Acupuncturist in Hale & Didsbury (Cheshire & M20)Return to 'Careful Practice'
Following risk assessments, I am fully compliant with the the British Acupuncture Council's Covid-19 secure guidelines to ensure that practice is as safe as possible. I am operating at reduced capacity with extra safety measures in place.
Patients will be asked to complete CV 19 pre-screening & consent prior to treatment. Full details available on request.
Annie practices as a Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist in Hale, Cheshire and also delivers Acupuncture in Didsbury, and Hulme.
"Just a note to say thank you for all your acupuncture & support over the last couple of years, you have been a real lifeline and I’m so grateful for everything you did for me. Navigating my miscarriages and pregnancies was so difficult for me, but you really guided me through some dark times and shined a light I so desperately needed…. Thank you!!! We now have our beautiful daughter and we’ll always be grateful to you. I hope your paths cross agin, Maybe for baby number 2! April 2021
" My best friend has been recommending Annie for months and I finally booked an appointment with her last year. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but my mind is completely blown. Acupuncture with her is the most magical experience, and I feel I’m in such good hands with Annie. The energy moving through the body is like nothing I’ve ever experienced, and afterwards it’s similar to having been to a spa. I have suffered with chronic hip pain for years and in addition to the treatment, Annie has given me various tips and information which so far has not only alleviated the pain, but given me a lot of hope for my future. I can’t recommend Annie enough and have already done so to a number of family and friends. (Jan 2021)
"Just thought I’d introduce you to my new little daughter Mya Grace: born June 2020.
My sessions with you last year helped me so much - the understanding you gave me about my body, I can honestly say I really felt it made the difference to allowing me to take control of my thoughts and feelings enough to relax and conceive. Your warm, professional manner made me feel so at ease and I genuinely felt empowered. Having Mya in my arms and Grace in my heart - I am the happiest mother ever.
Thank you for helping me achieve that. (June 2020)
"After 2 years of trying and one miscarriage in June 2019, I was beginning to loose hope. The struggles of conceiving where testing me and my relationship, until I visited Annie.
I Googled a few options and acupuncture seemed to be a good step into improving my fertility. After my miscarriage and the stress of everything my periods and cycles where a mess. So I thought I would give it a shot.
I came to Annie’s clinic and as soon as I arrived I felt the warmth of Annie’s present. We discussed my issues in a calm and friendly way and proceeded with the acupuncture. I felt great afterwards like new lease of life and off I went.
Well it didn’t take long! In December 2019 I fell pregnant (about 2 cycles in!)
I truly believe without Annie’s help, guidance and support I would still be that lady who was disheartened every month.
She’s brought so much joy and calm to me that I truly believed this helped.
The acupuncture helped re-set my body and increased my fertility.
I can’t thank Annie enough, she has been a massive help on my journey and I can’t wait for the new baby to arrive.
I’m still attending weekly acupuncture whilst pregnant, (currently 13 weeks) as it helps keep me calm and balanced, reducing any anxiety and stress I have.
I would highly recommend Annie to anyone going through fertility issues.
I couldn’t thank Annie enough. She is truly amazing xx
" People just have an energy that draws you in and Annie is one of them. After meeting her for the first time I started acupuncture in December 2019. This is a treatment that grounds me and leaves me relaxed but energised. Annie is a wonderful human and boy does she know her stuff, especially where acupuncture for fertility is concerned." (2020)
"I read that acupuncture leading up to and on the day of a frozen embryo transfer can increase the changes of IVF being successful.
Annie's sessions were great. As well as the acupuncture, which was very relaxing and helped my circulation. Annie helped me to understand about all the blood nourishing foods I could eat leading up to and after the transfer.
The transfer was successful and I continued with acupuncture sessions throughout the period leading up to my 12 week scan, as Annie was brilliant at helping me to stay positive and help me to lessen my worries about another miscarriage.
I would definitely recommend going to see Annie if you are undergoing IVF."
Zoe, south MCR. (2019)
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help on this journey of mine to become a Mother.
I had lost hope when I saw you for the first time and felt truly fulfilled and complete when I saw you last.
You have been an angel, you have helped me when I was unsure, kept me calm, helped me physically and emotionally, and the result was truly amazing: two beautiful children.
Thank you so, so much Annie.
"Annie is remarkable in both how she approaches her patients and the care she gives to each individual. Annie is kind and thoughtful. This was my first try of acupuncture so I wasn't sure of how it would go. Annie immediately put me at ease, talked through what my issues were and explained how she would treat me.
The surroundings at Hale are peaceful. Without fail I always had a lovely long nap once I was on the table and my pins were in with the lights down low. A restorative process initially once a week and then I moved to fortnightly and finally to a monthly visit once Annie had settled down my menopausal cycle.
I cannot recommend Annie highly enough, she is also great value for money and I would not be as sane as I am without her care over the last 18 months. My symptoms of (hormonal) sleeplessness, anxiety and hot flushes dissipated within a couple of visits and are now rare.
Annie also has a great sense of humour so I always left feeling chirpy and relaxed.
Go and see Annie, she is fabulous.
Alison (Sale)" October 2017
May 2014, my oldest friend gave me the best piece of advice I've ever had - 'why don't you try acupuncture? I know lots of people who have given it a go when trying to conceive and raved about it'. I'd not had a period for two-and-a-half years, so the 'task' of getting pregnant was far from easy. After continued frustrations with my GP's approach, I thought 'what have I got to lose?'. I came to see Annie later that month and from that moment on my life was transformed. In the space of a month, my period had started again; within seven months I was pregnant with my first child. Fifteen months after walking into Annie's treatment room for the first time, my husband and I now have a beautiful and precious baby girl - and we owe more than we could possibly express to Annie for the greatest gift ever. Her skill, knowledge, understanding, compassion and support guided us along an unforgettable journey. Not only did she treat a physical problem, but she listened intently during every session so that each treatment was bespoke to my needs that week. From pre-conception right through to week 40, Annie was there helping me to nurture, protect and prepare me for labour. I can never thank her enough for what she has done for us and I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone. She is one in a million. E.W. 2015
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'I first came to see Annie in November 2015 when I was going through one of the most difficult times of my life - I was struggling to conceive & had done the first month of being on the fertility drug clomid without success. I say struggling to conceive, but it was much more than this, my husband & I had been trying for years & tests had revealed I wasn't ovulating and one of my fallipian tubes was damaged from emergency surgery. Additionally, I have Crohn's disease and was having a flare up & was also struggling with the stress of my job as a solicitor. I was convinced I was destined never to have my own baby and had started looking into the possibility of adoption.
A family member who had recently conceived through IVF recommended that I should try acupuncture as she believed it had helped her conceive on her second round of IVF (not having had it on the first round & failing to conceive).
I started seeing Annie weekly & I felt the benefits of acupuncture straight away. I felt much more relaxed and positive about things and I also started feeling healthier and that my Crohn's was going back into remission (enabling me to focus on conceiving). Annie also used moxa in the sessions which I feel was of great benefit. Along with the actual acupuncture sessions, Annie discussed and advised on the menstrual cycle in Chinese medicine along with the importance of food in terms of blood building etc. I took all of this advice on board & adapted my diet accordingly.
On the 31st March 2016, I was a few days late for my period ... i decided to take a pregnancy test, not wanting to get my hopes up after years of being disappointed. I couldn't quite believe it when the test was positive! We were having the baby we had always longed for and only 4 months after starting acupuncture sessions and without having to undergo IVF!
I was initially nervous about the pregnancy, as I was scared something would happen to the baby we wanted so much, so it was only natural that I would continue with my acupuncture sessions with Annie, which I continued throughout my pregnancy.
The benefits of the acupuncture sessions were enormous - from helping to relieve morning sickness, acid indigestion & pelvic girdle pain to reducing anxiety & stress and helping me sleep better. My Crohn's disease was also kept at bay and I felt great.
I had a healthy pregnancy as a result and on the 12th December 2016 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.
I believe that I would not have conceived or had a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby without acupuncture. The effects and benefits are amazing & my husband and I cannot thank Annie enough for everything she has done for us; our baby girl is perfect in every way and we wouldn't have her now without acupuncture & Annie. (2016)
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'I've been lucky enough to work with Annie Walker for the last 8 months and can't praise her highly enough. I was originally referred to her as we had been trying to conceive for over 2 years unsuccessfully and it had been suggested that as there was no obvious physical reason we hadn't been successful, Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture may be beneficial.
From the outset, Annie's lovely warmth and caring approach meant I trusted her and the care and attention she took with every aspect of my treatment and every part of my overall wellbeing, was unlike anyone I had ever worked with before. Her passion for what she does and her diligence in ensuring her patients experience the best possible outcomes is truly inspiring. She goes above and beyond in every treatment and has been such a huge support to me through some of the most difficult and challenging times of my life.
As a result of Annie's treatments, I'm delighted to say I am now 14 weeks pregnant! Not only was Annie's help in getting here phenomenal but since becoming pregnant I've had quite bad morning sickness and Annie's continued care and regular treatments have made it so much better... She is an amazing lady and someone I feel truly lucky to have had the opportunity to work
with. (Cheshire, March 2014)
'I began acupuncture with Annie after trying to conceive naturally for a couple of months. I read an article suggesting that acupuncture helped with conception. I spoke to Annie and instantly I felt at ease with her, and was impressed by her friendly manner and knowledge of her subject matter.
During our sessions, my initial impressions of Annie proved to be true. I looked forward to our sessions and acupuncture had a positive affect on my overall health and state of mind. After attending the sessions for a couple of months, I felt was able to handle stress better both with regard to trying for a baby and work!
I started my treatment with Annie in December 2012 and fell pregnant in February 2013. I am continuing to see Annie all through my pregnancy. I am convinced that without Annie's help this would not have happened - I would recommended Annie to friends and family, and would not hesitate to continue to do so in the future.'