acupuncture for calm


For the past 10 years I have been experiencing various levels of lower back pain, I sought out various osteopaths which resulted in limited results, but a few months ago a friend of mine recommended Duncan Ford, Acupuncturist. I was very skeptical at first, but having tried other methods with little success I booked an appointment. After my first session, the pain I was experiencing was substantially reduced, I was so impressed with the results that I booked a further appointment, since then Duncan has been working with me to find a treatment that best suits and I am pleased to say that after only 3 sessions I am almost completely pain free. Duncan is very professional and competent, I would certainly recommended him and his practice to others.

Miss J. Stamford


Since my mid 20’s I have suffered with chronic migraines on almost a monthly basis, needless to say I have been unable to function a lot of the time causing me to miss a lot of work, and social events. I began to just accept the fact that migraines were a part of my life and I learned to live with them; until some friends of mine, through Facebook, recommended Duncan Ford, Acupuncturist. After 4 /5 sessions I have now been migraine free for 9 months, only going back for the occasional top up. Acupuncture is only as good as the acupuncturist and Duncan Fords’ knowledge/ability impressed me and I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family.

Mrs W. Stamford


I started going to see Duncan about two years ago as I have arthritis of the neck and spine. My first impressions of Duncan was the professional, calming and reassuring manner in which he conducts his treatments. I was slightly apprehensive about the needles but as Duncan talked to me, he had inserted three before I realised he had started.

The treatments have reduced the pain intensity and therefore given me a better quality of life. The strange thing is that since I have started having acupuncture, my sleep has improved immensely. I have an ongoing weekly session and really miss it if I am away on holiday! Thank you Duncan for my (almost) pain free treatments.

Mrs B. Oakham


When I first started treatments with Duncan, I had severe symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis and Osteoarthritis. The medications I receive from the doctor are to delay the onset of further deterioration, but at such a low dose, they do not have any effect on pain or swelling of the various affected joints.

After my very first treatment of acupuncture with Duncan, the pain disappeared from the targeted areas with Duncan using various methods. I have carried on with regular treatments and the results have always been great and work almost immediately. I now have a least one session per week. Without these sessions, I would be on pain relief and inflammatory relief tablets. I do not like the long-term effects they develop with this medication. I should also add that the needles no not hurt which was a great concern to me before the start of treatment!.

Mr B. Oakham


I really cannot put into words how much Duncan has helped me. He really has given me my life back.

Prior to meeting Duncan and attending my first acupuncture session, I had been suffering with awful nerve damage in my lower back. This had led to complete numbness down my right leg, constant pins and needles and horrendous pain. Addenbrookes hospital prescribed me two doses of morphin per day, which was not ideal. I had been suffering for 6 months before going to see Duncan.
In my first session he cured the numbness and pins and needles, as well as alleviating my pain. For the first time in 6 months I was able to walk without struggling or being in pain.
I have now been seeing Duncan for several months to help manage my pain. I have not had to take any pain medication since my first appointment. My symptoms have significantly improved, over all I am much healthier physically and mentally. I have complete confidence that acupuncture will continue to help me long term in all areas of my health and wellbeing. It’s hard to describe how beneficial acupuncture is but I will definitely be a lifelong client.

Duncan himself is very knowledgable with a lovely calm manner. The sessions are very relaxing, I have even been known to fall asleep snoring! You can trust him implicitly.

Mrs L. Stamford


I have suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for over thirty years, from mild to debilitating. I gave up on traditional medicine long ago (beta blockers?? I don’t think so). Tried hypnotherapy which gave mild, temporary relief. Mainly managed through self help…meditation, determination etc. Then six months ago I hit a wall….from the occasional stressy day to three or four full on panic attacks a day, the anxiety so severe I stopped doing anything other than the absolute necessary to get through the day.

I turned to acupuncture almost as a last resort; the one alternative therapy I hadn’t yet tried. It’s been a long road, but I can honestly say life started to get better from the very first treatment; instant relief, even if it didn’t last very long. Started off weekly, then fortnightly, then monthly…..I am at a stage now where I can’t remember feeling this good, this ‘normal’. I must emphasise my anxiety was severe: I’m sure less severe cases would require less treatments, but I also hope my experience will encourage others suffering from severe anxiety to give acupuncture a try.

As well as being an expert in his field, Duncan also exudes calmness and tranquillity, and his reassuring, confident manner has undoubtedly also helped in my recovery.

Cannot recommend highly enough.

Mrs W. Stamford

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