An increasing number of people suffer from gastric (stomach) and intestinal (bowel) conditions.
- Gastritis – inflammation, irritation or erosion of the stomach lining
- Heartburn or gastro-oesophageal reflux – damage to the oesophagus due to repeated reflux of gastric contents
- Inflammatory bowel disorders, such as Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s disease
In all the above conditions, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms can be directly attributed to underlying physiological or structural problems. But sufferers of some other gastrointestinal disorders such as Functional Dyspepsia or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) experience persistent and troublesome GI symptoms in the absence of any identifiable cause.
In Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS, intestinal muscles can be under or over active, causing pain, cramps, bloating, flatulence, sudden bouts of diarrhoea and/or constipation. Research suggests that conventional medicines are of limited benefit in treating IBS.
If your symptoms are persistent or severe it is important to consult your GP.
Acupuncture and Gastrointestinal Disorders
Research studies have indicated that acupuncture may be beneficial for treating Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, dyspepsia, gastritis, reflux and pancreatitis. There is consistent evidence that a course of acupuncture improves IBS symptoms and wellbeing.
Acupuncture may help in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders and IBS by:
- Regulating motility (movement) of the digestive tract
- Providing pain relief by producing endorphins – the body’s natural pain killers
- Regulating acid secretion
- Reducing inflammation
- Raising the sensory threshold of the gut
- Increasing the tone of the parasympathetic nervous system (which aids GI tract function and counters the effects of our ‘fight and flight’ responses to stress)
- Reducing anxiety and depression by altering the brain’s mood chemistry
Acupuncture influences the production of communication substances which influence the body’s self regulating and healing mechanisms. Stimulation of certain acupoints on the body has been shown to affect parts of the brain which reduce sensitivity to pain and stress, as well as promoting relaxation.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR NAUSEA AND VOMITING
There is significant evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating nausea and vomiting, particularly for post-operative nausea and vomiting and for chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting.
Treating Gastrointestinal Disorders
Judy Bowen-Jones Lic Ac BSc Hons Ac MBAcC
"Hi Judy, I just wanted to say Thank you. My eyes are getting better every day."
"Dear Judy, I wanted to let you know that I often think of how helpful and calming you were during those stressful IVF rounds in 2017 and 2014. I always recommend acupuncture to anyone I know going through IVF as a result of the wonderful care I had with you."
"I have suffered with PMT for most of my adult life and was diagnosed with PMDD 5 years ago. Since I started seeing Judy 8 months ago, my mood and general well-being have improved significantly. I see Judy every 4 weeks to tie in with my cycle. For the last few months the PMT symptoms have been almost non-existent. Judy's manner is warm and friendly and I can highly recommend her practice."
"I first went to Judy for help in 2015. My husband and I had been trying, unsuccessfully, to conceive a child for over 6 years and were on the point of considering going down the IVF route. We'd read about Judy's specialism in fertility and so we were desperate to try anything that might help before we did that. I also suffer from Ulcerative Colitis which is a very debilitating condition. Over 2015, Judy gave me a weekly session starting with massage and then worked on various points to improve my fertility, rebalance my energy levels and reduce the effects of my UC. By April 2016, I got the magic line in the pregnancy test window and we now have a healthy 22 month old boy. Even better, another child on the way. I am certain that Judy's treatments helped my body to rebalance itself and get it ready to be pregnant and my husband and I are so happy we found her. If we had not, who knows where we might still be now. The UC still continually troubles me but the sessions lessen its impact and though I feel tired after them, I do always feel better too. I would not hesitate to recommend that anyone who needs help with fertility, but also any other issue contact Judy first. She is highly experienced, professional and kind."
"I was recommended Judy through a friend who saw her for acupuncture treatment to work alongside fertility treatment. I have had a long journey of trying to conceive our baby and always found Judy very professional and helpful during our IVF treatment. The treatment itself is very relaxing, and always starts with a lovely massage. I would recommend Judy to anyone who wants acupuncture to work alongside fertility treatment. Our last round of IVF worked and our baby is due soon. "
"I cannot recommend Judy enough - she has been a major factor in helping me navigate through some gruelling rounds of chemo after my Ovarian cancer metastasised earlier this year. I have managed to stave off the majority of the awful side effects that most people suffer during chemo and I am convinced that my regular acupuncture treatments have played a major part in this. Judy is incredibly knowledgeable beyond just her acupuncture expertise and she has helped me embrace all the alternative treatments that I have chosen to help support me on my journey."
"Hi Judy. I had to say how amazed I am at the lack of foot pain I have had after just two sessions with you. I have not been able to enjoy walking for over eight months. Now I am walking miles almost pain free. So happy. Thank you."
"I initially visited Judy as I was suffering with severe headaches; Judy gave me a warm welcome and I felt relaxed with her from the start. Judy cured me of the recurrent headaches and I have since been treated by her for 'trigger finger' and hormonal issues. Seeing Judy regularly has made a significant difference to my general well being and I leave my sessions feeling relaxed and refreshed. Judy's professionalism and genuinely caring nature always make me feel I am in good hands. I am really grateful to Judy and highly recommend her. "
"Thank you for the lovely treatment earlier. My mouth has felt less tense and I was actually able to eat my dinner with more ease - and my mouth isn't aching after eating."
"I first went to Judy because the joints in my fingers were becoming arthritic and painful.
I now have no pain or swelling in my hands, and am in really good health, which I put down to regular ‘top up’ acupuncture appointments. Also, my blood pressure is exemplary, unusual for someone like me who enjoys food and wine - this is apparently an acknowledged result of acupuncture.
Over the years Judy has successfully treated me for plantar fasciitis, neuralgia, hair loss, knee pain and bad sleep patterns. She is extremely knowledgeable about diet as well as the philosophy and practice of acupuncture, and as she has a scientific background as well as her long and thorough training, I feel that her treatments are to be trusted on all levels.
Treatments start with a massage, a double whammy as it feels wonderful as well as kickstarting the body, ready for the acupuncture.
i can’t recommend Judy enough. You come out of her clinic feeling that not only have you been helped physically, but that you have now got someone who has listened to and thought about your condition, and is on your side on the journey to improve it."
"Thank you Judy. I think you made a big difference to my face - there is now only a very small sore spot and no pulsing pain at all."
"Just a few acupuncture sessions with Judy and what a relief. She has helped ease the severe pain from a trapped nerve, the result of a spinal injury many years ago.
I wasn’t sure about acupuncture, but with Judy’s expertise I am a true believer now. Thank you Judy."
"I started to visit Judy for acupuncture following diagnosis of a long term chronic pain condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). My surgeon had recommended acupuncture. I credit acupuncture as having a significant positive impact on my recovery. I had regular acupuncture, twice a week, during the initial phase of my illness and I experienced a significant improvement. I still have regular acupuncture with Judy now and this helps me to keep the condition under control. CRPS is a poorly understood and debilitating condition. Many health professionals have never heard of it. Fortunately Judy had heard of the disease and treated previous sufferers with some good results. I would highly recommend Judy. She is caring, understanding and very professional. She is incredibly experienced and is continually developing and investing herself professionally. I have a lot of confidence in her. She helped me immensely during one of the most traumatic and difficult periods of my health at a time when I struggled to find any relief or assistance in conventional medicine."
"I decided to have acupuncture after 6 months of trying for a baby to give myself the best chance at falling pregnant. Judy was very knowledgeable on the phone and after my first consultation I knew I had made the right choice. She discussed all areas of my life including nutrition, work and home life to be able to tailor her treatment to my needs, and was even able to suggest changes to my diet that I believe had a very positive effect in the long run. I fell pregnant 4 months after my treatment began and believe the positive steps I took in that time including my acupuncture treatment and change in nutrition helped. I continued to have acupuncture throughout my pregnancy as I felt it had a beneficial effect on me and kept some of my early anxieties at bay. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Judy and would go back if I ever needed treatment again."
"I contacted Judy for fertility acupuncture. I had 4 sessions and was pregnant after 3! Judy is very kind, reassuring and professional. I felt very comfortable in her care and looked forward to our sessions. She was very thorough in her approach and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Judy for fertility acupuncture."
"After undergoing fertility treatment with Judy after two miscarriages, we are now delighted to be expecting our first baby. I am now having acupuncture to help support me through my pregnancy. We are really grateful to Judy for helping us during our journey. She is professional, efficient, warm and engaging. We highly recommend Judy and will continue to use her services in the future."
"I initially saw Judy for help with a painful arm which she managed to sort out very quickly. I am now seeing her regularly for facial acupuncture. The results have surpassed my expectations. Friends and family have been commenting on how nice my skin looks and there has definitely been an improvement in the texture and radiance of my skin. The treatment is not at all painful and I actually find it very relaxing. It is a pleasure to visit Judy and she is always happy to answer any questions I might have. Judy is very professional and personable and her treatment room is a lovely warm relaxing environment."
"I went to see Judy after a recent back injury. Her treatment has helped me make a complete recovery and I would highly recommend her. "
"Dear Judy, I just wanted to tell you that my back is amazing.....better than it has been for years! Thank you."
"I saw Judy after I had an attack of Bell's Palsy. Because of the damage to my facial nerves, the muscles in the left side of my face were weak and unresponsive. Judy helped me enormously as I struggled to recover, listening carefully to my symptoms and gently providing treatments to deal with them. Thanks to her care, effort and support, I have fully recovered. I still see Judy regularly for general health maintenance and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her."
"I went to see Judy because of insomnia and trouble with sleeping. I had never had acupuncture before and was amazed and delighted with the improvement it made. It is wonderful to be able to sleep properly through the night again. Thank you Judy. I very much appreciate the difference you have made."
"I have been having acupuncture with Judy since March because I had very bad teenage acne, I had tried every different face wash and spot cream but with no success. I can really recommend Judy - the spots are so much better and my skin is much less inflamed. At the beginning I didn't like the idea of the acupuncture needles but now I actually look forward to my twice monthly appointments - it it the most relaxing 45 minutes of my week! It is definitely worth trying Judy's acupuncture if you are suffering badly from acne."
"After lengthy surgery on my sinuses and right eye socket I was feeling very sore and swollen, and despite the medication, my face was on fire with pain. During the acupuncture session I had the curious sensation of my face cooling, as though an icepack had been applied. The pain just melted away. I went home and slept for hours! Thank you Judy"
"Judy is very passionate about her work and incredibly knowledgeable – she also genuinely cares about you. These are qualities that are very hard to find nowadays and when we decided to have IVF it was important to find someone who we trusted completely to join us on our journey.
I often recommend Judy to friends and family and will definitely use her in the future. My daughter is a happy, healthy baby and I can honestly say that I believe the treatment I had before and during my pregnancy, with Judy, contributed to this. "
"Judy is welcoming and kind and from my first visit put me at ease, so although I was nervous about the treatment, I quickly relaxed. Judy’s acupuncture has made a huge difference in relieving the period pains I suffered with since I was 14. I no longer have to resort to strong pain relief medication or spending 1 or 2 days each month being sick and feeling exhausted. The treatment has been so successful in helping me that my periods now start ‘unannounced’ and I can carry on with my daily routine with no adverse symptoms. THANK YOU SO MUCH JUDY."
"After having a Rotator Cuff repair operation in January 2009 I unfortunately managed to re tear it in December 2010. I have been suffering with quite a bit of pain ever since and have been living on painkillers. I have been seen by a few
Consultants and they all want to operate and say I may not regain the range of movement I now have.
Judy has been amazing and after only five sessions with her I am completely pain free it is really amazing and I feel so much better without all the painkillers and now no operation is needed for at least 10 to 15 years."
"I have been using Judy's clinic for several years now and cannot recommend her Facial Acupuncture treatments highly enough. I always find her warm and welcoming and highly professional in every respect. The facial acupuncture treatments are very relaxing with little or no discomfort. I find that my skin always looks and feels smooth and tightened after a treatment. Although I am in my early 60's I have been complimented on my complexion many times and told that I look years younger than my age. I am convinced that Judy's treatments have contributed to my even skin tone and overall well being."
I started going to see Judy to help with hormonal balance, something I've always suffered with. The day after one of her sessions I wake up full of energy and completely revitalized. I'm also a fan of facial acupuncture. The results are amazing, great skin tone and sparkling eyes. I like Judy’s straight forward approach, she’s always happy to explain what she’s doing during the treatment and she’s clearly passionate about what she does.
"Beautiful baby! I came to see Judy for a course of 8 fertility acupuncture sessions for IVF. She is really kind and supportive. I always felt great after my treatments. Judy was really flexible with appointment times, so I could get the right treatment at the right time. On the day of my embryo transfer I had sessions with Judy before and after the transfer. She even drove me home afterwards! In the final stages of pregnancy I had more acupuncture for induction and had a really easy birth. Now I have a happy healthy little girl. Judy I can't thank you enough."
"Monday's session was really effective! The tendon problem in my knee is now fine and my pelvic floor much better. Thank you. "
"I absolutely loved meeting you and the facial acupuncture treatment. The next day I felt energised and stronger than I had in a long time and I slept heavily and well which is unusual. I would love to come again. "
"Just to say thank you so much for today's treatment. You really managed to hit the spot on three fronts - pain, energy and mobility."
"Judy has helped me cope with unpleasant side effects of gynaecological surgery and ongoing back and bowel problems. At times I have been in a lot of discomfort physically and emotionally drained. Judy listens. Her massage and acupuncture addresses both the physical and the emotional. After a visit I always feel more able to cope with things and there is always some reduction in the discomfort. Recently, when in a particularly bad way, Judy’s treatments really got me out of trouble. I hadn’t seen Judy for a few months and things had deteriorated and I was quite depressed. Judy not only addressed the discomfort, but worked on improving my energy levels. Within a couple of days I felt able to cope better than I had for months and the discomfort is continuing to improve. I have also been able to stop using some of the prescribed medication which is great."
"Judy. Thank you for today's session - it worked a treat as my chest infection has gone. After the treatment I coughed a lot and it all cleared."
I started seeing Judy in the beginning of July after having been diagnosed with a severe case of Bell’s Palsy (the whole of the right side of my face was paralysed to the point that I couldn’t blink, and my speech was severely impaired).
The doctor at the hospital said that recovery was usually achieved within 9 months; however, from his experience, those patients who undertook acupuncture often had a quicker (and due to it being nerves, therefore better) recovery.
As we were in the midst of lockdown, I wasn’t sure if anyone would be able to see me, but, after some research, I found Judy and sent her a message. She very swiftly responded and undertook an initial telephone assessment. She recognised that my case would be considered urgent, and she was therefore able to see me.
I had never had acupuncture before, and didn’t really know what to expect, but I arrived to find an incredibly professional, clean and welcoming studio within a very short and easy to find journey from Tunbridge Wells. Judy allayed my initial worries and had a quick chat and then got on with the treatment.
Within the space of 1 month of multiple treatments, I am pretty much completely recovered. Doctor friends have commented that they have never seen such a quick and successful recovery, and I am certain that Judy’s work has played a significant role in this; there were noticeable improvements immediately after each session.
Judy is welcoming, warm, and just a genuinely lovely person who acts with a level of kindness, courtesy and professionalism which immediately puts you at ease. I could not recommend her highly enough and will be sure to see her with any other ailments for which acupuncture may be recommended in the future
"I went to Judy after lots of research on the benefits of acupuncture to help IVF treatments. From the very first phone conversation I knew that Judy would be able to calm me and help. I attended both her Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells clinics and both are great. Judy is incredibly professional and really puts you at ease, she listened very patiently to me and explained thoroughly what each treatment would aim to do. We opted to have acupuncture weekly and then to have one the day before and then one a few hours after implantation, followed by two more following implantation. I firmly believe that Judy is one of the main reasons that this cycle worked when others failed, we welcomed a very healthy Chloe into our lives in November and I will always be thankful that my google search led me to Judy. She is brilliant at her job and I cannot recommend her highly enough."
"Judy. Many thanks for all your kindness and for sorting me out with my magic ear studs."
"Thank you so much for everything that you’ve done for us – I’m not sure if we’d have baby Mary now if we hadn’t had so much help and support."
"Dear Judy. Thank you very much for all the treatments and mental support you’ve given me in the past few months. I would be more than happy to recommend your acupuncture to my friends and family. I’m sure I will see you again if I need to."
"I first discovered Chinese massage on a cruise boat on the Yangtze river when I visited China and was so impressed with how it helped my aches and pains that I immediately searched for someone who could do this when I got home. Luckily I found Judy with her clinic in Crowborough right on my doorstep. As a horse rider I have had many knocks and falls over the years and had been suffering from whiplash for the last 2 years. Judy recommended combining the massage with acupuncture and it has helped so much with great results. For the first time in over 2 years my neck is now pain free.
I cannot thank Judy enough for the help and relief her treatments have given me. It is a holistic treatment for the whole body that leaves you with a true feeling of wellbeing and relaxation."
"I decided to contact Judy for acupuncture after suffering from chronic migraines, I had resorted to taking daily preventative medication for the pain but did not want to rely on the medication long term. Judy has been treating me with acupuncture and massage the care and attention I have received from Judy has always been outstanding. Her professionalism and knowledge has greatly improved my understanding of migraines, how best to manage them and my wellbeing. I still see her for occasional treatment for neck and back tension due to my type of work but have been able to stop taking the medication which I was so reliant on before. Thank you Judy."
"I have been treated by Judy for the past 6 months for a series of chronic and acute conditions including PMR, osteoarthritis and pulled muscles and ligaments. I found Judy's knowledge and practice of acupuncture to be excellent and for me the outcomes have been particularly great in the areas of pain management and recovery from injury. My overall health, stamina and sense of wellbeing has improved significantly and I have finally regained much of my old energy levels.
Judy is a warm, confident practitioner who works closely in partnership with her patient. I would highly recommend her."
"I have suffered from skeletal problems from childhood, I went to see Judy following a recommendation. My first treatment made such a difference to my wellbeing that I booked a course of Acupuncture. I have continued to visit Judy during the Autumn and Winter months each year, The treatments have made a huge difference to the quality of my life. I would recommend Judy without reserve"
I have been receiving acupuncture treatment from Judy for just over a year, primarily for mobility and pain relief. I have been diagnosed with Parkinson since 2002.
I no longer take pain relief medication before getting out of bed in the mornings and my mobility is improving with every treatment.
Having discussed my condition with Judy, we decided on a course of treatment which has worked remarkably well.
I find her easy to talk to and a good listener. She inspires confidence in you as a patient
Judy is very knowledgeable and experienced. I would highly recommend her. Rating: *****!
I hurt my knee running. An MRI showed a medial meniscus tear. I have to say I have been really impressed with the results of acupuncture. On the night following my first treatment, I was pain free for the first time in months. The day after, my knee was still a little stiff and sore, but not nearly as painful as it had been. The swelling has gone down. It is such a joy to be free from pain!
Hi Judy. Thanks for your work yesterday, I actually feel great and have been able to move much more easily and with less pain.
"The results of Judy's acupuncture exceeded my expectations. After trying all conventional methods to manage my premature peri-menopausal symptoms I finally went to see Judy. I had the usual symptoms - sweats, sleepless nights, mood swings, and not so usual effects - very puffy eyes. After a series of sessions with Judy, which included facial rejuvenation acupuncture my symptoms disappeared. Judy's facial acupuncture has now become part of my regular 'maintenance' routine as the results are so impressive."
"I just want to say how pleased I am at the results of my Acupuncture sessions with Judy. I came to her with such pain in my finger joints that riding my horse and gardening, my two main hobbies, were spoiled by my hands hurting so much. Judy's treatment has worked so well, I will definitely recommend her to family and friends. I am a very satisfied patient. The fact that I like about acupuncture is that I am not putting drugs into my body to mend or mask a condition. Thank you Judy."
"Judy, Thank you so much for all my accupuncture treatments over the last 18 months, and for your kindness, support and advice over this time. I firmly believe the accupuncture contributed to my timely and smooth labour. My contractions started properly just 2 hours after my appointment, and Baby G was born less than 36 hours later, missing her due date by just 4 hours - which is pretty good for a first time Mum.
I have always really enjoyed my visits to you and you helped me through some very low and anxious times. I had hoped to visit for some post birth treatments, but sadly coronavirus has prevented that. I will definitely be seeking your help when it is time for baby number 2 and I will certainly be recommending you to any pregnant friends of mine. All the best xxx "
"I have been very pleased with the remarkable changes I have experienced after acupuncture with Judy. The stomach pains I was experiencing disappeared within 2 days and I was able to stop taking the medication I was relying on."
"Judy, I can't thank you enough for how much you have helped me. I feel so well, so clear-headed (which for me is a miracle!), so much more energy and most importantly free from pain! THANK YOU!"
"Hi Judy. Just wanted to say how amazing I felt after acupuncture yesterday. I had the best night’s sleep too. Thank you so much for an incredible treatment."
"I had a lot of nerve pain following a major operation. I have had acupuncture from Judy in the past and it has always helped, so I thought I would ask Judy to see if she could assist me. I was so pleased that after a few treatments, the pain had improved enormously. Acupuncture also massively improved the look of my scars. In fact they look so much better it is hard to believe they are so recent. I would certainly recommend anyone with nerve pain and/or unsightly scar tissue to give acupuncture a try."
"I am extremely happy with the professional manner in which my treatments have been conducted, and with the very positive results. I have suffered from fibromyalgia for the past 2 years. But after acupuncture I have very little pain or stiffness remaining and am now able to swim freely again – including front crawl. I have also been helped with relief from severe and frequent headaches and emotional distress. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results achieved."
"When I first came to see Judy for acupuncture, early in May 2010, I was feeling low and suffering from arthritis and intense muscle pain. I am now much better in myself. The muscle and arthritis pain has lessened considerably, enabling me to walk much more. My life is back on track. Judy is efficient, kind and understanding and I would be happy to recommend her to anyone who is thinking of trying acupuncture."
"The care, attention and genuine concern shown by Judy towards me during the period of my treatment was amazing. I would highly recommend her to anyone with any health concerns."
"I couldn’t recommend Judy enough. We had had two failed IVF attempts and were losing hope until we decided to give acupuncture in conjunction with IVF a try. I was sceptical at first, but Judy explained how and why acupuncture can help. I felt it really helped and now from our third IVF cycle (first with acupuncture) I am the proud mum of a beautiful 5 month old baby boy. I will definitely be going back to Judy next time around."
"Thank you for my treatment today Judy. You are a real tonic!"
"I met Judy when my husband had treatment with her for a shoulder injury. I felt at ease from the minute I met her and have always been at ease when being treated by her. Subsequently we found out that it would be necessary for us to have fertility treatment to start our family. So I contacted Judy and we chatted over the options and booked in some sessions - never once did I feel pressured to continue with treatment and I felt that Judy was always very aware of the financial strain this was having on us.
Throughout the whole process I was positive, upbeat and calm. I genuinely believe this is as a result of the acupuncture treatment I had throughout fertility treatment and pregnancy. I did not suffer with feeling overly tired (despite working shifts) throughout the first few months of my pregnancy, nor did I suffer with morning sickness. I am convinced this was because of the treatment I had beforehand! I continued to see Judy throughout my pregnancy and every other day when my daughter went 2 weeks overdue, again she was flexible and happy to do anything she could to fit me in! "
"Thank you so much for the lovely acupuncture session yesterday. The combination of massage and Scenar are really helping to ease the discomfort in my leg and hip.
You are a great communicator and a very caring practitioner. I felt very safe [during my session] and for the first time got a greater understanding of my overall condition."
"Over the 2 year treatment period of once a month I went from having 50% headaches (15 days out of 30) to just 1 headache every 8 weeks. I cannot speak too highly of Judy and how my life is so much more rewarding. Conventional medicine only recommended taking painkillers. I have no idea how it works - but work it did for me!"
"Judy is an experienced and very effective acupuncturist. I have recently being seeing her after being diagnosed with shingles. Acupuncture with Judy really helped me with the nerve pain in my head. The combination of her soothing uplifting massage compliments her [acupuncture] treatment. I feel that the acupuncture helped me recover more quickly and re-gain my energy. I highly recommend Judy. Thank you!"
"After just 4 sessions of acupuncture with Judy I already feel more energised and balanced generally….I fully intend to continue with treatment as I understand, as an energy practitioner myself, that when the energies are balanced, a platform for healing is provided and a good level of health can be reached. Judy is incredibly knowledgeable and professional in her practice and I would recommend her without further hesitation."
"What I noticed about Judy’s treatment room was the serene energy. With her light hearted way the atmosphere felt safe and healing, a lovely place."
I cannot recommend Judy enough, she, in short, has given me, my life back. For the last fifteen years I have suffered with excruciating period pain, resulting in me having to take two days off work every month. For three out of four weeks I would dread the day my period was due to start, knowing I would be confined to bed, be bent over double in pain, and even have panic attacks because the pain would be so intense. Conventional medicine had failed me, despite trying every avenue my GP recommended, I thought I'd just have to live with it - that was until I met Judy. I have only been seeing Judy since last October, but my bad skin, back acne, PMT and period pain has all disappeared. I no longer dread those two days every month, and I can go to work without a worry in the world! Acupuncture has given be a new lease of life and I am forever indebted to her!
"In the height of the Summer when I was 7 months pregnant I was suffering from hay fever so badly that I felt like I had the flu and was confined in doors for much of the day. As I was pregnant, anti histamines were not an option and so I looked to acupuncture for some help. Judy fit me in for an appointment promptly, following a consultation she got straight to work on this issue and following 4 appointments with her, my hay fever had completely disappeared and I am thrilled to say that I haven't suffered with hay fever since then! I am so grateful for Judy, she is professional, knowledgeable and extremely talented. Thank you Judy!!"
"Whatever you did on my back at the last acupuncture treatment has really worked a treat. I am feeling a lot better….a lot more ‘up’ generally and full of the joys of Spring! The pain in my back has eased. This has made a huge difference to me."
"Thank you so much for my treatment yesterday, it was remarkable, I am almost back to full health."
"Dear Judy. I just wanted to thank you for the help you have given me through acupuncture. I hadn’t slept properly for a night for the last 15 years, and since the treatment over the past six months I am now getting at least seven hours sleep a night. I have to admit that I was very sceptical about this treatment and it really was “the last chance saloon” but my wife talked me in to it, and I am now happy to recommend acupuncture to anyone."
"After going through my teenage years acne free I started getting painful spots on my face in my mid twenties. All the doctors and subsequent dermatologists I saw told me it was normal for adults to get acne without any reason. I was prescribed topical creams and medication which had no effect. In my late thirties, I was referred to Judy to try acupuncture and not only did Judy explain why I was getting the spots, but the treatments had an immediate result. After a few sessions my skin started to clear up and I was not getting spots as often. The treatments also made me feel more relaxed and a sense of wellbeing. To anyone thinking of acupuncture, I would definitely recommend seeing Judy for excellent results."
"The pain has gone! Thank you so much Judy."
"Judy has created a wonderful healing space for her acupuncture and other treatments. As you walk into the room you are immediately aware of the peace, professionalism and attention to detail of the environment which mirrors the quality of the treatments received."
The ear studs seem to be working very well. I haven’t had leg ache since they’ve been put in, which is amazing because I have that all the time, and it’s a huge relief...I’m so pleased with how well this works! Thank you!
"I have been seeing Judy for a long standing back problem. I have a bulge on a disc and some compression problems causing sciatica.
The pain being worse after long walks and when lying down at night. Judy has used a combination of massage and acupuncture to give me pain relief. I can actually feel my spinal muscles relaxing as the needles are placed. After a treatment I feel so much better, more mobile, relaxed and energised. My legs feel much lighter after the treatment and I certainly sleep better without the pain.
Many thanks for my treatment yesterday. I felt no pain all night – bliss, and managed to do plenty of walking round London today. You really hit the spot!"
"Judy has been treating me for about 4 years. I had a routine operation several years ago but after several months was not recovering well. This was the beginning of what turned out to be a long journey back to health and included visits to several consultants with a string of symptoms, common to many illnesses, that made diagnosis difficult. My energy levels were very low, and having done a little research on alternative treatments , I decided to try acupuncture. I used the internet to find a practitioner and chose Judy. It turned out to be an excellent choice. Judy listened carefully and treated the various symptoms including low energy levels, as they occurred which improved my quality of life as well as supported me through difficult times. Although I have since been given a diagnosis of AL amyloidosis and have had treatment to slow down its progress, Judy's treatment has been, and is, so helpful in giving relief with the symptoms. I have also felt empowered by her treatments and the sessions have contributed much to my wellbeing."
"Every time I’ve had an acupuncture appointment with Judy I look forward to some relaxing time. Judy listens and takes in what her patients say, and I’ve always felt in good capable hands with her."
"Excellent professional service. Judy helped me with kidney and high blood pressure issues to the extent that my last blood test came back normal. Big thank you to Judy. I can't recommend her highly enough."
Hi Judy. Thank you so much for another lovely treatment. You have a lovely manner and approach, and I’m very happy to be coming to you. It feels like you are working in a way which is gently supportive and nurturing, which suits me very well.
Since seeing Judy my menopause symptoms are now under control and it’s a great relief not to have to resort to HRT. Judy has a holistic approach and adapts each treatment to best suit how I feel on the day. Her knowledge, carefully considered treatment approach and her ability to get results has been invaluable – it works! I always feel better after each session. Judy thank you too for caring as you do.
"Judy, thank you so much for my acupuncture treatment, I have felt wonderful and been able to cut down on my asthma inhaler."
I can't thank Judy enough for her kind and patient care whilst going through our IVF cycles. My sessions were moments of real calm in spite of the stress and the calming effect really helped me cope. We were very lucky that our last cycle worked and we were blessed with two beautiful babies. Judy is a lovely person to help you stay balanced on the IVF rollercoaster, I can highly recommend her.
"After one session of acupuncture, my sinus problem cleared, and after 3 sessions, my sciatic pain was nearly gone. I continue to receive acupuncture once a month because it helps with my general well-being and keeps me healthy. Acupuncture also helped me cope with my husband’s recent illness. My husband also has acupuncture - he recently suffered a stroke. He has Parkinson’s Disease and suffers with hot sweats. Acupuncture helps him with these problems too. I would recommend that therapy [acupuncture] to any one as the needles are painless and it’s very rewarding."
When I moved to Sussex a friend recommended acupuncture to help with stress after a divorce. What a gem Judy proved to be, always professional and kind, she covers all aspects of acupuncture, nothing is a problem. The Chinese Massage is a wonderful bonus compared to other treatment I have had. I always feel relaxed when I leave, I’m afraid she’s got me for life!!
"I am delighted with the treatment you have given me, my back hasn’t felt this good in twenty years!"
For the last two years I received massage with Judy. I went for treatment for two reasons: to help repair some of the damage I do to my legs by running so much; and for personal relaxation and “me time”. The massages have always been to a high standard and I have been made to feel completely at ease during the treatments. We discuss how I am feeling at each appointment and the treatment is tailored so injuries and problems are considered. I leave feeling relaxed and uplifted.
"Suffering from tennis elbow, I initially sought treatment from my GP. After no apparent improvement a friend recommended acupuncture. It was a great recommendation as I’m now happily back playing racquet sports as before, without pain! The added bonus was that following acupuncture I generally felt much better in myself. As a consequence, I would recommend acupuncture to anyone, and will continue myself to enjoy the benefits of treatment."
"I have attended Judy Bowen-Jones many times and have found acupuncture successful. Judy is kind and efficient. I am much improved thanks to Judy and acupuncture."
I am delighted to recommend acupuncture. It has helped me enormously in the management of my M.E. and its debilitating symptoms. I find the sessions work on different levels. Firstly, with pain control, with almost immediate relief from painful, stiff joints and swollen glands. Secondly, I gain more energy which is in rather short supply with M.E. Acupuncture also works for me at a constitutional level and I always feel more able to face the challenges of life after a session. I am convinced that my acupuncture sessions enable me to stay in part-time employment. I tried many therapies and treatments when I was diagnosed with M.E. However, acupuncture is something I have stuck with because it works! Thank you Judy for everything.
"I really cannot believe how much of a difference this has made for me. It was my "last chance" resort for something to help my fibro, and as a non believer, I had no preconception that it would make a difference. But it has, I was shocked that I was finally being treated as a person and not just symptoms and for the first time in years I'm moving about and feeling more human. Thank You Judy Thank you a million times!!"
"Overworked, overtired, washed out and 'grey' - that's how I was when I came to see Judy. My long term sinus problems and asthma had not responded to any of the various treatments my private medical insurance had offered and I was running out of options. Judy's careful and expert attention has produced dramatic results in a very short time. I sleep better, I no longer take any medication, and have much more energy and vitality. People keep telling me how well I look! I highly recommend Judy to anyone looking for another option to get well again."