Client Testimonials

What my clients have said who have come to see me for various conditions such as sports injuries, aches and sprains as well as stress related issues.
  • I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis over 20 years ago as I was reluctant to go onto anti inflammatory medication thought I would try acupuncture. Over the years have had a few practitioners, since moving to Hove I am being treated by Edward Shearer. I still have arthritis but manage the condition without conventional treatment so preventing the stomach problems that they would most likely have caused. Acupuncture certainly works for me and I am happy to endorse both Edward and this form of treatment.

    Anne, Osteoarthritis

  • My knee has been absolutely fine and I have wanted to say a huge thank you because I don't think I could have completed the marathon if I hadn't had the treatment you gave me. I had a great marathon experence - no pain during or after - and I loved (just about) every minute of it. I had a slight emotional glitch at about 24 miles which I have since termed "nearly there" was that horrible feeling of nearly being finished but realising you had a few miles to go still. All credit to your skill and knowledge though - I appreciated the fact that it didn't hurt (the acupuncture) and I enjoyed discussing barefoot running with you and the advice you gave me about the barefoot squatting (which I can just about do now). I would certainly recommend (and already have) the treatment to anyone facing similar issues (ITB and "knee" pain) or any other sports related injuries.

    Sandra, Marathon Runner: Knee and ITB Pain

  • Ed was recommended as someone who could help to relieve my knee pain through acupuncture as I was only weeks away from competing in my first Marathon and suffering badly. Whilst I was sceptical at first the treatments definitely helped ease the pain and the proof is in the fact that I completed the course, despite having previously been advised by a physio that I shouldn't be running at all.

    Jon, Marathon Runner

  • I came to see Ed after 3 years of back trouble. I had been seeing an Oestepath for 3 years and this had no effect. In the end I went back to my GP and I was referred to a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and he found that I had four bulging disks. As a runner, i was told that my career was over. I found out about Ed and that he treats sports injuries. I was at first sceptical, however, after 2 sessions, I was able to run again and I have been more or less pain free for nearly. a year. I can't explain how acupunture works, but I have to say, it has worked for me in a very powerful way. I would highly recommend Ed, he is very professional and passionate and believes in what he practises.

    Andrea, Fast medium distance recreational and competitive running

  • Ed has been such a great help with my ongoing sporting injuries! I am very glad I gave acupuncture another try as I had previously seen a local acupuncturist with little success. I have a history over the last 3 years of weak knees and as a very active person I have inevitably experienced injuries. Having received a diagnosis from my doctor of patella tendonitis I was offered anti-inflammatories and that was the extent of the treatment available to me. I had also tried many other forms of treatment as I was desperate to get back to health, from chiropractors to physiotherapists. None of which seemed to help. Luckily I came across Ed and I can highly recommend his services. He was professional, very passionate about acupuncture and dedicated to helping my ailments. I found his approach refreshing as he empowered me to take control of my health and gave me faith that I could get better. He complemented treatments with exercises I could do at home to strengthen my weaknesses and educated me about how my body moves whilst I’m exercising which has been invaluable. Unlike other medics and health professionals I have visited for treatment previously, Ed was not focused on getting me tied into a long commitment of treatments but actually solving the problem. It was definitely worth the trip to come in to see him at the clinic in West Hove. If you have tried other treatments without results definitely give Ed a go!"

    Kirsty, Eastbourne, East Sussex, Fitness and recreational running

  • I had caught my index finger on some rotating machinery resulting in a serious sprain on two of my knuckles. For four months, two of the knuckle joints were very weak, capable of little movement without pain. Within one treatment, I had regained full mobility with no associated pain in one of the joints. A second treatment to the other knuckle improved the amount of movement without pain and had a direct impact on accelerating the natural healing process. I did not expect such a dramatic improvement, and I have been highly impressed with Edward's skills especially on such a delicate joint area.

    Viky, Brighton, East Sussex, Martial Artist, Climber, Cycling, Running

  • Ed... AMAZING. I get terrible period pains and tried everything (short of the pill) that the Doctor has to offer. The pains get worse with the level of stress I'm under, this year with A levels and university applications I've been seriously stressed. However, even the period which fell between a bunch of exams miraculously was completely fine, and I mean completely, not even a twinge of pain, thanks to ED. One memorable time, I was driving home and the pains started, in the 20 minutes it took to get to my house I was in ALOT of pain... Dad called Ed! He could do an emergency appointment (my heart leapt), in half and hour (my heart sank). Within another half an hour when Ed walked through the gate, I looked and felt awful as I threw-up in agony. There was no way I would lie down so Ed kindly did acupuncture with me sitting up, trying to sit still! It took no more than 5 minutes, like magic I went from a complete state, to being absolutely relaxed, in no pain... at all.

    Emily, Les Clusaz, France, Women's Health - Period Pain

  • Ed Shearer was a God send to me. I found him to be professional, knowledgeable and very interested and intuitive in Acupuncture. His thirst for more knowledge of the eastern practice of acupuncture was an asset to him. His aftercare advise was spot on and since seeing Ed, after 8 years of receiving Eastern and Western Acupuncture, (some of it ineffective) Chiropractic, Osteopathic and Physiotherapy treatment following a fall, Ed's treatment was the icing on the cake for me - Since seeing Ed for several weeks of treatment, in conjunction with Physiotherapy, I have had no need for more visits to any professional at all. I noticed an improvement from my first treatment. He tuned right in to what my body needed. That's why I came back to him. He must have healing hands! I would recommend Ed first time, every time. He's brilliant!

    Jenny, Forest Row, East Sussex, Neck and Shoulder Pain

  • I have experienced Trigeminal Neuralgia for almost five years and run the gamut of conventional and unconventioal medicine without satisfactory relief. About 18 months ago I turned to acupuncture and was ministered to by a Chinese doctor but he returned to China in May 2008. Since then Edward Shearer has taken very good care of me. I saw him weekly at the outset and for some months but have graduallly been able to reduce treatment. Having been unable to eat, speak, clean teeth, or blow my nose without pain, I now have virtually none and have not asked him to see me for six weeks. I have always been impressed by his scholarly and inquiring approach -- something new every visit and a real result!

    Roland, Haslemere, Surrey, Trigeminal Neuralgia - Nerve Pain

  • Acupuncture is a therapy that I have gone to in times of need for about 15 years but that I have often found to be too overpowering for me. Edward is the only therapist to have given me treatments that leave me feeling invigorated and supported in the days that follow, rather than knocked sideways! Usually after treatment (if I have the luxury) I have a little rest, and then feel supercharged, like I have been given a very noticeable boost. Ed has also very effectively helped to bring on menstruation when I am late and suffering! I would describe Edward's approach as very conscientious and meticulous. He clearly cares deeply about Chinese medicine and this genuine passion and application in his own life is something I find inspiring in a therapist. I thoroughly recommend him.

    Nicola, Hove, East Sussex, Women's Health, Energy