Paloma took the time to get to know my individual symptoms and how my condition impacts my quality of life. I feel extremely comfortable and relaxed during the sessions and the change I have noticed since starting treatment has been remarkable. My heart rate responds well to treatment, often slowing down and becoming less irregular. I have noticed that my mental anguish, anxiety and depression has started to improve and continues to with each session, I feel much more relaxed, empowered and more ‘myself’. With regards to pain I no longer feel trapped in a body that does not work and I am able to get on with aspects of my life that I could never engage in before due to my chronic pain and bleeding.
After struggling to conceive for 4 years we started the process of IVF. Researching, we found Paloma and the benefits of fertility acupuncture. I’m so glad we did! Paloma is very kind, knowledgeable and nothing is too much trouble. I always felt safe and throughly understood each treatment. Acupuncture not only helped with my fertility but also with sleep and anxiety. Paloma’s treatment exceeded my expectations and not only was I receiving acupuncture treatment but she also provided me with support and encouragement. I’m now a proud mummy to a gorgeous boy and couldn’t be more grateful to Paloma.
My son saw Paloma for over a year from when he was 3-4 years old. He had many coughs the previous year and I wanted support so that this didn't continue to happen. Paloma started slowly, building up a relationship of trust and my son loved the sessions. Paloma communicated well with us about what she was doing and the treatments were an enormous help.
Paloma helped me towards the end of my 2nd pregnancy, I went to Paloma to help with baby positioning and getting my body prepped for the best labour after a traumatic birth with my first born. Paloma is calm, thorough and extremely knowledgable putting me at ease at an anxious time. I was lucky to experience the home birth I wanted and have no doubt that the acupuncture aided me. I have already recommended her to other people and will continue to do so - exceptional service - thank you.
I was suffering with backache for nearly a year when I contacted Paloma. The first treatment had a massive effect on me & after a few days the rut I had been stuck in physically & mentally started to shift & improve. After 3 treatments I can hardly believe that I am pain free & back to my old self. Don't know if acupuncture works for everybody but I cannot recommend this acupuncturist enough. Thanks very much from a very happy client.
After being very poorly for a few weeks, I was diagnosed with clusters of vestibular migraines and felt shocked and in need of help to try to stop them, plus I had a badly sprained ankle. It was suggested I try acupuncture, which was a first for me and that's when I found Paloma. After a consult, she got to work on strengthening my immune system and boosting my low energy levels as well as a few well placed needles for my ankle. Since, I haven't had another vestibular migraine, my ankle was repaired in a few days and within a few weeks of treatments my energy levels were fully restored. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend both Paloma and acupuncture.
I went to Paloma with symptoms of recurrent M.E. (fatigue, brain fog, erratic sleep pattern, headache etc.); even simple tasks were a huge effort, daily life was overwhelming in its demands. Immediately I felt better. After only four treatments I have re-engaged in life: I feel so much better; I have been decorating, walking, driving and enjoying time with friends, all things that had been a distant dream only a month ago. Whilst I know I’ll never be completely free of M.E., with Paloma's help, I have my life back. Paloma’s gentleness, empathy, skill, knowledge and professionalism are exceptional. I recommend her without reservation; she’s amazing! GO!
I started acupuncture due to suffering with pains on one side of my face for over 2 and a half years. This pain had reduced my ability to attend work and social activities over this period with my quality of life at quite a low point. My doctor had diagnosed this as atypical facial pain/trigeminal neuralgia for which I was prescribed 5 different medications of which none provided any relief. Over the course of 3-4 months of treatment with Paloma, the pain I was experiencing reduced significantly for the first time in over 2 years and has now got to a point where I feel the pain is manageable and my quality of life has started to return to the point it was at before I started experiencing any pain.
Paloma also treated me for the digestive problems I was having. This was improved by the acupuncture, as well as my energy levels, which in turn has had a positive effect on my mood and has allowed me to undertake activities that haven't been possible in the last 2 years such as playing sports and socialising.
The treatment Paloma provided didn't just focus on the initial reasons I started acupuncture but also other pains I had. This approach has really helped improve my quality of life by having a lasting positive effect not only on the pain, but also on my energy levels and mood. Paloma is really professional and friendly and I couldn't recommend her enough.
After several years of unsuccessfully trying to resolve chronic knee pain via more traditional medical routes I decided to give acupuncture a go, not with particularly high expectations I have to say. Paloma was extremely thorough from the start, reviewing my medical history generally and the knee problem in particular. She explained what would be involved with the treatment and didn’t set any unrealistic expectations. After the first session there was a remarkable reduction in the pain I was experiencing and after 2 more treatments it has near enough gone. Whether this will be long lasting only time will tell but I am very impressed with Paloma and the results so far.
Kim A. Massey
A long-term issue with limited shoulder movement led to a frozen shoulder... A friend recommended an alternative and I secured an appointment with Paloma; it was the best health advice I have ever received. I attended my first treatment with Paloma with an open mind but am now unashamedly biased: Paloma has proved to be the most effective practitioner I have ever encountered. Having read about the long recovery times for frozen shoulder I was dreading the coming months and even years but now – six weeks on – I can jive again! My shoulder is even better than it was prior to the frozen state. I can’t praise her highly enough. And that’s not even the half of it.
I really enjoyed my pregnancy massage sessions with Paloma as it was something I really looked forward to. Being pregnant you don’t often get many treats and are often uncomfortable so it was so nice for an hour to do something really relaxing just for me. Plus it helped with my aches and pains. I also enjoyed how I spread out the sessions throughout the pregnancy as it helped make my journey so much more comfortable.
I went to see Paloma for chronic health problems that I had been working with for many years. Over the years I have been treated by many excellent acupuncturists and health practitioners from different parts of the world. From this perspective, I can say that I appreciated Paloma’s approach very much.
She is thoughtful and patient and her work helped me to recover from a time when my energy was quite weak and volatile. I always looked forward to my appointments with her. She gave me the time needed to understand and treat my condition and always with a good sense of humor. I would leave the sessions feeling much better than when I arrived! For me that is sign of a good practitioner. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a caring, intelligent and thoughtful acupuncturist.
I had four wonderful pregnancy / post natal massages with Paloma. She was very kind and knowledgeable and tailored the massages perfectly to my needs, including working around me breastfeeding my little girl whilst being massaged.
I was going through a severe burnout and the acupuncture treatments enabled me to reboot my energy from a very deep place. They shifted my state of health and my understanding about it and helped me to ground myself. There was also the sense of being accompanied in this process of recovery in a very gentle, kind and professional way on many levels including diet advice and some very useful advice based on the understanding of the role of each organ and their psychological resonance. All in all it was much more than “needles” and I would definitely recommend Paloma.
I had acupuncture with Paloma because I was having a very tight back and also tightness in my chest from anxiety. The moxa on the different points on my back had a huge healing effect and helped to release the muscles and reduce my feeling of stress. I felt that Paloma had the precision and technique to make the treatments extremely effective and have great confidence in her expertise and healing ability.