“In the following weeks I treated him lying down on his back and on his front, continuing to clear wind, move qi and blood and adding nourishing qi and blood to his treatment.
“After about eight treatments his pain was virtually gone. When he first came to me his pain was 5.5/10, when he left several years later it had dropped to 3/10. And he had come off all his painkillers.”
She continued: “The best moment of all was when he came into the clinic and said: ‘Look!’. He kicked his leg up into the air and followed that with what became a favourite refrain for many years: ‘I am fit as a butcher’s dog.’”
Annya treated Bernard for nearly seven years.
Bernard said: “When I met Annya it was like meeting an old friend. When I left I felt like I was losing a friend. She is a master at her job, she knows what she’s doing, puts your mind at ease and I’ve never looked back since going there.
“After two to three visits I began to feel the benefits. It’s made so much difference to my life, I have something to look forward to. I can stand for so much longer when I’m working with the lathe and I can twist around the bend much more easily too.”