May 2013 - Aliya is a holistic Acupuncturist working at Meridian Acupuncture® who "helps ladies to get pregnant, stay pregnant, have healthier pregnancies and easier deliveries".
Aliya specialises in improving fertility naturally, enhancing IVF success, keeping pregnancies strong and rooted, inducing labour gently and naturally, and post natal ecstasy. She is Vice President of the Acupuncture Childbirth Team North West, member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network and British Acupuncture Council.
Her intention is restoring balance and harmony and also treats children, teenagers and men for a variety of physical, mental-emotional and spiritual conditions.
As well as Acupuncture Aliya's other treatments include Cupping, Moxibustion, Gua-Sha, Tui-Na Massage, and Reiki.
She has clinics in Hale, Sale, Pendlebury and Wilmslow.
@MeridianAcupunc Manchester and Cheshire.
Where appropriate, tui-na massage, cupping, moxibustion, gua-sha, reiki and neuro linguistic programming (nlp) are incorporated into treatments.
Ali is a registered acupuncturist with the British Acupuncture Council and Acupuncture Childbirth Trust (ACT), and complies with the BAcC and ACT's code of professional conduct and code of safe practice. Ali trained at the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM), and uses both traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and 5 element acupuncture. Ali has also carried out postgraduate studies in obstetrics and gynaecology with obstetric acupuncturist Jani White, and is a member of the North West fertility team, fertility specialists and acupuncture fertility network (afn). Ali's background is as a chartered chemist and chartered engineer with many years experience in problem solving.
Ali offers discounted rates for senior citizens, police, fire and ambulance personnel.
I have a lot to thank Ali for. Not only has she supported me through two IVF cycles which I'm so grateful to say have been successful. Ali has also helped me with pre birth support which has led to two quick and straight forward births. In addition towards the end of my most recent pregnancy I suffered from numbness down my left side and into my bottom which was particularly annoying and uncomfortable at night. After just one session the numbness was immediately much improved and I was able to sleep much better. Ali can also add to her list of accolades 'baby namer'... Whilst chatting to Ali she suggested a name which we have gone on to name our second child! I would highly recommend Ali to anyone going through IVF or who wants pre birth support.
Ali was recommended by a friend who was studying acupuncture and thought that Ali’s gentle and caring nature was exactly what I needed. We are unable to conceive naturally and after several failed fertility treatments it was time to try something different. When I first met Ali I was having difficulty sleeping, it took me a long time to go to sleep and I would wake between 4 -5 am and not get back to sleep, after just 1 session I was going to sleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. I was also experiencing painful and irregular periods and within a couple of sessions I had no pain and a much healthier period and most importantly for my husband I was no longer like a demon. From my first two ivf cycles I produced 9 eggs on the first attempt and 7 on the seconds since working with Ali my egg numbers have increased to 17 on the third attempt and 16 on the 4th attempt. On both occasions the hospital encouraged us to leave the embryo's to develop to day 5 blastocyst stage which wasn’t an option on previous attempts we had 2 good quality blastocyst's to put back. Sadly we haven't been successful on either occasion but the improvement in the number and quality of eggs has given us hope for the future. Ali has been a wonderful support and helped me in so many ways, she has regulated my period, improved my quality of sleep, helped to reduce my stress levels and improved egg quality and number of eggs. She is always very encouraging and at the end of every session she gives you a card with helpful suggestions and positive mantra's, I have kept all of them and when I need a boost I have a read through and make sure I'm following all her advice. I would highly recommend Ali as I have seen firsthand the difference acupuncture can make.
Ali came with an award winning recommendation from my friend. After suffering the heartbreak of 2 miscarriages in 12 months I felt that I needed to do something different to achieve my goal. From the first moment I met Ali, she was kind, supportive and gave me some perspective and direction back. I worked with Ali to get my body ready for pregnancy and after 6 sessions I was delighted to discover I was pregnant. Ali kept my pregnancy strong and rooted and even following a scare at 9 weeks she kept my pregnancy stable. I am thrilled to say that I am now 14 weeks pregnant and am eternally grateful to Ali. She is a true professional with a very special gift.
As a result of a Knee Joint replacement in 2010, I was left in distress and considerable pain due to no physiotherapy for 5 weeks after the operation. Later infection set in on the new joint, resulting in further hospitalisation to alleviate recurring fluid causing swelling and pain around the joint. However verypoor joint movement, swelling and constantpain continued. I was introduced to Acupuncture by a family friend. AS a sceptic or Non believer I relutantly agreed to treatment. Following the first treatment I was much calmer and totally relaxed, the pain eased and the swelling reduced. I had a second treatment one week later with the same relaxing calming effect with improved mobility and further reduction in pain and swelling. I began to look forward to further sessions of treatment and my recovery continued to improve until normal joint movement, lack of swelling and freedom from pain returned. I am now able to enjoy life again. Without Aliya and her wonderful treatment and care I doubt any of this could have been achieved. No longer a sceptic but a firm believer in the positive benefits of Accupuncture, I can recommend this treatment by ALIYA EASTHAM of Meridian Clinic Manchester which achieved such remarkable results for me. Colin Burke -Preston Lancs.
After two failed cycles of IVF I was feeling both physically and emotionally drained. I knew I needed some additional ‘help’ to start to feel better so I made an appointment to see Ali. I immediately felt comfortable with Ali and knew instinctively that I had made the right decision. She asked me all the relevant questions and gave me lots of really useful advice about the things that I could do alongside the sessions to help me feel better. I felt the benefits after just one session and have continued to improve week after week. Ali is professional, caring and an eminently competent therapist and I would recommend her to anyone. Julie, Sale.
The joyous news if you do not wish to read any further is that I am 13 weeks pregnant and I do believe it is due to Fertility Acupuncture with Ali at Meridian Acupuncture and I cannot recommend this highly enough to you!! My issues were long cycle periods (32/33/34 days+ and getting longer) with a late ovulation date and I had recently developed Acne. I first visited Ali on 5th July 2012, by the 2nd session I’d noticed my appetite was under control again, I was sleeping very well and my digestive system was back up to speed. I had also lost 5lbs within a fortnight without doing anything out of the ordinary!! On the 3rd session sweating and dryness had disappeared, any headaches I was getting had stopped and I felt as if I was getting my life back in balance and reducing stress. On the 4th session the Acne had reduced dramatically (I was on medication – face gel – from the Drs but was using this rarely as it really dried out my skin) and still no headaches. Ali advises me she targeted some strong points to regulate menstruation and boost my fertility, when I returned on my 5th session I informed Ali that my period had started on Day 27 (Amazing by my track record!!), I had tender breasts, and was off the smell and taste of coffee … On the 6th session in October I was pregnant!! I now know I had conceived on 19th August 2012, just over 6 weeks after my first session. So, in summary, all I can say to you is, if you are unsure do give it a try, I have no idea how this worked but it did and I am immensely grateful to Ali for her expertise.
I started having acupuncture treatment with Ali when I was about 34wks pregnant. My first labour had been very long and traumatic, for this labour I really wanted less medical intervention and to feel more in control.
I visited Ali every two weeks and left each session feeling relaxed and like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. Ali tailored each session to my stage of pregnancy and addressed specific emotional and physical issues that I was experiencing. During my visits Ali was able to eliminate my acid stomach, insomnia, nasal congestion and wrist pain. Ali also used moxibustion to shift my awkward baby into an optimal position.
Coincidently I visited Ali on the afternoon that I started getting labour twinges, I had a wonderfully relaxing session, when I left I felt mentally ready for the labour. I went in to hospital at 11pm 2cm dilated and our daughter was born at 6am, I was astonished at how completely different the birthing experience was, I felt calm and in control (well as much as you can be in labour) and managed the pain with gas and air.
I visited Ali a couple of weeks postnatally as I was concerned about my poor milk supply and heavy bleeding, during this session Ali used both acupuncture points and moxibustion. My bleeding stopped overnight and my milk supply improved dramatically.
I have found Ali to be wonderfully calming and reassuring. Acupuncture really works and I will be continuing with my sessions for all my other little niggles.
I first went to Ali in October 2010 having been booked off work by my GP with stress. I had always been able to cope with stress at work, however I guess doing 12-14 hour days for a long period of time soon took its toll. The stress manifested itself as chest pains due to the tension I held across my back and I also felt like a failure - "why could others cope and suddenly I cannot"
What impressed me with Ali was that she took the time to listen to me. She did not only treat the symptons of the stress but my whole body. We set 3 goals and they have all been met.
Ali would quite often give me a post card at the end of the session on which she had written what treatment she had done and then sometimes there was some "homework" for me to do. I have kept all the post cards and they have been really useful to look back on to see how far I have come and also as reminders of what I should be doing to look after myself.
Anyone thinking of trying acupunture for the first time, all I will say is go with an open mind. There were times it was rather painful and I did not really understand how this was going to help me. But the results soon started show. I have no chest pains, I am mentally and emotionally stronger. I am sleeping so much better without dreaming or having to get up to go the the bathroom.
I am back at work having managed to over come the stress by only using natural means - no drugs.
I still go every now and again to have a top up or an "MOT".
Ali was recommended to me by my sister-in-law for treatment to prepare my body for birth.
I began seeing her at 36 weeks for cervical ripening to encourage a smooth labour. As I was already practicing Hypnobirthing it complimented the techniques I was already using in order to achieve as natural a birth as possible.
Throughout each session Ali was fantastic, asking me lots of questions to find out how I was doing and responding to the treatment.
Each session promoted deep relaxation and left me feeling very chilled out. On that basis alone it was lovely to be able to take that time out for myself to just block everything else out and focus on my body and my baby.
Two particular sessions stand out. The first being my sciatica being drastically improved overnight! I had been struggling with it towards the end of my pregnancy and it had been getting progressively worse. And after another session I immediately noted feeling the baby much lower together with lots of cramping where the baby had started to descend ready for birth.
Sadly I had to be induced due to high BP and also being 12 days overdue. I had desperately wanted to avoid it as it went against everything I was trying to achieve with natural childbirth. Despite that, my cervix was very favourable, and I dilated quickly with only the pessary, which I put entirely down to the treatment.
My baby is super chilled out and relaxed which I believe is strongly linked both to the Hypnobirthing and acupuncture. He rarely cries and will settle by himself, and many people comment that they've never known a baby like him.
Above all Ali is a very kind and lovely lady and I would recommend her to anyone.
Aliya was recommended to me by a friend following 12 months of trying to conceive and unfortunately suffering two miscarriages. During my first session Aliya talked through my previous medical and pregnancy history, she was extremely sympathetic and understanding, tailoring my sessions to my ultimate goal of having a healthy pregnancy. Aliya is so knowledgeable about Chinese medicine and combines acupuncture with healthy eating, exercise and recommended rest. Aliya’s talent is overwhelming, she can even tell by looking at your tongue if you haven’t been doing any exercise – there is no getting out of your homework, which if you put in the effort too, really pays off! The acupuncture sessions are really relaxing and gave me that ‘time out’ that my body and mind needed, I always feel fabulous afterwards! Through meeting Aliya I discovered that my periods were not healthy and some of my ‘eating and drinking’ habits were significantly affecting my chances of having a subsequent miscarriage. Aliya helped me to regulate my menstrual cycle to a text book 28 days, without any pain, clotting and resulting in a healthy ‘red’ blood. Aliya also helped me to manage a particularly stressful situation at work, giving me tips to complement the acupuncture and to enhance my overall wellbeing, which has helped me to become a stronger and more positive person. As a result, after only six sessions I am delighted to find out I am pregnant again! I genuinely feel different this time around and will continue to visit Aliya to support me through this pregnancy. Aliya is an amazing person, dedicated to her profession and using her skills to benefit others, I am truly indebted to her!