After 4 years of fertility and IVF treatment I finally decided to give acupuncture a try. Less than 3 months later I was pregnant! Baby number 1 followed then baby number 2 then treatment for hayfever, gallbladder stones, general energy boosting. A truly gifted professional who’s commitment to her work results in amazing healing. Carly
After unsuccessfully trying to conceive for 1 1/2 years I called my GP for advice and she referred me to the fertility clinic of the Royal Berkshire hospital where a lot of blood tests have been taken. Following these tests I received a letter with the diagnosis that spontaneous conception was “highly unlikely and probably age related” ( I’m 39) and even under IVF treatment I would only have a 5% success rate. An IVF treatment with donor eggs with a 50% success rate would have been my best bet…
My husband and I were devastated and it took a while to sink in. However I still had hopes that an alternative way could result in a successful pregnancy. I read lots and lots in the Internet and acupuncture seemed really an interesting approach to me. A friend then recommended me Carys… And what can I say…. a miracle happened- after only two cycles I fell pregnant! She has been incredibly supportive from a very thorough check-up in my first session which included talking about all areas that might have potential sources of stress factors and taking pulses to identify weak energy spots in my body! We talked about foods that I should preferably eat and other little things like using a hot water bottle and when she started to “acupuncture” me I felt the energy flowing through my body. After each session I felt calm, relaxed and positive. Through her incredibly professional acupuncture and her warm, lovely and supporting personality I felt I wasn’t left alone with my “infertility” problems and through charting my basal temperature we could both see the improvement of her work with me. When I finally fell pregnant I couldn’t have been happier. She is a star in a sky full of clouds! I cannot recommend her enough! Sabine
Carys is my godsend, my hope, my voice of reason and my surrogate mum! When I met her over a year ago, I knew that I had found more than just an acupuncturist. I found a friend. Someone who I trust, respect and value, and I have learnt so much from. She has helped me overcome many hurdles and lifts the weight off my shoulders with every treatment. Most recently she has been treating me for infertility and her knowledge and expertise in this area is unbelievable. We are still working towards that positive pregnancy test, and for those who are going through the same thing will know how disheartening it can be when the smiley face does not appear. But Carys makes the journey easier. She is someone who I feel safe with and I know that even in the darkest hours, is always there to offer sensible and practical advice and words of wisdom to keep me positive and as healthy as I can be. I could not recommend Carys enough to someone who is looking for a professional, passionate and trustworthy acupuncturist, but more importantly a valued friend who will add sunshine and hope to your life. Gemma
After a double heart bypass Carys has been giving me regular treatment with acupuncture. This has had a dramatic effect on my recovery. As well as strengthening my heart the treatment has helped to keep my general health at a very good level. I would strongly recommend her to any male patient that needs to improve their overall health. with very many thanks to Carys. Seton
It is safe to say that meeting Carys changed my life. I was in a dark place and very confused and insecure and she showed me the light. After each sessions I felt better and better both physically and emotionally and for the first time I was confident that my dreams would come true and the magic happened! I think Carys loving and caring ways healed my soul and I could achieve what i most desired through love. Ellie
Highly recommend Carys and her acupuncture services. I was having really bad panic attacks and she helped me no end. After one session I was able to do things I had not managed to do for years. I am not good with needles but seriously these are smaller than a pin head and you hardly feel a thing. Caroline
When I started going through the menopause I felt like I was caught in a tornado. Flushing up to 6 times an hour, feeling forgetful and generally unattractive I seriously did not know where to turn. As a registered nurse and midwife who was already taking hormones for an under active thyroid, I consciously made a decision not to take HRT.
A friend recommended Carys to me and I can honestly say nearly 3 years on I am a new woman.
I responded to acupuncture very favourably and felt an immediate improvement even after the first treatment.
I stabilised after about 3 treatments and now only need occasional top ups !
Don’t think about it, contact Carys you really have nothing to loose and everything to gain . Lynda
I would like to start by saying that I’m a 35 year old man with a wife and 2 kids and that I suffered with depression in my late teens/early twenties but after going through some pretty traumatic episodes and using anti-depressants thought that I had it beat and hadn’t had a reoccurrence in a meaningful way for quite some time.
This was up until about a year ago after I lost my father to a stroke and then shortly after my father in law to cancer.
I did what I think most men in this day and age are guilty of and hid my feeling from everyone around me.
I am pretty level headed and thought that I could control what I was going through by reading into it, exercising and generally distracting myself, which worked for a short time but then I started to suffer panic attacks.
These seemed to zap the last bit of strength I had left and I began to drink more often than normal to cope which in turn ended up with me drinking more often than not.
After things I thought had finally come to a head I went to see the GP, got put on anti-depressants/anxiety medication and once again got on with it. This again worked for a while until the fact that I was hiding what I was feeling and really wasn’t coping at all well (although from the outside this was not particularly noticeable) meant that I went into full melt down.
I had to take time off of work (something that I have never done) and couldn’t leave the house in any form for at least a week (I was a mess).
I spoke to the GP over the phone, upped the meds and started to look for some help.
Cary’s was recommend to me through a friend and I thought ‘why not’ I was happy to try anything at that point and acupuncture seemed worth a try, little did I know that Cary’s is far much more than an acupuncturist.
From the get go (literally the first message) she was so reassuring and positive that it gave me hope.
Cary’s is gifted in the way she can sense what you need to talk about, how to approach it and really make you feel that there is a way to change not only the initial situation you are in but also you as a person so that you don’t just get better but become better than you have ever been before.
She carried out home visits because I was struggling to leave the house, spent time speaking to me about the situation I was with in without judgment, guided me towards some very important realisations and gave me tools to cope when things got tough, and this was all before any acupuncture.
The acupuncture itself has been surreal, I wasn’t really expecting to ‘feel’ that much but in fact each treatment has been completely different and I always come away feeling amazing.
I wish I Cary’s had treated me in my late teens because I honestly don’t think I would have had to go through what I have just gone through. It is a couple of months down the line now and I am the best I have ever been, I am coping well, my relationships are in great shape and I am very positive about the future.
She has given me tools that relate to all aspects of life not just the situation I found myself in and I cannot thank her enough.
If you are dealing with anxiety, depression or anything else I cannot urge you enough to get in contact with her, it will help.