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.


Osteoarthritis involves damage to articular cartilage and other structures in and around joints, with variable levels of inflammation.(Hunter 2006) The most commonly affected joints are the knee and the hip.

It is a common condition; for example, about 10% of people aged over 55 years in the UK have painful knee osteoarthritis associated with mild to moderate disability.(Peat 2001) Many patients with osteoarthritis have significant pain and loss of function, often episodically, and will require treatment to control their symptoms. Around 25% of those with knee osteoarthritis are severely disabled.(Peat 2001) Every year, symptomatic knee osteoarthritis accounts for about 0.5% of all primary care consultations by those aged over 55 years, rising to 1% for those over 70 years.(Peat 2001) Disability due to osteoarthritis can limit quality of life and independent living, or the ability to care for a disabled spouse.(Arden 2006, Dawson 2005, Dawson 2004)

Treatment options for osteoarthritis involve a combination of non-drug and drug interventions.(National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions 2008; Zhang 2008) The non-drug interventions include ongoing access to appropriate information; lifestyle measures (e.g. weight loss, exercise); walking aids; wedged insoles; local therapy involving heat or cold; physiotherapy; transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS); cognitive behavioural therapy; and food supplements (e.g. glucosamine).(National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions 2008; Porcheret 2007) Drugs used include paracetamol, oral or topical NSAIDs, capsaicin, opioids and intra-articular corticosteroid injections.(National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions 2008; Zhang 2008; Porcheret 2007) Joint replacement surgery is an option if pain relief and functional improvements are inadequate with other treatments, and there is a significant impact on quality of life.(National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions 2008, Zhang 2008)

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