Acupuncture is helping those with health issues untreated by the NHS says passionate health care worker

An acupuncturist who works in Doncaster shares how her work has a positive impact on her clients on a daily basis.

Sunday, 30th May 2021, 10:15 am

Susan Brierley was a dancer before she became a health professional.

Susan, 48, said: “I used to dance at West End shows but I had health concerns which led to me needing acupuncture.

“It helped me so much that I decided that one day I wanted to do that and help other people.”

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Susan Brierley - acupuncturist.

Susan now works in Bentley at Balance Acupuncture.

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She is passionate about helping people who have not had the best experience with the regular NHS route.

“I see so many people with problems that have gone unsolved for years,” she said.

“A lot of people are frustrated with western medicine and don’t want to be on prescription drugs for the rest of their lives.

“I’m driven to help those people.

“It’s not always possible but I would say that my clients are at least 50 per cent happier after they come to see me.”

Susan says that Covid-19 has led to more people coming through her door.

“People are sick of phoning up their GP and getting no help,” she said.

“Not getting compassion.

“I know what a lot of my clients have been through and I can relate to their pain.”

Susan said she has seen acupuncture work wonders not only on herself but on those who she treats.

She recently gave treatment to a man who had such severe foot pain that he wanted it to be amputated.

After a session with herself he walked away with no pain.

“It’s amazing what acupuncture can do,” Susan said.

“People tend to think that it’s just for muscle or back pain but there’s really nothing that it can’t treat.

“I recommend it for emotional issues, insomnia, and even depression.”

You can find out more about Susan’s work here.

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