As 2019 draws to a close, we wanted to reflect on our highlights from the past 12 months at Acupuncture That Works. Without doubt, we started the year on a high by winning the Global Health & Pharma UK award for Acupuncture Clinic of the Year.
It was a huge achievement for the team and, importantly, well-deserved recognition for alternative medicine.
2019 has seen some changes to the team, as we welcomed Amanda as our fully-qualified massage therapist.
In March our team expanded further with Nadine, who arrived as a newly qualified Acupuncturist with a 1st class honours degree in Acupuncture.
And, finally, Sharron has come on board as our new reflexology practitioner. Sharron is qualified to level 5 in reflexology and also practices reiki.
In terms of results, the team at Acupuncture That Works have celebrated many triumphs throughout the year.
That success started with an impressive total of seven fertility patients becoming pregnant; one of them expecting twins, when they added in acupuncture to their journey.
We have also used acupuncture throughout this year for a range of ailments, the most common being shoulder, back and neck pain. Additionally, we saw people for stress, anxiety, hot flushes and ADHD as people want acupuncture to be part of their approach to balanced living.
The whole team has a tireless focus on improving the quality of life for all our patients, and it has been encouraging to have patients come back frequently and achieve so many great results.
Our founder, Emma Guy, was interviewed by ITV Granada about Race Across America 2019. As a cancer survivor, she believes it is time to ‘start to look at prevention’ and set a target of raising £125,000 to assist with work and research on preventing breast cancer.
We pledged to contribute one per cent towards the total, and are happy to announce we did exactly that.
Emma, although already practising at level Reiki 2, had always wanted to become a Reiki Master. In October she was given this honour and has seen some great improvements in her sessions.
We celebrated our eighth birthday during 2019 too. Although it may seem like only yesterday since our doors opened, we have grown at an exponential rate and now offer far more than Acupuncture. Our holistic therapies now include Reflexology and Reiki, physiotherapy, massage, Tuina and Hopi Ear Candling.
As attention turns to a New Year, we’re excited about the future and optimistic we can enjoy many more years of success and growth.
Our undoubted highlight in 2019, on which the whole team agrees, was resident Acupuncturist Cath welcoming daughter Tamsin into the world – we’ve all enjoyed lots of cuddles with her!
We wish Cath well for the remainder of her maternity leave and can’t wait for her to return in 2020.
As we prepare to enter a new decade, we’d like to thank all our patients, friends, family and – of course – the team at Acupuncture That Works.