"I started to visit Judy for acupuncture following diagnosis of a long term chronic pain condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). My surgeon had recommended acupuncture. I credit acupuncture as having a significant positive impact on my recovery. I had regular acupuncture, twice a week, during the initial phase of my illness and I experienced a significant improvement. I still have regular acupuncture with Judy now and this helps me to keep the condition under control. CRPS is a poorly understood and debilitating condition. Many health professionals have never heard of it. Fortunately Judy had heard of the disease and treated previous sufferers with some good results. I would highly recommend Judy. She is caring, understanding and very professional. She is incredibly experienced and is continually developing and investing herself professionally. I have a lot of confidence in her. She helped me immensely during one of the most traumatic and difficult periods of my health at a time when I struggled to find any relief or assistance in conventional medicine."
"I decided to have acupuncture after 6 months of trying for a baby to give myself the best chance at falling pregnant. Judy was very knowledgeable on the phone and after my first consultation I knew I had made the right choice. She discussed all areas of my life including nutrition, work and home life to be able to tailor her treatment to my needs, and was even able to suggest changes to my diet that I believe had a very positive effect in the long run. I fell pregnant 4 months after my treatment began and believe the positive steps I took in that time including my acupuncture treatment and change in nutrition helped. I continued to have acupuncture throughout my pregnancy as I felt it had a beneficial effect on me and kept some of my early anxieties at bay. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Judy and would go back if I ever needed treatment again."
"I contacted Judy for fertility acupuncture. I had 4 sessions and was pregnant after 3! Judy is very kind, reassuring and professional. I felt very comfortable in her care and looked forward to our sessions. She was very thorough in her approach and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Judy for fertility acupuncture."
"I initially saw Judy for help with a painful arm which she managed to sort out very quickly. I am now seeing her regularly for facial acupuncture. The results have surpassed my expectations. Friends and family have been commenting on how nice my skin looks and there has definitely been an improvement in the texture and radiance of my skin. The treatment is not at all painful and I actually find it very relaxing. It is a pleasure to visit Judy and she is always happy to answer any questions I might have. Judy is very professional and personable and her treatment room is a lovely warm relaxing environment."
"I went to see Judy after a recent back injury. Her treatment has helped me make a complete recovery and I would highly recommend her. "
"I have been having acupuncture with Judy since March because I had very bad teenage acne, I had tried every different face wash and spot cream but with no success. I can really recommend Judy - the spots are so much better and my skin is much less inflamed. At the beginning I didn't like the idea of the acupuncture needles but now I actually look forward to my twice monthly appointments - it it the most relaxing 45 minutes of my week! It is definitely worth trying Judy's acupuncture if you are suffering badly from acne."
"After lengthy surgery on my sinuses and right eye socket I was feeling very sore and swollen, and despite the medication, my face was on fire with pain. During the acupuncture session I had the curious sensation of my face cooling, as though an icepack had been applied. The pain just melted away. I went home and slept for hours! Thank you Judy"
"Judy is very passionate about her work and incredibly knowledgeable – she also genuinely cares about you. These are qualities that are very hard to find nowadays and when we decided to have IVF it was important to find someone who we trusted completely to join us on our journey.
I often recommend Judy to friends and family and will definitely use her in the future. My daughter is a happy, healthy baby and I can honestly say that I believe the treatment I had before and during my pregnancy, with Judy, contributed to this. "
"A huge thank you on behalf of us all for a really fascinating talk on relieving stress. It was fun and very informative. Perhaps we should begin each WI meeting with a session of the Patting Exercise for relaxation! I think your talk will also inspire many of us to look more into the history of Chinese medical principles and practice. We much appreciated your advice and guidance. Hopefully you might consider coming back to speak on one of your other topics in the future."
"Judy is welcoming and kind and from my first visit put me at ease, so although I was nervous about the treatment, I quickly relaxed. Judy’s acupuncture has made a huge difference in relieving the period pains I suffered with since I was 14. I no longer have to resort to strong pain relief or spending 1 or 2 days each month being sick and feeling exhausted. The treatment has been so successful in helping me that my periods now start ‘unannounced’ and I can carry on with my daily routine with no adverse symptoms. THANK YOU SO MUCH JUDY."
"After having a Rotator Cuff repair operation in January 2009 I unfortunately managed to re tear it in December 2010. I have been suffering with quite a bit of pain ever since and have been living on painkillers. I have been seen by a few
Consultants and they all want to operate and say I may not regain the range of movement I now have.
Judy has been amazing and after only five sessions with her I am completely pain free it is really amazing and I feel so much better without all the painkillers and now no operation is needed for at least 10 to 15 years."
"Judy has helped me cope with unpleasant side effects of gynaecological surgery and ongoing back and bowel problems. At times I have been in a lot of discomfort physically and emotionally drained. Judy listens. Her massage and acupuncture addresses both the physical and the emotional. After a visit I always feel more able to cope with things and there is always some reduction in the discomfort. Recently, when in a particularly bad way, Judy’s treatments really got me out of trouble. I hadn’t seen Judy for a few months and things had deteriorated and I was quite depressed. Judy not only addressed the discomfort, but worked on improving my energy levels. Within a couple of days I felt able to cope better than I had for months and the discomfort is continuing to improve. I have also been able to stop using some of the prescribed medication which is great."
"Judy. Thank you for today's session - it worked a treat as my chest infection has gone. After the treatment I coughed a lot and it all cleared."
"Thank you Judy for giving such an informative and entertaining talk to our WI. We all thoroughly enjoyed it."
"I went to Judy after lots of research on the benefits of acupuncture to help IVF treatments. From the very first phone conversation I knew that Judy would be able to calm me and help. I attended both her Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells clinics and both are great. Judy is incredibly professional and really puts you at ease, she listened very patiently to me and explained thoroughly what each treatment would aim to do. We opted to have acupuncture weekly and then to have one the day before and then one a few hours after implantation, followed by two more following implantation. I firmly believe that Judy is one of the main reasons that this cycle worked when others failed, we welcomed a very healthy Chloe into our lives in November and I will always be thankful that my google search led me to Judy. She is brilliant at her job and I cannot recommend her highly enough."
"Judy. Many thanks for all your kindness and for sorting me out with my magic ear studs."
"Thank you so much for everything that you’ve done for us – I’m not sure if we’d have baby Mary now if we hadn’t had so much help and support."
"Dear Judy. Thank you very much for all the treatments and mental support you’ve given me in the past few months. I would be more than happy to recommend your acupuncture to my friends and family. I’m sure I will see you again if I need to."
"I first discovered Chinese massage on a cruise boat on the Yangtze river when I visited China and was so impressed with how it helped my aches and pains that I immediately searched for someone who could do this when I got home. Luckily I found Judy with her clinic in Crowborough right on my doorstep. As a horse rider I have had many knocks and falls over the years and had been suffering from whiplash for the last 2 years. Judy recommended combining the massage with acupuncture and it has helped so much with great results. For the first time in over 2 years my neck is now pain free.
I cannot thank Judy enough for the help and relief her treatments have given me. It is a holistic treatment for the whole body that leaves you with a true feeling of wellbeing and relaxation."
"I decided to contact Judy for acupuncture after suffering from chronic migraines, I had resorted to taking daily preventative medication for the pain but did not want to rely on the medication long term. Judy has been treating me with acupuncture and massage the care and attention I have received from Judy has always been outstanding. Her professionalism and knowledge has greatly improved my understanding of migraines, how best to manage them and my wellbeing. I still see her for occasional treatment for neck and back tension due to my type of work but have been able to stop taking the medication which I was so reliant on before. Thank you Judy."
"I have been treated by Judy for the past 6 months for a series of chronic and acute conditions including PMR, osteoarthritis and pulled muscles and ligaments. I found Judy's knowledge and practice of acupuncture to be excellent and for me the outcomes have been particularly great in the areas of pain management and recovery from injury. My overall health, stamina and sense of wellbeing has improved significantly and I have finally regained much of my old energy levels.
Judy is a warm, confident practitioner who works closely in partnership with her patient. I would highly recommend her."
"I have suffered from skeletal problems from childhood, I went to see Judy following a recommendation. My first treatment made such a difference to my wellbeing that I booked a course of Acupuncture. I have continued to visit Judy during the Autumn and Winter months each year, The treatments have made a huge difference to the quality of my life. I would recommend Judy without reserve"
"The results of Judy's acupuncture exceeded my expectations. After trying all conventional methods to manage my premature peri-menopausal symptoms I finally went to see Judy. I had the usual symptoms - sweats, sleepless nights, mood swings, and not so usual effects - very puffy eyes. After a series of sessions with Judy, which included facial rejuvenation acupuncture my symptoms disappeared. Judy's facial acupuncture has now become part of my regular 'maintenance' routine as the results are so impressive."
"I just want to say how pleased I am at the results of my Acupuncture sessions with Judy. I came to her with such pain in my finger joints that riding my horse and gardening, my two main hobbies, were spoiled by my hands hurting so much. Judy's treatment has worked so well, I will definitely recommend her to family and friends. I am a very satisfied patient. The fact that I like about acupuncture is that I am not putting drugs into my body to mend or mask a condition. Thank you Judy."
"I have been very pleased with the remarkable changes I have experienced after acupuncture with Judy. The stomach pains I was experiencing disappeared within 2 days and I was able to stop taking the medication I was relying on."
"Judy, I can't thank you enough for how much you have helped me. I feel so well, so clear-headed (which for me is a miracle!), so much more energy and most importantly free from pain! THANK YOU!"
"Hi Judy. Just wanted to say how amazing I felt after acupuncture yesterday. I had the best night’s sleep too. Thank you so much for an incredible treatment."
"I had a lot of nerve pain following a major operation. I have had acupuncture from Judy in the past and it has always helped, so I thought I would ask Judy to see if she could assist me. I was so pleased that after a few treatments, the pain had improved enormously. Acupuncture also massively improved the look of my scars. In fact they look so much better it is hard to believe they are so recent. I would certainly recommend anyone with nerve pain and/or unsightly scar tissue to give acupuncture a try."
"I am extremely happy with the professional manner in which my treatments have been conducted, and with the very positive results. I have suffered from fibromyalgia for the past 2 years. But after acupuncture I have very little pain or stiffness remaining and am now able to swim freely again – including front crawl. I have also been helped with relief from severe and frequent headaches and emotional distress. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results achieved."
"When I first came to see Judy for acupuncture, early in May 2010, I was feeling low and suffering from arthritis and intense muscle pain. I am now much better in myself. The muscle and arthritis pain has lessened considerably, enabling me to walk much more. My life is back on track. Judy is efficient, kind and understanding and I would be happy to recommend her to anyone who is thinking of trying acupuncture."
"The care, attention and genuine concern shown by Judy towards me during the period of my treatment was amazing. I would highly recommend her to anyone with any health concerns."
"I couldn’t recommend Judy enough. We had had two failed IVF attempts and were losing hope until we decided to give acupuncture in conjunction with IVF a try. I was sceptical at first, but Judy explained how and why acupuncture can help. I felt it really helped and now from our third IVF cycle (first with acupuncture) I am the proud mum of a beautiful 5 month old baby boy. I will definitely be going back to Judy next time around."
"Thank you for my treatment today Judy. You are a real tonic!"
"I met Judy when my husband had treatment with her for a shoulder injury. I felt at ease from the minute I met her and have always been at ease when being treated by her. Subsequently we found out that it would be necessary for us to have fertility treatment to start our family. So I contacted Judy and we chatted over the options and booked in some sessions - never once did I feel pressured to continue with treatment and I felt that Judy was always very aware of the financial strain this was having on us.
Throughout the whole process I was positive, upbeat and calm. I genuinely believe this is as a result of the acupuncture treatment I had throughout fertility treatment and pregnancy. I did not suffer with feeling overly tired (despite working shifts) throughout the first few months of my pregnancy, nor did I suffer with morning sickness. I am convinced this was because of the treatment I had beforehand! I continued to see Judy throughout my pregnancy and every other day when my daughter went 2 weeks overdue, again she was flexible and happy to do anything she could to fit me in! "
"Thank you so much for the lovely acupuncture session yesterday. The combination of massage and Scenar are really helping to ease the discomfort in my leg and hip.
You are a great communicator and a very caring practitioner. I felt very safe [during my session] and for the first time got a greater understanding of my overall condition."
"Dear Judy. Thank you for the most interesting talk you gave to our networking group today. It was fascinating to find out about the origins of Chinese Medicine and you combined that beautifully with its practical uses."
"Over the 2 year treatment period of once a month I went from having 50% headaches (15 days out of 30) to just 1 headache every 8 weeks. I cannot speak too highly of Judy and how my life is so much more rewarding. Conventional medicine only recommended taking painkillers. I have no idea how it works - but work it did for me!"
"Judy is an experienced and very effective acupuncturist. I have recently being seeing her after being diagnosed with shingles. Acupuncture with Judy really helped me with the nerve pain in my head. The combination of her soothing uplifting massage compliments her [acupuncture] treatment. I feel that the acupuncture helped me recover more quickly and re-gain my energy. I highly recommend Judy. Thank you!"
"After just 4 sessions of acupuncture with Judy I already feel more energised and balanced generally….I fully intend to continue with treatment as I understand, as an energy practitioner myself, that when the energies are balanced, a platform for healing is provided and a good level of health can be reached. Judy is incredibly knowledgeable and professional in her practice and I would recommend her without further hesitation."
"What I noticed about Judy’s treatment room was the serene energy. With her light hearted way the atmosphere felt safe and healing, a lovely place."
"I cannot recommend Judy enough, she, in short, has given me, my life back. For the last fifteen years I have suffered with excruciating period pain, resulting in me having to take two days off work every month. For three out of four weeks I would dread the day my period was due to start, knowing I would be confined to bed, be bent over double in pain, and even have panic attacks because the pain would be so intense. Conventional medicine had failed me, despite trying every avenue my GP recommended, I thought I'd just have to live with it - that was until I met Judy. I have only been seeing Judy since last October, but my bad skin, back acne, PMT and period pain has all disappeared. I no longer dread those two days every month, and I can go to work without a worry in the world! Acupuncture has given be a new lease of life and I am forever indebted to her!"
"In the height of the Summer when I was 7 months pregnant I was suffering from hay fever so badly that I felt like I had the flu and was confined in doors for much of the day. As I was pregnant, anti histamines were not an option and so I looked to acupuncture for some help. Judy fit me in for an appointment promptly, following a consultation she got straight to work on this issue and following 4 appointments with her, my hay fever had completely disappeared and I am thrilled to say that I haven't suffered with hay fever since then! I am so grateful for Judy, she is professional, knowledgeable and extremely talented. Thank you Judy!!"
"Whatever you did on my back at the last acupuncture treatment has really worked a treat. I am feeling a lot better….a lot more ‘up’ generally and full of the joys of Spring! The pain in my back has eased. This has made a huge difference to me."
"Thank you so much for my treatment yesterday, it was remarkable, I am almost back to full health."
"Dear Judy. I just wanted to thank you for the help you have given me through acupuncture. I hadn’t slept properly for a night for the last 15 years, and since the treatment over the past six months I am now getting at least seven hours sleep a night. I have to admit that I was very sceptical about this treatment and it really was “the last chance saloon” but my wife talked me in to it, and I am now happy to recommend acupuncture to anyone."
"After going through my teenage years acne free I started getting painful spots on my face in my mid twenties. All the doctors and subsequent dermatologists I saw told me it was normal for adults to get acne without any reason. I was prescribed topical creams and medication which had no effect. In my late thirties, I was referred to Judy to try acupuncture and not only did Judy explain why I was getting the spots, but the treatments had an immediate result. After a few sessions my skin started to clear up and I was not getting spots as often. The treatments also made me feel more relaxed and a sense of wellbeing. To anyone thinking of acupuncture, I would definitely recommend seeing Judy for excellent results."
"The pain has gone! Thank you so much Judy."
"Judy has created a wonderful healing space for her acupuncture and other treatments. As you walk into the room you are immediately aware of the peace, professionalism and attention to detail of the environment which mirrors the quality of the treatments received."
"The ear studs seem to be working very well. I haven’t had leg ache since they’ve been put in, which is amazing because I have that all the time, and it’s a huge relief ... I’m so pleased with how well this works! Thank you!"
"I have been seeing Judy for a long standing back problem. I have a bulge on a disc and some compression problems causing sciatica.
The pain being worse after long walks and when lying down at night. Judy has used a combination of massage and acupuncture to give me pain relief. I can actually feel my spinal muscles relaxing as the needles are placed. After a treatment I feel so much better, more mobile, relaxed and energised. My legs feel much lighter after the treatment and I certainly sleep better without the pain.
Many thanks for my treatment yesterday. I felt no pain all night – bliss, and managed to do plenty of walking round London today. You really hit the spot!"
"Judy has been treating me for about 4 years. I had a routine operation several years ago but after several months was not recovering well. This was the beginning of what turned out to be a long journey back to health and included visits to several consultants with a string of symptoms, common to many illnesses, that made diagnosis difficult. My energy levels were very low, and having done a little research on alternative treatments , I decided to try acupuncture. I used the internet to find a practitioner and chose Judy. It turned out to be an excellent choice. Judy listened carefully and treated the various symptoms including low energy levels, as they occurred which improved my quality of life as well as supported me through difficult times. Although I have since been given a diagnosis of AL amyloidosis and have had treatment to slow down its progress, Judy's treatment has been, and is, so helpful in giving relief with the symptoms. I have also felt empowered by her treatments and the sessions have contributed much to my wellbeing."
"Every time I’ve had an acupuncture appointment with Judy I look forward to some relaxing time. Judy listens and takes in what her patients say, and I’ve always felt in good capable hands with her."
"Excellent professional service. Judy helped me with kidney and high blood pressure issues to the extent that my last blood test came back normal. Big thank you to Judy. I can't recommend her highly enough."
"Since seeing Judy my menopause symptoms are now under control and it’s a great relief not to have to resort to HRT. Judy has a holistic approach and adapts each treatment to best suit how I feel on the day. Her knowledge, carefully considered treatment approach and her ability to get results has been invaluable – it works! I always feel better after each session. Judy thank you too for caring as you do."
"We very much enjoyed your talk to our institute and members have been making favourable remarks. I’m sure we shall carry on with the ‘Patting exercise’!"
"I started going to see Judy to help with hormonal balance, something I've always suffered with. The day after one of her sessions I wake up full of energy and completely revitalized. I'm also a fan of facial acupuncture. The results are amazing, great skin tone and sparkling eyes. I like Judy’s straight forward approach, she’s always happy to explain what she’s doing during the treatment and she’s clearly passionate about what she does."
"Judy, thank you so much for my acupuncture treatment, I have felt wonderful and been able to cut down on my asthma inhaler."
"I can't thank Judy enough for her kind and patient care whilst going through our IVF cycles. My sessions were moments of real calm in spite of the stress and the calming effect really helped me cope. We were very lucky that our last cycle worked and we were blessed with two beautiful babies. Judy is a lovely person to help you stay balanced on the IVF rollercoaster, I can highly recommend her."
"After one session of acupuncture, my sinus problem cleared, and after 3 sessions, my sciatic pain was nearly gone. I continue to receive acupuncture once a month because it helps with my general well-being and keeps me healthy. Acupuncture also helped me cope with my husband’s recent illness. My husband also has acupuncture - he recently suffered a stroke. He has Parkinson’s Disease and suffers with hot sweats. Acupuncture helps him with these problems too. I would recommend that therapy [acupuncture] to any one as the needles are painless and it’s very rewarding."
"When I moved to Sussex a friend recommended acupuncture to help with stress after a divorce. What a gem Judy proved to be, always professional and kind, she covers all aspects of acupuncture, nothing is a problem. The Chinese Massage is a wonderful bonus compared to other treatment I have had. I always feel relaxed when I leave, I’m afraid she’s got me for life!!"
"I am delighted with the treatment you have given me, my back hasn’t felt this good in twenty years!"
"For the last two years I received massage with Judy. I went for treatment for two reasons: to help repair some of the damage I do to my legs by running so much; and for personal relaxation and “me time”. The massages have always been to a high standard and I have been made to feel completely at ease during the treatments. We discuss how I am feeling at each appointment and the treatment is tailored so injuries and problems are considered. I leave feeling relaxed and uplifted."
"Suffering from tennis elbow, I initially sought treatment from my GP. After no apparent improvement a friend recommended acupuncture. It was a great recommendation as I’m now happily back playing racquet sports as before, without pain! The added bonus was that following acupuncture I generally felt much better in myself. As a consequence, I would recommend acupuncture to anyone, and will continue myself to enjoy the benefits of treatment."
"I have attended Judy Bowen-Jones many times and have found acupuncture successful. Judy is kind and efficient. I am much improved thanks to Judy and acupuncture."
"I am delighted to recommend acupuncture. It has helped me enormously in the management of my M.E. and its debilitating symptoms. I find the sessions work on different levels. Firstly, with pain control, with almost immediate relief from painful, stiff joints and swollen glands. Secondly, I gain more energy which is in rather short supply with M.E. Acupuncture also works for me at a constitutional level and I always feel more able to face the challenges of life after a session. I am convinced that my acupuncture sessions enable me to stay in part-time employment. I tried many therapies and treatments when I was diagnosed with M.E. However, acupuncture is something I have stuck with because it works! Thank you Judy for everything."
"I really cannot believe how much of a difference this has made for me. It was my "last chance" resort for something to help my fibro, and as a non believer, I had no preconception that it would make a difference. But it has, I was shocked that I was finally being treated as a person and not just symptoms and for the first time in years I'm moving about and feeling more human. Thank You Judy Thank you a million times!!"
"Overworked, overtired, washed out and 'grey' - that's how I was when I came to see Judy. My long term sinus problems and asthma had not responded to any of the various treatments my private medical insurance had offered and I was running out of options. Judy's careful and expert attention has produced dramatic results in a very short time. I sleep better, I no longer take any medication, and have much more energy and vitality. People keep telling me how well I look! I highly recommend Judy to anyone looking for another option to get well again."
“Judy possesses huge intelligence and knowledge with considerable experience to apply to the issues I bring to her. She blends these with a realistic and practical approach to managing my health proactively as well as helping to ensure that the problems I come to her with are resolved. Over the years these have ranged from hormone imbalances; digestion and metabolism problems; injuries; whooping cough and ensuring that I am in tip-top condition to spin the many plates in my daily life. Such is my confidence in her I regularly refer friends, family & colleagues to enable them to benefit as I have done. Don't hesitate - just get in touch - there is no pain but loads of gain......!”
"Beautiful baby! I came to see Judy for a course of 8 fertility acupuncture sessions for IVF. She is really kind and supportive. I always felt great after my treatments. Judy was really flexible with appointment times, so I could get the right treatment at the right time. On the day of my embryo transfer I had sessions with Judy before and after the transfer. She even drove me home afterwards! In the final stages of pregnancy I had more acupuncture for induction and had a really easy birth. Now I have a happy healthy little girl. Judy I can't thank you enough."
"I found Judy’s lecture ‘how to set up an acupuncture practice’ invaluable. I already run my own business in PR so I do have the knowledge and skills to make a start, yet setting up in the new arena of acupuncture was really daunting for me.......Judy gave candid advice based on her experience and that’s exactly what we needed. This lecture would be in my top 5 of most useful throughout my three years at the college, and I know I am not alone in saying that."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the business lecture at the weekend given by Judy. We seemed to cover so much in such a short amount of time. Judy answered my questions as they came up and gave very helpful answers. The handouts were extremely valuable and I’m sure will help in the weeks to come as I start to set up my own business. I now feel a lot more confident about the task in hand."