Treatment Type: Post Partum - Mastitis, Night sweats, Depression

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!


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.

Lucy Thompson

I have been coming to Ali since the end of 2015 after suffering a miscarriage. My cycles were all over the place and I was keen to fall pregnant quickly. Within two good cycles I was pregnant again. She helped me through the pregnancy and I had a very smooth delivery and a healthy little boy. After suffering a second miscarriage in Christmas 2017 she helped me through it all with several treatments close together. A week after the last treatment I was pregnant again. Treatments during the course of this pregnancy kept me very relaxed especially the ‘inducing’ treatments at the end. The birth wasn’t as smooth as baby was a lot bigger but after a postnatal treatment I felt on top of the world. I would recommend meridian to anyone going through similar experiences. I intend to continue the occasional treatment with her even now my family is complete.

Orietta Z L Houghland

Aliya’s acupuncture expertise is second to none. I had an extremely positive and value for money experience of her treatment throughout my pregnancy and postpartum from 2011 and till March 2012 when my baby was born. Her acupuncture was a relaxing experience and the wisdom of the Chinese medicine behind the acupuncture enabled Aliya to cure the cause of the symptoms. I found her treatment had a positive impact on the health of my overall pregnancy and in an easier birth. Although I had previously had a previous child I had suffered a miscarriage after. Aliya was able to keep this 3rd pregnancy of mine strongly rooted to full term.

Aliya treated me for several conditions, some common during pregnancy and after: emotional states, morning sickness, carpal tunnel syndrome, mastitis, dry skin conditions, flu, sinus pain, migraine, digestion issues, back ache, swollen legs, exhaustion and many more. I was fortunate that I had received acupuncture in the past so my body was able to respond quickly. Even Aliya was quite surprised when with just one session she was able to cure the carpal tunnel in my wrists.

In terms of the overall pregnancy and health of the baby, Aliya helped me keep the pregnancy grounded. My baby weighed 9.2lb and was a perfectly healthy boy who is very relaxed and happy. She was able to relax me with each session and I felt this had a positive impact. This was very important to me as I had previously suffered a miscarriage. When it came to the actual birth I had an amazing experience in comparison to my first child. I got to 9cm at home in just 2hrs! I managed on a tens machine and good breathing only. My contractions were very effective and not too painful at all. I totally believe the acupuncture had prepared my body well for this.

Her two most memorable sessions were: for the migraines that were blindingly painful in my last weeks before birth when I was feeling ill and had become very tired looking after my toddler – my GP’s only help was for very strong opiate based pain killers. However, Aliya was a miracle worker and with one session cleared my headaches within a few days. The other one was postpartum for mastitis (a painful breast feeding condition). Again I felt I was left high and dry by western medicine as I had been on antibiotics and paracetamol for a few weeks but it had not cleared fully. The GP said they could not help me any further unless my symptoms were extreme. Again with only one treatment Aliya cleared the symptoms fully and even cured some others relating to my dry skin which were apparently connected – according to Chinese medicine.

Overall I can recommend Aliya highly for anyone seeking a healthy pregnancy, birth and post natal recovery. I rate her expertise and feel each session was well worth the money. Her understanding of Chinese medicine and supportive, caring manner made every session a haven of tranquillity when I needed it most.

Thank you Aliya!

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.