Testimonials and reviews for acupuncture, the Torbay Acupuncture Centre, Torquay, Devon.


Customer Testimonials and Reviews

I would definitely recommend having acupuncture with Acu, Rachel is very knowledgable and the sessions have made a massive difference to me. I have a few health issues that this procedure is helping. It has unblocked energy in my body that was stagnating and making me ill. I feel able to tackle the world again, as an holistic practitioner myself I notice that we never leave enough time for ourselves. This was me time, and it really worth it.
Chris McCall

Restless Legs Syndrome
“I came to Rachel via my daughter having life changing help from Rachel for fertility issues, for which our family will be eternally grateful.
My RLS, whilst not a very serious condition, has driven me mad, deprived me of sleep and concentration for most of my adult life, it even drove me to retire earlier that I would have liked because I could no longer sit still in meetings. I discovered drug treatment some years ago, which helped a great deal, but sadly I had reached the maximum dose and the drugs were not helping any more, in fact they were making me ill. Rachel has made all the difference, I now take a minimum dose of drugs and am better than I have ever been. She is also a very caring, friendly and inspirational person, with great insight and is a joy to spend time with.”
Christine Melsher

Peripheral Neuropathy
“Brilliant. Rachel is very kind & caring and I have been delighted with the results. Thank you”
Margaret Cook

Rachel is highly professional and puts me at ease.
A great listener & ability to sift through info to give a relaxing & uplifting treatment.
A great tool to get you through the menopause.”
Sue Mutlow

Acupuncture for Sciatica
“I have suffered with sciatica and referred pain/discomfort for several months. Having tried to manage this condition myself, I decided to try acupuncture as I had used this type of treatment previously for neck & shoulder pain (occupational).

Rachel’s treatment gave me instant improvement and over 5 treatments I was completely pain free. I still have ‘top up’ treatments to maintain my comfort.

I have referred two other people to Rachel and they are also very happy with the results.”
David Molyneux

Acupuncture for the Menopause
“Rachel has worked wonders for me. I came feeling depressed, anxious and at a real low. I knew that I was starting to go through the menopause. She has alleviated all my symptoms from the mental to the physical as I go through this time in my life. I’m nothing but eternally grateful.”

“Rachel is brilliant! I’ve really found my acupuncture treatments from her have boosted my energy levels and general well-being.

It is so good that a multi-bed set up is offered in the area.”
Venetia Bennetts

“Acupuncture Success
After taking prescription tablets for high blood pressure for several years and my blood pressure was still not as low as I, or the Doctor would have liked, I went to see Rachel. (several of my family members had found acupuncture to be helpful in the past).

My first appointment with Rachel was in November and on her advise I recorded my blood pressure each day, by January with my Doctors approval I was able to give up all the blood pressure tablets. I continued my visits to Rachel until now, July following a period of acceptable blood pressure results. During this period Rachel also treated me successfully for muscle and strain injuries caused by over zealous gardening.

I will miss my visits to see Rachel she is very easy to chat to, like spending time with a friend.”
Sheila Tong

“Very friendly + helpful I am very impressed and told my daughter she should come here. It has help me enormously.”

“Four years ago I was diagnosed with tinnitus and was told there is no known cure.

I turned to acupuncture in the hope of getting some relief from my symptoms. I tried several acupuncturists in Torbay. I then found the acupuncture clinic in St. Marychurch.

As you open the door, you step into a light and airy reception room where your welcomed by Daryl, a very pleasant and helpful young man. The reception/waiting room is tastefully laid out with books & plants.

Rachel the acupuncturist is a charming & very knowledgeable young lady, with a great sense of  humour. Her treatment is so gentle, you don’t feel a thing! The treatment rooms are fresh and bright. Rachel is the only acupuncturist who has brought me relief from my symptoms. For the first time ever I now look forward to my treatment.

Highly recommended by Margaret Morgan”

Acupuncture for Sciatic Pain
“After being crippled by the pain of sciatica and fed up with a cocktail of painkillers presented by the Dr. I came across Torbay Acupuncture Centre.

I had previously considered acupuncture but was put off by the cost was always too high so I was intrigued by the affordability of the treatment.

Amazing treatment, a warm, friendly and comfortable environment. Rachel is brilliant and after 2 months I was pain-free. The treatment has been so beneficial to me in many ways that I now maintain 6 weekly appointments as I see it as a key to a healthy lifestyle.

I would recommend to anyone suffering pain as I did”

“Fabulous! Always efficient, informative, calm and kind. I would thoroughly recommend you contacting Rachel and Daryl for advice and treatment.”
Julie Stuchberry

Acupuncture for Headaches
“I have had great results from acupuncture for my sinus headaches. It ranges a bit more now but Rachel is so professional  and lovely. It really makes sense. Great!”

“I have tried Acupuncture at the hospital which didn’t work so I wasn’t expecting very much at first but I was amazed at what happened since I have been seeing Rachel. Since my fall I was left with sciatica & leg pain which an injection didn’t help. With my treatment the leg pain has gone & my emotional well-being has turned around for the better. I’m really amazed.”

“Rachel is the most professional, personable and approachable person that I know. The key to her success is her listening skills and passion for acupuncture. This enables her to treat you as an individual holistically, covering all aspects of your mind, body and soul.
My personal experience with Rachel has been an enlightening one, initially seeking her help (when nothing else has worked) for debilitating migraines, menopausal symptoms, sinus problems and recurring depression. All of which she has methodically addressed each week with amazing results.
Acupuncture with Rachel is a continual journey of emotional, and finding out what needles work sites work for you and being patient is paramount. The relief from physical pain, uncomfortable menopausal symptoms and mental traumas is life changing. A massive thank you Rachel.”
Susie R-H

“I have been seeing Rachel for several months now and really helped me. I have noticed a difference in my energy levels as well more balanced outlook. I look forward to my visits as I know it always improves my mood and health.”
Heidi Pyburn

“Rachel is a very knowledgeable practitioner and very amiable. She makes you feel very comfortable and helps your body on the right track. Acupuncture is a great tool for improving health + well being.”
Hannah Bryant

“I swear by acupuncture treatment and would recommend it for anyone to try. I came initially for stress related problems but the treatments have seen me through some very difficult personal issues. It helps me to sleep, focus and re-balance my life. Couldn’t do without the help it has given me. Thank you.”
Chris Hargreaves

“The Acupuncture has really helped me manage my migraines and avoid having to take strong medication.”
Rachel Kiddey

“I have Rheumatoid Arthritis which comes part and parcel with fatigue which has the same effect as CFS/ME. I was at my wit’s end and a friend’s mother recommended Rachel. Well I have been coming now for quite a while. She has helped me immensely not only with fatigue but with aches and pains too. She is incredibly giving and such a lovely person. I used to be a nurse so I know alternative therapies can work as I have seen within some hospitals.

Whatever your problem I am sure she will be able to help in some way. Give it a try really I don’t think you have anything to lose.”
Glenda Ball

“I am a very happy client and very pleased with the quality of the service I am offered by Torbay Acupuncture Centre.

Very calm, nice, relaxing and positive atmosphere from the very first second you step through the door.
I am receiving not only treatment for my body but also for my soul which is very important. Acupuncture helps me to re-establish the body’s healthy equilibrium and function.

Rachel is very kind and a lovely person, very client focused and orientated and is sure you are getting the right treatment you need, unique and personalised!

Highly recommended!”
Laura T

“Thank you so much, cannot wait for next week. Lovely lady”
Shirley Clement

“Amazing results in a short time. Family and friends also attend with great ongoing results. Would 100% recommend to anyone.”
Kirsty Lashley

“Excellent, works for me. No more pain from an arthritic knee, no more pain killing drugs. Very reasonable fees, worth every penny.”
Joyce Whittle

“I came to Rachel when conventional medicine offered me only pills to conquer chronic back pain. With no firm promises of “cure”, we began the journey to improve the pain + discomfort – with a welcome and a clear understanding of what was needed, and our professional relationship both friendship grew.”

I’ve been receiving treatment here for just over a year now and have experienced excellent results. Rachel is very friendly and approachable, and offers treatment at a reasonable price making acupuncture accessible to everyone!
Laura Plumb

“Very helpful professional treatment delivered in a most sympathetic and helpful manner by Rachel who is an extremely pleasant young lady.”
Angela Collins

“I have had treatment from Rachel since 2014. I decided not to have radiation treatment, and also refused the medication.

I decided to follow the alternative route, which is Acupuncture, and various other therapies.
I also take Ginger, Turmeric and other supplements. I am pleased to tell you, that I am free of cancer.
I would highly recommend Rachel, not only is she excellent at her job, she is also a lovely caring kind person, and I must not forget her lovely husband Daryl.

Thank you.”
Astrid Thomas

“I have been receiving treatment for back ache and arthritis for 3 years, and have found it very beneficial. Rachel is an excellent acupuncturist. She listens and goes the extra mile to research the condition. Also, most importantly, very reasonable charges.”

“Cannot recommend Rachel enough. Had some amazing results with difficult symptoms, which improved over time. Keep up the good work Rachel, you deserve all the recognition you can get”
Julie Millman

“My husband and I have recently had acupuncture sessions with Rachel and I can honestly say we have had such positive results that we are now on a monthly top up appointment just to keep on top of any little things that crop up every now and then in even the healthiest of people.

We also recommended an elderly friend of ours who has benefited greatly from acupuncture.
Rachel is so easy to talk to, has a lovely personality and I would not hesitate to recommend her 100% to try and help you with any health problem you might have.”
Yvonne Garret

“Rachel is excellent at her job, professional yet relaxed and friendly putting you at ease. Her acupuncture is very effective, and I can vouch both personally and professionally having recommended some of my patients to her, at the effectiveness of the treatment.”
Dawn Ireland (Herbalist)

“Rachel is just fabulous. Her acupuncture has really helped my knee. The discomfort goes away completely. Not only does Rachel offer acupuncture she has a holistic health approach which is also helpful.”
Tui Shirley

“I came to see Rachel for acupuncture to treat my ME and fibromyalgia, as I had tried so many other therapies and was taking a lot of pain medication. I have had amazing results with acupuncture treatment. I am now no longer on pain medication and my energy levels have significantly increased. I’m so happy with this treatment, it has helped me tremendously.”

“Rachel’s skills as an acupuncturist have resulted in me being able to manage the many peri-menopausal symptoms I have had without resorting to HRT. She has helped me gain balance and calm and has been a good listening ear as well as having a great sense of humour. Thank you for being there Rachel.”

“I have found acupuncture has been really helpful when I have been stuck with various health problems. Rachel has an ability to really listen and understand. Her skill with acupuncture has helped me regain good health.”

“After over 40 years suffering from sinus problems I decided to try acupuncture, although I was doubtful it would work.

After my first treatment it made a difference straight away, smelling things I hadn’t done for years. Although my second treatment didn’t work too well subsequent treatments have made me feel generally better. I know it may take time for me to improve fully but I feel I am on the right track.

I find Rachel very pleasant and easy to talk to. I would certainly recommend her to people who might have their doubts.”

“I have been going to Rachel now for over two years. She has achieved significant results both initially for the effects of a very prolonged difficult period and subsequently for a range of acute ailments. She has had a significant positive effect on my well-being.”
Mr. H. Smith

“I started treatment with Rachel after I broke both my shoulders. I was hoping that acupuncture would help with pain and healing, also prevent a couple of potential unpleasant complications. I am delighted to say that I have made enormous progress; although my arms still hurt after activity, the pain is nowhere near as bad, and is fairly short lived. My consultant has described my range of movement as remarkable. Apparently it is most unusual to raise the arm above shoulder height following this injury, which I can now do with one arm. The other needs further surgery, but once that’s done, I’m confident that, with Rachel’s help, I shall be able to raise both arms above my head.

Apart from that, Rachel has also helped me significantly with occasional back pain, fit of the miseries, and allergic rhinitis, which have cropped up along the way.

Rachel is a joy to work with, competent, knowledgeable, kind and supportive, with a calm manner and keen sense of humour. Thank you, Rachel, I am hugely grateful for all that you do.”
Patricia Taylor

“I had been suffering with chronic back pain condition and sciatica pain for a number of years. To self manage and improve my condition I decided to try Acupuncture. Through researching my condition and local practitioners I contacted Torbay Acupuncture and after a couple of treatments with Rachel found my condition improving considerably. I still have regular catch up sessions with Rachel to help control my back condition and I have immense gratitude towards her for her calm manner and professional attitude that has helped me get through this difficult time. Without this continued treatment my quality of life would have been greatly reduced.”
Shirley Crook

“Since starting treatment my symptoms have cleared up completely and I also feel so much better in myself – calmer, more confident – more like myself again.”
Miss A. Patterson

“Rachel cleared up the asthma I have had since childhood. I am so grateful.”
Mr. L. Jenkins

“I wasn’t convinced acupuncture would be able to help me, but my tendon problem was resolved in two treatments.”
Mrs. R. Bertram

“I first approached Rachel for acupuncture as I had read that facial acupuncture could help as a none invasive face lift, improving skin and slowing down wrinkles.

I started weekly sessions initially to help improve and prevent ageing of the skin. I didn’t know then how acupuncture could help me in many other ways. Acupuncture can help balance the body and address many other problems. Rachel could tell by feeling my pulses were weaknesses in my health needed attention. I now feel more balanced generally and we deal with other issues as when they arise. I see Rachel on a monthly basis as a way of maintaining my health.”
Mrs. J. Fitzgerald

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    Rachel Geary

    Rachel Geary BA(Hons), Lic. Ac. MBAcC is a fully qualified acupuncturist, having graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in 2002. She has previously practised in Inverness and Barnstaple. "I first became interested in acupuncture whilst I was at university studying History and Philosophy. I was particularly drawn to eastern philosophy, which I found particularly elegant and beautiful. I then went on to complete a three and a half year course of study in acupuncture and discovered it to exemplify these very same qualities. I feel very privileged to have been able to learn so much about the Chinese understanding of health and to be able to use this knowledge to help others." Rachel Geary is a Registered Acupuncturist, she is registered at The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), and The Association of Community and Multibed Acupuncture Clinic (ACMAC).