what our patients say - acudox CB 08 16

Go to content

Main menu:

our clinic
General
Charles, I came to you first in 1988 when I was in a desperate state health-wise, unable to work and unable to function. It took a while but you fixed me then. I since have trusted you with my various health issues of the last 28 years. You have worked your wizzardry again and again, also for the friends and relatives I have sent to get your help over the years. You are the magician in my life, I have no idea what I would do without you.
 
Gillian   (Interior Designer) June 2016

I have been a patient since 2005, receiving treatment for many previous years of severe sinus problems which were not being managed properly by another practice [name removed]. I can honestly say that Charles Buck has changed my life for the better by putting an end to my pain and recurring infections, enabling me to live a normal life.

Gordon K   (Gardener) May 2011

If you don't want to keep banging your head against a conventional doctor's door - if you're feeling you're not getting anywhere, or are worried about the intake of medication you are prescribed and knocking back, take yourself to Charles and Marianne at The Chester Clinic. After years of suffering debilitating migraines I found my way to them and am now able to enjoy life without the constant threat of an attack! I have also been helped recover from a major op, to cope with the menopause, resolve a significant eye problem and have generally learnt so much from them about how to better look after my health. If you want honest complementary care and treatment this is where your search should take you!

Julie C (Teacher)  October 2010

Dear Marianne,
I want to take this opportunity to say thank-you very much for the marvellous treatment you gave me, especially for my sciatica which has cleared up...
Susan G

Hi Charlie
Just wanted to say thank you as my leg feels amazing, totally as normal, marvellous.
You are Truly Amazing!
 
Nina  (Accountant) April 2016
[re sports injury – all the pain gone straight after first treatment]

I got ill suddenly in March, with what has now been diagnosed as CFS/ME. I was desperate as the doctor had just suggested rest. A month later a friend recommended I try acupuncture. I had a quick chat with Charles Buck to check that it was likely to help and then I made my first appointment. Within a month I was feeling the benefits and was able to go back to work, albeit on much reduced hours. Over the last 7 months I've been receiving regular acupuncture from Marianne. I'm convinced that I'd still be off work if I'd not decided to give acupuncture a go - I'm now working full-time hours again and have learnt my limits. As well as the actual treatment, I received advice (nutritional, relaxation) on other problems I've had for years as the approach is a holistic one. The clinic has a lovely ambience. THANKS A MILLION!
 K T October 2010

Over the years Charles and Marianne have helped me beat all kinds of problems, including the menopause, viral infections and back pain for which I have had acupuncture and herbal remedies. They are fantastic - I couldn't be without them. Anne C March 2010

Having Acupuncture at The Chester Clinic has been beneficial to me in so many ways; I am always happy to recommend their treatment to anyone who will listen!

Samantha A Hospital Nutritionist  April 2010

After suffering for years with the debilitating discomfort and sheer misery of chronic IBS, I now have a quality of life I feared I had lost for ever. The road to recovery was slow but sure, acupuncture and Chinese herbs succeeding where the NHS and over-the-counter medication had totally failed. I am immensely grateful to Charles Buck and the Chester Clinic for restoring me to good health. How can I ever thank you?
 
 LM Company director PR Agency

Here I am in London, which is nothing remarkable in itself, but have done some pretty remarkable tube journeys – so laid back I was virtually horizontal! Thanks to Marianne and Charles – My Salvation!!  
Much love Lesley P. Anxiety attacks

“I am writing to thank you for the treatment which you gave me, it has sorted out all my medical problems.”
ML Wrexham

Dear Charles and Marianne,
As I had to cancel my last couple of appointments due to workload, I didn’t get the opportunity to say thank-you. You’ve helped me through a very difficult period in my life and I want to thank you both for that. …..

So thank-you again for everything and I’ll see you both soon!
Love, Alison O'S
 
Dear Charles & Marianne,
Just to say a big thank-you for your care and attention over the past few days. Also to the lady in reception, I don’t know her name, but she is always ready with her lovely smile which makes you feel better.
 
Regards Pauline W

To Charles & Marianne,
Just a quick note to say thank-you once again for putting me on the road to recovery. Your help has been invaluable and it is so reassuring to know that help is available without having to swallow the “happy pills” that the doctors seem so keen to hand out.
 
Everyone at the clinic is so friendly but most of all I felt listened to and that someone genuinely cares!
I hope I won’t have to come back, but I know that should my symptoms return in the future then your will be the first number I will call.
 
Best Wishes
Joanne C  Back pain & depression (Bank Manager)

Dear Marianne,
….. I wanted to catch you to say thank-you for all your help over the past year or so…. I promise if I start to get bad or stressed or anything that you have helped me with I will be straight back and not get in the state I was before.
 
Thanks Judith B

Dear Charles
Thankyou for fixing me in such an amazing way, I want all my family to be treated this way, can you recommend someone in Tunbridge Wells?
Roger Daltry  (Rock Star)
Dear Charles & Marianne,
Just a quick note to say thank you once again for putting me on the road to recovery. Your help has been invaluable and it is reassuring to know that help is available without having to swallow the “happy pills” that the doctors seem so keen to hand out.
Everyone at the clinic is so friendly but most of all I felt listened to and that someone genuinely cares!
I hope that I won’t have to come back, but I know that, should my symptoms return in the future then yours will be the first number I call.
Best Wishes, Joanne C x  (Bank manager)

Dear Charles,
Just wanted to say a big thank you to you. My psoriasis has gone, it may have taken a year but it has gone. I can’t believe it after suffering in pain for 3 years, so thank you so much.
Kind Regards, Ceri B
PS. Thanks to Helen and Marianne for making me feel so welcome. I enjoyed every visit. Speak soon Love Ceri  x
To Charles and Marianne,
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to both of you for all the help and support with everything.
Whatever happens I know that I have done everything possible and I really value the time spent with you
Rachel  x
My Dear Charles and Marianne,
Just to say a big thank you for your care and attention over the past few days. Also, to the lady in reception, I don’t know her name, but she’s always ready with her lovely smile which makes you feel better.

Regards, Pauline W
Dear Charles and Marianne,
As I had to cancel my last couple of appointments due to workload, I did not get the opportunity to say ‘thank you’.
You have helped me through a very difficult time in my life and I thank you both for that…..

Alison O’S
To Charles and Marianne,
Thank-you for all your knowledge, kindness and understanding! I’m so lucky to have found you all!
Take Care, Lots of Love
Michelle H xxx
Thank-you Charles,
Just a note to thank you for your support over the past few months. I feel that I no longer require any more treatment, and I’m very grateful for helping me come off the antidepressants. My anxiety has abated along with the pills.
Yours Gratefully, Stephanie M

Dear Charles and Marianne,
Thank you for your care and laughter. No doubt I’ll be back for a top up.

Lots of love, Jan xx
Dear Marianne,
…. I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me until now, you have kept me sane!
Hope to see you soon.
Love Rachel (McG)



Dear Charles,
I have been trying to fit in an opportunity to come along and thank you in person for the excellent treatment I have had over the last two months, but your timetable seems very full…… There’s been a big improvement in the condition over the last fortnight….. Thank you for all the help you’ve given me and I’ll catch up with you before long.
Many Thanks, Mary C

Charles and Marianne,
Thank you so much for your caring ways and thoughtful touch and being so kind. This is to wish you a happy and healthy new year.
I just want you to know that I haven’t forgotten the special help you have me earlier in the year. Please come and have a cuppa with me sometime.
Sylvia W

To Charles and the Team,
Many thanks. Hope to make another appointment soon. Have found it very beneficial.
Kind regards
Rebecca A



Thankyou for fixing me in such an amazing way, I want all my family to be treated this way, can you recommend someone in Tunbridge Wells?
Roger Daltry  (Rock Star)
Dear Charles & Marianne,
Just a quick note to say thank you once again for putting me on the road to recovery. Your help has been invaluable and it is reassuring to know that help is available without having to swallow the “happy pills” that the doctors seem so keen to hand out.
Everyone at the clinic is so friendly but most of all I felt listened to and that someone genuinely cares!
I hope that I won’t have to come back, but I know that, should my symptoms return in the future then yours will be the first number I call.
Best Wishes, Joanne C x  (Bank manager)

Dear Charles,
Just wanted to say a big thank you to you. My psoriasis has gone, it may have taken a year but it has gone. I can’t believe it after suffering in pain for 3 years, so thank you so much.
Kind Regards, Ceri B
PS. Thanks to Helen and Marianne for making me feel so welcome. I enjoyed every visit. Speak soon Love Ceri  x
To Charles and Marianne,
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to both of you for all the help and support with everything.
Whatever happens I know that I have done everything possible and I really value the time spent with you
Rachel  x
My Dear Charles and Marianne,
Just to say a big thank you for your care and attention over the past few days. Also, to the lady in reception, I don’t know her name, but she’s always ready with her lovely smile which makes you feel better.

Regards, Pauline W
Dear Charles and Marianne,
As I had to cancel my last couple of appointments due to workload, I did not get the opportunity to say ‘thank you’.
You have helped me through a very difficult time in my life and I thank you both for that…..

Alison O’S
To Charles and Marianne,
Thank-you for all your knowledge, kindness and understanding! I’m so lucky to have found you all!
Take Care, Lots of Love
Michelle H xxx
Thank-you Charles,
Just a note to thank you for your support over the past few months. I feel that I no longer require any more treatment, and I’m very grateful for helping me come off the antidepressants. My anxiety has abated along with the pills.
Yours Gratefully, Stephanie M

Dear Charles and Marianne,
Thank you for your care and laughter. No doubt I’ll be back for a top up.

Lots of love, Jan xx
Dear Marianne,
…. I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me until now, you have kept me sane!
Hope to see you soon.
Love Rachel (McG)



Dear Charles,
I have been trying to fit in an opportunity to come along and thank you in person for the excellent treatment I have had over the last two months, but your timetable seems very full…… There’s been a big improvement in the condition over the last fortnight….. Thank you for all the help you’ve given me and I’ll catch up with you before long.
Many Thanks, Mary C

Charles and Marianne,
Thank you so much for your caring ways and thoughtful touch and being so kind. This is to wish you a happy and healthy new year.
I just want you to know that I haven’t forgotten the special help you have me earlier in the year. Please come and have a cuppa with me sometime.
Sylvia W

To Charles and the Team,
Many thanks. Hope to make another appointment soon. Have found it very beneficial.
Kind regards
Rebecca A


Fertility & Obstetrics

We were originally introduced to Charles and Marianne Buck through a friend who was undergoing fertility treatment. On first meeting, we were immediately struck by their incredible commitment to their patients and dedication to offering us the very best tailored treatment. They are both extremely skilled and knowledgeable in the practices of both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. The acupuncture treatment my husband received helped with the initial diagnosis of his cancer and Charles continued to support him throughout his journey to current remission. We both also received acupuncture and Chinese herbs as complimentary therapy to ongoing fertility treatment. Charles and Marianne provided not only a professional service but also great emoitional support throughout our journey which has resulted in a gorgeous baby daughter, born in March 2016. We will be forever grateful to them and wouldn't hesitate in recommending their wonderful services.
Angela T 09 2006

Dear Charles & Marianne,
‘Thank You’ seems such small and inadequate words to describe our gratitude for everything you have done for us.
Dxxxx, our little miracle, is finally here and we would like to acknowledge the huge part you have both played in our journey to such happiness. We are cherishing every moment with her.
 
You are such a special couple and the work you do is amazing.
We will be forever grateful,

Angela T 26/05/15

My wife and I had been trying for a baby for 18 months and after investigation found out I had a low sperm count with low mobility. Although unsure at first about the benefits of acupuncture I followed my wife's advice and contacted Charles Buck at the Chester Clinic. After about 6 months my count has gone up 72% from 11 million to 19 million, closer to the boundary of "normal" fertility. If you are in the same boat as me or your husband is I wholeheartedly recommend the Chester Clinic. It's level of expertise and service are superb. They are the best in Chester.

J M  April 2010

To Marianne,
Just a note to say thank you so very much for all your kindness, support and advice during my visits in the last couple of weeks of my pregnancy.
Barnaby is doing fine and turning the H…. household upside down!!

Hope you have a great Christmas and Thanks again.
Kate H   x

Hi Charles,
I phoned today to tell you that the tablets have worked and I am now pregnant!
Its obviously early days yet, but I’m really pleased. So Thank-you for all your help.
Best Wishes
Clare W
To Marianne,
Just a quick note to tell you our good news.
With your help the last treatment cycle worked and I am expecting a baby early in May. You helped me through a difficult and stressful time and we are very grateful.
I enclose a 12 week scan picture and will come and show you the baby when he or she arrives.
Thank you once again,
Love From Amy and Tom L  xxx

We are thrilled to bits with the outcome of our consultation and visits to the clinic [a baby after years of fertility problems]. So a very big thank-you to you and the team.
Katheryn M  Teacher

Hi Charlie
“Thank you does not seem adequate as I truly believe I wouldn’t have my second son but for your skills. The support that I received from both yourself and Marianne during such a difficult and emotional time in my life was tremendous.”

Wish Marianne a Happy Birthday from us!
Nina H  x (accountant)

Dear Marianne,
……….  Everything is going well. I am around 18 weeks pregnant now and have started feeling a few little kicks! Exciting! Still puking now and again, though, which is annoying but I’m certainly not complaining. I saw a while back that you sent a feedback form which I can’t find now but I will give you my feedback here.
 
You are fantastic! I loved coming to your clinic so much I’d come all the time if you were nearer and I had the money.
 
The treatment itself and the quality of care was vastly superior to any I have previously experienced and I think worth a lot more than you charge. In fact, ‘Marianne and the Chester Clinic’ is on my list of ‘pros’ for staying in Liverpool vs moving south! The atmosphere is warm and welcoming as are the reception staff. It made all the difference to me to have such a haven to come to and to have someone care in such a motherly way. And, what’s more, it worked!!…..
 
Thanks again for everything.
 
Love Kate G  March 08
 
Dear Marianne Charles and Ying,
Emily has arrived! And a week early. It was a natural birth and a shortish labour – 6 hours, although it seemed like forever to me!
I return to Cheshire on Monday and will be in touch to come in and bring Emily and to have some treatment (not at the same time!)
 
With much love and thank you for everything.
Sarah P (fertility)  XX

Dear Charles and Marianne,
We would like to thank you for all your support in helping us bring Grace into the world. Thank-you so much.
 
Love Sue and Rob N XX  (University Lecturers)  

Dear Marianne and Charlie,
Just a note to say such a big thank-you for all your help over the last 10 months.
Words really can’t describe how grateful we are for your tremendous support and guidance. Only to say how very much appreciated it has been and indeed you are.
Aaron is such a little star, we can’t quite believe how lucky we are to have him.
All our love, Sam, Tim and Aaron xxx
Thank-you so much for everything Marianne – not only for the treatment but for your encouragement, support and advice you have given me on my long journey to become a mother!
Evan is just wonderful – worth everything.
Thank-you
With Love and Best Wishes, Lynne  xx

Dear Marianne,
…..on 12th april at 23.53 Joanne and I became proud parents to Alexander … who weighed 6lb 10 oz……..
 
What I would like to say, though, is a big thank-you for your help. I know that when I first came to the Chester Clinic you did say there was nothing wrong with me. The previous six months had been a bit of a roller coaster for Joanne and I and really I think I was ready to try anything that might help.
 
 
The first few sessions of acupuncture opened my eyes and I will say that I felt a noticeable difference in myself. A very strange feeling to begin with, maybe Ijust needed to be rewired so to speak. OK, so the needles didn’t hurt! Well not much anyway!!! As for that electrical ‘torture box’of yours, the less said about that the better! What I liked about the sessions was the positive way in which I was treated as a person.
 
 
The result of the acupuncture sessions? Well all I can say on that score was that there was a remarkable change of circumstances, where there was not anything wrong with me! For six months prior to this I had tried diet, lifestyle changes, etc and nothing had changed. Then after two months of acupuncture there was a complete turnaround.
 
You know your stuff!!!
 
When I get a few moments (and there are not many of them at the moment I can tell you) I will come and introduce you to Alexander, in the meantime I enclose a picture of him when he was a day old.
Thank you again
Michael & Joanne T

Dear Charles and Marianne,
Thank-you for all your care and support and most of all thankyou for our baby.

Love from Nina & Graham H  xx  (Accountants)
Dear Marianne,
Thank you for your help in bringing Charlie into this world.

Eric and I enjoyed meeting you and the ytreatment you gave certainly helped.
Charlie is wonderful!

Thank you again.
Love , Eric and Bridget

Dear Charles and Marianne
Just a note to let you know that Thomas is home now and doing great.
He had to come home with some oxygen but thankfully it is a tiny amount that will be reduced and turned off over the next couple of months all being well.
Health-wise he is doing great and now weighs 8lb. I will call in to see you both when we are out and about!
Thank-you for all your help and support. I will never forget you both. You do an amazing job and I have learned so much for the future.
Lots of Love, Jenny W, Mike and Thomas

Dear Marianne,
Just a quick note to say THANK YOU!! Approximately one hour after getting home last Friday from your treatment my contractions started. A few hours later, in the early hours of Saturday morning Arthur Charles John Cooper was born weighing.
Home birth all went to plan – the midwives arrived an hour before Arthur did and I avoided all drugs. You would have been very proud!
Many Thanks
Anne C

Dear Charles and Marianne and Ying,
Emily has arrived! And a week early. It was a natural birth and a shortish labour – 6 hours, although it seemed like forever to me!
I return to Cheshire on Monday and will be in touch to come in and bring Emily – and to have some treatment (not at the same time!). With much love and thank you for everything.
Sarah P  xx  

Dear Marianne ,
Sophie Maya R was born on 24th Sept. ’10 – 11 days late weighing 6lb 11 oz after an uneventful pregnancy and fairly traumatic birth! I can’t thank you enough for helping to make it possible.
I promise to bring her to visit you in person – as soon as we get the hang of leaving the house!
With Love and Thanks,  Eleanor R
Dear Marianne,
I just wanted to say a big thank you as my baby moved from its breach position the same night as you gave me the treatment so my husband David and I are thrilled!
Pop in and see us at the shop to have a look around and a chat!
All the best, Jean O’K

Dear Chester Clinic,
Thankyou for the year of acupuncture treatment you gave my mummy in ’07 and ’08.  It helped to make me!!
I was born on the 15th Jan 2009 after mummy tried and tried to make me……… I am living in my apartment and mummy got very excited last night when I made a mud slide in my nappy! I then dug my heel in it and got it all over my clothes and that was before I peed all over my face! I hope to visit the UK in 2010 and will try to pop in and say hi.
Love Bal L

To Marianne,
Thank you for all your help through my preganancy.
Love , Kerry

Dear Marianne,
….. On 12th April 2005 at 23:53 Joanne and I became proud parents to Alexander Kelsey T. who weighed in at 6lb 10oz. Little Alexander decided he didn’t want to be on time and his arrival was delayed 14 days. Mind you, I think this runs on both sides of the family.
What I would like to say is a great big thank you for your help. I know that when I first came to the Chester Clinic you said there was nothing wrong with me. So who am I to disagree with you over that! The previous six months had been a bit of a roller coaster ride for Joanne and I, and I really think that I was ready to try anything that may help.
 
The first few sessions of acupuncture opened my eyes and I must say that I felt a noticeable difference in myself. A very strange feeling to begin with, maybe I just needed to be rewired so to speak. Ok, so the needles didn’t hurt! Well, not much anyway!!!!! As for that electrical torture box of yours, the less said about that the better. What I liked about the sessions was the positive way in which I was treated as a person.
The result of the acupuncture session? Well all I can say on that score was that there was a remarkable change of circumstances, where there really was not anything wrong with me! For six months prior to this I had tried diet, lifestyle changes, etc. and nothing had changed. Then, after two months of acupuncture there was a complete turnaround.
You know your stuff!!!!
When I get a few moments (and there are not many of them at the moment I can tell you) I will come and introduce you to Alexander, In the meantime I enclose a picture of him when he was a day old.
Thank you again
Michael
To Marianne,
Thankyou for your help in moving things along!!
Love
Kerry, Tim, Raphael xxxx

Dear Charles,
Just a message of thanks – I’m now 25 weeks pregnant and all is well – as you can imagine Steve and I are very excited! We are also so grateful to you for your amazing good work and marvellous treatments.
The baby is due on 14th August, so we will be in touch!
Best Wishes to you and everyone at the clinic.
Carys B and Steve F xx
 
Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.
Back to content | Back to main menu