Valeria Frank

Valeria Frank MSc (Human Nutrition), BSc (Hons) TCM Acupuncture. Fully insured member of the British Acupuncture Council

Valeria usually calls clients before their 1st appointment to have an intial consultation over the phone. However she can take on the day bookings and can consult you in the room if necessary.

Valeria is a highly experienced complementary therapist with over 25 years practicing traditional acupuncture and shiatsu massage therapy and specialising in evidence based Integrated Healthcare and Lifestyle Medicine.

She has extensive clinical experience treating patients with fertility, pregnancy, long-term health, and age-related conditions. She holds a BSc (Hons) TCM Acupuncture from University of Westminster and was recently awarded a Distinction for her Master’s in Human Nutrition (St. Marys’ University, Twickenham). Her final thesis investigated the Vitamin D status and lifestyle characteristics of patients attending a fertility clinic.

Valeria has been 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 training in the Women’s Health and fertility field.

Over the decades, 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 has also received training 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.

Valeria 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.

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. Between 2009 and 2016 she ran 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 ran a clinic for Sickle Cell patients at the Homerton Hospital.

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

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 had the pleasure of working with Valeria since 2013 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,  Medical Director at the Zita West Clinic



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Through a long fertility and IVF journey I received amazing accupuncture from Valeria and know that this made a huge difference to me finally getting a positive pregnancy outcome. Valeria then continued to give me accupuncture throughout my pregnancy. Valeria has been incredible throughout - she is very professional and extremely knowledgeable. I felt completely relaxed every visit and appreciated all the guidance and expertise. I would highly recommend working with Valeria.
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Gemma Rann
I would highly recommend Valeria for acupuncture for labour preparation. She is very knowledgable, kind and made herself available for sessions at short notice. I had two acupuncture sessions with Valeria at 40 weeks and 40 2 for labour preparation. Before my sessions, my labour was not progressing spontaneously and I was told that I’d need an induction to kickstart cervix dilation / labour. Within hours of my second session, my labour started naturally and I had a straightforward delivery and I believe the acupuncture was the main contributing factor. As well as the acupuncture, Valeria provided helpful advice/ exercises for me to practice at home.
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Valeria\'s Client
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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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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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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