Sam Manning

"She has a gift for listening and understanding and deciding on a course of action."


Sam Manning

‘I had never experienced acupuncture before and was quite nervous about the needles, but I was absolutely delighted with the results. I had treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome late in pregnancy, and after only 3 sessions my symptoms had completely disappeared. I think the baby enjoyed the treatments too judging by the amount of wriggling she did during treatments! I'd highly recommend it to anyone.‘
Liz, New Mum, Oxford

‘My baby had been lying transverse throughout my pregnancy. By 35+6 weeks, as she was showing no signs of moving to a head down position, I contacted Sam. Moxibustion was the treatment after Sam took a detailed history. The treatment was painless and overall experience relaxing. I was sent home with my own candle to continue treatment. There was much movement that night and come my midwife appointment at 36+1 weeks, my baby’s head was down. This was confirmed by a scan at 37 weeks.’
Clare, Oxford

‘When I first met Sam I had been suffering from a distressing chronic pain syndrome for two years, since my daughter's birth. The pain clinic I was eventually referred to on the NHS couldn't offer me any satisfactory treatment, but Sam was able to treat my condition successfully in the first consultation - to be pain-free after two years was amazing, and the problem never recurred. Since then Sam has treated me numerous times and has helped me through both my next pregnancies and postnatal recovery. Always warm and approachable, she is a very skilled acupuncturist and I've found her diet and lifestyle suggestions spot-on too.’
G, Mum of two, Oxford

‘I started seeing Sam for acupuncture for my general health and to put me in the best possible health for conceiving. Her treatments make me feel revitalised and her holistic approach to addressing both the body and spirit make me feel like I have been listened to, understood and given a boost that lasts several weeks. It took a few months but I have now fallen pregnant and Sam has been really great, giving me more frequent treatments as I needed them to help with various symptoms and generally supporting me though an exciting but often bewildering time. I highly recommend her to anyone considering acupuncture for their health.’
Camilla, 6 months pregnant, Oxfordshire

‘I have always found acupuncture very balancing. I am sure that thanks to acupuncture in preparation for labour I was able to have a smooth, completely natural, no drugs at all, very small tear needing no stitches, birth at home. If it had not been for acupuncture I would have been induced because my water's had broken and my contractions were not starting. Despite extreme anxiety and pressure from the hospital, a few needles got everything going. Then acupuncture helped me come out of post-natal depression. One session was enough! Now when I feel fragile and overwhelmed I know I need some acupuncture to balance me again.’
Lara, Oxford

    "I highly
   recommend her to
   anyone considering
   acupuncture for
   their health!"

Camilla, Oxford

‘Acupuncture in pregnancy is really excellent and ideally should be available to all women! It is a safe and effective tool for encouraging a really healthy mother and baby throughout the pregnancy and can be great for helping with any common discomforts like nausea or swollen ankles, as well as the emotional roller-coaster. I also found it really useful during labour to help keep things moving and to maintain my flagging energy levels. I really recommend it very highly.’
Danielle, Oxford

‘I recently had a successful round of IVF and am now ten weeks' pregnant with twins. I had acupuncture with Sam throughout and suffered very few of the IVF drug side effects and none of the expected pain on the day of egg collection. I'm very happy with how acupuncture helped during IVF, so I've returned to continue treatment during my pregnancy. The acupuncture sessions are relaxing and it's really useful to talk through how I'm feeling with Sam.’
Moira, Oxford

‘I gave birth to a healthy baby girl last Friday. All happened naturally, drug-free and swiftly, in no small part thanks to your treatment and calm demeanour which helped give me the confidence that nature would take its course as intended; no induction, no abruption.’
Sally, Mum of two, Oxford

‘Sam has made a great job of treating my tennis elbow with acupuncture as well as helping other muscular problems with massage’
Robert, Oxford

‘I went to acupuncture as a sceptic – I’m a clinical scientist so how else could I approach it? I realised that this prejudice was unscientific and the only way to find out if it was a beneficial intervention or not was to experience it myself. That was 15 years ago and I have had regular treatments ever since. I have enjoyed good health over that time and haven’t had a day off work because of illness since April 2008. I’ve seen a number of acupuncturists and I would recommend Sam as a practitioner for her skill in getting to the root of a problem and elegantly dealing with it. She has a gift for listening and understanding and deciding on a course of action.’
Alistair, London

‘Good advice and effective treatment.’
Mr M, Southampton

‘Following a fall in 2007, I had been left with chronic knee pain which was diagnosed by x-ray and orthopaedic specialist consultant as 0steoarthritis. I was advised to take anti inflammatory pain relief medication in order to exercise. I was unable to move without pain and going downstairs was particularly painful. I had restricted my activities and could not exercise apart from some walking. I could not bend my knee fully and could not squat or get up from squatting position.

With the help of acupuncture I have found that the pain, mobility and strength of my knee has returned. I can get up from squatting, I cycle regularly, walk run a little, and occasionally dance! The swelling that so disfigured my knee has reduced considerably.

I would recommend acupuncture with Sam Manning to anyone with this condition. It has also helped me overall with other problems like sleep disturbance and hot flushes.’
Caroline, Abingdon

‘I have been having acupuncture with Sam for about eight years. I stopped smoking with acupuncture, and have benefited from acupuncture ever since. I suffer with mental health problems and Sam has treated me for anxiety, and also for general well-being. I have felt much better both physically and mentally since having treatment with Sam and have built up a good relationship with her – I do not know where I would be without my treatment.’
Jane, Oxford

‘I first came to see Sam because my daughter had glandular fever and zero energy. She’d been in bed for 5 weeks and found it hard to get up to even eat. I took her to see Sam and within 3 weeks she was back at school. Sam not only helped with treatment ie acupuncture but also gave my 17 year old some practical strategies to manage her health. At the same time she helped me get through a very tough period with an ill daughter and a stressful full-on job. I’ll aways be grateful.’
Jess, Oxford

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