You are suffering from osteoarthritis or general joint pain
You are putting up with regular headaches or migraine
Does this sound familiar?
If so you’ve come to the right place if you are looking for a safe and natural solution.
I’m Amanda Farrar, a British Acupuncture Council registered Acupuncture Practitioner and National Hypnotherapy Society registered Hypnotherapist based in Harrogate.
I’ve spent the last 15 years empowering people just like you to overcome these issues in addition to many other health issues.
However over the years I have developed a special interest in helping and supporting people with the following issues:
- Acute & Chronic Pain
- Fertility, IVF & Pregnancy Support
- Depression, Anxiety & Stress
I love treating people with pain as the results can be so quick and effective! Whether you’re suffering from lower or upper back pain, neck, shoulder or joint pain I almost always combine massage and acupuncture and add moxibustion, electro-acupuncture, cupping and far infra-red lamps when needed. My intention is to use acupuncture and massage as intervention to get you back to full health as quickly as possible. Along with treatment I offer advice and guidance of how to make appropriate lifestyle changes so you can get speed up the process and prevent any further occurrences.
When treating chronic pain I take the same approach as with acute pain combining massage and acupuncture and add moxibustion, electro-acupuncture, cupping and far infra-red lamps when needed. The only difference is that you may need more sessions than if your issue is acute.
I struggled with lower back pain on and off for over ten years with occasional ‘attacks’ when I was barely able to move, my GP dispensed painkillers and my osteopath offered temporary relief. I was worried as the attacks were getting more frequent. I was amazed at the results of six brief acupuncture sessions; two years on I have had no more ‘attacks’ and very little general pain. The sessions themselves were pleasant and relaxing – I often drifted off to sleep. I have no hesitation in recommending Amanda and would use her again.Carolynn, Harrogate
Fertility & IVF Support
If you are looking for support with infertility issues my intention is to help you in the creation of optimum health by offering an integrated approach that empowers you to make the lifestyle changes that enhance your health and ultimately your fertility. During every step of the process, whether you are working on improving your fertility naturally, preparing for the IVF or in the midst of IVF treatment, I offer a sympathetic ear, advice, stress relief and acupuncture to support you during what can be an exceptionally stressful and upsetting time.
Once pregnant I can support you through the first trimester as even though this can be an amazingly exciting time many women feel just dreadful. Acupuncture is great at treating morning sickness, improving energy and keeping your stress to a minimum especially if you have had one or more miscarriages before.
Breech Position & Labour Preparation & Induction
In the final stages of your pregnancy I can support you with moxibustion for breech position, labour preparation and induction.
Depression, Anxiety & Stress
In 2009 the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the research arm of NHS funded the Acupuncture, Counselling and Usual Care for Depression (ACUDep) Trial which was carried out by the University of York Acupuncture Research Department. The aim of the trial was to determine how effective short courses of acupuncture or counselling might be for treating depression when used as an addition to usual GP care. Researchers compared how effective these treatments were, and also assessed the cost-effectiveness of the interventions. I was part of the team of acupuncturists that participated in treating the trial participates with regular acupuncture for up to 12 sessions. The results of this study show that both acupuncture and counselling are associated with patient benefits in the short and medium term. (MacPherson et al 2009) Due to my involvement in this trial I have a lots of experience in supporting people through depression, anxiety and stress.
I was encouraged to try acupuncture when I started to have anxiety attacks and I am so glad I chose this option rather than the pills the GP prescribed me. Through Amanda’s expertise I have come to understand the cause of my attacks which has lead to me overcoming this problem and letting me lead a normal, anxiety free life again. I’m sure everyone would agree that it is better to treat the cause than the symptom which is just what Amanda has done. Acupuncture also allows me to relax and to stop worrying about what is causing the attacks but at the same time developing my understanding of why they are happening which in turn has made me better. I believe that without Amanda’s guidance I would still be suffering from the attacks. Now I know that if they do return I can deal with them in a calm manner.Stephanie, Leeds