Valeria Frank

Valeria 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.

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

“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 details enable 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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