TREATING FROM THE ROOT
With treatments focused on the root caused and not just the symptoms, a wide range of conditions can be treated with acupuncture and natural therapies
Helen Fox MSc BSc MBAcC
Helen is fully insured and a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the leading professional body for acupuncturists in Great Britain, and is a member of MLD UK. and BLS. She is also a member and a teacher of the natural family planning.
Helen has been working extensively in the field of complementary medicine since 1997. Helen graduated with a BSc (hons) degree from the University of Westminster in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, and also received a full scholarship to complete postgraduate training at the China Medical Hospital University in Taichung, Taiwan.
Helen also gained her Master of Science at the University of Westminster where she conducted research into the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion in the treatment of lymphoedema. The pilot study showed that acupuncture and moxibustion was effective in reducing the limb volume, fibrosis and the symptoms associated with lymphoedema
Helen was invited to give a poster presentation of her research at both the British Lymphology Society conference in Birmingham October 2015 and at the 18th Acupuncture Research Resource Center (ARRC),Kings College, London in March 2016. She was an invited speaker which was hosted by the by British Journal of Community Nursing at the 3rd National Lymphoedema Conference in March 2016.
Helen has undertaken post-graduate training in the treatment of gynecological disorders, including menstrual disorders, male and female infertility and IVF assistance with Jani White. She has a keen interest in natural fertility, IVF and oncology treatments and fertility.
Since finding out i had primary lymphoedema in my left leg 7 years ago i had worried and been unsure of exactly what it is and how i can make it better and i felt scared. My mum found out about Helen and i went for my first MLD about a year ago. Not only did the massage help (i went for a few treatments) she is also very knowledgeable and gave me advice, and most importantly for me, she made me feel less terrified and gave me confidence. Once i return to Croydon from my travels i hope to have regular treatments with her.
Hi Helen.......Wanted to share our good news.... I'm Pregnant!!! Thank you so much, you played a significant part
In May of this year I had Vaser Lipselection to my inner knees. My surgeon recommended I wear a compression garment for 6 weeks and have 3-5 sessions of MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage). Helen was recommended to me and I am so grateful she was.
As well as bruising and swelling I experienced numbness and hardening (fibrous tissue) around the area. Not only was Helen professional and thorough at recognising these areas and working with them, but also reassuring regarding my concerns. I found that with each session the tightness and discomfort began to ease and the hardness, which I thought would never go, softened and the area now looks completely natural.
Helen also made many useful suggestions such as using a trampette to improve lymphatic drainage and using a massage ball to help reduce the hard tissue. The results are fantastic and I still hardly recognise my lovely new knees sometimes.
I'm now having MLD sessions with Helen for treatment to my calves and ankles. I'm bruised and swollen and compressed up to the hilt but I know what to expect, what to do and what the results will be thanks to Helen.