Aliya is the best acupuncturist I’ve ever visited. Kind, gentle, reassuring and focused, I’ve always left her Chapel Lane clinic feeling so much better than when I arrived. Mel
After 8yrs of unexplained infertility, 7 failed IVF’s and finally 2 children from the last IVF I contacted Aliya to balance my body, in readiness for a new IVF cycle. I was a bit sceptical about the glowing testimonials on the website, but my apprehension was ill-founded. After about 4-5 sessions, I WAS PREGNANT naturally. No need for IVF. I have possible immune factors that prevent embryos from implanting. Aliya balanced and boosted my immune system which I suspect allowed a natural pregnancy to occur. Also my period went from a 31-2 day cycle to a textbook 28 day, with reduced PMT and no spotting. I must add that I was also following a very healthy eating plan (lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and protein) along with supplements for myself and the husband. But without a doubt, the acupuncture played a major part in getting me pregnant. The sessions are very relaxing and not at all painful. And she is just the loveliest person. I have recommended her to all my friends who are also suffering from various fertility issues. Don’t let the costs put you off. She is worth every penny.
I was recommended to see Aliya by a friend following the death of my husband. My husband Mark was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in May 2006 and following many sessions of chemotherapy and two stem cell transplants sadly lost the fight in October 2019. After 30 years of being together with the last 12 of those being married my world fell apart. I first saw Aliya in August 2020 after spending many months in what felt like another world. As soon as I sat down and started talking to Aliya, I knew that I had a chance of getting back to being and feeling more normal. Aliya is a beautiful person and totally understood my situation. My wishes included “not crying all the time” and I wanted to get my mojo back and start feeling better about myself and having more get up and go. After just one session I knew that I had to continue seeing Aliya – the 19th October (my wedding anniversary) and the 22nd October (the day Mark passed away) were approaching and I knew that they were going to tough days and I felt so drained. I saw Aliya on the 24th October and again helped me cope better with how I was feeling. By January 2021 it felt like a real shift had happened in my energy field and I was even talking about planning for new wardrobes, new carpet, new bed etc…. For my bedroom. By February 2021 I felt more “revitalised and re-energised”.Aliya is a brilliant practitioner and is very knowledgeable and I would 100% recommend her to everyone.
I can not recommend Aliya highly enough. I initially saw her for help with vertigo issues but have since been back for various niggles each of which she seems to magically resolve. She takes a lovely holistic approach and a visit to her is a deeply relaxing experience.
I don’t know where to began writing a review about Ali at Meridian Acupuncture. She is just the best! I started seeing her around 8 years ago for lots of digestive issues and then PMS and have switched between 1 or 2 sessions a month depending on what was going on. Ali is so calm and inviting, I remember feeling quite nervous on my first session because I didn’t know what to expect, but she soon put me at ease and I’ve returned every month ever since. My digestion is much better and my PMS symptoms (especially cramping) are nowhere near as bad as they used to be. On top of these things, when I have mentioned other niggly symptoms like headaches, random blurry vision and poor sleep Ali worked her magic to address them. The sessions have become a part of my monthly routine and I can’t imagine not having them now. There hasn’t been anything that she hasn’t been able to help me with and I’m truly grateful for her skills and flexibility to fit me in at awkward times- thank you Ali!
After trying for a second baby for over a year I went to see Ali following a friend’s recommendation. Ali was very thorough from the get go, wanting to ensure she understood everything that was happening from a body and a life point of view. After approx six months of trying to regulate my periods and reduce my stress levels, we got to the stage where they were regular and operating how they should be. However, we knew falling pregnant naturally would be a challenge as I have a very low AMH.
Myself and my husband knew that if we wanted to do IVF we would have to do it as quickly as possible because we knew the success rate would always be on the low side due to my egg quantity. We decided to go for IVF as soon as the first lockdown was lifted. I visited Ali once a week in the three months leading up to IVF to ensure my body was ready. Ali was fabulous during the IVF process, a constant positive attitude but also so flexible. One example of this is on implantation day I had to be at the clinic super early. Ali was more than happy to see me ahead of her clinic times to ensure I could have the treatment. I have no doubt that Ali’s nature and flexibility helped our IVF process.
I’m very pleased to say that despite only collecting three eggs and two being implanted, we now have a healthy baby girl who was born last week.
I honestly couldn’t recommend Ali enough. Her treatment, her personality, her calming nature, her positive mindset – I truly believe all of this helped me be in the right frame of mind for IVF and for having our little girl.
Ali – we will forever be grateful for you, your way of being, your calming influence and your understanding
I went to see Aliya initially as my periods had stopped and I had been diagnosed with PCOS. I also wanted to start trying for a baby in the next few months. I found my first session with Aliya so enlightening. She is so easy to talk to, intuitive and supportive. After a couple of acupuncture sessions my period returned. I fell pregnant the following month and am expecting my first baby in June. I fully believe that this was due to my sessions with Aliya, which I have continued through my pregnancy as I have found such a benefit from acupuncture. I have since recommended Aliya to a number of my friends and family.
Came to see Ali for 3 months before my current IVF cycle and found it to help so much, made me a lot more relaxed during the whole process! Now currently 20 weeks and have just gone back today for another treatment for headaches. Feel better already 🙂
I went to Meridian Accupuncture a few weeks ago with terrible pain in my shoulder and only after my first session I was 80% pain free and after my second session pretty much pain free! I can’t recommend this treatment highly enough! It has also helped me with my hot flushes. I will defiantly without hesitation be using the treatments again.
I first saw Aliya in September 2020 as I was suffering the after effects of a virus which had resulted in an inflammatory disorder. I was suffering lots of pain as well as having menopausal symptoms and general low mood. After just one session I felt I had got my “mojo” back, and was more productive with increased energy levels, and I was able to channelling more positive thoughts. The second visit consolidated everything and I definitely going to incorporate regular visits to Aliya as part of my self care. She has a lovely energy about her and I highly recommend her practice