Gender: Female

Cat Shaw

5.0 out of 5
When I first went to see Ali I was at quite a low ebb and dealing with a couple of health issues including IBS, painful periods, low mood and I had also been trying to get pregnant for about 6 years. After the first few sessions I noticed a definite improvement in my periods, the pain has lessened which was such a relief. The most startling outcome was a fell pregnant after a few months of treatment and I believe the acupuncture played a big part in this. I continued to have sessions to try and make sure the pregnancy was as strong as possible and think the definitely helped to get me to where I am now, which is 7 months pregnant. I would definitely go back to Ali for treatment in the future.

Hazel Peet

5.0 out of 5
I first starting visiting Aliya for acupuncture a year ago after having surgery on my back in May 2013. After the surgery I tried steroid and painkiller injections into my vertebrae via an NHS pain clinic and also regular massage but it didn’t work. I was having to take high doses of co-codamol, tramadol and gabapentin to control my pain. This meant I was unable to try for a baby and I actually felt hopeless in the fact I thought i’d never be well enough to carry a pregnancy. It took a few sessions before it started to work, probably due to the log standing back problems I’ve had for the past 16 years, but the perseverance paid off. I am now free of all painkillers and visit Aliya approx. Every 8 weeks and this time gap is extending after every treatment. I also felt ready to start trying for a baby and am happy to report that we ‘got caught’ first time. I happy in the knowledge that Aliya will be able to continue treating me during my pregnancy and help keep my back pain at bay.
Aliya makes you feel relaxed and comfortable and talks you through every aspect of your care, I would highly recommend her.

Margo

5.0 out of 5
I have been having acupuncture for 7 years and have been seeing Ali regularly for the last 2.5 years. As a mother of 2 children with a full time, senior job my life is very busy! I use acupuncture as a way to de-stress, relax, and remain well.

Ali is an excellent Acupuncturist, she takes the time to listen and understand you and your body before providing the right treatment. She is happy to explain anything she is doing and why she is doing it (this differs from other acupuncturists I have seen). The results of Ali’s treatments are fantastic and the relaxation it provides is something that I cannot do without. It helps me to remain calm and stress free with the balancing act of my busy life.

Unsurprisingly Ali is in high demand…. I therefore always book in advance for my next 3 sessions, to ensure I don’t miss out!

Stephanie Schrempft

5.0 out of 5
I first came to see Aliya for acupuncture when I moved back home towards the end of my pregnancy. It had been a stressful period and I was booked in for a cesarean. The treatment really helped to keep me calm and prepare me for the birth. I felt the benefits quickly and have since been continuing treatment to help with my recovery post cesarean. Not only has Aliya helped to keep me calm during the postnatal period, but she has also helped my scar to heal, and has reduced the numbness. What I particularly like about Aliya’s approach is that she tailors each session to your needs, and she gives feedback throughout the treatment process to help you feel at ease. She has also given me great advice in other aspects of health and well being, and is very easy to talk to. I will be moving out of the area again soon, but I will continue treatment with Aliya whenever possible.

Claire Rankin

5.0 out of 5
I found Aliya when my husband and I were almost at the point of believing we would never conceive and carry to term a baby. We had suffered the turmoil of consecutive miscarriages and then failing to conceive for over a year. I remembered seeing a piece about the benefits of acupuncture and much to our relief after some searching I came across Aliya’s name.

At my first treatment Aliya immediately put me at ease and gave me the confidence that we would get there. Aliya identified a number of areas we needed to work on and overtime we addressed them all. Acupuncture is a wonderful treatment method and Aliya is a gifted practitioner. Believe it or not Aliya knew I was pregnant before I did!

This wasn’t a quick process, it took time, but I believed in Aliya and trusted that she could help us. I think that for me was one of the most important things. Aliya is just lovely and I can’t think of a nicer person to help you through one of the hardest times of your life.

Aliya goes the extra mile and fitted me in for treatments to ensure that the pregnancy stayed strong and rooted. After some early bleeding I had a treatment and on the way home it felt as though our little embryo was burrowing deep into my womb. I continued to see Aliya throughout my pregnancy and I’m pleased to say the treatments all worked as I delivered a very healthy baby boy after suffering with gestational diabetes.

After our baby was born Aliya did a wonderful light treatment for him, which he loved.

I often hear people say they didn’t get on with acupuncture, to which I always say, well you should go and see Aliya.

We’re just so thankful that I found Aliya as everyday we now get to see our miracle baby enjoying life and growing happily.

Sally Melbourne

5.0 out of 5
I went to Aliya in Feb of this year having suffered from terrible neck pain for nearly 30 years. I had been to 3 pain clinics, various osteopaths and chiropractors and had almost lost hope of ever living a pain free life. However, after just one session of acupuncture I immediately noticed an improvement after a night out where I would normally expect to be in severe pain and I wasn’t. After 3 sessions I was experiencing no bad necks at all. On top of that my period came and went without any pain. I am thrilled with these results and have recommended Aliya to many of my friends.

Affy Ahmad

4.7 out of 5
Ally performed the fertility/IVF protocol for me and I would highly recommended. She gives wonderful personalised treatment that also targeted my other ailments like allergic rhinitis.

The highlight for me was that Ally worked around my IVF schedule and even made space for me when she was fully booked which meant I could have the full acupuncture protocol.

I would highly recommend !!

Rachel S

5.0 out of 5
I first saw Ali in June 2016 after having surgery on my ring finger, a year before, after severing the tendons by 90%. The scar tissue was very solid and I was told another operation was needed but I did not want to take that route. During my first appointment, I also asked Ali to look at my shoulder problem, for which I have pain for the last 20 years, an issue with my big toe and I was also interested in Facial Acupuncture.
After just one session I really noticed a difference. Firstly my face looked firmer and more glowy but amazingly I did not have any pain in my shoulder and there was an incredible improvement in my finger and the pain in my toe diminished. After 3 sessions my shoulder had never been better, my toe had been fantastic, and my finger had freed up underneath (where it had been solid due to the scar tissue) and I was able to bend it for the first time in months. I can honestly say I have not felt this good since 1998!

I now see Ali every 5-6 weeks and cannot see a time where I do not have acupuncture. I have recommended her to everyone I know and cannot thank her enough for giving me a pain-free life.

Rachel S.

S Rowlands

5.0 out of 5
I started my treatments with Ali in January 2016 to help me with becoming pregnant. As well as feeling relaxed after each treatment, I learnt many interesting and useful additional tips for becoming and staying pregnant. I am now expecting my second child in April 2017, thank you so much.

Dorothy Hayward

5.0 out of 5
I was booked in for a medical induction the week after my acupuncture treatment. I really wanted to try a more natural method of induction and felt this may work. Aliya has an excellent manner and quickly explained the process and made me feel at ease. I have never had acupuncture before so wasn’t sure what to expect. She tailored the acupuncture to my own needs and what she felt would be useful to work on. She explained the process as she went along so that I felt calm and informed.

She felt my body responded well to the treatment and suggested that I go away and see what progressed. There was an option to book another appointment in a few days time which made me feel less panicked that ‘this has to work’.

Low and behold four days after treatment my waters broke naturally and I delivered a healthy little boy without requiring a medical induction. I strongly believe that acupuncture instigated and helped this process along.

I would definitely advice acupuncture for induction and I am sure I will see Aliya in the future for any other issues.