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Any recommendations of wonderful acupuncturists in NE or Central London/Harley St?

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nutherone Tue 07-Oct-08 19:27:35

There are so many clinics and individuals with testimonials of success stories with acupuncture treatments for fertility. I just dont know if they are real!

Are there any real life mumsnetters out there who can recommend their acupuncturist? Ideally in the areas above, and not super expensive. i dont have major issues - i dont think - just interested in pursuing this as a possible help as i'm late 30's and been ttc no 2 for a while

JuliaJeanne Tue 07-Oct-08 19:52:33

I can very highly recommend an acupuncturist in Tufnell Park - not quite your preferred area, but she's 30 seconds walk from the tube station (zone 2 Northern line.)

Her name is Xiu Mei (Sue) and her clinic is Herbs and Health, 146 Fortess Road, London NW5 2HP 020 7485 2911. I started seeing her after ttc dc2 for 2.5 years with 36 day cycles. Within 6 weeks she had shortened my cycle and I conceived dc2. I would happily have seen her during the pregnancy (after 2 earlier pregnancy losses I was pretty anxious) but at 10 weeks she told me that I had no further need of her, which I felt showed real integrity. She is gentle, professional and speaks excellent English.

She works with a mixture of acupuncture and Chinese herbs and charged around £35 per acupuncture session and £28 per week for the herbs.

I know she had plans to move her clinic, so if you are interested and can't contact her on the above number, I can probably dig out an email address. There is another clinic with a very similar name off Kentish Town High Road, but it isn't her!

Very best wishes - I hope this helps.

Toppy Tue 07-Oct-08 19:53:17

I highly recommend Gerad Kite at the Kite Clinic on New Bond Street - I saw him for an initial consultation then was treated by Ana. I had been TTC for 9 months and although not very long in hindsight I was very impatient. I did not really believe in alternative therapies but I do now. Gerad took my 'pulses' and told me I had to come back that same afternoon for a treatment with a female colleague (shock horror it was a perineal needle. I almost shot through the ceiling). We conceived my 7mo DS that evening. Oddly it was day 21 of my cycle and I had a spontaneous peak on the Clearblue monitor the following morning. Good luck

savetheplanetdontiron Tue 07-Oct-08 19:57:01

Dr Dan Jiang helped me through fertility treatment first time round (baby girl) and picked up my second pg within a couple of days of ovulation. I have referred quite a few friends to her who have successfully delivered healthy babies after several miscarriages and unsuccessful IVFs. Very kind but efficient too.

I only have her non-London clinic number but you will be able to get hold of her there and get the Harley Street details. No idea of her charges down there. She probably charges a lot less for us grimy northerners [grim]. 0114 266 2051.

Good luck.

savetheplanetdontiron Tue 07-Oct-08 19:57:38

Sorry grin

nutherone Tue 07-Oct-08 22:20:00

Thanks all, any more?

yellowflowers Wed 08-Oct-08 09:16:07

I love my reflexologist - Sally Mumford in Crouch End/Muswell Hill, but have no success story yet...

Thandeka Thu 09-Oct-08 09:52:37

thought I would up this as I am looking for one in similar area. North London- haringey enfield areas really. Any recommendations. I am using the british accupuncture council to find accredited people but apart from that I am at a loss and would love to hear some sucess stories.

lastboxoftampons Thu 09-Oct-08 10:45:42

Maybe we should have a 'reliable acus in your area' thread as it seems so many of us are asking the same question at the same time! I'm after someone in south London - ie Brixton/Clapham/Dulwich - or the Kings Cross/Camden area. Any suggestions greatly received! smile

Thandeka Thu 09-Oct-08 14:07:35

I just posted this on my conception experiment thread but it is also useful here:

I have found something for all the londoners: Accupuncture for £15 per session

You are getting it from a trainee but I dont think that matters too much as is cheap enough to have a lot more of it!

I have my first appointment booked for 24th october. I am soooooo excited.

audreyraines Wed 17-Dec-08 20:24:11

If anyone still looking, try Richard Steven at the Healthy Living Centre on St Pauls Road in Highbury London N5.

HeyThereSantasGirl Wed 17-Dec-08 20:34:30

lastboxoftampons can highly, highly recommend Ian Prytherch from Balance Accupuncture. He is a god! Clinics in central london, Battersea and Wimbledon.

Really lovely, incredibly professional guy. Started seeing him in September after TTC DC3. Had 2 mc and just didn't seem to be getting pg. By 3rd Nov I'd got my BFP grin.The month I concieved I ovulated so strongly that I could actually feel it 'pop' and go down my tube. Am now nearly 11 weeks pg.

Good luck to you. xxx

Heebeejeebee Tue 23-Dec-08 13:37:03

Hi there, Hey there!

Quick question - do you know roughly what hours Ian Pyrtherch is open? I've just had my second m/c myself and am thinking about having some more acupuncture (had it locally to me last time which was ok, but through I'd try something different). Wimbledon is on my way home..


HeyThereSantasGirl Tue 23-Dec-08 17:33:51

Heebeejeebee - Really sorry that you've experienced another m/c. It's bloody awful. Hope that you're healing.

I think he's pretty flexible. If you contact him thru his website he's great at calling back. Really hope that you can get to see him. I think he's worth his weight in gold.

By the way, say that I sent you. I'm Georgie P. He'll remember me!!

And best of luck for a BFP and a sticky bean in 2009. xxxxx

wonderwoman2 Mon 29-Dec-08 18:32:17

Just wanted to add to heytheresantasgirl recommendation......I too have been seeing Ian Prytherch for acupuncture and he is fantastic,Ive already told lots of my mates about him as hes sorted my cycle out a treat! Hes a lovely warm guy who makes you feel totally at

janx Mon 29-Dec-08 19:08:10

I can recommend Alison Courtney who practices in North London. She is a trained midwife aswell as being an acupuncturist - I was trying to conceive and being in my 40s was not too hopeful. I found her to be really down to earth and very practical. I did conceive and has ds after my 42 birthday - good luck

Heebeejeebee Tue 06-Jan-09 09:46:57

Sorry its taken me a while to come back - many thanks! I am just amassing funds at the moment, but will definitely give him a call

MrsMattie Tue 06-Jan-09 09:49:21

I have also heard good things about Richard Steven - does he also practice in Stoke Newington?

Madigan Tue 06-Jan-09 12:09:46

Gerad Kite - his clinic is in Bond Street. Absolutely fantastic.

nuttynanny Sun 17-May-09 11:03:22

Hi there,just wanted to say that i too have been seeing Ian Prytherch,hes great guy who has helped me to conceive after many years of trying. He specialises in gynaecology and fertility and has had lots of success in helping women to conceive both naturally and through ivf by providing treatment and support both before and during the ivf cycle. Give him a try,hes at or 07816522803.xx

Refusenik Mon 05-Apr-10 05:22:55

Hello All!

Would like to add another recommendation for Ian Prytherch. After TTC for nine months without success, I (and my husband!) had 3 months of sessions with Ian. The month after our treatment ended, I conceived twins naturally

As well as the acupuncture, Ian gave us lots of emotional support and lifestyle advice. He really knows where you're coming from and is just a brilliant guy. Would highly recommend if you can get to central or south London.

Aom97 Wed 25-Jul-12 09:20:36

Dear JuliaJeane I really would like to have Sue email address please if u could find out. As I went back yesterday to see her as wonder why her number not seems to work and now i see she doesn move somewhere that nobody around know where is she move to. She is the best Acupuncturist that I have ever known. And she has treat my Hayfever but now Summer come and I desperately need her. Could u let me know please. Many many thanks !

Aom97 Thu 26-Jul-12 15:42:39

Hi JuliaJeane Could u kindly give me Doctor Sue email please!? I've been treat my Hayfever by her and now it's come back. Nobody eles could make me feel better only her. I went back snd the clinic disappear her telephone number it's no use. My only hope is her email address. Anyone know this Accupunturist Sue from Tufnell park and know where is move to please please let me know. Many many thanks

Grapes24 Thu 16-Jul-15 16:27:54

I feel I have to share an unpleasant experience I had with Ian Prytherch, incase anyone is thinking of using him. I went to see him after TTC for a year and seeing the review here. My first session he was tactless and quite brusque. My third, he was unprofessional and aggressive. He was 30 minutes late for the appt, didn't apologise - OK not ideal but not a deal breaker - but when I told him while waiting I'd had time to think about how sad I was it was first day of my period again he stood up over me, and ordered me out of the room saying he had said he was sorry he was late but he wanted me to leave. He sat behind the reception in a huff. No treatment, no apology, quite frightening as no one else was in the clinic. Very weird. He's not registered with the British Association of Acupuncturists so no one to complain to. Avoid would be my advice.

whoneedssleepanywayat3am Mon 06-Feb-17 12:14:12

Hi Everyone

It's my first post! smile
I just wanted to recommend Darren Rose who specialises in acupuncture for fertility in central London and also in Hackney somewhere (I didn't go to that clinic location).
He's really great and helped me get pregnant last year after TTC for nearly a year with what the doctor called "unexplained infertility"!!
He was also really nice and recommended a couple of other acupuncturist that he thought were great should I prefer to find someone else.
Oh and he also does free consultations which was really great knowing you can meet him and there's no pressure to sign up or lose money on a consultation with someone you didn't like ;)
Anyway, I was super happy with it all and as they say the proof is in the pudding and she is wonderful!
I hope this helps someone

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