Simeen Khoylou Acupuncture MBAcC, MRCHM, MRSS (T) Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, Central London
Newcourt Street, St John's Wood, North London

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Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner

in Covent Garden, Holborn, St. John's Wood and Central London. Fertility Acupuncture Central London

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Acupuncturist Covent Garden
Acupuncturist North London

    I am an acupuncturist based in Covent Garden and St. John's Wood. I also practice fertility acupuncture in central London.
    Welcome to my website.
    I am a fully qualified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and I have practised Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in Holborn and Covent Garden since 1997.

    I am a member of the following organizations:
  • The British Acupuncture Council
  • Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • The Shiatsu Society

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    TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is composed of Acupuncture (and Moxibustion), Chinese Herbal Medicine, Diet, Manipulative Therapy and also encompasses the remedial exercises Qi Gong and Tai Ji. As a practitioner I have studied extensively all these disciplines and have incorporated them all into my TCM practice.

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    TCM is a holistic form of medicine which considers the person, both body and mind, as an integrated whole. It is used to restore health, prevent illness, as well as balance the emotions and support one's general wellbeing. Therefore, when dealing with a condition, you are not only relieving the symptoms but you are also focusing on the root cause of the disharmony.

    Acupunture and Chinese Herbal Medicine constitute the main body of Traditional Chinese Medicine. They have been practiced for over 2000 years in the East and are being used today throughout the world.

    I see patients with a variety of health problems including Gynaecology, Fertility, IVF, Digestive Disorders, Dermatology, Respiratory and Circulatory, Immune Deficiency, Stress and Anxiety, Urinary and MusculoSkeletal.

    Both therapies can be used on their own or safely combined with each other and both are generally compatible with Conventional Western Medicine.

Fertility Acupuncture Central London

    Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine have been used extensively for the treatment of infertility. Both have a strong influence on the reproductive and endocrine systems and therefore can help address imbalances in the body, which could prohibit conception or cause miscarriage. Some of these imbalances could be the result of constitutional weakness, lifestyle, diet, stress or anxiety.

    I have been working with both women and men on issues of Infertility for 20 years. In that time I have helped many women conceive and have supported them through their pregnancy and the postnatal period. I have also extensive experience in performing acupuncture in conjunction with IVF procedures.


Acupuncture research for pregnancy

    A German study on Acupuncture & ART concluded that using acupuncture with IVF achieved a 42.5% clinical pregnancy rate compared to 26.3% in the group that did not receive acupuncture.

Chinese Herbal Medicine research for pregnancy

    Women are three and a half times more likely to conceive using Chinese Herbs than with conventional drug therapy alone.
    Research involving 1,851 women by the University of Adelaide, Australia.

    My clinical experience is that this rate increases even more with the broader support of both Chinese herbs and acupuncture in preparation for the IVF procedure.

    For more information on research please go to my Fertility page.

    I have been practicing as an acupuncturist in Covent Garden at The Neal's Yard Therapy Rooms since 2001. At The Therapy Rooms, I give acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine for various conditions and also I have a long-standing experience on IVF and acupuncture for Fertility in central London.

    At Kailash Centre in St. John's Wood, I see patients with a variety of conditions including giving treatments for fertility and IVF.

    Neal's Yard Therapy Room's acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine clinic in Covent Garden is close to Holborn, Charing Cross, Tottenham Court Road and the City of London. Kailash Centre in north London is close to Regent's Park and Primrose Hill.

    If you would like to know how Traditional Chinese Medicine could benefit you or if you have any questions regarding my fertility practice in central London, please call me on 07900 023 597 or click here to email me

Every month I would like to introduce, one of the conditions listed in the A to Z of conditions by posting extracts from the BAcC website.

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence affects around 3.5 million people of all ages in the UK (DoH 2000; the Continence Foundation 2000). For many, urinary incontinence severely restricts their routine activities and damages their quality of life and self-esteem. It can be due to several problems, the most common being urge urinary incontinence and stress urinary incontinence.

Around 1.5% of adults in Europe and the USA have urge urinary incontinence (involuntary leakage immediately preceded or accompanied by urgency) (Abrams 2003; Irwin 2006). This is usually due to overactive bladder syndrome (defined as urgency, with or without urge incontinence, and usually with frequency and nocturia) (Abrams 2003). The symptoms of an overactive bladder are thought to be due to involuntary contractions of the detrusor muscle in the bladder wall during the filling phase of the micturition cycle (Andersson 1997). Treatment of urge urinary incontinence usually comprises general and lifestyle measures, bladder retraining and physiotherapy and drug therapy with antimuscarinics. Unwanted effects of antimuscarinic drugs include dry mouth, gastrointestinal disturbances such as constipation, blurred vision, dry eyes, drowsiness, difficulty in micturition, palpitations, skin reactions such as dry skin and rash, headache, angioedema, and arrhythmias (Joint Formulary Committee 2009).

About 10-40% of women who have given birth have postpartum stress urinary incontinence (i.e. involuntary leakage of urine with increases in intra-abdominal pressure) (Mørkved 1999; Rortveit 2003). Incontinence continues long term in about 12% of women who have delivered vaginally and about 7% who have delivered by Caesarean section (it affects just under 5% of nulliparous women) (Rortveit 2003). Postpartum stress urinary incontinence is usually treated using physical therapies, including pelvic floor muscle training, with or without biofeedback, weighted vaginal cones and electrical stimulation (DTB 2003).

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