Valeria Frank

Valeria is a fully insured member of the British Acupuncture Council.

She has been a complementary therapist for 25 years, first practicing and teaching Shiatsu bodywork therapy and later retraining as an acupuncturist graduating with a BSc (Hons) TCM Acupuncture from University of Westminster.

She is also a qualified National Swimming coach in her native Argentina.

She has been working at Shine on the Green since 2009 practicing as a ‘generalist’ acupuncturist, helping people experiencing conditions such as musculosketal pain, headaches, digestive and mood issues as well as bringing her experience in the fertility field.

Valeria is a resident fertility acupuncturist since 2010 at the renowned Zita West clinic, working closely with gynaecologists and midwifes providing individually tailored care throughout IVF and other assisted reproductive treatments. She also supports individuals and couples trying to conceive naturally.  Valeria is up to date with the most current research and attends continuing professional development events in the fertility field.

Through her further training and work in the area of Women’s Health, she has developed special interest in working with all stages of pregnancy and conditions, including pelvic pain, preparation for labour and breech presentation using both shiatsu and acupuncture. She also trained in the Spinning Babies method, which aims at optimising the physical relationship between the bodies of the mother and baby for the easing of childbirth.

Her holistic approach, framed by the lifestyle medicine philosophy underlying Chinese Medicine, combines acupuncture treatment with additional interventions such as massage, dietary therapy and exercise when required and according to the specific needs of the patient.

Valerias’ experience also includes working with people of diverse background, ages and stages of health. As a shiatsu practitioner she worked for over six years in a project dedicated to support women living with HIV and their children.

Her teaching experience and her later work alongside physiotherapists specialising in hydrotherapy rehabilitation, lead her to train in Watsu (water Shiatsu), at the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association in California in 1999.

Between 2009 and 2016 she run several acupuncture projects in surgeries and NHS settings for a Hackney based charity targeted at people on low incomes, social benefits, long term health conditions and the elderly. She also run a clinic for Sickle Cell patients at the Homerton Hospital.

Valeria continues her professional development through courses with world renowned teachers including Japanese acupuncture with master Kiiko Matsumoto and Tung’s Acupuncture’ with Dr Wei Cheih Young among many. She has completed extensive training into adjunctive techniques such as moxibustion, electroacupuncture and cupping.

“I have the pleasure of working with Valeria for the last seven years helping most of our common patients overcoming infertility. Her very comprehensive approach and attention to detail enables Valeria to deliver excellent care to her patients”.

Dr. Simone Rofena, MD, OB -GYN AND FEMALE INFERTILITY SPECIALIST, Deputy Medical Director at the Zita West Clinic

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138 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
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I had the privilege to be treated by Valeria for 2 years. From the moment we met I knew I had luckily stumbled upon the most knowledgeable, kind, considerate acupuncturist - who is not only an expert in her own field but in the world of fertility in general. Valeria has helped me navigate the complex world of fertility and without her I would still be lost. She has supported me and helped me get through several miscarriages, including a molar pregnancy, and a complicated IVF cycle. The result: a beautiful baby boy, who would not be here if it was not for Valeria's help: her excellent treatment, her unfaltering support, and her endless guidance. Thank you Valeria.
We are so glad to hear this. Thank you for taking the time to write these encouraging words. We are so happy Valeria is at Shine and was able to help you.
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Dr. Pippa Graham.
I have PCOS and therefore experienced subfertility. Valeria was recommended by many people and I understand why. Through carefully researched practice, a great deal of experience as well as patience, she gave me confidence, hope and ultimately brought on my periods again which led to the conception of my son. As well as enjoying the thoroughness of Valeria's sessions, both through discussion and practice, she also followed up with relevant research articles which I found particularly valuable. I will be eternally grateful to Valeria for supporting me through a very difficult time in my life. I would recommend her to anyone (and already have!)
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Kirsty
I benefited hugely from Valeria's input whilst going through IVF treatment for my 2 children. She is extremely knowledgeable and conscientious in her approach. Valeria's weekly session provided me with space where I could truly 'let go'. When undergoing IVF it was important for me to really trust the advice I was being given - with Valeria I felt confident in all that she offered.
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Jacqueline
I have been seeing Valeria for acupuncture for a few years now for various reasons from back pain to fertility. She is extremely knowledgable and also very caring, and I have found the treatments to be effective and relaxing. I can't recommend her enough!

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