Well, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2013. For those of you that know this is a horiffic condition that causes chronic pain in various places in the body. It also affects sleep and memory (brain fog). After being put on a variety of medications, none of which helped, I was told the next step for me was to go onto morphine. Well that was not going to happen! That would have meant I couldn’t drive and so couldn’t work and that was not a path I wanted to go down. I gradually came off all medication apart from co-codamol when needed when the pain gets me down.
I began to search for alternative therapies to help and I came across acupuncture. I had had this before many years ago for a knee problem and it really helped me. I decided to see if I could get onto an acupuncture course so that I could treat myself. I found Total Therapy Training and so the journey started!
I have now gone to part time teaching so that I can concentrate on my therapy business hoping very soon to retire from teaching altogether to throw myself full time into En Pointe Ancient Therapies.
I have a very special interest in fertility treatment something which I get great pleasure from when the news of a pregnancy comes in. I am also exploring the world of sound therapy in the form of tuning fork therapy and crystal singing bowls and gongs for sound baths. I am following what excites me and gets my brain stimulated!
I have two wonderful grandsons who are my absolute world, from two very successful sons. I am married to Peter who has supported me on every step of this journey and who puts up with my pain and tears when it all gets too much.