Posts tagged ME
Anxiety & ME

"I've been suffering with anxiety for 10 months prior to my first appointment with Lily, and from ME for 6 years.  I had tried Amitriptyline which was not able to control my anxiety levels and was keen to get it under control.  

My anxiety symptoms meant that I experienced disturbed thoughts, twitching muscles, anxiety shocks and diarrhoea.  With the ME, I suffered with a lack of energy, exhaustion, headaches and brain fog.

Lily's treatment procedures and professional caring manner could not be improved on, they are impeccable. After a course of acupuncture with Lily, my anxiety levels were reduced such that I can now watch TV without having disturbed thoughts, and undertake activities that would trigger off my anxiety such as playing video games. At PMT time, I do not end up suffering from anxiety as badly.  In general, the acupuncture alongside a low dose of my anti-anxiety medication has meant that I have been able to live my life again.

The biggest surprise has been the effect of the acupuncture on my ME symptoms.  It is thanks to Lily that I no longer suffer from exhaustion nearly every day of my life.  Thank you."

Mrs C, Hemel Hempstead

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Posted by Lily Lai.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)

"Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as ME) has been part of my life for over 10 years and I’d recently had a pretty bad spell with a complete depletion of energy levels, poor sleep, headaches and digestive problems. Lily had been recommended to me by a friend and I was keen to try anything that would be able to offer me relief from any of my symptoms.

I received acupuncture treatments over the course of three months and began to notice gradual improvements in my wellbeing. My energy levels were more stable – I still had my low days (it’s all a rollercoaster ride!) but generally, they were levelling out a lot more and I was starting to find myself being able to plan things in advance because I knew I would be able to have enough energy for the day. My sleep was also less disturbed and less restless and my anxiety levels stabilised a lot more.

For me, the changes were slow but definitely present and I still come to Lily for occasional sessions just to check on how things are going. Lily is a very caring and attentive practitioner - I am so glad my friend passed me her number! I would not hesitate to recommend Lily to other CFS/ME sufferers or others seeking acupuncture treatments."

Anonymous, Hertfordshire

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Posted by Lily Lai.