A sudden onset of pain left me heading for St Vincent’s at 4 in the morning. Reassured that nothing serious was going on and that the pain was due to an inflamed sciatic nerve which could take up to six weeks to resolve I headed home. Acupuncture was recommended and Sunday morning saw me scouring the Internet looking for an acupuncturist. Painkillers were just not working. I was delighted to find Deirdre on the web and as luck would have it she was able to fit me in on Sunday evening. I hobbled in her door, wincing with every step. Quietly confident and reassuring she set about assessing and treating my problem. The relief was amazing. Just two weeks later the pain had completely subsided and six weeks later I’m back walking, playing golf and even horse riding. Not a twinge. Thank you Deirdre.