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Supporting You Through Pregnancy

Pregnancy obviously causes big changes, including hormonal changes, in a woman’s body.  It is not surprising that it is sometimes difficult to maintain balance and perfect health during this time, and treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine throughout pregnancy can help the mother-to-be to manage the changes to her body in a natural and smooth way.  These changes can otherwise result in a number of problems, some of which are often regarded as part of a normal pregnancy, but which can have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of the mother-to-be and possibly, in some cases, develop into more serious medical problems.

Please click on the links on the links below to read about specific conditions.  The list is not exhaustive but gives you an idea of how we approach specific pregnancy problems.

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Pregnancy Testimonials

Jude Evans

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I first visited Sean in 2004 whilst pregnant with my second child. I was in the throws of morning sickness and felt utterly miserable and unable to function. I had a course of Acupuncture treatment which worked miracles, even after my first session. My sickness abated and my mood lifted. I felt like a different person. The treatment is not painful; I find it very relaxing and often nod off!

I have been back to the clinic on and off ever since. Nadine treated me for my Eczema, which had resisted steroid creams and antihistamines for over 12 years. I had a course of 5 sessions and it is now completely cured. The difference was remarkable after the first treatment. I am a very nervous flier and have been to see Nadine and Nalinee before my last two flights. This kept me calm and well – not the usual gibbering vomiting wreck I normally am.

I am currently bringing my 5 year old daughter, Katie to see Sean and Nalinee. She had a nasty case of Eczema on her legs and was suffering from regular recurring bouts of Tonsillitis. Her Eczema has completely gone and she has only had one reoccurrence of Tonsillitis in the past few months, which only lasted 24 hours. Her general health has improved, she is now dry at night and sleeps much better than she did. As well as the Acupuncture, Sean has shown me massage techniques to use on Katie each night, and has advised me on her diet.

Katie loves going to the clinic; all the staff are brilliant with her. She tends to giggle her way through her treatments. For us, Acupuncture has worked 100% and I would certainly recommend Sean and his team to anyone.

TD, Lincoln

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I first attended the Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine on the recommendation of a friend. I had earlier been diagnosed with severe anaemia along with Post Natal Depression and Post Traumatic Stress by my usual doctor, and a friend suggested that acupuncture might be beneficial for me. I was on a fairly high dose of anti-depressants which I didn’t feel were helping me much so decided to contact the clinic. Before I went for a consultation I was provided with much information about how Chinese medicine could help with things such as depression and the physical symptoms I was experiencing.

My first impression of the clinic was that it was a very relaxed friendly place to be with lovely staff who made me feel right at ease. My treatment was acupuncture along with Chinese herbs. All through my treatment I was informed of what was going on and I felt I could talk freely with the [therapists] there. I felt I was really listened to and that even little things which I didn’t feel were important were taken into consideration before being given treatment. I know it might sound mad but I actually found the acupuncture quite relaxing.

I am so glad I went along to the clinic. I’m still not sure how Chinese medicine works but for me it has made such a huge difference. Right from that very first session I felt I was slightly improved and as the weeks went by I built upon this. Now I am just about fully recovered from my anaemia and post natal illnesses and am sure that a huge chunk of this is due to the treatment received at the hands of Sean and the team. I have been recommending them highly to my friends and family.


The Sean Barkes Clinic does not claim to cure any conventional medical disease states.  Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to re-establish and maintain the harmonious function of the human body-mind using tried and tested principles that have been discovered and matured over millennia.  A Western medical diagnosis provides very little by way of insight in informing a Chinese Medical diagnosis.  Patients usually recognise their own condition in terms of the medical disease category that they have been given by their GP or other conventional medical practitioner.  The research presented here is merely an indication of the potential to draw parallels between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Modern Western Medicine.

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