What Our Patients Say
"When I first came to see you I was a bit sceptical as to whether I would get some relief from my back problem but I was in so much pain I would have tried anything, I was surprised after my first session how much the procedure had helped me, following subsequent sessions I am now at a stage where my back pain has become easier to manage, I would recommend acupuncture therapy to anyone for pain management, It certainly has made life a little easier for me. Thank you very much for your help".
"Having suffered many years of serious back pain, also having spinal surgery, I had got to the point of considering surgery again. Thankfully I went for acupuncture first, seeing Vimala. It’s such a pleasure to now be able to walk around without constant pain, it has made a big difference to my daily life. I am 75 years old."
GT, retired grocer
"I was suffering from back pain and pain down the front of my leg. There was improvement in the first week with less pain, in three sessions the pain became very focused in areas which was easier to cope with. From the first treatment to now I have improved a great deal and am now on a monthly treatment. I generally feel better and more relaxed and sleep has improved which is a bonus."
Headache & Migraine
"I've had severe migraine for very many years, occurring every 2 weeks, lasting 4 days. I originally consulted Vimala about a neck and shoulder problem and at the initial consultation, he took a full medical history before starting work. Since having acupuncture, my neck and shoulder problem is greatly improved but most important is the 6 week gap and greatly reduced severity of migraine - my most recent migraine lasted around 6 hours - I love it! Vimala is very professional and gives much thought to the treatment he considers best for you - there is no 'one size fits all'. He has a relaxed and friendly approach and always has a chat about what has been happening between visits."
CM, social worker
"Vimala is very understanding and passionate about his therapy. I felt he always did his best and was genuinely interested in how the previous weeks treatment worked. Vimala would ask about how the week went and amend his treatment accordingly. I have been to another one in the past and Vimala is 100% better as he is dedicated to his patients health and well being and excellent at what he does. Pricing is reasonable too."
MW, tree surgeon
"I have been suffering from severe migraines for many years, more so in the past 12 months, having migraines practically weekly – incapacitating me for a couple of days. It was suggested to me that I try acupuncture.
Since having acupuncture it has changed my life – I have not had any migraines what so ever and I have been migraine free for over 6 weeks and am thrilled with the results."
EJ, Civil Servant
“I originally came suffering from pain and limited movement in my left shoulder. I had had numerous physio sessions at my local GP, but still it persisted. However, after 5 or 6 acupuncture and cupping sessions my problem was cured and even today I still have no problem. I then had acupuncture for a sleep and stress problem and I have been sleeping normally after 3 sessions. Brilliant, and for anyone like myself who is not easy with needles, it is a doddle, no pain involved. My thanks to Vimala"
"I have up to now had three visits to the acupuncture clinic. Each time I have attended there has been a great improvement. Before I attended the clinic the pain in my shoulder was unbearable and I couldn’t raise my arm; now I can lift it nearly as high as the other arm. I can strongly recommend acupuncture with Mr Vimala Prabha"
“Just wanted to say thank you for changing my life for the better. The last 18 months since you have been treating me have been so much better, I can’t express the difference it has made.”
"I have been diagnosed with a condition called vulvodynia. It affects 1 in 7 women, but treatment and research is very limited. I tried acupuncture to see if it would help to ease my very painful symptoms of a raw burning feeling and that’s exactly what it did. It hasn’t completely cured me, but it really has reduced the level of pain I feel and also eased the side-effects of severe grogginess I had from taking the medication prescribed by the specialist. Its improved my sleep helping me to have a more natural feeling rest. I do not regret trying acupuncture at all and only wish I had tried it at the start of the year when I got my diagnosis. I plan to continue having acupuncture for the foreseeable future. And I would say its worth a try to anyone else suffering with this horrible condition, and as I write this I am on my 7th 100% pain free day in a row. So something is working!"
"In June 2008, I suddenly noticed noise in my head - which could only be a sign that I had tinnitus. As a classical musician, this came as a severe blow. I had four sessions with Vimala Prabha and the volume of sound has decreased markedly. I can still enjoy going to concerts and operas. The volume of sound has stayed at a consistent low level and I can confidently recommend acupuncture treatment from him."
DP, music critic
"In January this year I developed a severe Achilles tendinitis in the left calf and ankle, which affected my mobility a great deal.During the next 6 months I sought treatment from three physiotherapists. I was given various exercise programmes to complete. In addition I was given ultrasound and massage. These regimes helped a little but I suffered further relapses in a very short time. Eventually I was guided towards acupuncture, and it was then that I sought help from the St Helens Chiropractic and Acupuncture Service at Victoria Square St Helens. After 6 treatment sessions I have improved immensely. My limp and pain have gone. I wholeheartedly endorse the kind and sympathetic treatment and care I received at this practice, and I am very grateful. Thankyou"
MF, retired orthopaedic nurse
Anxiety & Panic Attacks
"I was suffering with anxiety and panic attacks. Acupuncture has helped me enormously. It has improved me by about 80-90%". ST, retired.
“I was in a very complicated “place” having just finished a course of chemo-therapy and radio-therapy and an operation. The side effects and the general decline in my wellbeing was at an all-time low and the medical world didn’t seem able to help. So I tried acupuncture and with their expert skill my list of complaints was managed, which enabled me to be more precise in what I was feeling was wrong with me and so the treatment became more precise. I have overcome many of the initial problems and so have become more active and starting to believe I can be my old self again and looking to the future”
TK, civil servant
"I can get up off the chair easily. I don’t need pain relief. I can walk better without pain."
"After suffering severe pain for four months, and not having a diagnosis, a friend suggested that I try acupuncture. I wish I had tried it earlier, to be free of such pain and be able to go to bed and sleep has been wonderful. Thank you for all your help." TM, retired nurse