Wrist pain/shooting pain in arm
""I was having pain in my right wrist and I suspect mostly from my work, however, I also had pain in the right collar bone area with shooting pains down my arm. I decided to try Acupuncture to help and Emma was thorough with her consultation and tailor-made my treatment to suit my condition. She also explained what she was going to do, every step of the way.
Having gone through breast cancer, I was put on a five year course of Tamoxifen. This has caused me to have hip pain – a side effect of the drug. I found that sitting on car journeys my hip would stiffen up and it took me quite a few minutes of limping to ease it up. Sleeping was also a problem. I couldn’t lay on my right side and the pain used to wake me up. I met Emma and discovered she was an acupuncturist. I knew nothing about her field but asked if she thought acupuncture would help me. As acupuncture involves needles I asked my breast care nurse her thoughts as I’m not allowed to have any needles, blood pressure taken on my left arm. She advised I went to see my GP, who after an examination could see I was in pain and he thought I should have my hip x-rayed just to check things out. The x-ray came back clear so he said he could see no reason why I shouldn’t give acupuncture a try and said to keep an open mind and if it didn’t work he could sort me out with some physiotherapy. All I knew about acupuncture was you had needles put into you. I had a consultation with Emma and she decided on a course of six treatments. After the first treatment I had two days and nights with no pain but it came back. By the fifth treatment I was delighted to be able to tell Emma I had had a whole week with no pain and I was sleeping though the night, it was great! The final treatment showed the same results. I liked Emma’s professional and caring approach throughout the course of treatments. She found lots of chi which is a very strange feeling but not uncomfortable. I would recommend Emma and her treatments to anyone in discomfort.
Having just lived a full and active military life, I was settling into a civilian routine when I was struck down by excruciating sciatic pain in my right side; “the pain was making my life a complete living hell”.