Posts in Pain
Neck and back muscular spasms

"Very helpful! powerful Acupuncture treatment when done by a trained therapist like Lily Lai.  Lily also help to create greater awareness of my health, diet and lifestyle for my body type. ( Dampess and Heat)

Lily is inspiring, authentic and an expert in her field! She empowers a person to take better control of their health without being intrusive. 

I have recommended her to several people!"

Physiotherapist

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PainLily LaiNeck Pain, Back Pain
Posted by Lily Lai.
Back pain during pregnancy

"I suffer from a bad back and when I fell pregnant it got to the point I was in agony. Someone suggested I try acupuncture and after one session I felt very relaxed. Unfortunately I then had a holiday and couldn't have another session in a short space of time and think this would have helped. Due to pregnancy hormones I couldn't return for another session as my back got so bad I couldn't drive.

Lily was amazing, very informative and attentive. She explained everything and made me feel very relaxed as I was nervous to start since I  had not received acupuncture before. 

Lily was also most helpful with helping find alternative arrangements when I was unable to get to her. She researched other people I could try which I think is amazing. 

I will definitely be returning for more treatment once my baby has arrived."

N, 35, Hertfordshire

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Leg and back injury

"I have been dancing for many years, due to injury had to stop.

Then l found a leaflet for Lily and have never looked back!  l'm back dancing approximately 13 hours a week. Amazing!  I never thought l would ever dance again as it was a leg and back injury.

Lily Lai is a very professional, kind and caring person, l would certainty always go back to her."

Christine, 60, Book Keeper, Hertfordshire

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Neck pain

"I have had neck pain for a number of months - it was so bad that when getting out of bed I had to hold the side of my neck.

I am extremely happy with the quality of care I have and am receiving."

M, Teacher, 64, Hertfordshire. 

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Posted by Lily Lai.
Severe chronic pain from fibromyalgia and spinal degeneration

"I have suffered with severe chronic pain from fibromyalgia which was diagnosed in 2014. I was also diagnosed with spinal degeneration that was resulting in chronic low back pain.

I was genuinely amazed on my 1st appointment so effective this is for me . Such an amazing lady!

There's no improvements to be made . Excellent service relaxing and very warming"

Lisa, 48, Hertfordshire

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Trying to get pregnant and back muscle tension

'I was trying for a baby and was looking for support when I came to see Lily.  I had also been suffering from some tension in my back muscles.  

I had a positive experience and was pregnant after 3 sessions.  I found the care very good and professional - the only reason for not continuing was that I fell pregnant.'

A former patient

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Posted by Lily Lai.
Rhinitis, headaches, feeling 'under the weather', anxiety and indigestion

'I have been suffering with rhinitis for a number of years now, which has meant a blocked nose, headaches and generally feeling 'under the weather'. I don't like using medicated nasal sprays or taking medication on a regular basis.

I am so pleased that I made the decision to have acupuncture with Lily. I feel so much better not just for the acupuncture but also for the dietary modifications and lifestyle suggestions. They are becoming a very positive part of my life.


I have no hesitation in recommending Lily Lai and 'Acupuncture and Herbs' to other clients and also healthcare professionals. It has been a life changing experience for me. I feel so much better...sleeping more soundly, less tired and anxious, much improved digestion and a noticeable improvement in nasal congestion. I shall continue treatment as long as necessary to maximise the benefits.

I have found the acupuncture sessions with Lily to be enormously beneficial. I had never had acupuncture before but I am delighted with the outcome. In fact, it has been one of the best decisions in my life.


Although my main problem is rhinitis, I never realised how it linked it is to other problems that I had come to accept as 'normal'.....tiredness, difficulty in sleeping, anxiousness and indigestion. These are all now being resolved. Brilliant!!

I honestly don't think that the care I have received could be any better. Lily is very professional, competent, courteous and reassuring. I feel totally confident in her expertise.

Thank-you, Lily.'

Stephanie

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Persistent and frequent migraines

'I've had persistent/frequent migraines and sought Lily's help to see if acupuncture would be beneficial.

Lily's care is exceptional and she brings an intelligence to her work which is refreshing. Furthermore, she's a good listener, handles issues sensitively and always addresses the problem. I have every confidence that she always does her best. She never, ever stops trying to work out the best possible solution for her client. She is consistent. All my sessions have been delivered to the same high standard - nothing is overlooked. (I have received acupuncture from a number of other qualified professionals and found that this has not been the case). 

I have ongoing acupuncture as it's been a very helpful treatment for migraine. For me, it won't prevent it - however, it will enable the client, I believe, to manage the problem much better and more effectively.'

Julie, 58, Tring, Hertfordshire

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Posted by Lily Lai.
Knee damage & irregular periods

"Very helpful. My knee was treated with acupuncture and moxibustion. My knee was also massaged. Lily also worked with me on exercises to further strengthen the muscles surrounding my knee. I had previously had some physio but this had not helped my knee straighten out like it was able to after acupuncture. Once it was more comfortable to do this I was able to do more exercise and therefore help myself even more. I really began to get some confidence back using my knee. This is ongoing and I am still feeling the improvement. I have felt quite empowered to heal my knee since the treatment. It is an old injury and thought I really had reached a plateau with recovery. I was so pleased this was not the case. I was very interested in the difference of approach between here and the NHS - quite different. thank you.

I told Lily I had previously had some acupuncture to level my periods and she also took this into account at the same time to maintain this. I was sometimes feeling a bit stressed from work and college and again Lily helped with this.

We also discussed some ideas for changes/additions to my diet which were really helpful."

A Former Patient, Hertfordshire

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Posted by Lily Lai.
Severe osteoarthritic pain, IBS and circulation

"Exceptionally helpful. I initially came to see Lily for severe osteoarthritic pain in the joints of both big toes and pain and swelling in some finger joints. The pain in my toe joints was making walking for any distance increasingly difficult and my fingers were sore after doing any manual tasks such as gardening and cleaning. I consulted my GP who told me there was no treatment available for my condition, apart from pain killers and, if the pain became severe, surgery with no guarantee as to its success. After seeing Lily, my quality of life improved almost immediately with a noticeable reduction in pain and discomfort. I no longer experience any pain at all in my fingers, even after intensive manual tasks. As far as my toe joints are concerned, I walk for long distances with absolutely no pain and have been able to enjoy and fully participate in a dancing class and in three dedicated walking holidays (5 - 8 miles per day for 5 days) during the last 18 months, with a further one planned for May this year. Lily also treats me now for an IBS related condition and for my circulation, both of which have been improved. I have excellent levels of energy and stamina, sleep well and my immune system has been strengthened. I continue to have a 'maintenance treatment' every 8 weeks which keeps me in very good health. Since acupuncture is now available for some conditions through the NHS, I hope more people will be able to benefit from it in coming years. I firmly believe that if acupuncture was offered as an alternative to conventional drugs and pain relief prescriptions, it would improve the quality of life for thousands of people as it has absolutely no side effects."

A Current Patient, Hertfordshire

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Posted by Lily Lai.
Back pain since the birth of my first child.

"Extremely helpful. I have been suffering from back pain since the birth of my first child. My back pain got worse after my second child. Initially I took chiropractic and osteopathic treatments. I gave up the chiropractic treatment as they did not help me. I concentrated on the osteopathic treatment which helped a little. I fell off a ladder and hurt my ribs. After my ribs had healed, I suffered a lot of chest infection. I realised that I needed a more wholesome treatment so I decided to try acupuncture. Lily can offer not only acupuncture but also Chinese herbal medicine. I have been having these dual treatments from Lily and my health improves a lot. I stopped the herbal medicine as I no longer needed it for my chest infections and carried on with the acupuncture. I would see Lily once a month to maintain my chronic back pain as I also spend about 8 hours a day working on a computer. I also took up golf 6 years ago and my back hurt after a golf game but I found acupuncture helped a lot. Also as I got older, my joints have gone stiffer and acupuncture helped too. Most recently I have suffered from work related stress which also gave me minor panic attack. The acupuncture helped tremendously. I can enjoy golf and not worrying too much. During the period of stress at work, I can also carry on with my job, otherwise I might need to be signed off. Without acupuncture, I think I would have needed a lot of pain killers."

A Current Patient, Hertfordshire

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Posted by Lily Lai.
Painful Knee Injury

"I have had Acupuncture for at least 8 visits now and am now continuing for back pain management. Very helpful advice and was always treated with respect and confidentiality. I have always found Lily very easy to talk too and she always puts you at ease and explains what treatment she is giving you as she goes along."

A Current Patient, Hertfordshire

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Migraine In Early Pregnancy

"I've had 5 sessions of acupuncture so far. It has been very helpful, and all my questions and concerns were answered and explained. I'm very pleased with the treatments. Whole experience is very relaxing and comfortable. You have great personal skills and feels like you have great knowledge about the acupuncture."

A Current Patient, Hertfordshire

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Constant headaches/migraines

"For the first time in as long as I can remember I had hours of pain free relief. The treatment was explained very well and I knew there was a chance my headache would come back rather bad but worth it. Treatment was brilliant and in a lovely atmosphere. Easy to talk over the issues with and really understand what is going on. Would recommend and go for treatment again."

Anonymous, Hertfordshire

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Back Pain

"I've had 4 treatments of acupuncture to date.  LOVE Lily!!  I have been to a couple of different acupuncturists over the years and Lily is by far the best.  She really listens to your issues and gives you comprehensive treatment advice."

A Current Patient, Hertfordshire

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Tiredness & Arthritis

"I've been seeing Lily for tiredness and for my arthritis too which I've been suffering with for many years now.  I've experienced Chinese medicine before and was keen to book in with Lily for relief from my symptoms. With acupuncture and moxibustion treatments, I've found that my energy levels have now improved and I experience less arthritic pain in some of my joints.  

Lily's treatment has been excellent in every way, and makes me feel very comfortable in a friendly and positive way."

Anonymous

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Stress Related Stomach Pains, Nausea & Back Pain

"My stomach and digestive system problems have developed over the past four to five years in particular to do with stress. My back problems started from an accident at the age of thirteen which have become particularly bad over the past five to six years. Lily has treated me with Acupuncture, Ear Seed Acupressure and Herbal Medicine and I have seen a definite improvement in my stomach issues, particularly with respect to stopping the nausea that usually accompanies all my other symptoms. There has also been a distinct improvement in my moods and general stress levels which I think has helped greatly. The Acupuncture to help relieve my back pain has been stunningly effective!

From the start I have found Lily's attitude, procedures and literature to be of a very professional standard. Given my apprehension at receiving Acupuncture, I was amazed at how quickly I felt comfortable and relaxed during my first session. I have been very pleased with everything that I have seen to date and I feel that the service that I get is already well above average and carried out with a professional hand."

Anonymous, 25, Hertfordshire

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Costochondritis

"I'd been diagnosed with costochondritis which I'd been suffering with for 2-3 weeks. My doctor recommended it as did my osteopath for my symptoms.

My healing was speeded up with the acupuncture.  The pain was reduced over the course of 2 treatments.  This was particularly useful as the costochondritis was in both ribs and I could not take any anti-inflammatories to speed up the healing.

My treatment was very thorough and very relaxing considering how much pain I was in at the time. I would thoroughly recommend acupuncture with Lily."

Mrs M, Hemel Hempstead

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