“I was experiencing really painful headaches as a result of taking an antidepressant, as of December 2018. It has also caused my shoulders and neck to become really tight and painful. On top of all this, I am post-menopausal and suffering from painful knees, frequent urination in the night, and disturbed sleep- the latter has been going on for about two years.
I have used acupuncture in the past and decided to seek out treatment at my local holistic healing centre, which is how I chanced upon Tess. She reassured me that my symptoms were typically menopausal, and set about a treatment plan.
I've now had six sessions in total. My tense shoulders have disappeared, and I am sleeping through the night, which is wonderful. If I do briefly wake, I can easily fall back to sleep. My headaches are also largely gone, which I believe were an antidepressant side effect.
I hope to begin reducing antidepressants later this year, and am definitely planning on using acupuncture sessions with Tess to strengthen me through this process. I feel so much better than I did at the end of December, and I would gladly recommend acupuncture sessions with Tess.”
Ruth, 50 years old
“Tess is an amazing acupuncture therapist and I can recommend her very, very highly!
Following a fairly severe ongoing condition - which after eight months of modern meds wasn't going anywhere - I found Tess at the CHAIM Centre in London. After one session of acupuncture there was a notable improvement, but after three sessions my symptoms disappeared entirely. Two months since my last treatment and they haven't returned and I feel amazing - loads more energy too.
I have used acupuncture for a couple of different problems, and always found it to be really effective. Yet every time I am amazed that it works - and most recently this has been no exception!
As a practitioner, Tess' approach is really calm, and really thorough, you definitely get the impression that she spends a lot of time considering the most effective way to fix you. There is no pain during the treatment itself, just major relaxation. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Tess to anyone - she's really brilliant at what she does. Thanks, Tess!”
Kate, 44 years old
“After months of [back] pain and a huge investment in endless treatments and techniques, Tess managed to get rid of my pain in one session. I already felt the area relaxing and hurting less during the session (which was very wicked and bizarre, but almost magic to witness). I also arrived incredibly stressed out and I felt so much better afterwards. I am eternally thankful and, although I live 800 kms away, I will try to come as often as possible. Thanks so so so so much, Tess!”
Victoria, 45 years old
“Thank you for the wonderful [facial rejuvenation] sessions. I thoroughly enjoyed them. I had a big family get-together and was told (with a hint of jealousy) that I'm ageing backwards!”
Lidia, 42 years old
“I have been seeing Tess for a year now. I had been suffering from migraine and tension-type headaches for about 10 years and had tried all sorts of remedies over the years without success. I thought I would give acupuncture a try without any expectations. I was surprised at the immediate relief it gave me. Tess is very professional and has a lot of knowledge about her field. I can’t recommend her highly enough. She has helped control the frequency and severity of my headaches, which has really improved the quality of my life. Thanks, Tess!”
Urvish, 35 years old
“Another great session with Tess. I can't recommend her highly enough. So far [acupuncture] has dispensed with migraines (which were at about two a week), stress levels, shoulder pain and generally made me feel more like a human being.”
Fiona, 46 years old
“I came to Tess because I had been suffering from very bad back pain when my coccyx was damaged some years ago when I was giving birth. The combination of Chinese medicine and physiotherapy seems to have done the trick. I am sure the acupuncture treatments are a vital part of why I am now able to exercise so easily – and the more I exercise the less pain I am having in my back and shoulders.”
Michaela, 44 years old
“When I gave birth to my daughter a few months ago, I had trouble producing milk. Tess encouraged me to persist with breastfeeding -- she gave me an acupuncture treatment to encourage lactation and showed me how to apply moxibustion to acupuncture points on my little finger, which I was able to do on my own for two weeks. I'm glad I persisted because with Tess' help, my milk started to flow more readily and I am now able to enjoy breastfeeding my baby girl.”
Cristina, 46 years old
“I recently had several acupuncture sessions with Tess for various aches and pains which had not responded to physiotherapy or osteopathy. I definitely felt an improvement as a result of the acupuncture. I do not have experience of acupuncture in general, but Tess seems to be a careful and skilful practitioner.”
Hugh, 55 years old