About Graeme McCracken

British Acupuncture Council




chinese medicine


Gynaecological problems:

I live a very active life, with long dance rehearsals and performances.  I dreaded my menstrual bleed or ‘dread of the month’ as I called it. I was flat on my back for at least 3 days with a hot water bottle. The pain was excruciating! Painkillers from the doctor barely touched the sides. I had been on the pill since 14 to help but I came off last year as I don’t like the idea of it.

I can’t remember how I found Graeme; but there is no doubt in my mind that he has helped. He initially treated me with acupuncture and moxabustion and taught me abdominal massage to move the blockages. We timed our treatments to my cycle with more sessions before the bleed was due. By the third cycle the pain was improved with less pre-menstrual tension.  After the forth cycle it was more of a pulling pain than a stop me in my tracks pain. At this point Graeme suggested dietary changes and referred me to a herbalist colleague of his. I continued to see him the week before my bleed for a couple of more cycles. Now my cycle is much more regular and the pain is greatly improved, I still get a twinge on the first day but nothing compared to how it was.

Female 23, Dancer.