Judy Bowen-Jones
Tom B, Underwriting Manager, Tunbridge Wells
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