The following feedback is included at the request of the patients themselves. They
are the personal exeriences of individuals and in no way should be taken as claims
of efficacy for any particular disorders. People respond very individually to medical
treatment. It should be noted that Sue’s approach is very broad involving physiological
assessment and treatment alongside traditional chinese medicine so that causative
factors such as diet, posture, exercise, emotion and stress are also explored. Most
people have already taken medical advise before considering acupuncture or buqi.
As a responsible practitioner individuals are referred back to their medical advisor
where symptoms indicate that this is necessary.
It is the best I have felt for 10 years!
I initially went to Sue for my thyroid, she soon tapped into my emotions which had
been bottled up for
many years. I was getting better but not quite right – then Sue discovered a heart
murmur, she sent
me to the doctor who sent me to the specialist (after all the usual tests).Anyway
a few sessions of acupuncture later and I feel so much better – life is not a blur
anymore, the cloud has lifted and there is a point to living again. I never realised
that a few harmless needles in the right spots could make me so well – my whole body
seems to be working together again.
Thank you so much Sue.
I would like to ‘Thank you’ for alerting me to health issues that even my G.P. hadn’t
Your help has been invaluable. Best wishes.
My first encounter with Acupuncture started about five to six years ago, I had a
serious back pain
caused by heavy lifting, and a friend mentioned “ a lady who was excellent and lived
at Preston”. It was of course Sue Branch, so along I went and after an examination
treatment began. I had several Acupuncture sessions after which my back was more
comfortable than it had been for years. I was amazed, this was going to be my preferred
treatment form now on. Just to note before this I was having Chiropractic treatment,
which was a very bone crunching experience.
About eighteen months ago I contracted a very bad virus, it was doing the rounds
and it was my turn to get it. It was very debilitating; it made you feel quite ill
almost flu like with severe backache and it affected my blood pressure. After a visit
to the Doctor it was quite plain he could give me nothing for it “ it’s a virus
can’t give Antibiotics for that”, you know the story I’m sure.
So where to go! Of course Sue Branch. Well that was a decision that changed everything.
Who would have thought that Acupuncture could help a virus, well it did, with Sue’s
treatment and her recommended tonic off I went. It took several visits of treatment
but after about two weeks I started to feel well again. A further two weeks and it
was virtually gone. At that time I was due a Blood pressure check at the Doctors.
When he took the readings he could not believe it, 125 over 80. When I told him what
I had done and the treatment I had his remarks were “ carry on with it, its done
What can I say, not only is Sue a charming person she is an expert in her field and
I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone.
~Mike Stevens. Portland.~
When I decided to come off the contraceptive pill, you can imagine my confusion when
I missed periods
and all pregnancy tests were negative. A trip to the Doctors confirmed I had polycystic
By the time I'd found Sue I had not had a period for 9 months. After a consultation
one course of acupuncture I finally had a period. I couldn't believe it, some friends
it was a coincidence. The real test would be if I had another period a month later.
I carried on
seeing Sue around every 7 to 10 days. I did everything she advised, taking my temperature
every morning, taking herbal formulas she supplied and even some weird shaking exercises.
Sue gave me a mixture of acupuncture and Buqi. I had another period, it was only
I love having the Acupuncture, I find it very relaxing and the last time Sue gave
me Buqi I could
feel a static type of feeling in my legs. It felt as though all the hairs on my legs
on end, even though I had had my legs waxed earlier that day so I knew there was
hairs there. I do feel a little sick 10 minutes after the treatment but it only lasts
about half an hour. My
overall health seems to have improved greatly and its such a relief to know my body
is working better now.
Thank You Sue.
Back Spasm and Sciatica
My wife persuaded me to go to Sue for treatment for my back pain and sciatica. I
had suffered with it
for many years due to heavy manual work and thought that I just had to live with
What a difference! Even after one treatment.
Now I see Sue occasionally for a top up or have a treatment if I injure myself doing
my very physical
I am so grateful for the treatment you gave me. I feel more ‘together’ now, and I’m
trying to be
kind to my liver. I feel the herbals are really helping, and the iron too. Slowly
I am becoming more
I first came to you for treatment for arthritis, particularly in my hands. However
you have treated
me not only for the arthritis but also the whole of me so that after a short time
not only are my
hands better but I am also feeling heaps better, and have a great deal more energy,
most useful where there always seems to be a certain amount to do. I am truly grateful
and most appreciative of what you have done and are still doing for me.
~Mrs C of Sherborne~
Rupert has short term memory loss and had a difficult time at boarding school, with
behaviour leading to his suspension. His behaviour at home was “Jeckyl and Hydish”,
blank eyed/faced sullenness to being able to charm the birds from the trees. He visited
Sue on 3
occasions. She treated him with herbal medicine and hand healing (buqi), the latter
to the head.
Rupert has subsequently changed school, reverting to day attendance and it transpired
that he was
being bullied at the initial school. The move of school and Sue’s treatment has resulted
in a more
settled and happy child.
Getting the best out of Rupert remains somewhat of a challenge but no more than any
other child on
the verge of puberty with 2 younger siblings who don’t give him much space. His short
is being managed well at school and the ease with which he can sometimes be distracted
His general level of health and inner settlement is high and there is no question
Sue Branch assisted substantially in this.
~Tim T.~(Name supplied but omitted to ensure child anonymity)
I just want to say how grateful we are for all that you did in enabling me to conceive.
have a beautiful baby, who, would you believe is approaching a year old!
As you know we tried unsuccessfully for eighteen months to have a baby, so you can
thrilled we were to discover I was pregnant after you had been treating me. We were
surprised that it did not take very long either.
I also wanted you to know we are expecting another baby – conceived the first time
Although there will only be eighteen months between them we could not be happier,
your help I know none of this would have been possible.
Before I went to see Sue Branch I frequently wet myself. I’m 12 years old now
and have never
had a dry day.
It was very hard at school because there were plastic seats and wooden floors
and if I had an
accident during the day it would mean that I would make a wet patch on the ground
or seat. It would
be worse in assembly because for fifteen minutes I had to sit on my feet. If
I didn’t the whole school
would know about my problem!
My mum and I thought we had tried everything! I had been to the school nurse,
the health visitor,
the doctor, reflexologist, food allergist, hypnotherapist, child psychologist
and a paediatrician who
examined me and scanned my kidneys. I had also used numerous star charts and
had medicine at
night when I went to stay with friends. Believe it or not none of these treatments
By now I was not sure that anything would work!
Then 2 months ago I began treatment with Sue Branch. To begin with I was a little
pessimistic because of my past help and because we had never done anything
kind of treatment and I didn’t know what to expect. During Sue’s sessions there
was no pain
just basically a chance to relax. All I had to do was lie there (buqi treatment),
questions and maybe swallow a few pills.
Sue helped me in more than one way, she gave me ways to relieve stress and other
things she put right that I thought were a part of me and would have to stay.
I only took about
3 sessions before I began to notice the problem was improving.
I was finally on the mend!
A few sessions later brings me to where I am now, almost completely “normal”.
I am so
pleased I came to see Sue Branch and I would recommend it to anyone with the
I now feel happier in myself because I have achieved something that I thought
~12 year old Dorchester girl ~ (Problem originally caused by two bouts of
encephalitis in infancy)
Birth of my daughter
“I had been in intermittent labour since 5pm on 9th May. I was having a home birth.
existing patient I contacted Sue for help at around 10pm on 10th May, and within
of the first treatment went into regular contractions every 4 minutes. At 3.30am
I was tired
and rather overwhelmed, my midwife said I would be at least another 3-4 hours. Sue
Identified transition, and reassured me. I gave my consent to treatment to speed
labour, and with 2 needles the birth was safely completed within 15 minutes. “
“Sue had been an intuitive and supportive practitioner pre-conceptually and throughout
Sue Branch is one of the most amazing people I know. Her intuitive healing abilities
allied with her considerable acupuncture skills make her a healer to be reckoned
~ Gillian Greening~
An acquaintance, told me how good Sue was and suggested I try acupuncture. The persistent
cough and chest infections (which I had suffered since childhood) had pulled me down
to a point where I was not functioning at all well. The N.H.S. had not been able
to find a reason for
this, so I thought nothing ventured nothing gained!
Sue’s initial diagnosis was that I was totally stressed, she gave me breathing exercises
as well as
acupuncture. We looked at my life style, diet etc. I felt I was being treated as
a whole person, not a
symptom. I have been seeing Sue now ( at intervals) for 6 months and I am a completely
person. Much more energy, a positive outlook and hardly a cough. If only I had known
how beneficial acupuncture administered by a competent professional could be . Sue
is definitely a competent professional.
Sixteen years ago I was in the depths of despair. Five years earlier my husband had
diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and although his medication helped with the tremors,
the side effects were horrendous. His depression was so bad that I was afraid he
himself especially as I was working at the time so could not be with him through
the day. He would
hide himself away & was sometimes found sitting in the dark with the curtains drawn
in the middle
of the day. Walking, which he had always loved was also severely restricted.
Then my sister recommended that we saw Sue for acupuncture as her daughter was already
receiving helpful treatment from her. In despair and looking desperately for a lifeline,
I phoned her.
I remember that the first thing that she told me was that acupuncture could not cure
could give him a better quality of life. How right she was!
At first he was very sceptical but gradually could see the difference for himself.
So much so that
after about a year he felt good enough to give up the treatment which was a big mistake
or five months later the side effects were back with a vengeance.
Since then, he has had treatment regularly every month. Sue can tell straight away
when his blood
pressure is too low (the medication again) and rectifies it. It is now twenty one
years since he was
diagnosed, and although we know that Parkinson’s will never go away, the treatment
him to cope with it so well that we are able to enjoy a full life. We holiday together,
dine out with
friends & if anyone needs a job done my husband is first in line to help. I dread
what life would be like for us if we hadn’t found Sue and acupuncture.
~Maggie May - Weymouth~
I visited Sue Branch following recommendations to see if there was anything that
could be done
About the constant mouth ulcers I was experiencing, which was having an adverse
effect on my
life, from feeling very low and the way I was able to talk. In addition I had recently
at the top of my stomach and in my throat. My GP had prescribed medication for my
which hadn’t given me any relief and the next stage was invasive investigation.
Sue started by looking at all my ailments, diet and lifestyle and felt that there
may be a link between
the stomach problems and the mouth ulcers. Following my initial session with Sue
I found that the
mouth ulcers reduced significantly and now, after 2 months and 4 appointments, I
only suffer when
I have managed to damage my mouth by either accidentally biting or knocking myself.
This has made
a HUGE improvement to my quality of life.
Using a holistic approach, and with her vast knowledge, Sue has made other
recommendations to my diet which I follow and have found to be of enormous benefit.
Sue suggested that I lacked iodine in my diet due to not eating fish and having
a reduced salt
intake. This has been improved through taking sub-lingual multi-minerals and I no
from the constant feeling of restriction in my throat.
Overall I feel so much better it’s wonderful.
I would recommend Sue to others. Acupuncture is not just for bad backs and I wish
I had visited
Sue much, much sooner
I met Sue after being told that the only option for the herniated discs in my back
was a series of cortizone injections, followed by surgery. I was at an all time low
and believed my life was over having spent 2 months in agony. I could not work and
was spending all day lying on the floor. I was in incredible pain and could hardly
walk because of the extreme sciatica, I had
lost 2 inches of muscle from my thigh. A trusted acquaintance suggested acupuncture
as a non-invasive option.
After being examined by Sue the first time she estimated
that she could help me to be fit with six treatments. I hoped that this meant that
I would be experiencing a little less pain by the end of the course.
later I felt much better, six treatments and I felt great. I was able to return to
work and carry on pretty much as normal. I had been very depressed and bad tempered,
family on the receiving end. After my treatments my daughter said that she had her
This was 5 years ago now; I am still able to work and to tend my allotment
as long as I am careful, and
if I do do myself a mischief Sue is always able to get me back on my feet again
with 1 or 2 treatments.
Sue is a understanding and intuitive person who has the ability
to make some people's lives much easier.
I have just finished a half-hour practice of the exercise you taught me today. It
was a joy!
I don’t know where it came from – certainly not from any particular memory – but,
suddenly, there was my smile. It seemed that I just wanted to be happy, and I was.
It grew until I was
When I first visited you for treatment on my joints, deep down I knew the real reason
why I had come
to you, even though I convinced my conscious otherwise (my joints really did need
attention after all).
Thank God for awareness. This sounds silly, I know, but I was singing your praises
to anyone who would listen, even before I came to you for treatment. Somehow I just
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