TESTIMONIALS

"I reached out to Zoe for both fertility and induction acupuncture treatment and I could not recommend her highly enough! I had been trying to conceive for 2 years and I was months away from IVF treatment. With Zoe's help, I was able to conceive after only 8 sessions but I didn't stop there. I kept seeing Zoe throughout my pregnancy and, when my daughter was overdue, Zoe helped me with pre-birth treatments to beat medical induction. What makes Zoe very special, besides her knowledge and professionalism, is the personal interest and care she shows to each individual's case. I found her approach to be holistic helping me above and beyond the acupuncture sessions with advice on nutrition and relaxation techniques and giving me mental calmness and reassurance. Her warm and supportive personality makes her stand out from other acupuncturists that I had tried before. Thank you Zoe, we are very grateful for all your help!" Elina
"I could not be more grateful to Zoe for working what must be described as magic on my colicky baby Orla. I was absolutely at the end of my tether and very down-hearted having been told by the GP that it would last 3 months and there was nothing I could do! After just ONE session with Zoe, Orla slept calmly and soundly for the first evening in FIVE weeks - weeks during which we had endured a hellish torture of 5-7 hours each evening of unconsolable screaming from our tiny baby girl. It felt miraculous. Zoe equipped me with the simple stroking and pressure-points to do each day, and this gave me increased confidence with my daughter, that I could help her and do something to relieve her symptoms. It took just 3 or 4 visits before calm and normality was restored to our stressed, frazzled house - which changed life for us as parents and for my 4-year-old son too. Zoe's Tui Na massage gave me back my baby - I have since been able to enjoy and relish being a mother again, and truly enjoy my lovely happy baby." Gillian
"Zoe was recommended to me as a fertility expert by a friend. I had been trying to get pregnant for 2 years and was (reluctantly) considering IVF. After the first month of treatment Zoe asked me to get my thyroid function tested and I was diagnosed with an UNDER ACTIVE THYROID. For the following 2 months Zoe treated me for both my hypothyroidism and general fertility after which time I became pregnant and my thyroid function had returned to normal. I continued seeing Zoe at various times throughout my pregnancy - having both acupuncture and massage she was able to deal with all my pregnancy issues. At the end of my pregnancy I did the pre-birth treatments and was able to have the water birth I hoped for without any intervention.

I had given up hope of conceiving naturally until I came to Zoe - I can hardly believe that I am now the proud mum of my beautiful boy." Rachel
"I had been trying to get pregnant for a few months, only to miscarry at 6 weeks of pregnancy. At 38, I was worried that that had something to do with my age, even though my doctor assured me that I was healthy and that the miscarriage “was just one of those things”. A friend recommended acupuncture as something that could help restore the balance after the miscarriage and so I came to see Zoe in NY in Wimbledon. I got pregnant again within 2 months. Morning sickness kicked in pretty much straight away. I was feeling so nauseous, I couldn’t eat or drink anything. I couldn’t walk on a high street without covering my nose with a scarf because of the food smells from restaurants and cafes. In addition to nausea, I had indigestion and acid reflux. I was in tears and called Zoe to see whether acupuncture would help ease the symptoms. After the first session I managed to eat a proper meal. I didn’t like the needles, but I was looking forward to each treatment session with Zoe because I knew that it would not only provide the much needed relief from my symptoms, but lift my spirits as well. Zoe was so incredibly supportive, she was checking on me practically every day. She made me feel like we were a team working together to help me through the pregnancy which I found difficult both physically and emotionally. It was like having acupuncture and therapy sessions at the same time. Highly professional, knowledgeable, confident, calm, warm and friendly (as well as someone who is incredibly interesting and fun to be around) Zoe deserves the best of praise. I will always be grateful to Zoe for all the help and support she gave me and for being a great friend in need." Lu
"I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries at 18 and as part of the condition had severe acne for which I was put on the pill. When I decided to start trying for a family 15 years later I came off the pill but my periods were irregular and infrequent. When I first came to Zoe I could go for 5 months without having a period and had only had 8 periods over the 2 years since coming off the pill. Over 4 months of treatment I had 2 periods and during the following cycle I fell pregnant with my son Oscar. I'm always recommending Zoe to people. She gets great results and is so sympathetic and supportive that you always feel better after seeing her." Nina
"I started seeing Zoe after failing to conceive for two-and-a-half years after a traumatic miscarriage. I suffer from PCOS, and consequently have extremely irregular cycles. To be frank, I was hugely sceptical about the efficacy of acupuncture, and really only agreed to try it after much persuasion from friends.

I was immediately taken by Zoe's kindness & the level of support she provided. But moreover I was stunned at how quickly I noticed changes; in addition to simply feeling very well, my cycle settled down to a clear 35-day pattern within a month & I started ovulating thereafter. Despite my husband's poorly timed travelling schedule, I was pregnant within six months, and have since had a beautiful, healthy baby girl.
I cannot recommend Zoe highly enough or thank her enough.
" Emma
"I was experiencing hyperemesis gravidarem (extreme morning sickness) and my obstetrician suggested acupuncture as a possible treatment. I have to be honest and say I was somewhat sceptical, plus I have a rather healthy dislike of needles; but feeling so desperately ill, and as though I was going out of my mind with the sickness, I was willing to try anything.

Even after the very first treatment I felt better. More important than even the gradual improvement in the nausea and number of times vomiting (sorry to be graphic!), was the feeling that I was back in control. I still had morning sickness but I was controlling it rather than the other way round. The acupuncture also relieved other symptoms I was experiencing such as the constant salivating, constipation and the inexplicable inability to sleep, to name but a few.

I couldn't recommend Zoe as a practitioner highly enough; reassuringly thorough and professional, yet warm and relaxed in the delivery of her care. I looked forward to my acupuncture sessions and will always be incredibly grateful for both the physical and mental benefits it provided.” Fiona
"I could not recommend Zoe enough. Suffering from a painful shoulder cuff [impingement] which had left me almost unable to use my right arm, I was recommended by my doctor to take painkillers and to see a physiotherapist. Not wanting to be dependent on pain killers, I decided to see Zoe for some acupuncture. After the first session, it was like a miracle, the pain I had been suffering had completely subsided. I continued seeing Zoe for a few more sessions which helped to get my arm back to mobility. Zoe is friendly and puts you at ease if you are a acupuncture newbie, I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to try acupuncture." Monica
"Am finally at home with my angels you helped create! How can I ever thank you? I'm so happy I'm still crying and can't quite believe my twins are finally here" Anna
"I was experiencing great bladder discomfort exacerbated by a prolapsed womb. The specialist examined me and wished to undertake an exploratory operation and gave me to understand that he considered that a hysterectomy would appear to be the most obvious solution to my problems. At that point I started series of treatments with Zoe. Even after a few visits I felt almost as if my womb had been ‘yanked’ up. After a few weeks, I felt able to cancel the original exploratory operation. On revisiting my specialist, it was decided that I would no longer need a hysterectomy!! Alongside this wonderful result, I also found that, not only had my bladder problems improved, but so also had my IBS and accompanying haemorrhoids problems. Thank you Zoe!" Angela
"I went to see Zoe after she was recommended by a friend. I had been suffering from IBS symptoms for many years and was fed up with the lack of support I was getting from my GP. My treatments, plus the dietary and lifestyle advice she gave me made a huge difference. I loved Zoe's holistic approach of getting to the cause of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms. My body feels so much healthier and happier now and I have a lot more energy. I wish I had come to Zoe sooner." Helen
"I initially went to see Zoe as I was recommended to her by a friend who knew she would be able to get to the bottom of why I was constantly getting heavy colds. My main issue was that I had a really low immune system and would always be picking up colds and flu. After initial consultations with Zoe she was able to draw out other issues that were contributing to my low immune system namely that I suffered from bad constipation (would only go to the toilet about once a week). This was really starting to make me feel slow with not much energy.

In addition to this I had mild asthma and hayfever. Zoe has made such a difference as before I would have to take anti histamine every day in order to keep my hayfever under control; now I have not had any hayfever for the last two seasons.

I also had acupuncture with Zoe for my sinus issues as well as my constipation. This has helped me massively and I now rarely get colds and am no longer constipated.

Would definitely recommend Zoe as she has really made such a huge difference in my quality of life – I have more energy and don’t need to always carry round a box of tissues with me!" Amber
"I have to deeply thank Zoe Lake for the treatment I received. Professional and sweet, Zoe gave me treatments for hayfever. I live in Wimbledon close to the Common and I am a garden designer so as you can imagine spring is both my preferred and most hated season. For many years I suffered from a strong hayfever, but I did not want to follow any chemical treatment in the past.

I was very impressed by the lightness of Zoe's handling with needles. I must admit that it was for me something magical seing that after only two treatments I did not feel anymore the pain of the hayfever.

One year later, this year, my hayfever is still better. I deeply suggest anyone struggling with the hayfever to have treatments with Zoe." Manfredi
"I have had various ailments over the last few years that were not particularly successfully treated by my local medical health centre.

However, I received some excellent results when treated by Zoë Lake. Some years ago I suffered a severe bout of sciatica which could be raced back to a longstanding injury. Treatment by Zoë, both acupuncture and tui na massage has meant that this problem appears to have now been fully resolved. At the same time, the massage has completely resolved the severe upper back tension that I have suffered from over many years. However, it is not just the treatment, it is also the very sympathetic approach and, for someone actually terrified of needles, the almost painless insertion of the acupuncture needles." Sonya
"Zoe helped me tremendously with my asthma, and helped to reduce my addiction to cigarettes which I gave up with the help of acupuncture. Zoe's acupuncture and tui na were also very effective in treating my headaches, stress and back pain. Zoe is friendly, highly competent and very professional, and I would recommend her to any of my friends or colleagues." Peter
"I came to see Ms Lake in January 2013 because I was suffering of Eczema. My skin started to be itchy, dry and red on my upper body, arms, face and neck approximately a year before. As an adult I never suffered on this condition before. It was starting to affect my private and professional life as the condition was getting worse. I was waking up at night due to the itchiness and the skin was getting infectious for being dry for so long. I had seen my GP throughout the year, he had sent me to a dermatologist several times, I had multiple tests and treatments but nothing seemed to have an effect.

After my first appointment with Ms Lake, the itchiness disappeared for three days. This was already a huge improvement. Ms Lake had told me that the effect of one session would wear off after few days. After a few sessions, I could clearly feel that the itchiness was going for longer periods and this was helping my skin to recover.

This was 8 months ago and now I feel much better. My skin is still dry but not irritated anymore. The treatment provided by Ms Lake had a huge impact on my recovery and helped me to understand how to prevent the irritation and the infection of my skin." Mickael
"I started seeing Zoe after failing to conceive for two-and-a-half years after a traumatic miscarriage. I suffer from PCOS, and consequently have extremely irregular cycles. To be frank, I was hugely sceptical about the efficacy of acupuncture, and really only agreed to try it after much persuasion from friends.
I was immediately taken by Zoe's kindness & the level of support she provided. But moreover I was stunned at how quickly I noticed changes; in addition to simply feeling very well, my cycle settled down to a clear 35-day pattern within a month & I started ovulating thereafter. Despite my husband's poorly timed travelling schedule, I was pregnant within six months, and have since had a beautiful, healthy baby girl.
I cannot recommend Zoe highly enough or thank her enough." Ettie
At 41 weeks I had an induction treatment with Zoe. She was warm and welcoming and made me feel completely at ease. Had i found her sooner I would have booked for pre-birth treatments but as it turned out, the induction treatment was very effective. By midnight the same day as my treatment, contractions started and by sunrise the next morning I had my beautiful baby girl in my arms. In addition to the induction treatment she also showed me some acupressure pain relief techniques for my partner to use on me during labour which were a great help. I would gladly recommend Zoe to any soon-to-be mum.