Judy Bowen-Jones

What People say about Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in helping to provide pain relief for a wide range of painful conditions: back pain, neck, shoulder and knee pain, headaches, facial pain, period pain, arthritic pain, stomach pain, shingles, post-operative pain and more.

If the following client reviews do not answer your questions about how acupuncture can help relieve painful conditions, please do not hesitate to contact Judy.


Acupuncture for Facial Pain, Ear Pain, Trigeminal Neuralgia

“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!”

I feel so well…. and free from pain!
Barbara, Sevenoaks, Kent
Acupuncture for Back pain

“Dear Judy, I just wanted to tell you that my back is amazing…..better than it has been for years! Thank you.”

My back is amazing!
Jenny, Retired Dental Nurse, Crowborough
Acupuncture for Period Pain, Dysmenorrhoea

“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 medication 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.”

I no longer have to resort to strong pain relief medication
Grace, Student, Tunbridge Wells
Acupuncture for Pain Relief, Acupuncture for Parkinson’s Disease

“Just to say thank you so much for today’s treatment. You really managed to hit the spot on three fronts – pain, energy and mobility.”

You really hit the spot
Max D, Business Owner, Wadhurst
Acupuncture for Chronic Shoulder Pain

“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.”

I am completely pain free
Gaynor, Carer, Crowborough
Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy

I started seeing Judy in the beginning of July after having been diagnosed with a severe case of Bell’s Palsy (the whole of the right side of my face was paralysed to the point that I couldn’t blink, and my speech was severely impaired).
The doctor at the hospital said that recovery was usually achieved within 9 months; however, from his experience, those patients who undertook acupuncture often had a quicker (and due to it being nerves, therefore better) recovery.
As we were in the midst of lockdown, I wasn’t sure if anyone would be able to see me, but, after some research, I found Judy and sent her a message. She very swiftly responded and undertook an initial telephone assessment. She recognised that my case would be considered urgent, and she was therefore able to see me.
I had never had acupuncture before, and didn’t really know what to expect, but I arrived to find an incredibly professional, clean and welcoming studio within a very short and easy to find journey from Tunbridge Wells. Judy allayed my initial worries and had a quick chat and then got on with the treatment.
Within the space of 1 month of multiple treatments, I am pretty much completely recovered. Doctor friends have commented that they have never seen such a quick and successful recovery, and I am certain that Judy’s work has played a significant role in this; there were noticeable improvements immediately after each session.
Judy is welcoming, warm, and just a genuinely lovely person who acts with a level of kindness, courtesy and professionalism which immediately puts you at ease. I could not recommend her highly enough and will be sure to see her with any other ailments for which acupuncture may be recommended in the future

Quick and successful recovery from Bell’s Palsy
Tom B, Underwriting Manager, Tunbridge Wells
Acupuncture for vaginal pain and bowel problems

“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.”

Reduction in the discomfort
Mary A, Retired, Crowborough
Acupuncture for PD – Parkinson’s Disease & pain relief

I have been receiving acupuncture treatment from Judy for just over a year, primarily for mobility and pain relief. I have been diagnosed with Parkinson since 2002.
I no longer take pain relief medication before getting out of bed in the mornings and my mobility is improving with every treatment.
Having discussed my condition with Judy, we decided on a course of treatment which has worked remarkably well.
I find her easy to talk to and a good listener. She inspires confidence in you as a patient
Judy is very knowledgeable and experienced. I would highly recommend her. Rating: *****!

I no longer take pain relief medication before getting out of bed
David M, Managing Director, Mayfield
Battlefield Acupuncture for low back pain & sciatica

“Judy. Many thanks for all your kindness and for sorting me out with my magic ear studs.”

Magic ear studs!
Sophie L, Charity Worker, Crowborough
Acupuncture for Knee Pain

I hurt my knee running. An MRI showed a medial meniscus tear. I have to say I have been really impressed with the results of acupuncture. On the night following my first treatment, I was pain free for the first time in months. The day after, my knee was still a little stiff and sore, but not nearly as painful as it had been. The swelling has gone down. It is such a joy to be free from pain!

I have been really impressed with the results….acupuncture for knee pain
Jane, Counsellor, Tunbridge Wells
Acupuncture & massage for neck and shoulder pain

“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.”

My neck is now pain free
Sue S, Equine B&B Owner, CrowboroughAcupuncture & massage for neck and shoulder pain
…..able to move much more easily

Hi Judy. Thanks for your work yesterday, I actually feel great and have been able to move much more easily and with less pain.

Acupuncture for back pain, spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis of the hip
Anne M, Retired NHS Worker, Crowborough
Acupuncture for migraine, headache

“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 able to stop taking the medication
Eleanor G, Costume Maker, Wadhurst
Acupuncture for Pregnancy, Pelvic Pain, Labour Induction

‘I can’t recommend Judy enough. My first experience of acupuncture was visiting Judy during pregnancy. Not only did her treatments improve my sense of well-being but they also alleviated my pelvic discomfort and, at a week overdue, I credit her entirely as getting my labour started. I saw Judy at 4pm and by 9pm I was dilating. We are endlessly grateful to Judy for helping our little girl decide to arrive and for her care during the other treatments. Judy takes covid measures very seriously, you feel entirely covid secure in her studio without compromising on the acupuncture experience. She is professional, incredibly experienced and a pleasure to chat with during treatments.’

Acupuncture helped get my labour started
Emma, Lawyer, Tonbridge, Kent
Acupuncture for polymyalgia, osteoarthritis, chronic pain & chronic fatigue

“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.”

Pain management and recovery from injury
Hilary A, Therapist, Crowborough
Acupuncture for Psoriatic Arthritis

“Hi Judy, I just wanted to tell you the acupuncture treatment has made a huge difference to me and I am less inflamed, can’t wait for the next treatment.”

The acupuncture treatment has made a huge difference to me
Janie, Carer, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Acupuncture for chronic pain

“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”

Acupuncture treatments have made a huge difference to the quality of my life
Michael H, Transport & Logistics Manager, Crowborough
Acupuncture for headaches, hormonal issues

“I initially visited Judy as I was suffering with severe headaches; Judy gave me a warm welcome and I felt relaxed with her from the start. Judy cured me of the recurrent headaches and I have since been treated by her for ‘trigger finger’ and hormonal issues. Seeing Judy regularly has made a significant difference to my general well being and I leave my sessions feeling relaxed and refreshed. Judy’s professionalism and genuinely caring nature always make me feel I am in good hands. I am really grateful to Judy and highly recommend her. “

Regular acupuncture has made a significant difference to my wellbeing
Sarah S, Book keeper, Tunbridge Wells
Acupuncture for arthritic pain & well-being

“I first went to Judy because the joints in my fingers were becoming arthritic and painful.
I now have no pain or swelling in my hands, and am in really good health, which I put down to regular ‘top up’ acupuncture appointments. Also, my blood pressure is exemplary, unusual for someone like me who enjoys food and wine – this is apparently an acknowledged result of acupuncture.
Over the years Judy has successfully treated me for plantar fasciitis, neuralgia, hair loss, knee pain and bad sleep patterns. She is extremely knowledgeable about diet as well as the philosophy and practice of acupuncture, and as she has a scientific background as well as her long and thorough training, I feel that her treatments are to be trusted on all levels.
Treatments start with a massage, a double whammy as it feels wonderful as well as kickstarting the body, ready for the acupuncture.
i can’t recommend Judy enough. You come out of her clinic feeling that not only have you been helped physically, but that you have now got someone who has listened to and thought about your condition, and is on your side on the journey to improve it.”

My fingers were arthritic and painful
Anna T, Piano Teacher, Mayfield
Acupuncture for Chronic Pain, Acupuncture for Neuropathic Pain

“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.”

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS – I credit acupuncture as having a significant positive impact on my recovery
Natasha, Senior Executive, Kent
Acupuncture for Facial pain

“Thank you Judy. I think you made a big difference to my face – there is now only a very small sore spot and no pulsing pain at all.”

Pulsing facial pain helped by acupuncture
Angela P, Chef, East Grinstead
Acupuncture for Post-operative Pain, Acupuncture for Facial Pain

“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”

The pain just melted away
Sarah, Business Executive, Rotherfield
Acupuncture for low back pain, sciatica

“Just a few acupuncture sessions with Judy and what a relief. She has helped ease the severe pain from a trapped nerve, the result of a spinal injury many years ago.
I wasn’t sure about acupuncture, but with Judy’s expertise I am a true believer now. Thank you Judy.”

Sciatica – what a relief!
Lindy S, Retired, Tunbridge Wells
Acupuncture for Arm Pain, Facial 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.”

Facial Acupuncture – Results surpassed my expectations
Jan, Carer, Tunbridge Wells
Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy

“I saw Judy after I had an attack of Bell’s Palsy. Because of the damage to my facial nerves, the muscles in the left side of my face were weak and unresponsive. Judy helped me enormously as I struggled to recover, listening carefully to my symptoms and gently providing treatments to deal with them. Thanks to her care, effort and support, I have fully recovered. I still see Judy regularly for general health maintenance and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.”

Acupuncture helped me recover from Bell’s Palsy
Mary, Film Executive, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Acupuncture for Back Injury and Pain

“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. “

…. treatment has helped me make a complete recovery
Martyn, Investments Director, Tunbridge Wells
Acupuncture for Foot Pain

“Hi Judy. I had to say how amazed I am at the lack of foot pain I have had after just two sessions with you. I have not been able to enjoy walking for over eight months. Now I am walking miles almost pain free. So happy. Thank you.”

Walking miles ….almost pain free!
Jeremy, Heathfield, Sussex
Acupuncture for Arthritis, Joint Pain

“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.”

…treatment worked so well
Deb, Retired, Mayfield
Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy

“Thank you for the lovely treatment earlier. My mouth has felt less tense and I was actually able to eat my dinner with more ease – and my mouth isn’t aching after eating.”

My mouth isn’t aching
Jenny, Wadhurst
Acupuncture for Post Operative Pain, Scar Healing

“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.”

The pain has improved enormously and the scars look so much better
Laura T, Executive, Crowborough, East Sussex
Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue CFS, Headaches

“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.”

I have very little pain or stiffness
Ms H, Veterinary Assistant, Sharpthorne, Sussex
Acupuncture for Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Muscle Pain

“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 muscle and arthritis pain has lessened considerably
Kathy, Retired, Crowborough
Scenar Therapy for Pain Relief

“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.”

Scenar …..helping to ease the discomfort in my leg and hip
Beverley, Life Coach & Reiki Practitioner, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Acupuncture for Headaches & Migraines

“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!”

I have no idea how it works – but work it did for me!
Bridget B, Retired, Eastbourne
Acupuncture for Shingles, Herpes Zoster

“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!”

Helped me with the nerve pain
Caroline A, Reflexologist, Tunbridge Wells
Acupuncture for Period Pains, PMT, Acne

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!

I no longer dread those two days every month
Cassandra, Media Director, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

“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.”

Acupuncture for Muscle Pain

“The pain has gone! Thank you so much Judy.”

The pain has gone!
Gail, Crowborough
Battlefield (Ear) Acupuncture for Pain Relief

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!

Huge relief…….I am so pleased with how well this works
Hazel, Office Administrator, Heathfield, Sussex
Acupuncture and Massage for Back pain, Sciatica

“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!”

I feel so much better and sleep better without the pain
Jane, Reflexologist, Tunbridge Wells
Acupuncture for Respiratory Problems, Asthma, Sinusitis, Acupuncture for sciatica

“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.”

I would recommend acupuncture to anyone
Margaret, Retired, Cowfold
Acupuncture for Back Pain

“I am delighted with the treatment you have given me, my back hasn’t felt this good in twenty years!”

…my back hasn’t felt this good in twenty years!
Mary H, Retired, Hailsham
Acupuncture for Tennis Elbow, Back pain, RSI

“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’m now happily back playing racquet sports as before, without pain!
Mike, Office Worker, East Grinstead, West Sussex
Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue

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.

Acupuncture is something I have stuck with because it works!
Rachel, Health Visitor, East Grinstead, West Sussex
Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue

“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!!”

I really cannot believe how much of a difference this has made for me
Sam, IT Manager, Jarvis Brook, Sussex

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