Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day. Taylor Hanson
Although Acupuncture may be used for many things, Emma specialises in Fertility and has been referred to as the ‘baby maker‘. Emma came to Acupuncture after a period of illness where she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. She tried Acupuncture and it worked, but it was also at that point when Emma fell in love with Acupuncture and declared that ‘everyone needs this in their lives’.
‘When I look back now, my life was full of lots of stress and anxiety. Back in 2006 I had just had my son William, my Dad was dying of cancer and I was in a high pressure role running a Sales team with huge targets across the North West and Midlands. My diet and lifestyle were pretty poor and this was mainly due to putting others first. I just wasn’t looking after me.’ Emma says. Struggling with horrendous pain, Emma started looking for alternative remedies and tried Acupuncture. After starting the treatment, which has been practiced in Chinese medicine for over three thousand years, and used in many NHS general practices, as well as the majority of pain clinics and hospices in the UK, Emma decided to help others who are facing the same challenges. ‘The treatment consists of stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and as a result the body starts producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins with beneficial effects experienced through Acupuncture.’ Emma explains.
Emma worked at St Luke’s Hospice in Winsford for six years, specialising in Acupuncture for Cancer patients. Her experience with Oncology and Acupuncture has led to a deep knowledge and understanding of how Acupuncture can help with palliative and restorative care.
Emma pioneered the use of the ‘Guy Protocol’ to treat patients suffering from hot flushes in post-operative cancer care. Emma is also a CPD visiting lecturer at the Healing & Acupuncture College and Shulan College of Chinese Medicine. Her vision is that every town and city in the UK should have a centre where people can benefit from professional Acupuncture treatments.
‘I am passionate, that Western medicine and Eastern medicine should be working together more often. Western medicine is seen as reactive medicine whereas Eastern medicine is seen as proactive. Acupuncture in lots of hospitals abroad is an effective alternative to pain relief instead of using opioids that can potentially lead to addiction. There is more and more research now being done in the UK to produce evidence that Acupuncture works. From where I stand, from my own experience as a patient, if we could work much more closely together I believe that we would see a shift change in wellbeing around the globe ’
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