“I would like to thank you for your wonderful patience and care given to my [teenage] daughter Emily. We came to you to help Emily deal with her anxiety. She was adamant that she wouldn’t have any needles and you kindly suggested she could have acupressure instead.
Your experience and calm nature led Emily to feel so comfortable with you, and after explaining acupuncture to her and letting her see the needles, she agreed to try it. After the first session, she giggled all the way home and felt very relaxed.
The acupuncture really helped Emily with her anxiety and you kindly taught her pressure points she could press when she felt the need.”
“I have been seeing Tess for a few weeks and she has greatly helped me with my Parkinson’s symptoms, particularly with movement and fatigue. Tess is very kind, knowledgeable and encouraging and it is obvious she really cares. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
Nick (age 75)
“I had been suffering from breathing problems, coughing with extreme pain and a chest infection with horrendous phlegm for about 4 years. Of course going to my GP was the normal course and their normal course was to give me a steroid asthma pump to help me (even though they hadn’t diagnosed asthma!). It made it worse and after going to A&E during COVID, only to be given another asthma pump, I really had enough.
So thanks to my son-in-law, I found Tess. An amazing practitioner of acupuncture and a wonderful human being. Her gentle, holistic approach and impressive knowledge performed miracles on my health. Tess listened to what I needed. After about two and half months of seeing Tess, I no longer wheeze. There is no cough. No phlegm unless I succumb to dairy! No chest pains. I can breathe long and speed-walk! I can play tennis and give my other half a run for his money! And run around with my grandkids.
Thank you so much, Tess. You really are magically gifted. A miracle worker.”
Dipa (age 57)
“I would like to say how pleased I am to have found Tess. I had a very painful leg, [but] four treatments with Tess and happily I am now pain-free. I would definitely go back to her if any painful problem occurred again.”
Joan (age 86)
“Tess is friendly and professional, taking the time to understand my issues and addressing them. I started to feel better even after one visit. An excellent practitioner. I highly recommend her services.”
John (age 54)
“I have been treated by Tess for migraines for roughly five months. I was suffering from severe migraines that lasted days and caused me severe pain and nausea. These migraines occurred at least once a week (often more frequently), and became so severe that they no longer responded to painkillers or the migraine medication that I was prescribed. Over the course of treatment, I have seen my migraines dramatically reduce in frequency (I haven’t had one in almost two months!), and now when I feel a migraine coming on, it can successfully be quashed with painkillers.
I feel so much better generally since undergoing acupuncture treatment. The acupuncture has also helped with digestive issues and helped to regulate my cycle. I cannot recommend Tess more highly. She has a calm, friendly and professional approach and is generous with her time and expertise.”
Hannah (age 33)
“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 (age 50)
“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 (age 44)
“Tess has helped me through my pregnancy journey, from maximising fertility health prior to conception to full-term. Through Tess’s treatments I have experienced the benefits that acupuncture can bring in this area of women’s health, and it has made a big difference for me personally. I highly recommend Tess for these services. She is professional, considerate and understanding of her patients' needs.”
Melinda (age 37)
“Not too long ago I was struggling with lower back pain, which is not a big surprise since I’m in the building industry. Generally I have slight lower back pain every day but I’ve got used to it. This time I couldn’t even walk, it was like my legs were being cut off. I was taking very strong painkillers, which only helped temporarily.
I contacted Tess, and she offered an appointment on the same day, which wasn’t easy for me due to the fact I couldn’t really drive because of the pain.
So you can imagine the situation: on my first visit I couldn’t stay straight so Tess had to do the treatment with me sitting. But I could feel progress after each session with Tess, and after around two weeks I was feeling much better.
I’d like to thank Tess for her speedy response, and for being so helpful and professional.”
Krzystof (age 34)
“Recently I had the pleasure of using the services provided by Tess. I was a bit worried about trying acupuncture because I do have a small phobia of needles. Tess put me at ease straight away. Tess was very professional and took great care to understand my ailment before commencing treatment. She has a very gentle manner and I felt completely safe in her care. The treatment was provided in a Covid-secure environment. We both wore masks and Tess left the room once the needles were in.
At the end of the session, Tess told me that I didn’t need to come back for more sessions. She marked the pressure points on my skin and told me I could apply pressure on them myself and get the same effect. Tess even sent me videos that I could watch myself if I needed reminding of how to find the points.
I was so impressed — here is a woman who cares so much about her patients that she trains them in how to look after and treat themselves, even though she could ask them to come back and earn more from them. I’m an accountant and I know first-hand that there are very few people who would do something as kind as this. I went back for further treatment. Tess’s transparency about what she was doing made me feel like I could really trust her. I recommend her very highly.”
Kam (age 40)
“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 (age 46)
“Just last week I went for my first treatment with Tess. Tess immediately made me feel at ease and relaxed, so much so that I fell asleep during the session. The next day I felt amazing - my limbs felt loose, my whole body was relaxed, and the stress gone. I felt energised for the remainder of the week. I am having another session today.”
Liam (age 32)
“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 (age 42)
“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 (age 35)
“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 (age 46)
“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 (age 44)
“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 (age 55)
“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 (age 45)