"There aren't enough words to thank Louisa and her amazing needles. I started doing treatments with her on recommendation of a close friend following my 1 st miscarriage. I'll always remember that first session as I was feeling very down and sad but she somehow managed to give me back my smile straight away and boost me with energy. I saw her pretty much every fortnight as I went through another 2 miscarriages and I would never have managed to go through this difficult time that well without her wonderful help and dedication. Louisa always brings a lot of sunshine with her into the room and it feels fantastic. Thanks to her amazing needles and positiveness I now have my little baby girl cooing next to me ?there is no better reward - thank you so much!"
"6 months after coming off the pill I was concerned that I hadn't had a period. I saw my doctor, and after a series of blood tests and scans I was diagnosed with PCOS in March 2004. My somewhat blunt GP gave me a repeat prescription for the contraceptive pill to 'hide the symptoms' of PCOS, told me to come back for more drugs when I wanted to have children and sent me on my way. I was devastated.
I'd had acupuncture in the past and thought it might help with PCOS - I was lucky to find Lou and within months of seeing her I was having periods and within a year they were as regular as clockwork - all without taking the pill! My GP was absolutely amazed and said she wouldn't even consider me a possible PCOS sufferer as my symptoms were so under control.
Lou explained exactly what was happening with my body and how I could help myself to better understand PCOS and combat it head on; taking my temperature every morning, paying attention how I felt, my skin, my moods, my digestion - everything really!
She has been a constant emotional support offering advice via email and phone in addition to my regular appointments. I feel empowered and in control of my body, I understand about PCOS and how to best cope with it. Lou and her magic needles have made me a happy and confident woman with great hope for the future and a massive family"
"Louisa Gordon assisted me in the birth of each of my two girls: Mathilda (June 15, 2004) and Dorothy (May 1, 2006). For Mathilda's birth she came to our house and gave me acupuncture for pain relief from the first contractions until the final push - accompanying me to hospital for the last stage. During Dorothy's birth, which was a homebirth, she stayed the full length of the birth giving me pain relief with her magic needles.
Louisa is an exceptional person, healer and acupuncturist. I have extremely long births which a doula's job all the harder and her stamina is quite amazing. Crucially, she makes midwives and doctors feel at ease. (I've been told by friends that there can be standoffs between medical staff and doulas/natural health professionals in the strained environment of a labour ward etc. Not with Louisa). She is kind, utterly supportive without being overpowering and effortlessly flips from the role of doula to acupuncturist to masseuse depending on the moment. I genuinely don't believe I would have managed to give birth to Dorothy at home without her. My incredibly experienced independent midwife Jane Evans, who assisted me too with the birth of Dorothy, was very impressed with Louisa and her parting shot was that she hoped she would work with her again. What better reference?"
"Dear Lou, You always give me so much attention and I feel very spoilt. Thank you for all your energy. I am sure you are aware of how much you are helping me and for that I have no way of compensating you. Thank you so much. I don't like to contemplate the alternative reality I would have to bear if you hadn't helped me." (Female patient)
"One in a million beauty of an acupuncturist!"
"Today I feel as if I've had a proper night sleep, despite not being able to go to bed til after midnight I gradually felt very drugged tired after reading, and woke up today feeling as if I've actually slept!
So whatever you do with your needles - works - AGAIN!" (Female patient)
"My back feels fabulous today! I had a full night sleep and no Nurofen. You truly are a wonder." (Male patient)
"My acupuncturist for two years - where shall I begin? A shy nervous student in a starched white coat intent on learning the skills of acupuncture - approaching patients with trepidation, reassurance, coolness, a host of questions - you are at ease with her calming voice, her sense of humour and assurance that all is well.
She has transformed me - her care and treatment and commitment has been 110%. She shows real interest in your life and nothing is too much trouble. She has become competent and confident. With all her help and treatment I am a different person able to lead a normal and exciting life. I will miss her terribly - her weekly treatment and her caring and loving chats. I wish her well as a fully qualified acupuncturist. She will go far. She will be sorely missed by all her patients at the LCTA but she will be able to help so many sufferers who will benefit from her care and treatment.
Thank you so much". (Female patient, aged 59)