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Some kind words from some of my patients…

I met Elaine for the first time at the start of 2018 hoping that doing something different when trying for another baby this time would make all the difference. At the time I had experienced three miscarriages; two the previous year and another before I had my son. Elaine quickly made me feel at ease as I spoke about what had happened in the past and understood my anxiety around the journey of getting pregnant and going on to bring a baby home.

At the end of my initial session with Elaine she recommended some changes to my exercise regime and diet, to monitor my cycle as well as to take Chinese herbs and to have acupuncture sessions weekly for the next few months. Elaine was confident that I should fall pregnant in the next few months and I left the first session feeling really positive. This was around the time of my expected ovulation date and unbelievably I fell pregnant. I really couldn't believe it had happened so quickly. While my partner and I were really excited when we found out, it didn't take long for my anxiety to kick-in.

I continued to have weekly acupuncture sessions and took the herbs until I was 12 weeks pregnant which helped enormously with my anxiety, Elaine was a massive support throughout this time and I looked forward to our sessions knowing I could share my feelings in a safe space. This made such a difference, especially in the first few months as I hadn't shared my news with many people. Following Elaine's advice of daily herbs and regular acupuncture, I felt like I was giving my body what it needed to support my pregnancy and my baby. Every week was a small milestone closer to where I wanted so much to be.

My due date came and went so I booked myself in for an induction acupuncture session with Elaine. A day and a half later we welcomed our little girl to the world.

As well as being excellent in her field she was an amazing support to me emotionally on one of life's most incredible journeys. Going to see Elaine was the best decision I could have made

S.A

I have been having fertility acupuncture with Elaine since 2015 - I conceived my first child very shortly after starting acupuncture (and had struggled for over a year to conceive previous to that). I went on to have a healthy baby girl. Over the last year and a half I have suffered 3 devastating miscarriages and Elaine has been the most incredible positive support throughout all of it and has kept me believing I will eventually be successful in having another baby.

A combination of her powerful acupuncture, Chinese herbs prescribed specifically to deal with my medical issues and Elaine’s amazing depth of knowledge on all medical issues relating to infertility gave me the support, information and the strength I needed to keep going. She has been with me every step of the way and has always gone that extra mile to show she cares.

I am now 24 weeks pregnant and so far so good....I can not ever thank Elaine enough.

Claire Johnson

There were three people involved in creating our perfect little boy; my husband, I and Elaine.

She was a constant source of support, knowledge, care and empathy, Her service went far beyond her acupuncture. She is an incredible listener and we comfortably shared many smiles, tears, stories and anxieties along our path. We were so happy to have her with us along the way and cannot praise her enough. She remains to this day one of the most amazing women we know and we are eternally grateful for her assistance in helping us build our little family.

A, K & O

I was recommended Elaine when I had experienced two miscarriages over a 2 year period and had started to lose faith in pregnancy and carrying a baby past the first 12 weeks. I wanted to take some control over my situation and decided a natural therapy such as acupuncture was worth a try!

Elaine immediately made me feel at ease, she helped me see the positives in my situation and we started acupuncture treatment. She helped me mentally and emotionally, advising me on general wellbeing (diet & exercise) and it was such relief to feel I was heading in a positive direction, I just needed to allow time for my body to adjust and for the acupuncture to help balance my monthly cycle.

After 6-7 months I could see improvements to my cycle through daily temperature monitoring, however Elaine suggested introducing Chinese herbs in addition to the acupuncture, which I was open to, as she felt both combined would help me. Within a few more months I fell pregnant and Elaine continued to monitor me closely. The nature of my work and personal life has always been busy & pressured and she was the voice of reason, advising me to slow down, put my growing baby and body first and to really make an effort to take it easy and relax. I took all of that advice onboard and before I knew it I was at my 12 week scan.

I’ve just passed 40 weeks of pregnancy and my baby is due any day, I’ve booked Elaine in for induction should we need it! I really feel I wouldn’t be here without Elaine and cannot recommend her to other women highly enough, what an inspirational amazing lady she is! We can’t wait to meet our little one very soon.

L.V

After a number of unsuccessful IVF treatments my husband and I were at the end of our tether and it was at this point we were recommended to Elaine for Chinese herbs. My husband I and took herbs prescribed by Elaine for 3 months and I became pregnant naturally after trying to conceive for 6 years!

Elaine has supported me throughout my pregnancy with acupuncture and has offered me reassurance at every stage. She has been a huge comfort to me, especially in the early stages of my pregnancy when I had a scare. Since that incident I have had a healthy pregnancy and have enjoyed my treatments with Elaine immensely. She is a very caring and empathetic person whose manner is extremely understanding and supportive to help you with whatever fertility / pregnancy challenges you may face.

F.L

Having had two miscarriages and my doctor telling me that there was nothing they would do about the cysts on one ovary, I decided to take matters into my own hands and have some acupuncture.

As soon as I met Elaine I knew I had made the right decision. I fell pregnant after four months of treatment. Elaine makes you feel totally at ease and after my initial consultation I knew that she knew exactly what treatment to give me. The fact that she has so much knowledge and experience with both acupuncture and chinese herbs means you’re really having two treatments in one. I cannot recommend Elaine highly enough and I know I will continue to have acupuncture for my general well being.

K.S

When I first met Elaine, I was at a very low ebb. My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for four years and we had finally been referred to a local fertility service, where, after a battery of tests I was told by the leading consultant that I wouldn’t fall pregnant naturally.

We were then given a powerpoint presentation showing us our poor chances of getting pregnant compared to our age. Therefore, I had already decided to go ahead with assisted-fertility treatment, but following a recommendation from a friend, I also decided to use acupuncture alongside this treatment. At our first meeting, Elaine very gently mentioned the benefits of charting, but I decided to put my stock in western medicine first. Fast-forward seven months and I had four failed attempts at IUI, and one failed attempt at IVF. I was all set to try another round of IVF, but for anyone who has been on this emotional roller-coaster you’ll sympathise when my husband said that we needed a break from the treatment. This is when I remembered Elaine talking about charting, so I thought what have I got to lose, I’ll give it a go. The first month that we used the charting method, I fell pregnant.

I now have two beautiful girls, a four year old and a 7 month old. Elaine supported me all the way through my journey. When you’re trying to get pregnant it can be an incredibly lonely place, especially when friends and family appear to be getting pregnant with no effort. She’s not only very experienced in her field but also acts as a console when you feel low. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. Having my girls has changed my life.

R.H

My partner and I decided to see an acupuncturist after we were left feeling sour from our experiences with the conventional medical system.

We didn’t find our time with the GP or the hospital particularly helpful. More often than not we were left feeling sad and helpless and wondered how long we would have to go through this. Such a long winded fear based approach with expensive solutions. We were not up for that stress or negativity in our lives. Luckily we started to see Elaine where she really gave us confidence and assurance.Her sessions were always professional and comfortable. We both did 6 sessions each.

With her advice I made some changes to my diet and started fertility yoga everyday at home. Elaine really helped us during this stressful period and we both felt that something started to shift. I was pregnant after the 6th treatment and we couldn’t wait to tell her. I am nearing the end of the 1st trimester of the pregnancy, living with all the confidence and hope that Elaine gave us. We cannot recommend Elaine enough. Very effective treatments. She has a special gift!

I and S

A friend recommended Elaine to me in 2018 after I suffered two miscarriages. I had given birth to my first son in 2015 without issue and I was completely unprepared for experiencing problems with having our second baby.
I was feeling quite low and isolated at the time but I immediately felt so much better after my first appointment with Elaine, as she showed a level of understanding, compassion and expertise that we hadn't experienced with the doctors that we had seen. She advised me at that first appointment to hold off trying to conceive for three months in order to give my body time to heal and for her treatments to have an impact. However, just two days after that first appointment I found out I was already pregnant and I felt really anxious, convinced that it was too soon and that I would suffer a third miscarriage. I called Elaine who immediately calmed me down and we agreed a revised plan of action.
Throughout the first trimester I took Chinese herbs and saw Elaine every week for acupuncture sessions.
Those weekly sessions were a source of enormous comfort and strength for me during an incredibly anxious time. Not only is Elaine extremely knowledgable, she is also a great listener; reassuring, understanding and pragmatic throughout.
I went on to have a healthy pregnancy and returned to see Elaine for acupuncture in the last few weeks before the birth. Our second baby was born naturally and we will always be incredibly grateful to Elaine for what she has done for our family. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

A.L

We sought advice from Elaine on recommendation from a friend following a miscarriage and were immediately reassured by her 'anything is possible' attitude. After being on the Chinese herbs and attending regular acupuncture sessions over a period three months we were fortunate enough to fall pregnant with our 'Rainbow Baby' Oscar, who we're delighted to say is now four months old and thriving. We really feel like we couldn't have done it without Elaine's staunch support and positive approach to all things fertility related. It was also a godsend to have her support throughout the pregnancy as it can be an emotionally challenging time. Elaine is not only a Wonder Woman fertility-wise, she is also very knowledgable and a great listener!

E.W