Working to restore your equilibrium
Since I started practising in 2005, there has been a steady increase in the number of people seeking holistic therapies such as acupuncture for a wide range of illnesses. There’s a growing recognition that it reaches parts of the mind, body and spirit that conventional medicine has no answers for. Western treatments and drugs have side effects; many simply suppress symptoms, so the condition stays trapped and we can end up dependent on drugs, locked into a cycle of pain and pill-popping. Some of us carry a constant feeling of anxiety or overwhelm in our busy lives, and we’re seeking respite or release, to be heard and supported.
Stepping into the treatment room, we realise we are fully seen as an individual, not as a bunch of western disease labels and symptoms. Acupuncture is truly holistic, as it enables the body and mind to become whole again – fine needles activate the flow of Qi (energy) in the system, clearing blockages, strengthening organs and enabling self-healing. It gently goes to the root of issues, on a physical, mental and emotional level.
When our Qi (energy) flows freely, we are the embodiment of good health and vitality.
As many illnesses stem from unresolved emotional experiences, I focus on identifying these trapped emotions – whether it’s fear, grief, sadness or anger. Many of us are suffering from some sort of anxiety, stress, PTSD or depression, and I am increasingly specialising in these and all their related conditions, to help clients restore inner equilibrium and a feeling of wellbeing.
We can also do much to heal ourselves in terms of lifestyle – rest, exercise, diet and mindset. These are all addressed in a course of treatments. It’s not a cure-all, but Chinese medicine can dismantle many entrenched conditions and strengthen our health and vitality. Acupuncture is even more powerful as preventative medicine (in ancient China, doctors were only paid if their patients remained well!), to maintain health and resilience whatever the daily challenges of life.
Scientific studies are now continually proving the effectiveness of acupuncture for different conditions – confirming what acupuncturists have observed for thousands of years.
Some common complaints that can respond well to acupuncture
Fatigue / Chronic fatigue
Gynaecological issues / PMS
“Saffron is genuinely one of the loveliest people I’ve met. She is calm, kind, professional and very perceptive. She treats not only my chronic spine problems but my general wellbeing. Seeing her keeps me on an even keel both physically and mentally and I’m so grateful I found her. I could not recommend her highly enough and think she could help just about anyone in any way. She is an extremely talented and wonderful person!”
“I really couldn’t recommend Saffron highly enough. She has a unique combination of talents that mean she reaches mind, body and soul. Her incredible ability to listen and understand the many layers of my problems made for a powerful healing experience – ultimately helping me become emotionally stronger and change how I was tackling challenges. Transformative and empowering – I am very grateful!”
“Saffron’s treatment took me from being caged by extreme stress, emotion and workplace pressure to feeling free, confident and happy with myself. I’d walk into her room enraged by the difficulties of my life and walk out like I was floating or walking on air.”