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"Acupuncture patients often report not only the disappearance of symptoms, but also feeling better generally, referring to such things as increased energy and vitality, greater enjoyment of life, greater confidence, better sleep and a more normal appetite."


Emer’s Story Of Recovery

My experience of Five Element acupuncture has literally changed so many aspects of my life. From being a complete nervous wreck at the thought of a needle to now where I would recognise the tell-tale signs for when I am in need of an acupuncture session.

Where originally I attended primarily to assist in fertility, my story begins as follows:

I had a caesarean section over 5 years ago and thought falling pregnant the second time would be a fairly straight forward matter. Needless to say this was not the case, possibly for a number of reasons. What led me down the path of considering acupuncture was the fact that I was constantly wrecked/ rundown, emotionally a bit overwrought and generally at a very low ebb. The dreaded “needles” aspect of the acupuncture was so minor compared to the way I felt physically and emotionally on a daily basis, that I had nothing to loose by giving it a shot when a friend recommended it to me.

Karen could not believe I was still walking when she treated me and felt my pulses (my energy levels were barely registering – I was so weak). This explained quite clearly the reason why I couldn’t fall pregnant as I understand now that my body simply would not have been able to sustain a pregnancy.

After my initial set of treatments I noticed certain aspects of my general health were improving, such as the disappearance of constipation which I had suffered for years. My skin also began to look much clearer and the breakouts ceased. After 6 months of treatment Karen announced that I was healed enough to carry a pregnancy. I was successfully pregnant after 2 more months. The pregnancy held and resulted in a bouncing, healthy little girl who is an absolute joy. I was 38 years old.

In order for me to deliver babies I have to have caesareans due to a pelvis which is too small to allow the babies head through and a fibroid. The after effects of this form of delivery for me are very powerful. I had a serious dip in my energy levels again, whereby I would just shake until I rested or ate (or both) after a minor amount of physical exertion eg walking to the shops or climbing the stairs. Emotionally I was overwrought regularly where something minor would become a big issue. Furthermore depression and anxiety set in a couple of months after the birth. While I had acupuncture treatments immediately after the birth it was necessary for me to go abroad soon after and couldn’t seek treatment until I returned.

In the meantime I recognised all the hallmarks of my depleted energy levels and my emotional swings from my previous post-birth experiences and sought the help of acupuncture with Karen at the earliest opportunity on my return. These sessions resulted in a prompt return to my normal physical, emotional and spiritual health after a few sessions.

The physical health benefits I have enjoyed are nearly secondary at this point, but I cannot underestimate the power of feeling healthy. When the healthy vibrancy began to return to my body I was finally freed up to exist and enjoy my life more fully on an emotional and spiritual level.

I am delighted to have discovered the benefits of this form of holistic therapy so early in life and I would feel confident into the future that a quick visit to Karen for an acupuncture treatment would result in a very accurate reading of my general health and wellbeing.

Thank you very much Karen for everything!

Dublin, Ireland






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