Wendy Lee Acupuncture
How acupuncture can help you
As an acupuncture practitioner I spend time working with every patient as an individual, not a set of symptoms. People come to acupuncture with a wide variety of illnesses, symptoms and problems and the simplest way to find out whether acupuncture can help you is to ring me or come in for a free ten to fifteen minute chat about your circumstances.
Some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition. Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health, as a preventative measure, or simply to improve their general sense of well-being. Because traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a wide range of conditions.
I love my work and I’m always happy to talk on the phone or meet with prospective patients, some people find that it helps them to meet me face to face first to know whether I feel the right practitioner for them. Please feel free to ring me on 07703 730499, if I’m with a patient my answerphone will be on but please don’t let that put you off, just leave me a message and I’ll call you back as soon as possible.
Not just the symptoms
Acupuncture treats the whole person, not just a specific symptom, and aims to bring balance to body, mind and spirit as an integrated whole.
Treatment is aimed at treating the root of your condition as well as your main symptoms and this approach helps with resolving your problem and enhancing your feeling of wellbeing.
Many patients also notice that other niggling problems resolve as their main health complaint resolves. Because I treat the person, not just the condition which they have, each patient’s treatment plan is different, but you can always ask me about other patients experiences to give you an idea of what to expect. Many of my patients return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.
Although our three years study is grounded in traditional acupuncture, all acupuncturists also receive training in western medical sciences which allows us to recognise a situation where problems are best dealt with by, or in conjunction with Western medicine. I also have the advantage of many years experience as a nurse so you can have no fear that ‘something serious’ will be missed if you do decide to come for acupuncture treatment.
Wendy continues to be a big part of my support system in life and a truly beautiful soul that helped bring me my daughter.Jess
In my opinion her strengths lie in her wonderful ability to empathise with people. She inspires confidence in her patients.Catherine
You couldn’t wish for a more caring practitioner.Andrea
Coming for treatment
The initial consultation usually lasts for one and a half hours and is a relaxed chance to talk to me about your health and the things that concern you. It is a key part of the process as it helps me to build up a comprehensive picture of you as a whole person.
I will ask about your main complaint and any other problems you may have, your personal and family medical history, appetite, sleep and how the various systems of the body are functioning. You will also have plenty of opportunity to talk to me about any issues or concerns that are troubling you.
Talking is followed by a physical examination, which includes blood pressure and an assessment of your overall temperature distribution. I pay specific attention to the pulses on both wrists as these are a major diagnostic tool which I use to identify the state of energy in your body.
Each subsequent appointment takes about 45 minutes and divides into an opportunity for us to talk and discuss your progress followed by your treatment.
Acupuncture, fertility, and pregnancy
Fertility problems are on the increase and it is a subject that is dear to my heart. I understand how much it matters to you to have your own child and I feel passionate about helping.
If you have looked at this page then you have probably already been searching the internet to find ways to help yourself and I am sure you will have found many references to acupuncture. I’m very happy to talk with you about all your questions and concerns, either by phone or in a free fifteen minute face to face chat. I do understand that everything about trying for a baby can become very sensitive and emotional and many of my patients find that acupuncture gives them a place, outside their family and their concern for them, where they can talk and feel supported and understood. I care very much about what is happening for you and will do everything I can to help you.
It takes two to make a baby and I am very happy to treat either or both of you. I find that often the woman pursues all the various health options whilst the man can often be, or feel, left out. I am in practice with my husband Nicholas () and we often find that men feel more comfortable speaking to him about treatment. We are both happy to offer you a free fifteen minutes chat to give you chance to meet either or both of us, see where we work and ask any questions.
I love the work that I do and have been fully qualified acupuncture practitioner for many years having graduated from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in 1998. Prior to that I was a nurse for over twenty years and I have always loved offering care and support to my patients.
It was my desire to ‘be there for them’ which led me into complementary therapy. Having felt the benefits of acupuncture myself I decided to undertake a comprehensive three year period of study in order to graduate as a Traditional Acupuncturist and work full time in my own practice. I have always found acupuncture to be a wonderful, safe and effective therapy which allows me to care for each patient as a unique individual that I can help on the road to increased health and well being. It is a system of healing to which I am totally committed and which has changed my life.