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After trying to get pregnant for several years, two years ago my husband was diagnosed with severe oligospermia – a very low sperm count. We couldn’t believe it! It was a real unexpected shock. Fortunately with my fertility intact, we were accepted onto a course of ICSI treatment with LGI.

Wanting to maximise our chances of success, we spent some time researching on the internet, and we decided to focus on improving our lifestyle with better nutrition and acupuncture. We found Caroline, who really fitted the bill as she is affiliated to Zita West. My husband was treated first with acupuncture, which he found very relaxing and Caroline supported his treatment with Chinese medicine. I was also treated in preparation for and throughout the ICSI cycle. Both of us found Caroline very supportive and understanding throughout this difficult period in our lives. The outcome has been a massive success – my husband’s sperm improved in quality, and we were successful in conceiving one beautiful baby girl on our first attempt. We are thrilled!! I firmly believe that we couldn’t have done it without Caroline’s help. Caroline was also fantastic at supporting me throughout my pregnancy – I had a lovely pregnancy throughout. I would recommend Caroline to any couple embarking on a fertility journey.


I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and Rachael, for all the help, information and support you gave to me, alongside my treatment. We have no doubt that without all of this, we may not have been so fortunate, and we will forever be grateful. Coming along to see you both was definitely the right decision!


I went to see Caroline at the Calverley & Rawdon Acupuncture Clinic after I developed Bell’s Facial Palsy following a particularly bad virus and chest infection. I had looked up the treatments for Bell’s Palsy on the internet myself although no medical person had advised or recommended me to do this. In my opinion the acupuncture definitely helped me to a speedy recovery – within a couple of sessions my face started to return to normal and after 7 sessions I decided it had returned almost completely, so much so that the consultant I was seeing commented that she had never seen anyone recover so quickly!


Before trying acupuncture I had suffered with severe migraines for a couple of years, often having at least one a week but often up to 3 or 4 in a week every single month, I had been back and forth a the doctors and also been referred to 3 separate neurologists none of which offered any help or successful treatment other than suggestions of long term medication which I was very reluctant to accept. I decided to try acupuncture after reading that this is now a recommended and recognised treatment for migraine. After only a few sessions with Caroline the benefits were incredible, I can easily go a couple of months without an attack, the impact this has had on my life is invaluable and the positive effects the treatment is unquestionable, I cannot recommend this method of treatment or thank Caroline enough.



I had a wonderful appointment with Kate last night and it was really relaxing. I thoroughly enjoyed it. What a lovely lady and lovely addition to your team!


Thank you so much for all your care, expertise and support over the past year. You’ve been wonderful and at times, I don’t know what I’d have done without you.

Having completed one unsuccessful round of IVF I decided to supplement a second treatment with acupuncture. I truly believe that the acupuncture benefited me throughout the second round of treatment. I found the procedures easier and had a shorter recovery time. The eggs and embryos were of better quality than in the first round and I am now happily pregnant with twins. Caroline has been a great support throughout and I would recommend her treatment to anyone undergoing fertility treatment.


Thanks for your support and expertise. Here’s evidence of a great result! We’re very proud parents of a lovely little boy.

I just wanted to say thank you again for the part you played in our pregnancy journey. I strongly believe that your work with needles made this little miracle possible.


Being a life- long sufferer of eczema I had always relied on prescribed medicines to treat my skin. Recently I have become worried about the steroid cream I used and the thinning affect it has on skin. That is why I decided to try acupuncture. The results have been fantastic. Now with monthly acupuncture sessions, herbal medicine and some small changes to in diet my skin has dramatically improved. I do still suffer from the occasional flair up but thanks to Caroline they are becoming less intense and a lot less frequent


I first went to see Caroline to try acupuncture for unexplained infertility. I had read some articles on how acupuncture can help with infertility and wanted to try all I could to help me get pregnant naturally and then to support me through an IVF cycle if my fertility journey came to that. Over the years I ended up having 2 ICSI cycles plus 2 frozen embryo transfers. I then had a natural pregnancy whilst on some immunotherapy treatment. Caroline & Rachael were fantastic throughout my journey. There are 3 things that I loved about this clinic:. Caroline & Rachael explained why different acupuncture points were used at different stages of my monthly cycle, through IVF and through pregnancy. I noticed a difference in my periods as soon as I started acupuncture (less blood clots) from the very beginning of my acupuncture treatment so I knew it was working and doing something!. I found the acupuncture treatment very relaxing, which is an added bonus when dealing with the stress of unexplained infertility. And most importantly, Caroline and Rachael gave me fantastic emotional support and helped me ask the right questions of my fertility clinics. They are a wonderful, caring and professional team. After many years of fertility treatment, I am pleased that I now have a little miracle that has joined our family. I will miss my regular sessions with Caroline and Rachael. No doubt I will pop back for the odd relaxation treatment instead!


Thanks again Caroline- I’m blown away with your expertise, level of care, and the herbs! Truly!


Thank you so much for your support and help in us finally achieving out lovely little family. Thanks to you, we now have 2 little boys and never thought it was possible.


I came to see you for moxibustion last Wednesday (to turn my breech baby). My midwife sent me for a presentation scan this morning and baby has turned head down!
I definitely felt increased movements following the treatment but I wasn’t sure if it had turned. I don’t know how it works but thank you very much. My midwife is sure to recommend you to future pregnant ladies with breech babies.


I just wanted to drop you an email to say a massive THANK YOU for all of your help in our fertility journey. Without you, your knowledge and kindness I don’t think that we would be sitting here now with our gorgeous baby. I always think of you as someone who I was meant to meet in my life and I will forever be grateful for everything that you’ve done.


Thanks for your support and expertise. Here’s evidence of a great result! We’re very proud parents of a lovely little boy.


This is my second pregnancy and I have had acupuncture for morning sickness since the beginning since having suffered first time around. The effects have been outstanding, with my symptoms of persistent nausea controlled significantly with weekly treatment.


I have been seeing Caroline for herbal medicine for a few months now and have been so impressed with the positive affects on my health. The herbs she has prescribed has made a huge difference to my overall wellbeing in mind, body and spirit. Caroline has a wealth of experience and really takes her time to understand your health concerns. She adapts the medicine to your needs and communication and care is outstanding! She’s very patient, caring and highly skilled at what she does. Highly recommend her to anyone wanting to improve their health with Chinese herbal medicine. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you so much Caroline.


Since I started acupuncture with Caroline I have improved 100%. I now am pain free most days and no longer need to take a variety of medicines to get me through the day.


It was my first experience of any ‘alternative’ medicine. I was immediately set at ease by the holistic approach to treatment and the attention given to our particular circumstances. Acupuncture gave me very positive energy throughout our hospital treatments, giving mental and physical strength to meet and accept any outcome. At the clinic I was given needle treatments and advised on Chinese herbs and diet throughout my IVF and later throughout my pregnancy. The results were that I got pregnant, had a very healthy pregnancy, again assisted by acupuncture techniques, and now have a delightful two year old. I am so glad we found Calverley and Rawdon Clinic. My experiences are that traditional medicines can be intrusive and intense; acupuncture for us was gentle without side effects and effective. For me, acupuncture is an overall positive experience on its own or alongside traditional treatments to restore balance.


Many thanks for assisting me in managing my blood pressure level and stress. Thank you for helping me through a very stressful period. I’m now a firm believer in the benefits of acupuncture and will be in touch the minute things get ‘too much’ again!!