Gender: Female

Dorothy Hayward

Over the last three years I have seen Aliya twice for acupuncture to help induce labour for both of my pregnancies. Both times I have seen Aliya to try to steer clear of a medical induction (due to having too much fluid in my bump – polyhydromnious – the hospital said they would medically induce me on my due date if I didn’t begin the process naturally by then). With my first pregnancy I had my little boy three days early and I definitely think this was because of acupuncture (I had two treatments the week before my due date). I did the same this time around. Baby boy was booked in for an induction but as I arrived on the ward I actually went into labour naturally and didn’t require the induction which I do believe was down to the acupuncture readying my body in advance. Aliya put me at ease straight away and talked me through everything getting a thorough picture of my history and only doing treatments that I felt comfortable with. I strongly believe in acupuncture with Aliya and would recommend it to anybody. 

Mrs Rigby

I have been seeing Ali for over 5 years. She is absolutely Wonderful and I cannot recommend her highly enough! She takes her time to listen, often asking questions about issues you never think to mention…Then explains how everything is connected. I started seeing Ali when preparing for a second pregnancy at the age of 45. The IVF worked first time, despite a history of five previous miscarriages!She is a wonderful gift to the world and I would urge anybody reading this and struggling with fertility, to please go along, listen and believe! Thank you Ali, see you soon xx.

Anon

After suffering from anxiety and undetected postnatal depression for some time I knew I needed to rebalance myself. I wanted to try everything I could before taking medication (which seemed to be the only answer when speaking to anyone in the western medical profession). Aliya was recommended and I knew that her practice which incorporates five elements, not just TCM, would rebalance me in readiness to tackle the next phase of my life and to be a calmer more grounded person. After the first session the feeling and weight of that elephant sitting on my chest had disappeared. I felt calmer and less on the edge of my emotions, without the constant feeling of bursting into tears. My husband also noticed the instant change in me and the positive benefits it had. So much so that he also started acupuncture sessions by the time I had my next session. I’ve been seeing Aliya for almost a year now and notice how much she has helped me feel like me again. I can’t recommend Aliya enough.

Chantal F

I have been seeing Ali on and off for a number of years, I returned recently following a traumatic break-up, I was feeling really unwell and within minutes Ali diagnosed that I was suffering with shock. This made sense. After our session I slept well for the first time in months, the next morning I felt a big positive shift in my mood and emotions, I felt lighter and my mindset began a noticeable shift, and I haven’t looked back. Ali helped me again on the road to emotional and physical wellness. Thank you again Ali xxx.

Nicola A

I came to Aliya to help me with my fertility issues after I was told that my ovarian reserve was low and my first IVF cycle failed. I had just one egg retrieved at my first IVF. I had acupuncture sessions with Aliya and her magic needles worked. At my second IVF cycle Four eggs were collected and I had three embryos. I gave birth to a perfect baby girl in July 2019 and I could not be more happier. I am 43 years old and I think it was down to Aliya’s sessions that my IVF worked. Doctors told me I had just 7-8% chances of success. Aliya is a true professional, she is not just excellent at acupuncture, she was also a talking therapist to me. I was always telling her about my worries and I had great reassurance from her. I always felt calmer and happier after the sessions. Thank you so much Aliya.

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.

Philipa Taylor

Feeling at my wits end with hormonal migraines hot flushes arthritis and disrupted sleep, Aliya was recommended to me, I went ahead not knowing what to expect and not really sure that acupuncture would be of any help. After my first session my migraine left and has not returned, and my arthritis in my big toe was gone. By my fourth visit I have suffered no hot flushes and slept all the way through the night.
I am truly thankful and believe it is the right treatment for me.
Feeling amazing Thank you Aliya.
Pip

N

Everytime I’d heard about acupuncture I presumed it was for help with muscle or tissue injuries, aches and pains. I’d never considered it to help with fertility. Struggling to conceive I thought there was no harm in trying it. Aliya was not only very thorough in her treatment but also suggested life changes to help. After a few sessions I immediately felt more energised, my monthly cycle changed just how Aliya said it would. I saw many positive changes. The cycle Aliya predicted was the one did actually work and I gave birth to a healthy baby boy in Nov 18. I was overjoyed ! She is very good at her job and has a lot of experience. I definitely recommend Aliya for acupuncture, not only to help with fertility issues, but also to help to balance your hormones and help you to feel better. I will for sure be using her services again! .

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.