I started seeing Dan when we decided to try and conceive our first child. I had been on Depo Provera contraception for 9 years and wasn't ovulating so I wasn't expecting miracles. I had one acupuncture session with Dan and saw a naturopath, and within a month we were pregnant. I continued to see him weekly for the first trimester to help support the pregnancy. I found Dan very accommodating and supportive and I looked forward to my weekly visits. I had food aversions but no morning sickness and the rest of the pregnancy was problem free. We delivered a beautiful healthy 8 pd baby boy with a 7 hour drug free labour and minimal complications.
Thank you Dan! You are a star and a saviour! Since toddlerhood, I have had severe hayfever. The streaming eyes, the constant irritating itching, asthma, the heat in my face, the running nose til it's raw and the skin peels off. For over 30 years, every spring without fail, I've felt miserable. I'm immune to the different drugs on the market and the injections to combat hayfever. Then someone suggested I try a course of 6 weeks of acupuncture. I went to Dan and it has really worked. Even though I am a bit squeamish with needles, Dan has been gentle, kind, professional, going way beyond the call of duty to help me. Finding me herbs and remedies and advice to ease my pollen torment. I'm stoked and in a bit of disbelief actually. Even my mum is saying how well I am looking, for the first time ever, in spring. She has seen me suffering with this condition all my life. And now, through acupuncture, Dan has naturally allowed me to finally fully enjoy and function in springtime. I can't thank or recommend you enough Dan. With much gratitude and appreciation.
I had a troublesome injury that had many other practitioners baffled, but Dan managed to work it out and provide the help I needed to get back to full health. I can't recommend him highly enough and will always use Dan in the future, even though I'll be flying back from Sydney to do so!
Wow! I am amazed at how much better I feel after having acupuncture. I have so much more energy and feel much more resilient and able to enjoy life. I never realised how low my energy was until I received treatment from Sanctuary Health. Thank you so much!
Robin, Marketer & Copywriter
Dan has used his magic on my injuries and got results where other physio/consultants have been able to. Not only has Dan advised me on many other health issues, he has helped recognise symptoms of stress and how to deal with it health wise. I recommend Dan and his services to absolutely anyone for great health and well being advice
"I had a chronically uncomfortable back due to muscle tension that had crept up underneath my shoulder blade. Unfortunately due to poor posture :) Dan did some acupressure massage and when he hit one of the pressure points it was the most amazing feeling of release. He advised acupunture to get at the deeper and harder to reach points, and recreated the same feeling, my whole back felt much better than it had in years. He also showed me some interesting points which were related to bad breathing habits I had picked up with asthma as a kid - pushing on these, located through the front of my neck/collarbone recreated some of the discomfort I had been feeling through my back. Basically his holistic approach has helped me identify the root of some of these chronic problems. Dan's approach is fantastic, with a thorough assessment to begin with he seemed to grasp the problem entirely - I provided little guidance as to which were the worst points, he was able to feel and assess as he went along and treat accordingly."
"I was suffering from Impingement in the shoulder (resulting from a broken humerus), treatment has allowed me to be almost pain free. I am no longer taking pain killers, which I was taking 3-4 times a day (now maybe only once every two weeks). I also have alot more rotation in the shoulder"
Serena, Call Centre Operator
My first visit with Dan consisted of a broad range of qustions about both my physical and mental/emotional health. Some questions made it pretty obvious I was lugging around a sack full of nicely packaged issues that I hadn’t looked at in a while. Over the year Dan and I un-wrapped the issues and emptied the bag. To my surprise this process was not traumatic, in fact I was suprised at how easily I could uncover some painful memories and make new dispationate relationships with my experiences without having to revisit them. Dan explained to me that there are many ways to move emotional blockages and acupuncture was gentle in its method of moving this energy. The treatments Dan gave me over the year helped me grow into what feals like a compleatly different person; Tension, anger, Jealously, insecurity and pain were some of the less desirable emotions I didnt even realise I was living with until they were brought to light by there absence ( relatively!) I found Dan to be an empowering facilitator to my healing process, he was always attentive, involved, professional, impatial and non judgemental with heaps of side notes and little tips to help me make great changes. Working with Dan was a pleasure; his empathetic and gentle mannor makes his company a very safe place.
I am a fit 73 year old and I live an active life. Some years ago I injured my back. I received physiotherapy for some months and while my ability to maintain my lifestyle was restored, I ended up with chronic lower back pain, which in spite of further physiotherapy and specially designed programmes at the gym I attend, refused to go away. I resigned myself to accepting that this pain was with me permanently. Both my GP and my physiotherapist felt that there was nothing else they could do, and I was prescribed Voltaren by my GP for the pain.
At this stage I was unable to tie my shoelaces, or get in and out of the car, without experiencing a sharp increase in the pain in my lower back.
Dan listened to my tale of woe, asked many penetrating (excuse the pun) questions, gave me a thorough examination, and commenced his treatment of my back, which included amongst other things sticking pins into my ankles, which I thought quite strange. After one session the pain in my lower back, was significantly reduced, and after the second session the pain was reduced to what I would term a very mild niggle in a very specific area, which had no effect on my normal activities. It remains so.