As we gain momentum with spring we can get a little over enthusiastic. Most acupuncture clinics and indeed osteopath surgeries receive requests for help with back aches, arthritic aches and general structural aches and pains. Many of us approach the lighter evenings and sunnier days with gusto, forgetting that we have had little strenuous exercise over the winter months. Our advice for the season would be to start gardening slowly building up over several weeks. The best approach is to stretch before you dig, mow and sow. 1. Get on all fours and stretch like a dog or cat. 2. Hold one arm out in front of you and use the other to stretch it over your chest. 3. Stand facing a wall, put both palms against it, gradually walk your fingers up the wall until you feel like you are stretching as far a possible without causing any pain. If any of this is uncomfortable, do not do it. The idea is to stretch before you garden in order to avoid injury, only stretch as far as you are able to without causing yourself pain.
I personally will always attribute Julia's treatment to be the predominant factor in my extended period of remission from Crohn's disease. Julia is both a trusted friend and therapist and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking an alternative therapy.
My aches and pains in ankles, knees, hips and lower back disappear and my energy levels are given a very good boost too! It is 45 minutes or so of relaxation in a busy schedule. She keeps up to date with modern acupuncture techniques and has recently returned from a trip to China to experience these new techniques first hand. I cannot recommend Julia highly enough
I consider myself very fortunate to have found Julia's Acupuncture Practice 2 years ago, when I decided to try acupuncture for back problems. After a few treatments the problems were solved. Since I have every confidence in Julia's ability, each treatment is a very relaxing and worthwhile experience.