This morning was spent looking around some inpatient departments and discussing western and Traditional protocols. There are some ideas which are really traditional, like the benefit of treating seasonally, so for example in the asthma clinic they are treated with herbs taped on to acupuncture points to warm the qi, this is especially beneficial in the summer because it is already warm, so warmth plus more warmth is considered particularly beneficial. The patients who have been in this hospital for asthma will come in for season treatments, this can take a few years, but the patients often get a lot better long term by being treated this way. All departments give healthy lifestyle advice, so alongside the obvious stuff for a stroke patient like don't smoke and drink will be dietary stuff that will improve the blood, so recipes that can be done at home. Same in oncology and other departments. This is the type of stuff we are missing in our advice at home so it is good to hear it being practised so seriously.
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.