Treatment Type: Regulating Menstruation - relieving Period Pain, constant bleeding, scanty/heavy Periods, short/long cycle, PCOS

Lucy C

I have been seeing Aliya for a few months now, having struggled on with hormonal issues for sometime. Within that space of time the difference to how I feel on a day to day basis has improved so much and I now feel like myself again. I can’t put a price on this. Aliya is professional, attentive, informative and lovely. Very much recommended.

Louise L

I have been seeing Aliya for acupuncture for about four years. She helped me to get over the very painful experience of an ectopic pregnancy and to go on to conceive successfully soon afterwards. I now have two healthy children – one aged two years, and one aged two months. I had acupuncture throughout both pregnancies and wouldn’t have done it any other way. In the past Aliya has also given me treatments to get on top of migraines and to support my emotional wellbeing as I grieved for the loss of my father. She has a very personable approach to treatments, explaining the points in simple terms, and is very easy to talk to. I highly recommend a visit to see her!

Ellie Main

Ali is amazing and she absolutely helped me with my fertility struggles. Whilst I needed IVF, I truly believe Ali gave me the best possible shot and we were pregnant with our first IVF cycle. My baby girl is very precious and Ali played a huge part in getting us there. Ellie.

Nikkie

Hello there.

This is by no means your average testimonial short and to the point. Instead I want to give you honesty and deep insight, take and stop when is best for you!

Some words to express the heartfelt thanks to Aliya and her amazing work and healing. For those who are curious, I have been seeing Aliya for just approaching two years, on the first instance to help with my acute anxiety and trauma as a result of bullying in the work place. No longer knowing myself, feeling a sense of loss, not being able to comprehend my symptoms, or what was happening, constant restlessness and sleepless nights I visited Aliya in hope that she would be able to bring back calm and help with my symptoms. And this she did and more.

I recall my first every treatment when I was met by the most charming personality and welcoming aura of Aliya who made me feel safe and reassured my self belief; and has done ever since. The zen I was looking for was experienced on that first session feeling a little anxious whilst lay on the bed having the needles placed where Aliya saw fit. After my deep inhalation and exhalation and left with “leaving all thoughts to one side” Aliya’s famous words and relaxing into the treatment this I did. I had my first deep sleep after several months and the elation and zen I felt is hard to put into a few sentences so I shall leave it for you to conjure! The serenity and happiness that followed over the next few days and off course not forgetting the personal touch of Aliya’s unexpected text message the very next morning to see how I was getting on was enough for me to know this was and would be my place of healing for and until otherwise. It is worth noting that alongside my mental pain from the trauma and bullying I also had other symptoms to endure which had manifested. I was no longer the vibrant personality or confident girl who could walk into a room of anywhere from 300-500 people and present without giving it a second thought. I was suffering from low self esteem and confidence and felt dull and empty from within. My recent trauma left me in a deep state of acute anxiety and depression; I was now a former shadow of myself who could not even walk into her local Costa or step outside the home without tears. My trust had been broken and my personality. I had severe digestive complaints which exacerbated my ibs and coeliac’s which for years had been under control, alongside my insomnia and racing thoughts from the mental trauma off bullying I was now experiencing depression and irregular periods, not forgetting hair loss from the stress.

With each pin from Aliya I feel as though I have now released negative energies and blockages at each stage.

Whilst Aliya acknowledges your complaints and ailments she looks at you as a whole, which unlike other practitioners who treat the physical Aliya works based on your body’s signs and requirements. My periods are now back on the dot of each month which is a miracle, my Bowel movements regular, my hair back to thickness and shine, the list continues and the happiness and restoration to have a zest for life continues.

The touch and healing of Aliya and her work is not only down to her needles but also guidance and natural comfort of her spoken words and encouragement act as counsel and truly angel like.

All I can leave you with is my personal experience to date had been marvellous. Undoubtedly each person and body responds differently all I can say if your looking for treatment I would highly recommend. Out of all the therapists I have seen she is far the best and well worth the investment.

My very best, thank you, N.and felt dull and empty from within. My recent trauma left me in a deep state of acute anxiety and depression; I was now a former shadow of myself who could not even walk into her local Costa or step outside the home without tears. My trust had been broken and my personality. I had severe digestive complaints which exacerbated my ibs and coeliac’s which for years had been under control, alongside my insomnia and racing thoughts from the mental trauma off bullying I was now experiencing depression and irregular periods, not forgetting hair loss from the stress.

With each pin from Aliya I feel as though I have now released negative energies and blockages at each stage.

Whilst Aliya acknowledges your complaints and ailments she looks at you as a whole, which unlike other practitioners who treat the physical Aliya works based on your body’s signs and requirements. My periods are now back on the dot of each month which is a miracle, my Bowel movements regular, my hair back to thickness and shine, the list continues and the happiness and restoration to have a zest for life continues.

The touch and healing of Aliya and her work is not only down to her needles but also guidance and natural comfort of her spoken words and encouragement act as counsel and truly angel like.

All I can leave you with is my personal experience to date had been marvellous. Undoubtedly each person and body responds differently all I can say if your looking for treatment I would highly recommend. Out of all the therapists I have seen she is far the best and well worth the investment.

My very best, thank you, N.

Melanie

I started to see Ali last year after not having had a period for over seven months. This was following stopping the contraceptive pill after 10 years of taking it. After going to my doctors and also a gynecologist and not being able to find any reasons as to why I did not have a period I decided to give acupuncture a go.

I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed every treatment and found Ali to be extremely supportive. 10 months later I am pregnant and seeing Ali on a regular basis and I plan on carrying on with acupuncture once the baby comes. I would definitely recommend Ali to anyone trying to get their cycles back on track and/or wanting to get pregnant. She has such a lovely calming energy, I always look forward to my next treatment.

Kate R

I can wholeheartedly recommend Ali as an Accupuncturist. Since starting my acupuncture treatment two months ago, my health has improved significantly. My health problems relate to an autoimmune condition that I have had for several years. I suffered from burning feet that were painful and a real problem in my daily life. Ali was very professional and thorough, asking detailed questions about my symptoms which meant a highly personalised treatment plan. The result is my feet are no longer painful. My throbbing headaches are now infrequent, my thinning hair is growing again, my eczema is gone and my periods are regular and pain free for the first time in years. Ali is a very caring and knowledgeable therapist who puts her patients at ease. I am very grateful to Ali for all of her help and kindness.

F

I have been seeing Ali regularly for several months now. Initially I was referred to Ali for fertility issues, but I am glad to say that Ali does not just focus on this. I like the fact that she takes a complete holistic approach and has treated me for many symptoms that have been unrelated to fertility. As a result my body is more balanced and I have a general feeling of wellbeing, both physically and mentally.
Ali has treated me for my eczema which was a big irritant on a regular basis, this is now subsiding and is more manageable, rather than the constant scratching and the soreness. What I have found is that Ali will not only treat the ailment with acupuncture but will then give me general advice, such as what foods to avoid to stop the flare-ups, to go for a swim to cool the skin, to cool down the temperature in the shower, all of this then helps a person to keep the symptoms under control and helps you to understand what’s happening with your body and how to manage it.
Ali also helps me with my hyperhidrosis, a problem I have had since childhood and in the past I have used a machine at home to give myself treatments to help with the condition. Ali did not just ignore this condition, even though I did not come to her to help me with it. Every time she will ask about it and will use the acupuncture again to help me manage it. The symptoms are not completely cured but it is manageable to the point that I have not bothered to use the treatment given to me by the hospital. I wish now that I had known about acupuncture years ago, it would have saved me from so much heartache and embarrassment.
I also suffer a lot from migraines, practically every day, but I can confidently say that these are not coming every day now, I have had respite for several days and I am waiting for the time that these are completely gone, it will be such a relief not to have that sharp pain behind the eyes, I am confident that these will one day disappear. They are getting less and less painful and less and less regular.
As for the fertility, Ali is preparing my body for my first round of ivf, when and not if I have good news, I will be reporting back to her website to announce it. Ali has seen me through the ups and downs every month and has even introduced me to one of her clients who has talked to me, advised me and helped me to finally come to a decision about where I wanted to go for the treatment. I am feeling quite confident and upbeat about starting the process and I know that I have two people in the background that will support me throughout it, Ali and her client are always there, advising, encouraging and giving a positive outlook.
I don’t feel that this is just a treatment of acupuncture, this is a person who will go out of their way to help you, will advise you, will sit with you when you’re upset, will give you positive words of encouragement. I cannot recommend Ali enough and have no hesitation in going back to her for any treatment, I would rather go to Ali first than a doctor anyday. (Healthy baby girl “T” arrived safely).

Kirsty Broadhurst

As an existing client of Ali’s I turned to her when we were struggling to conceive after being diagnosed with polycystic ovaries. After spending two months on hormonal fertility drugs which didn’t agree with me I decided to try a more holistic approach and visited Ali every two weeks. She helped me enormously, and made me feel like I had support with our fertility journey, she took away any fears I had about being unable to conceive and after just two months of consistent acupuncture she regulated my cycle and we fell pregnant naturally. I knew that my body was in the best possible shape for a trouble free pregnancy thanks to Ali and trusted my body for the following nine months. I could not recommend her highly enough.

Marie Lord

5.0 out of 5
The joyous news if you do not wish to read any further is that I am 13 weeks pregnant and I do believe it is due to Fertility Acupuncture with Ali at Meridian Acupuncture and I cannot recommend this highly enough to you!! My issues were long cycle periods (32/33/34 days+ and getting longer) with a late ovulation date and I had recently developed Acne. I first visited Ali on 5th July 2012, by the 2nd session I’d noticed my appetite was under control again, I was sleeping very well and my digestive system was back up to speed. I had also lost 5lbs within a fortnight without doing anything out of the ordinary!! On the 3rd session sweating and dryness had disappeared, any headaches I was getting had stopped and I felt as if I was getting my life back in balance and reducing stress. On the 4th session the Acne had reduced dramatically (I was on medication – face gel – from the Drs but was using this rarely as it really dried out my skin) and still no headaches. Ali advises me she targeted some strong points to regulate menstruation and boost my fertility, when I returned on my 5th session I informed Ali that my period had started on Day 27 (Amazing by my track record!!), I had tender breasts, and was off the smell and taste of coffee … On the 6th session in October I was pregnant!! I now know I had conceived on 19th August 2012, just over 6 weeks after my first session.
So, in summary, all I can say to you is, if you are unsure do give it a try, I have no idea how this worked but it did and I am immensely grateful to Ali for her expertise.

Marie Lord.

N Rowland

5.0 out of 5
Ali was recommended by a friend who was studying acupuncture and thought that Ali’s gentle and caring nature was exactly what I needed. We are unable to conceive naturally and after several failed fertility treatments it was time to try something different. When I first met Ali I was having difficulty sleeping, it took me a long time to go to sleep and I would wake between 4 -5 am and not get back to sleep, after just 1 session I was going to sleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. I was also experiencing painful and irregular periods and within a couple of sessions I had no pain and a much healthier period and most importantly for my husband I was no longer like a demon.
From my first two ivf cycles I produced 9 eggs on the first attempt and 7 on the seconds since working with Ali my egg numbers have increased to 17 on the third attempt and 16 on the 4th attempt. On both occasions the hospital encouraged us to leave the embryo’s to develop to day 5 blastocyst stage which wasn’t an option on previous attempts we had 2 good quality blastocyst’s to put back. Sadly we haven’t been successful on either occasion but the improvement in the number and quality of eggs has given us hope for the future.
Ali has been a wonderful support and helped me in so many ways, she has regulated my period, improved my quality of sleep, helped to reduce my stress levels and improved egg quality and number of eggs. She is always very encouraging and at the end of every session she gives you a card with helpful suggestions and positive mantra’s, I have kept all of them and when I need a boost I have a read through and make sure I’m following all her advice.
I would highly recommend Ali as I have seen firsthand the difference acupuncture can make.