PATIENT STORIES AND TESTIMONIALS
Firstly I want to say
that Sarah was such a great support for me before and during my pregnancy.
I would absolutely recommend her to anyone! I have a history of 3 miscarriages
and have PCOS. I have a little boy and had Acupuncture to support me
with him. I had tried the Zhai clinic but with no success and I had
become a bit obsessed with getting pregnant. I came to see Sarah in
2010. I wanted to get body fit for a baby after my labour as it was
long. It had taken a few years to get pregnant with my son so I was
expecting a long journey! We sat and talked through my history and Sarah
started to treat me. I was so relaxed I fell asleep! This was quite
a regular thing! Sarah helped me on a diet to help build me up. I was
pregnant within a few months. We were delighted although a little shocked
as my son was not a year. I saw Sarah up to 14 weeks then sailed through
my pregnancy. I delivered Gracie in what felt about 10 minutes. We arrived
at 4.50 am and she was out at 5.10. She is perfect and weighed almost
9 pounds. If we do decide to have another baby I will go to Sarah again.
When I have some time
I will go for a treatment from Sarah to get my overall health better.
I think when you have challenges getting pregnant you need a support
who makes you feel special but you can trust and who knows their stuff.
For me that was Sarah.
- Sharon P.
I started seeing Sarah
around a year and a half ago to work alongside my IVF treatment. I had
never had any acupuncture before and have a phobia of needles so was
quite apprehensive but I found Sarah to be really lovely and approachable!
I'm pleased to say that I'm finally pregnant and have just had my 12wk
scan! I couldn't be happier!! IVF was the most difficult and emotional
thing I have ever had to go through but I would always feel so relaxed
during and after my sessions with Sarah and I believe they had a huge
influence in my success with the fertility treatment. I would sincerely
recommend to anyone about the embark on IVF to book up an appointment
with Sarah and I'm sure you will never look back!"
- Francesca O.
My experience with
Sarah and Hong Tao Clinic was a very positive one. Having tried for
seven months to conceive without success and determined not to go down
the medical route, I found Sarah through an internet search for alternative
fertility therapy. This was my first experience of acupuncture and after
two treatments with Sarah I fell pregnant. Unfortunately the pregnancy
wasn't viable and I miscarried, but I continued to work with Sarah and
I am very pleased to say that 18 months after my first treatment, my
husband are very proud parents of a beautiful and healthy four week
old baby girl. Sarah is extremely professional and experienced with
a very calm and friendly nature. For anyone taking some time to fall
pregnant, I would highly recommend contacting Sarah sooner rather than
- Karen M.
I first visited Sarah
about a year ago, after unsuccessfully trying to conceive for 18months.
I wanted to try and regulate my cycles in order to take more control
of my fertility, at this point I was ovulating every 50 days. After
seeing Sarah for only two weekly sessions, I had a positive pregnancy
test result. I continued to see Sarah weekly throughout my first trimester
(having suffered a previous miscarriage), and found the sessions relaxing
and they also helped provide relief from my awful morning sickness.
I revisited Sarah at the very end of my pregnancy, as I started to fear
I may go overdue. Also believing in Sarah's capabilities I hoped the
treatment, may not only induce labour, but, make it more efficient when
it finally happened. After two sessions of acupuncture in my final week
of pregnancy, my son was born one day after the second treatment. My
labour was certainly efficient, lasting 6 hours from start to finish,
meaning we had the water birthed we had hoped for and were in and out
of hospital within the day.
It could be argued
all these events may have occurred without Sarah's treatment, but I
strongly feel she helped me massively along my journey to now having
my beautiful boy. I found her manner professional and approachable,
and looked forward to each session as a relaxing hour in the middle
of a hectic week.
- Hannah W.
My husband and I had
been trying to conceive for over a year with little success when a friend
suggested trying acupuncture. I was fairly confident that I was ovulating
normally and had a regular monthly cycle so didn't honestly think it
would help but I didn't see that it would do any harm to give it a try.
I started seeing Sarah in November and was immediately impressed with
her manner, her professionalism and her knowledge. She talked to me
about the importance of balancing my system and nourishing my body and
blood properly. I was eating healthily and didn't drink or smoke but
realised that I probably wasn't eating quite enough and in particular
that I was eating a lot of cold foods when actually what my body needed
was warmth. I started having a hot drink before every meal and choosing
soups and jacket potatoes over salads and sushi at lunchtime. Sarah
saw that my system was responding well to this and to the acupuncture
and gave me a lot of confidence and encouragement in a very calm, collected
way. She helped me to see that getting (and staying) pregnant was a
very real possibility for us and not just a fantasy. The acupuncture
itself is a much more pleasant experience than I had expected. It really
gives you time to reflect and relax which is beneficial in itself I
think and not something that I always find the time for in daily life.
Two months after the first session I fell pregnant. I am now 17 weeks
into the pregnancy and we are expecting our first baby in October. We
really couldn't be happier and I am so very grateful to Sarah. My husband
jokes that she gets more of the credit than he does! I would recommend
acupuncture, and in particular Sarah Clark at the Hongtao Clinic, to
anyone and I am sure I will continue with it throughout my pregnancy
- Laura B.
I first visited Sarah
after she was recommended by a friend. I had been through a horrific
situation where I had lost a baby in my 18th week of pregnancy. I visited
Sarah a few months after. I had never tried Accupunture before but have
to say my treatment not only nourished my body but also helped me manage
the situation (as much as I could) mentally. I remember walking out
after treatment and for the first time thinking I could get through
this awful time. I coincidently
fell pregnant again soon after which was totally unexpected, but seeing
Sarah gave me more faith in this Pregnancy and the prospects of a happier
outcome, which it has healthy little girl due tomorrow!!!
I found my experience
with Sarah extremely therapeutic and more so honest. Sarah was extremely
understanding and listened so much less clinical than hospitals and
doctors surgeries. I would highly recommend seeing Sarah and would definitely
go back in the future. Thank you!!!
- Sarita J.
I saw Sarah as I was
having difficulty conceiving. My periods had become irregular and after
a year of trying to conceive I decided to try acupuncture. Sarah identified
areas which she could treat and issues that she could help with. I had
weekly sessions and within a short period of time my cycles became regular
and shortly after I fell pregnant. Sarah then supported me through my
pregnancy until I was about halfway through. I went on to have a healthy
baby and am very grateful to Sarah for her help.
I originally came to
see Sarah as I was having problems conceiving and had been told by many
that Acupuncture can be hugely beneficial, especially when used alongside
IVF treatment. I was a little sceptical at first and not entirely convinced
I liked the idea of the needles.
Sarah was very professional and
listened to all my concerns. She was very supportive and gave me good
advice, that encompassed my emotional well being, as well as my health
issues. I felt the benefits from very early sessions and it really helped
to rebalance my emotions when I was going through the IVF treatment.
I am now nearly 8 months pregnant
and have had a very healthy pregnancy. Thank you for all your support.
I would definitely recommend Sarah if you are going through IVF, her
treatment was great comfort to me.
- Joanna S.
The above testimonials
are only a guide as to what acupuncture and TCM with the Hong Tao Clinic,
can help. To provide complete patient healthcare, a thorough, individual
assessment is given at the first consultation prior to treatment.
Please book an appointment
with us and we look forward to helping you.