February 12th 2021 Happy New Year!

Year of the Metal Ox

Recent zodiac years of the Ox sign are: 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

The Ox Personality: People born in the Year of the Ox are characterised by their strength, dependability, determination, and diligence. They are honest, patient and hard-working. With a desire to make progress, they often enjoy great success and meet their goals. They can be stubborn and stick to their own ways.

For people born in the year of the Ox:

Lucky colours: green, yellow and white

Lucky numbers: one and four

Lucky flowers: peach blossoms and tulips

Lucky directions: North and South

This year’s theme is kindness. For further details see the Mental Health Foundation. It is very important to remember to be kind to yourself as well as others.

Coronavirus (Covid-19): For help and advice about how to look after your mental health and well being, particularly if you are worried about coronavirus, you can visit the NHS site Every Mind Matters , and there are also lots of resources at London Borough of Hillingdon Adult and Community Learning .



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EM 22/08/19

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KC 30th July 2019

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RI 12/07/18

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LP 21/03/18

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SD 19/01/18

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EP 11/03/17

“Verity has been patient, understanding, professional and kind in resolving many of my outstanding problems…If you need help I have no hesitation in recommending Verity”.

SH 20/03/17

“My neurologist recommended that I should try acupuncture. I contacted Verity as I wanted to try out Chinese acupuncture and am very pleased with the treatments. She is a very knowledgeable, friendly, caring and approachable person. Verity understands my condition and the pain that I am suffering…I can’t thank her enough for helping me with my condition”.

US 15th February 2017

“Verity…is professional at all times and adapts the treatment session to my current symptoms….She is always placid and welcoming and obviously loves her work. I am very grateful for helping me through a very difficult time”.

EM 24th January 2017

“As someone who has been receiving acupuncture for over 16 years, it is difficult to move to a new area and find an acupuncturist that I feel happy and comfortable with…I found Verity who is extremely competent and intuitive in her work. After every session I feel more balanced both physically and emotionally”.

JK 29th February 2016

“Whether you are thinking of having acupuncture for the first time or are looking for a new acupuncturist, you will be very happy with Verity Barltrop. I can honestly say that … Verity has been an absolute life line!

Verity listens to you; how your day was, how you are feeling, has a situation caused you anxiety, what hurts, how you slept, also, what you are not saying. This is so important as she takes time to really understand your goals, sensitivities and lifestyle. Her nature is of a very genuine, gentle and kind person. How often do you meet people like this?

With Verity, you will feel like there is no one else, just you and her in the room. She really listens, takes time not just during the session, but outside of hours, will give you recommended eating foods according to your imbalance. If you mention something she may know little about (not that often) she will say so and not pretend to know. She will then come back the next session having done research on the subject letting you know if she can help or aid in anyway.

Verity works from the Windmill Centre Ruislip, but can come to your home too which has been a god send in recent months. Verity always starts her sessions on the dot timing wise- you won’t be short changed. The sessions are so relaxing and calming from beginning to end.

You will see how passionate Verity is about your health from the moment you meet with her. I have been seeing her since June 2015- seven months. I have weekly sessions for my particular situation, but all I can say is after 6 years she has made my situation better when no else could! It’s without a doubt with Verity at my side, I feel invigorated and in good health.

People turn to acupuncture as a last resort. But it should be the first port of call when you have an illness or wish to prevent common ailments.

I am currently seeing Verity during my first trimester. Whilst I see other mothers suffering from nausea, vomiting and exhaustion, I have none of those symptoms and the baby is doing just fine during an early scan we just had.

Verity’s professionalism, expansive knowledge about acupuncture, effective treatment and kind nature is most definitely worth every penny. If my family lived closer, I would be sending them all her way!

Thank you so much Verity x”

MS 14th January 2016

“The benefits of acupuncture and the support I have received from Verity has been invaluable!! Verity is extremely knowledgable in chinese medicine and has understood and given me … useful advice on my lifestyle and diet and this has contributed to a number of my physical issues being alleviated. The benefits of acupuncture have been remarkable, from reducing stress, and improving my health. I am always surprised by the almost immediate impact on my body on the needles going in….I highly recommend working with Verity, she is a brilliant practitioner and I am very fortunate to have worked with her. Thank you Verity, you are an angel”.  AG 8th September 2015

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