​​​Integrated Acupuncture - THE CARL TODD CLINIC

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Phil P.

Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

I've been seeing Berenice since April 2019, having been recommended by a friend.  My main reason for trying Acupuncture was due to a very long history of severe hay-fever, since a child, and finding it to be impacting my life so severely that i needed time off work.  I would suffer very itchy eyes, runny and blocked nose, wheezy chest that often became infected.  The treatments i've received have definitely helped reduce my symptoms significantly, to the extent that i was able to complete the 3 Peaks Challenge in June last year, something that i could never have done previously.  Aside from this, i find the treatments extremely relaxing and i always have a sense of calmness and wellbeing in the hours and days after.  My sleep is improved, i feel cooler, less stressed and more able to cope with life.  Berenice has a lovely manner and makes you feel at ease. She is very professional and confidential and i can highly recommend her as a practitioner.  I always look forward to my treatments and will continue to see Berenice as the long term benefits will really improve my lifestyle.

TT. Linnet

South Marston, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Having recently started a new business Bernice was invaluable in helping me to handle the anxiety and stress I was faced with. Her professional and calm manner has created a haven for me to find rebalance and charge my energy pool. Her 'toolbox' of incredible healing techniques is varied and always leaves me feeling like I have had a bespoke treatment.

Louise S.

Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

I went to Berenice because all other routes to curing my problems had not been successful. I have had 6 treatments and can honestly say I am in a better place than I've been for ages; the pain I was experiencing before is more or less gone. Berenice is highly qualified and clearly very knowledgeable; because of this she is able to offer other treatments alongside the acupuncture. If you have struggled with a problem and are getting no resolution with other treatments, give it a try!

Beth T.

Highworth, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

I initially visited Bernie following a diagnosis of degenerative disc disease in my lower spine. I had exhausted all options and the only solution left for me was to go down the surgical route.  Bernie took the time to really listen, she made connections to other health issues that just weren't obvious to me. Bernie treated my whole body, not just my symptoms! I only needed six sessions and I am still reaping the benefits 12 months on. I haven't had to have surgery and I no longer need to take copious amounts of pain relief to exist.  My profession involves working with many natural scientists. Whilst I will never understand how Chinese medicine works I am over the moon that I went with an open mind and tried something that western medicine doesn't fully understand.

Bob S.

Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
In August 2018, I had an injury to my shoulder. It was caused by a fall and was very painful, and resulted in a loss of full use of my right shoulder and arm, partly through pain, and partly through reduced range of motion. For example, I could no longer throw a ball or a stick for my dog when out walking with him. I couldn’t sleep on my right side because of the pain, and it was always with me. Pain killers helped a bit, but that is only short term and I didn’t want to become dependant on them. I had treatment from therapists which did help, but the recovery only got so far and then stalled. After 5 months I was still in a lot of pain.  My wife had tried Chinese healing through Berenice, and found it effective for her hip issue and so I decided to try it. After three treatment sessions, my shoulder is very much improved and while it is not yet entirely pain free, I can now do a lot of things that I hadn’t been able to do, including sleeping on my right side.  I am now starting treatment on my knee as a result of the confidence I have gained through this.

Updated review September 2020...

​Over a year on, and my shoulder is now completely pain free, and I have total range of motion as before the accident.  ​I did have treatment on my knee, and that too is now very much improved, I have had no recurrence of pain for a year now, which is a massive step forward for me as I had expected to have to live with the problem indefinitely. I am now a big fan of Berenice' treatment regime.

Freda D.

Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

I first met Berenice in July 2017. I was suffering with Trigeminal Neuralgia (episodes of severe, sudden, shock-like pain in both sides of my face that lasts for seconds to a few minutes). I was in agony as anyone who has this will know. I was on a very high dose of pain killers. I found Berenice very caring and knowledgeable in what she does. Her treatment room is very inviting warm and clean. Berenice was very thorough with her investigation. All through my treatment she kept in touch week by week to know how I was feeling and if the treatment was working. All the time she was treating me she told me exactly what she was doing. By Christmas 2017, I was pain free and tablet free. I cannot speak highly enough of Berenice. After suffering for over 6 years with Trigeminal Neuralgia, I am now pain free.

Lisa L.
Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Weeks of suffering with a bad cold resulted in a nasty ear infection. Visits to the GP and being prescribed antibiotics together with ear sprays to help with inflammation did not help. I was at the point were my hearing in one ear was very limited. I decided to have a treatment with Berenice rather than trying yet more drugs and after just one treatment the result was amazing. During the treatment I could feel crackling in my ear - things were starting to clear! Then whilst driving in the car a few hours later my ear popped and I could hear again. All pain subsided and I was back to normal. I can not recommend acupuncture enough.

Cormac D.

Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

I found the 5 treatments, including some Electro acupuncture to be really helpfully in reducing pain and discomfort in a long term ankle injury. I have just returned from a long hike in Bhutan and had no pain or discomfort.  My overall well-being and resilience also benefited. I’ll be returning for further top ups.  Many thanks Berenice

Simon O.

South Marston, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Having been diagnosed with Parkinson's earlier this year, undertaking an initial 5 session programme with Berenice followed by monthly top up sessions has along with a couple of other changes, like yoga and diet, have provided me with amazing benefits. My tremors are significantly less, my walking and balance is much more stable and the strength in my right hand, wrist and arm is much better. In addition I had a miraculous almost instant recovery from a back pain and tendinitis in my wrist along the way. Berenice is my first port of call for anything medical / health / well being related now.

John W.
New South Wales, Australia
Whilst in England on holiday I attended Berenice's clinic suffering severe back pain.  After 1 session of hot acupuncture with Berenice I was amazed the difference in my posture, the pain had almost gone which made my flight back to Australia much more bearable .
I found Berenice to be very professional and knowledgeable .

Alison A.
Blunsdon Saint Andrew, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
The clinic is lovely, spotless and modern.  Berenice has a lovely way with her clients, making them feel at ease very quickly.  Berenice offers a really professional service and is very thorough.  My little boy has been having acupuncture and he said that Berenice is really nice and makes him feel at ease, she has helped him a lot and gives him time to tell her how he is feeling, we can highly recommend Berenice.

​Della V.
Shaw, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Berenice provides a very friendly & professional treatment in a relaxing setting. Berenice always shows genuine care & understanding to all her clients. Her treatments have helped me personally, beyond belief. I cannot recommend Berenice enough.

Lynne H.
Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
I had my first appointment with Berenice a few days before Christmas 2014.  I was suffering with acute back pain from an injury at work; I could not even bend down to do up my shoes.  After my first treatment I felt so much better. If it was not for Berenice I would have been in pain all over the Christmas holiday.  I have continued to have acupuncture treatment to manage my high blood pressure and sinus problems. Regular treatment definitely helps me feel better in myself and manage my symptoms. Berenice is very professional & knowledgeable and I will continue to have maintenance treatments with her.

Colin E.

Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

I was suffering from pain in my foot. My Doctor diagnosed Morton's Neuroma and said just wear wide foot ware and that it would last approx 6/8 weeks. I then went to see Berenice after diagnosis to see if Acupuncture could help me.  I felt 60% pain relief after the first treatment and completely free of pain after the second treatment , as you can imagine I was well pleased. 

Claire H.

Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

The surgery is in a little idle of calm and tranquility and it is easy to relax as soon as you enter the place. The place is spotlessly clean and balances safe and homely with professional and efficient beautifully.  You are greeted and welcomed and things run to time but I never felt rushed or that treatment was cut short in any way. Berenice is professional and welcoming and alias any fears or apprehension you may have about the treatment. The treatment is tailored to your individual needs and allows you to feel that any issues you have are dealt with at ease and in confidence. Although acupuncture is not part of the national health service it is an investment in your health and I now recommend it to lots of friends as I was overwhelmed with the results I experienced from it. Thank you.

Lisa L.

Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Both myself and my 9 year old son have treatments and I can not express enough how fantastic the treatments are. The clinic is immaculate and tranquil. My son feels very at ease with Berenice and is left feeling less anxious, less hyperactive and very relaxed following treatment. Treatments have completely changed the way I feel too, I'm left feeling uplifted, revived and most of all my hormones are much more balanced.

Gaby G.

Montreal, Québec, Canada

I have had Acupuncture with different practitioners, but I have to admit that Berenice is one of the best Acupuncturists I ever had treat me. She really helped me with a lot of issues (Tinnitus and Vertigo), and every treatment I had with her I would always see a big difference in both my symptoms and within myself; something I never actually noticed with other Acupuncturists. I started having treatments with her in 2014 and continue to this day to do so to maintain my health and well-being. Her professionalism and dedication are reflected on the great results I have had with her. I can highly recommend Berenice, she is the best!

Howard P.

Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Having picked up a running injury just over a year ago I sort treatment via my NHS doctor and a specialist consultant at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, all too little effect in 
Just before this past Christmas Berenice treated not just my injury but ‘Me’.  I’m not a cynic or a doubter but the treatment blew me away, Berenice explains the treatment required in detail and after three visits I’m back running..

London Marathon here I come..

Thank you Berenice….

Karen M.

Hannington, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

I recently had a course of acupuncture with Berenice.  I did not go for any specific problem but was interested to try the therapy.  I was not sleeping well and was generally lacking in energy.  Berenice was very welcoming and completely professional.  She took a very comprehensive history and with full discussion decided on a course of treatment to suit my needs.  Immediately after the first session I felt better.  I am sleeping better and have more energy.  The other sessions strengthened the improvements I was feeling and they have been maintained.  I continue to have maintenance sessions as necessary.  I am a full convert to the benefits of acupuncture and Berenice is a first rate practitioner.

Natasha D.

Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Bernie helped me during my pregnancy, when I could no longer have massage but still struggled with terrible back pain. She is extremely professional and knew exactly how to help. During my course of treatment things where adjusted to help with the ongoing changes in my body. I was nervous about acupuncture but really can't recommend it and Bernie enough.

Lydia G.

Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom 

Started my treatments with Bernie in May 2016 and although it has been a very slow process I cannot thank her enough for the support she has given me and the kind and professional way I have been treated. She is very knowledgeable and explains everything she is doing in a very easy to understand way. I never feel pressured into having more treatments and always feel very calm and relaxed when I leave. Thank you so much Bernie.

Scott H.

Highworth, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Started going to see Bernie back in 2015 after suffering with IBS for many years never found anything that helped after trying drugs and diets with no relief . After 3 treatments with Bernie i had no problems for a good 5 months and have been able to eat anything i like without pain or discomfort. I have also been treated or sciatica which has plagued me for many years but after some treatment and top ups to treatments my mobility has been back to normal.