Acupuncture for Problem Periods
Problem periods can impact your life, work, and the amount you enjoy yourself daily. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Using acupuncture, I can help you with:
• Irregular menstrual cycles
• Absence of menstrual cycles
• Heavy periods
• Painful periods
• Nausea and vomiting during your menstrual cycle
• Painful breasts
• Hormonal migraines
• Thyroid conditions
Here's how it works
Initial 15-minute consultation – free of charge
If you would like to find out more about acupuncture or working with me, please book a 15-minute consultation by phone. In this appointment, we will briefly discuss how I can help you, and you’ll be able to ask questions about me, my process and the benefits of working with me.
Most people attending this 15-minute consultation go on to work with me. In this case, the next stage is an in-person meeting or Zoom call.
During this 90 minute appointment, we’ll cover your medical history, your menstrual cycle (current and/or past) and other areas of your health, so I can build a complete picture of your health.
I will discuss the changes I recommend making to improve your health and will go through any testing that I think would be useful. If you have sent any relevant blood tests or scan reports in advance of this first meeting, we can also go through any areas where your results are sub-optimal.
If you would like to receive an acupuncture treatment during this session – or you know you have a significant amount of history to discuss - please let me know beforehand so we can make sure we book a 2-hour session and you have time for an acupuncture treatment.
Your treatment begins – Acupuncture appointments last up to 50 minutes
Problem periods: Acupuncture encourages hormone balance, which is often linked to period problems. It usually takes three months to make an impact, although you may see improvements quicker, so for the first stage of your treatment, I recommend a weekly appointment with acupuncture for 3 months.
Investment for In-Depth Consultation and approximately weekly acupuncture appointments delivered over 3 months: £400 per calendar month for 3 months or £1,100 payment in full.
“I came to Valerie for help with heavy and painful periods. I found the initial consultation really helpful, with lots of advice sent to me in a report that I could look back over to remember what I needed to do. After just a few sessions, my next period was noticeably lighter, and I needed fewer painkillers. My next period was again much easier to manage with just a couple of paracetamols needed for mild pain. Everything seems to be going in the right direction, so I would definitely recommend Valerie if you needed help with your periods.”
“Highly recommend Valerie, currently having acupuncture with her for hormone imbalance and already – within a short space of time – am seeing a big shift in my health.
My only wish is that I had done this sooner and not suffered so long.
Thanks, Valerie; see you next week!”
“After several years of worsening menstrual migraines, I came to Valerie to try to find an alternative to my migraine medication which often made me drowsy and lethargic and was ineffective if I left it too late. I was starting to miss days of work every month and my migraine attacks were increasingly severe. After several weeks of acupuncture treatment, I have experienced my first migraine-free months in years without the need for medication. This has been transformational for me and my quality of life.
Valerie has been superb throughout. As someone new to acupuncture and TCM she made me feel immediately comfortable, and her careful, thorough approach means she is able to use treatment to help me in a holistic way, for example, supporting my recovery from Covid post-viral exhaustion as well as treating my migraines.
Her advice is always comprehensive and detailed, including clearly explained recommended supplements and an opportunity to reflect on lifestyle issues that may be impacting wellbeing and any areas to prioritise, but always in a non-judgemental way.
I would highly recommend Valerie. Her expertise combined with her compassionate, holistic approach makes her a gifted practitioner, and the results of her treatment have been fantastic.”
Further investigations and treatment
Depending on your situation, you may need blood tests, scans and further investigations from medical professionals. I may also recommend supplements. I will discuss the benefits of these and relevant costs with you before booking anything or referring you anywhere.
I ask all clients to pay online in advance of appointments. Please let me know if you would like to discuss payment by instalment. Options are available to pay weekly, monthly or in full up front, just let me know what works for you.
I ask for a week’s notice to cancel booked session. If you cancel a session with less than a week’s notice and we can’t find another mutually convenient alternative time that week, you will be required to pay for the missed session.
3 month plan:
If you have a pre-booked holiday during your 3 month plan, if possible, I will offer you appointments either side of your holiday to maintain the treatment regularity.
If you need to rearrange your appointment, I need 7 days notice and I will try to find a mutually convenient alternative.
If I have a pre-booked holiday, I will let you know when you book your plan. I will ensure that you receive the treatment you need during your 3 month plan and in some cases I will arrange for you to see a colleague while I am away, in other cases I will see you before I go away and again when I am back, subject to finding mutually convenient appointment times.