I have been going to Paul for 2 years now. Initially for cosmetic acupuncture and then for treatments while pregnant. He has been so supportive and encouraging through the whole journey and I couldn’t recommend him enough. He is extremely experienced and I always feel I’m in safe hands.
I came to see Paul 10 days overdue with my second pregnancy, hoping to avoid induction. After a really relaxing and pleasant appointment, my labour started about 8 hours later. Our baby arrived almost exactly 24 hours after my appointment. I couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome as I not only avoided induction, but I also got the VBAC I so dearly wanted. Huge thanks to Paul, he’s really very good at what he does, and I wholeheartedly recommend him.
And I mean every word – I’m thrilled to bits and I’m sure the acupuncture did the trick – thanks again.
“I also wanted to say a big thank you. I am so pleased that I came to you for treatment. The whole experience was fantastic, from the cups of tea to the dvd recommendations and even the dodgy jokes!!! I found your positivity and energy infectious and I truly believe that ‘I’ is here as a result of your expertise and treatment, in conjunction with the IUI.
Thank you so much for everything.”
“Hi Paul, Just wanted to let you know my PMS is soooooo much better!!! I’m able to get quality sleep at night, my cycle is lighter, kidney pain has gone, I don’t feel like a pressure cooker anymore, chocolate cravings have even reduced and the pointless despair that I get before every cycle has almost disappeared. I used to also get bad pain in my muscles and chronic fatigue just before the start of my cycle, that doesn’t happen any more and the breast tenderness is almost non-existant…. I feel normal again! Thank you : )))))”
“Thanks so much for all your kind words and support throughout the fertility treatments. I’m sure they made a difference to our prospects by lengthening that second phase of my cycle, and made me feel so much more positive. I also feel they helped me hold on to this baby despite the early bleeding. I’m sure I’ll be visiting you again- probably for some cosmetic work to make me less haggard after the sleepless nights!”
“I would like to thank Paul so very much – the acupuncture sessions always made me feel much more positive, at 41 years of age I had been told that my chances of conceiving naturally weren’t great (my AMH b/test was less than 2 and the words ‘donor eggs’ had been suggested).
Paul helped me to feel positive and I just hoped and prayed that the acupuncture, plus all the Zita West supplements, lifestyle/diet changes etc. would help us to conceive.
Last April after just 6 months of regular treatments I fell pregnant, having also had some treatments at the fertility clinic (hormone injections and IUI).
I continued with the acupuncture sessions throughout the pregnancy – this really helped as I was so anxious that I would miscarry again (we lost twins at 22 weeks March 2010). Again the acupuncture, plus Paul’s positivity, was reassuring and I always felt hugely relaxed and calm after treatments.
The setting and atmosphere is perfect at The Mitchell Hill Clinic – clean, friendly, professional and yet personal.
What more can I say? Just thanks a million, baby Zoe is 2 weeks old today and I can’t believe how lucky we are to have her.”
“…we now have a baby! …thank you so much for all the infertility acupuncture, I really think it made a huge difference.”
“Dear Paul, I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for your help in overcoming my infertility.
When I contacted you, my husband and I had been trying for over two years without success. I was very stressed and clearly out of synch. I started feeling better soon after the first treatment of traditional acupuncture as you were helping to re-balance everything.
After about four months of treatment (interrupted by my holidays) I was, at long last, pregnant. There is no doubt in my mind that acupuncture has helped.
I also have to say that your relaxed and friendly approach put me at ease straight away. I didn’t feel pushed to take on treatment after our first (free) assessment appointment, and despite the needles (they’re not that bad really!) I enjoyed our sessions tremendously.
I am looking forward to some sessions to help with pregnancy niggles!
All the best.”
“Bryn was born on 31st May 2009 (2 weeks late!) at a very healthy 9.25 lbs.
We are all having a lovely time and he is a very zen baby who is very good and lets us sleep at night!
I want to say thank you for all your help, I am convinced the treatment made a difference in helping us to have a baby and not having to go through IVF, and we have been eulogising the marvels of acupuncture.”
“I had suffered several miscarriages before being treated at The Mitchell Hill Clinic in January 2007. My GP had no answer for these miscarriages and despite being very distressed and down about the whole thing I was told that there was probably nothing wrong with me and I should just try again, I didn’t feel that this was good enough and so decided to take things into my own hands.
At my initial consultation with Paul Adkins, he explained to me about the 5 Element Acupuncture he practiced. To determine which of my elements was out of balance Paul asked me questions concerning my medical history, emotional well being and lifestyle, although some of these questions were of a sensitive and personal nature, I immediately felt at ease due to his emphatic gentle approach.
We agreed on a treatment plan and each session that followed was always proceeded by a consultation to determine which pressure points he would be working on that week. Paul had an uncanny knack of gauging my well being and he put this down to the way my voice sounded, the colour of my skin and how my pulse felt. He always explained to me about the procedures he would carry out and I can honestly say that due to his professionalism I was rarely aware of feeling the very fine needles.
I started to feel a huge sense of calm and well being very soon after my first acupuncture session, and in May 2007 I became pregnant. Needless to say I felt extremely anxious about the prospect of miscarrying again but Paul was extremely knowledgeable about the subject and he used points to help strengthen and support my body and to aid my blood flow. He also used points to help relieve the symptoms of morning sickness and heartburn which enabled me to relax and enjoy a stress free pregnancy.
Alfie was born in January 2008, almost a year after my first consultation with Paul. The causes of miscarriage still remain unclear and anyone who has gone through this knows how soul destroying it can be, however my sessions with Paul became an integral and extremely valued part of my healing process.
As well as the treatment, I found being able to talk about my feelings and experience in a non ‘hospitalised’ environment hugely supportive and I have no doubt that he has played an important role in the successful arrival of my beautiful son.”
“Great support through IVF cycles. The clinic is a very relaxed and tranquil environment for treatments.”
“Paul is very welcoming and creates a relaxing atmosphere. Very thorough initial consultation and informative during treatment. I have found Paul’s fertility acupuncture a fantastic complementary therapy during my IVF treatment, helping me achieve a balance; both emotionally & physically.”