Acupuncture Testimonials

Many thanks to everyone who has given me their written permission to tell their story and their experience of acupuncture, to help you decide if it’s right for you. 

Fertility acupuncture helped me to get pregnant.

I had spent 9 years doing IVF cycles and had got pregnant on my 6th and 7th cycles. Both pregnancies ended in early miscarriages. I never responded well to IVF drugs and my left ovary never produced any follicles.

I had just had my 8th IVF cycle cancelled due to poor response to the drugs – there were only 2 follocles on the right ovary.

I looked into acupuncture on the net and found Mark Goulding and began acupuncture straight away.

After the first week of IVF drugs on my next IVF cycle I had a scan and I couldn’t believe it! There were 5 follicles on the right ovary and 2 on the left. I went on to get 4 good eggs at egg collection.

3 of the eggs fertilised and I had them transferred and 2 weeks later I found out that I was pregnant.

I went on to have a healthy baby.

Acupuncture helped me to relax during my IVF cycle, gave me more energy, and also seemed to ‘kick start’ my left ovary. I can’t recommend acupuncture enough.

Acupuncture for Menopause – Bernadette Quiney, Bray

“Having been on HRT for almost 10 years I was advised by my doctor to stop taking it about 2 years ago. Since then I have had terrible problems with hot flushes. I was getting them very badly almost every hour! It was really affecting me, with sweats, prickly heat sensations and facial flushing which even extended to my hands. My energy levels were also wiped out.

In June of 2008 I decided to give acupuncture a try having heard that it might be able to help. I saw Mark Goulding who gave me acupuncture and some herbs and I noticed a big improvement straight away! After only a few sessions (once a week) there was a huge reduction in the number and strength of the hot flushes. After 6 weeks I was only getting 1 or 2 hot flushes a day. To further improve matters Mark suggested we try a modified herb combination which he would get made up specifically for me. The new herbs (and acupuncture) worked a treat and have completely stopped the problem! Six weeks after starting the herbs I haven’t had a single hot flush. My energy has also come back and I’m absolutely delighted with my progress. I would definitely recommend anyone who is suffering from menopausal symptoms to try acupuncture and herbs.” – Bernadette Quiney, Bray, County Wicklow.

Urological problems – Noel, Bray

I had been suffering acute pain for some time when passing urine, especially in the mornings. After a few sessions of acupuncture with Mark the pain gradually decreased and eventually disappeared. My five weekly sessions have provided me with great relief and I would highly recommend the treatment to similar sufferers.

Acupuncture for Sinusitis – Stephnie Veale, Bray.

“For many years I have suffered from sinusitis. I have tried all the usual pills and sprays to little effect. Last February I had a particularly bad flare up (where I had pain extending into my jaw/teeth). Having seen both my dentist and my doctor and being prescribed 2 courses of antibiotics I decided to try acupuncture.

I went to Mark Goulding in Bray who discussed the importance of diet in my condition. Among other things, Mark recommended me to reduce my mucous forming foods (dairy, bananas, sugars etc) and to drink my fluids away from my meals. After 2 treatments the pain had subsided significantly and after 3 it had gone altogether. I had a total of 5 treatments and I have not had another sinus attack in the last 4 months (normally I would certainly have expected one in this length of time). I am delighted with the result and have decided to take an occasional acupuncture treatment as a preventative measure and just for my general health. I would certainly recommend acupuncture to anyone who suffers from sinus or indeed other problems. It worked for me!” – Stephnie Veale, Bray.

Acupuncture for Pain – Michael McAuley, Dun Laoghaire

“After doing some work a few weeks ago up a ladder I injured my leg and was in quite a lot of pain. The pain was quite severe and was stopping me from doing my normal walks and getting a good night’s sleep etc. I saw my doctor who prescribed pain killers which didn’t help and actually upset my stomach. After my second visit and further medicines which still hadn’t sorted the problem I decided to try acupuncture. I went to Mark Goulding in Bray who placed a few tiny needles (not painful) in my leg. After the first visit I was surprised to notice a slight improvement. Mark asked me to come once each week for the next 3 or 4 weeks. After the 3rd visit the pain was almost gone and after the 4th it had gone completely. I am delighted with the result and would recommend acupuncture to anyone who is considering it.” – Michael McAuley, Dun Laoghaire

Acupuncture for Sciatica – Tom Purdy, Shankill

“Mark, I attended a number of sessions with you earlier this year for sciatica. The last session was in June. It worked brilliantly; I haven’t had any pain or trouble with it since.

I’m looking to claim back a few quid from the VHI and was wondering could I get a receipt off you… Thanks.” Tom Purdy, Shankill

Acupuncture for Shingles – Mick Loughlin, Roundwood

“I was recently diagnosed by my doctor with a case of shingles (herpes zoster), which caused me extreme pain around my lower back and side. The pain was very uncomfortable and prevented me from doing almost anything. I had heard that acupuncture might help so I spoke to Mark Goulding and he suggested we do treatments each day. After about 2 or 3 days the treatment began to work well and after 6 treatments the pain had virtually gone. Mark also explained that there is some evidence which suggests that acupuncture may help prevent a condition called post-herpetic neuralgia so I was delighted to be able to recover fully and quicky without any residual pain. I am delighted with the results.” – Mick Loughlin, Roundwood.

Knee pain -Liam Moulton, Dublin

“I first noticed pain in my knees in February 2009 in particular climbing up and down stairs. Gradually this pain increased until it was fairly constant, so by August 2009 I realised I would have to do something about it… I went to see Mark Goulding on a recommendation…I have now had 4 sessions in total with Mark and I am totally pain-free and utterly gobsmacked! I couldn’t recommend this treatment more highly and would certainly urge anyone who is not getting any relief from a painful condition to contact Mark and arrange a consultation.”- Liam Moulton, Dublin.

Shingles/Herpes Zoster pain – Joe Fitzgerald – Dublin.

“I attended Mark Goulding for treatment following a severe bout of shingles which left me with very severe pain in my chest, left arm and back. When I attended Mark for treatment there was a very dramatic decrease in pain level and over a period of some weeks I was gradually getting more and more relief until I was able to wean myself off the pain-killing drugs I had been prescribed.” -Joe FitzGerald, Dublin