Annabel has recently relocated to Australia where she hopes to restart her acupuncture practice again soon. She has loved her time in the UK working as an acupuncturist since 2013 in Ealing, Chiswick and more recently East Horsley, Surrey.
Annabel is currently teaching hypnobirthing to couples in Adelaide and online in other states in Australia and in the United Kingdom. She can't wait to be able to offer the two therapies in tandem.
Acupuncture is a system of healing that has been practised for over 2,500 years.
Acupuncture is a gentle and effective treatment, which considers the person as a whole, improving one's overall health and well-being.
Rather than just focusing on specific signs and symptoms, Annabel will seek to find the root cause of the problem.
In the hypnobirthing training Annabel teaches breathing techniques, visualisations and fear release techniques.
She aims to build the confidence of the mother and their birthing partner to make informed choices, helping them come away feeling like they had a positive birth experience.
Currently she teaches couples 1-2-1 is offering the courses online to those outside of Adelaide.
Most people find acupuncture very relaxing. It is hard to describe the sensation felt, one person will experience the feeling differently from another. Rarely does it hurt, and if it does, the feeling is only momentarily.
Patients often describe the needle sensation as a tingling or dull ache, a warm, or an alive sensation. This is one of the signs that the body's "qi" has been stimulated.