Hi Amanda, I kept meaning to write to you to let you know how I was doing and say thank you for putting me back on to the road to health. Your help with diet and elimination of problem foods was so much better than than the hospital provided dietician or the private nutritionist I had tried. I am now happy to say I am completely pain free if I stick to the right foods and even back to fitness training. It was a long hard process but after three years of hell and constant pain my kids have got their mum back and I’m back to work. Thank you so much for your patient approach, knowledge and support at a time when I was finding life pretty unbearable. I would ( and have) recommended that anyone with chronic health problems come see you!
I’m 29 and have been suffering with IC since March 2015, which appeared suddenly and for no apparent reason. After initial visits to my GP and a number of appointments with urology consultants conducting various invasive tests, there seemed to be nothing ‘wrong’ despite the symptoms never going away. With western medicine clearly not being able to help me, I started reading about acupuncture treatments for IC online and came across Amanda. I’ve been seeing Amanda regularly for almost a year and on the whole my symptoms have gone away, I just have the occasional flare which are far more manageable so now IC does not holding me back from doing what I want to do. I have been extremely impressed with Amanda’s very holistic and tailored treatments, getting to know everything about me in a very unrushed way, combined with her very approachable personality which allows you to be very open with her. It’s like getting acupuncture from a friend! Amanda is very supportive and patient and addresses the psychological stress that comes from having something like this too. I would highly recommend her to anyone for any issue, not just IC.
Following surgery and a cycle of very toxic (but effective) treatments, I developed Chronic Interstitial Cystitis or Chronic Pelvic Pain. At the lowest point my bladder was ulcerated and bleeding. l received excellent care and support from my consultant and nurse but the pain from this condition is notoriously difficult to treat.
For almost 2 years I had been suffering the Chronic Pelvic Pain and was referred from the University Collage Hospital to the Pain Management Centre at Queens Hospital. Having previously failed to control my pain and discomfort with conventional medication from Paracetamol to Morphine. l began a programme of neuropathic medication. High doses eventually improved my condition by about 40% .
It was at this time Acupuncture was suggested and Amanda Banks was recommended. From my first consultation l was impressed by Amanda’s depth of knowledge, practical skill and incredible empathy. In a relatively short space of time my pain levels were reduced significantly and my overall health improved to a point that l was again able to live a normal life!
I continue to have treatments with Amanda, and with her guidance control what was a chronic condition.
Paul O, London
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Amanda for the excellent Acupuncture treatments I have had. I had been experiencing excruciating pain for over a year and at the point of giving up hope that I would ever be pain free. I was initially a little nervous as had never had acupuncture before, but was immediately put at ease by Amanda at the very first consultation. She is extremely caring, friendly and kind and with her treatments, expert knowledge, encouragement and advice my pain is definitely diminishing.
Having a stressful job I unfortunately acquired an inflamed prostrate which for the last 5 1/2 years I have been in constant pain and discomfort. After trying all types of drugs and two electric shock pain relief procedures I was at my wits end. I had known Amanda for over 10 years and when socializing she had mentioned acupuncture may help. Amanda offered to treat me and I can say that over the last year my discomfort/pain has eased considerable. I find the treatment extremely relaxing and Amanda’s advise on general wellbeing (supplements) have also assisted in the stress’s of my job & daily life. I would highly recommend Amanda to you for any condition.
Following on from the success of my husband treatments and general well being, I asked Amanda if she would treat me predominately for neck & upper back tension (I had two neck operations in my early teens). Since visiting Amanda I have responded to the treatment extremely well. I now ask her to treatment any aliments that I may have. Her knowledge is extensive and thorough. I have recently experience the technic of “cupping” the muscle relief I received was super beyond any massage I have ever received! I do recommend Amanda to my friends and family and I would tell anyone to go and see her purely for a great sense of well being.
A serious illness left me with unbearable digestive issues. At it’s worst, I would experience excruciating pain every day. This, in turn caused me much anxiety and stress. After months of going back and forth to various Doctors and coming to no conclusion as to what was going on I felt at a complete loss. A friend recommended Amanda to me and at first I was nervous as I knew little about the treatment Amanda offered. Amanda immediately put me at ease, she has such a patient and caring manner. Whilst I go to Amanda for accupuncture she also offers me excellent nutritional advice and supplements to support my treatment. Amanda always makes me feel relaxed and I look forward to my sessions with her. I have responded very well to Amanda’s treatment and am now left with little to no pain and much lower levels of anxiety. I now see Amanda every few weeks or whenever I feel I need to. If somebody had said a few months ago that I would be able to manage my digestive issues I would never have believed them. I am so relieved to have found a treatment that has worked for me and wouldn’t hesitate for a minute to recommend Amanda to anyone who would need her.