Justine Hankin

Acupuncturist, Women's Health Expert and Fertility Coach

With over 25 years' experience, my passion lies in women's health: menstrual cycle and gynaecological issues, fertility, pregnancy, post natal, anxiety and other emotional challenges.

Named by The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar and The Culture Trip as one of the Top 10 Acupuncture practitioners in the country, I am a registered acupuncturist, fertility coach and women’s health expert based in Fulham, London and also available for online consultations.

Because every patient is unique, I tailor every treatment plan to the individual to maximise results. Having worked alongside doctors for the past 25 years, I am also a firm believer that, where necessary, a combined approach of western and complementary medicine offers the most comprehensive and effective treatment for my patients. Therefore I work closely with many expert doctors, consultants and other complementary therapists.

Achieving and maintaining good health is like a complex jigsaw puzzle; my aim is to combine acupuncture, coaching skills, nutritional advice, lifestyle advice and emotional support in order to help you put these pieces of the puzzle together.

Women's Health - Acupuncture and Fertility Coaching

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine accepted all over the world as a safe and effective form of treatment.

It works by stimulating the flow of energy, or Qi, in your body by gently placing very fine, sterile needles into acupuncture points that lie just beneath the skin. Very simply, acupuncture moves energy in your body to restore balance and health – by either moving energy to an area that needs more energy, or by moving energy away from an area where there is too much.

When you are in good health, your energy is in complete balance and as a result the body presents no symptoms, as a symptom is your body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong. It is normal for symptoms to come and go, as every day, your body is challenged in one way or another. More often than not these are small challenges from which you can recover with ease, for example if you get a splinter it causes pain, but as soon as you remove the splinter the pain dissipates. However, every now and again, something more significant can occur, physically or emotionally, which may result in a more permanent, disruptive effect on how energy flows through your body, which in turn gives rise to symptoms.

In these circumstances acupuncture can help to re-establish equilibrium in the body. For more information on how acupuncture may be of benefit to you please have look at some of the studies available on the efficacy of acupuncture with regards to women’s health.

Initial Consultation £190 (90 minutes) Follow up Consultation £95 (60 minutes)

Online Women's Health Consultation

Consultations cover all aspects of Women’s Health: menstrual cycle issues, gynaecological issues, fertility, pregnancy, post natal, anxiety and other emotional challenges. It is an opportunity to learn more about your health, understand the steps you can take to improve your health and have the support you might need to put these suggestions into practise. In addition, I will teach you how to use several of the different treatment modalities that are also encompassed in the tradition of Chinese Medicine, which under proper guidance, are effective for continued care. These include:

Acupressure
Ear seeds
Moxa
Gua sha
Qi Gong
Meditation
Nutrition

Initial Consultation £190 (90 minutes) Follow up Consultation £95 (60 minutes)

Online Fertility Consultation and Coaching

There is so much you can do to nurture your fertility, to ensure you are in the best possible health for pregnancy.

For those of you who know you need medical intervention to allow your dreams of a family to come true, I would like to offer you support alongside your treatment and to ensure you are doing everything possible to nourish your body and mind in preparation for your fertility treatment.

For those of you who are at the beginning of your fertility journey, this is a wonderful opportunity to find out what your body needs in order to support your natural fertility. It is a chance to focus on your body’s physical and emotional needs, and to gain a clear understanding of your cycle, to allow you to maximise fertility. I always recommend my patients allow three months to prepare for pregnancy, so now is the perfect time to start!

During the course of your Fertility Consultation I will take a full medical history to ensure a clear understanding of your health, incorporating Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic tools such as tongue and facial diagnosis. I will also take a detailed fertility history including a thorough analysis of your menstrual cycle and review any fertility tests or procedures you have had to date. Given it takes two to be fertile I would also be happy to review your partner’s test results at the same time.

Having assessed your history I will create a bespoke treatment plan for you to maximise your fertility, including advice on lifestyle, diet, exercise and emotional wellbeing. I will teach you how to interpret the signals your body gives you in order to understand your fertility including tools you can use to gain a clear picture of where you are in your cycle. I will also help you to understand the sometimes confusing language of fertility such as:

what does your AMH level actually mean to your fertility?
what is your FSH and why does it matter?
how do you monitor fertile mucus?
when is the right time to check your Progesterone levels?
why is your thyroid important?

The list can seem endless and overwhelming.

In addition, should I feel you would benefit from any medical tests I will explain what they are and why I feel they would be relevant to you. If further medical support is needed I will refer you to a trusted fertility consultant who I feel would best suit your needs. Your consultation will be followed up with a written report detailing all recommendations made.

To conclude the consultation I will incorporate one of the several different treatment modalities encompassed in the tradition of Chinese Medicine, which under proper guidance, are effective for continued care. These include:

Acupressure
Ear seeds
Moxa
Gua sha
Qi Gong
Meditation
Nutrition

My hope is for you to leave your consultation with a clear idea of where you are now and what you can do on a day to day basis to bring you closer to your goal. I look forward to helping you on your fertility journey.

Initial Consultation £190 (90 minutes) Follow up Consultation £95 (60 minutes)

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