was in stark contrast to my GP appointments. I wasn’t sure what to expect but Emma’s calm manner put me at ease. A short while after the first session, instead of getting a full on migraine (pounding head, vomiting and nausea) I experienced only nausea. This subsided gradually over the weeks to the point where it completely vanished.
I have now had around seven or so sessions with Emma over several months and have not had a single migraine since starting treatment.
Emma has cured a long standing condition that I thought would be with me for the rest of my days and for that I am truly thankful. She is calm, patient and extremely thorough and I am more than happy to recommend her.
Andrew Bryant, November 2018
I came to see Emma because I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and several malabsorption issues. Before knowing her I was able to manage my Crohn’s with diet and exercise but I was bloated all the time and my energy levels were very low. After a course of treatment, I began to eat things I thought I never would again, now my diet is much richer which I’m pleased with. I have more energy and am a lot less bloated. I have also seen an improvement in my menstrual cycle and feel acupuncture has helped regulate this too.
Emma is a great professional and goes through things in detail to chose the best treatment each time. A very reliable and relaxed person who makes you feel at home the minute you cross the door. Thanks for everything. Isabel.
Isabel García, October 2018
I contacted Emma to see if she could help me with long-term hormonal issues. After just a few sessions I am seeing a drastic change in my life. Energy levels are rising, and things seem to be balancing out. It is improving my PMT symptoms, as well as helping with reducing my anxiety. I can recommend Emma at Cardiff Acupuncture Clinic to anyone looking for an alternative solution to finding their health. Emma is understanding, thorough, and considerate in her practice. Five stars from me!
Sarah Christina, July 2017
“I came to Emma struggling to get through my day, permanently cold with daily headaches and an array of other symptoms. Constantly wanting to crawl into a corner and fall asleep, I could easily spend an hour or more in bed with my eyes open. I felt a wreck. After seeing Emma only for a couple of times I slept like a baby, stopped wanting naps in the afternoon and felt that I could face the world in the morning. My headaches are gone now. Seeing her about three times a year enabled me to do a full-time Masters degree in another city, to win funding for undertaking some complicated research and look for a new job. More importantly, I feel I enjoy my day and like my life the way it is now. Thank you Emma.”
Natalia V Parker, June 2017
“Emma is a very caring practitioner. I have severe pain in my knees from osteoarthritis for which I am currently awaiting knee replacement surgery. Emma has worked hard to improve my quality of life. Although acupuncture has not stopped the pain it has reduced the pain caused by the inflammation around the knee area. This enables me to get around much better between treatments. Emma has certainly helped me to be more positive about dealing with pain.”
Brigid O’Regan, October 2016
“Emma has helped me with various health problems over the last 5 years, always with great success. She is professional, but down to earth and friendly too.”
Sarah Groenendijk, September 2016
“In just a short space of time Emma has helped me greatly through acupuncture. Initially I had severe neck and shoulder problems which was affecting me in all aspects of my life, I had tried osteopathy and other treatments but the problem stuck with me for years. I felt immediately better after just my first treatment and after a short period of treatments the problem had pretty much vanished.
Since then I have developed sciatica, so I returned to Emma and she has made a huge difference. I am now able to control the pain a lot more thanks to regular acupuncture. I also feel that acupuncture has helped me with my general health, I am a lot calmer and less anxious after seeing Emma and overall it has been one of the best decisions I ever made, it really has changed my life.
Calm, professional and very quick to put you at your ease, I would highly recommend her.”
Jen Price, July 2016
“I came to see Emma because I was diagnosed with tendonitis in the right arm following an intensive period of work at the computer.After a short course of acupuncture treatment the pain in the arm and tension in the shoulder almost completely cleared up and then with further top up sessions the condition went. I had been feeling really anxious because I was concerned that it wouldn’t improve and would linger for months but thankfully Emma was able to help significantly. I found Emma to be v careful and thorough in her examination of the arm and generally reassuring and professional.”
John Bishop, June 2016
“I highly recommend Emma @ Cardiff Acupuncture Clinic, her wealth of experience and knowledge to help with various issues over the last year is incredible. From hormone imbalance, skin rash, back & hip pain have all been resolved with her care and patience.”
Sharon Davoes, June 2016
“Following 3 differing surgical interventions on my spine and in desperation at having to keep taking high levels of pain medication, I contacted Emma in the hope that she may be able to help. Following a course of treatment in my legs/back, levels of pain, mobility and quality of life dramatically improved and have been maintained.
In summary, I turned to acupuncture in desperation, I now turn to acupuncture with the knowledge and confidence that the treatment can (and does) help me and improvement can be maintained.”
M.Parry, September 2015
“I was diagnosed with a prolapsed disc, with nerve pain, numbness and pins and needles in my legs. I also had some weakness in my left leg. The hospital consultant advised I would need to have an injection or possibly surgery to improve my condition. I had an initial course of 4 weekly acupuncture treatments with Emma. I feel I made the right choice. Emma put me at ease ( I’m not a fan of needles), listened carefully and tailored her approach depending on my feedback. Before I began treatment I could only go shopping for an hour, and not carry any bags otherwise the pain in my back would often make me feel faint and nauseous. After the initial course of treatment I was pleasantly surprised when I’d gone shopping, carried bags and didn’t have any pain. With further treatment I saw steady improvement and have recently taken up mountain biking, something I’d never have thought possible. I now turn to acupuncture as my first port of call, for example, with recent knee pain and also for digestive problems.”
A.Francis, September 2015
“I first had acupuncture treatment from Emma several years ago after a period of tiredness. The GP had run blood tests which were all fine and I was told to ‘perhaps not do so much’! Emma treated me over a few sessions, after which I was restored to full health. Acupuncture can help in different ways and more recently, work on the kidney and liver channels following a virus has resulted in me being restored to my ‘old self’ again. I cant thank Emma enough for her time and care, it is so lovely to be listened to in depth.”
J.Pascoe, October 2015