I have additional training, expertise and special interest in acupuncture for fertility, pregnancy and gynaecology and acupuncture treatment alongside assisted fertility treatment such as IVF. For the latest analysis of the evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture alongside IVF and ICSI click here.
I am a member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN). The AFN is a professional special interest group and forum for acupuncturists who are dedicated in the use of traditional acupuncture in the treatment of fertility. AFN practitioners have done a minimum of 14 hours integrated training in gynaecology, with a specific emphasis on training to support assisted protocols.
I am committed to ongoing post graduate study in gynaecology and fertility and am keen to keep up to date with current treatment practices. I have received training from experts in the field, such as Debra Betts, who has pioneered the use of acupuncture and acupressure in midwifery in New Zealand and Jani White.
I have extensive experience in the treatment of fertility problems and pregnancy in Exeter. This experience, alongside traditional training and a commitment to continued professional development, has added to my skills and knowledge in gynaecology, pregnancy and fertility issues.
I am committed to keeping up to date with IVF protocols and acupuncture research in the field of fertility and assisted reproductive treatment.
I have been practicing acupuncture in Exeter for 18 years and during this time I have built a substantial client base and have treated a wide diversity of health problems. Many patients have experienced the benefits of acupuncture, including improvements in health and well-being. I studied Acupuncture at the highly regarded College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM), the largest Acupuncture College in the UK, established in 1993. The course included training in Western medical sciences, such as, anatomy, physiology and pathology. Since completing training in 2000, I have continued my professional development in skills and knowledge through on-going post graduate courses.
I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the UK's largest, self regulatory professional acupuncture body. Members are bound by a strict Code of Ethics and a Code of Professional Conduct and Safe Practice.
I am passionate about my work and the promotion of acupuncture. My long experience has enabled me to witness the efficacy and potential of acupuncture and has strengthened my commitment to the profession. I enjoy working in partnership with people to help them take greater control of their health and wellbeing, by exploring potential changes in lifestyle which may make a substantial difference. I use Chinese dietary therapy, which makes use of the energetics of different types of food to help address imbalance.
for gentle, effective traditional Chinese acupuncture by Helen Stafford in Exeter
Central location Lift access Ample parking nearby Experienced practitioner Treatment for Fertility and with IVF
The clinic is located in Cathedral Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic in Southernhay West. It is situated in the centre of Exeter in a very attractive area of the city.
There are ample car parks nearby and on street parking with parking meters.
The clinic is on the second floor with lift access.
Helen is registered with SImplyhealth
B.A. LicAc. MBAcC
Helen Stafford BA, LicAc, MBAcC
Exeter Acupuncture Clinic @
Cathedral Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic
6 Southernhay West,
Exeter, EX1 1JG
Bookings: 01392 221122
Enquiries: 07814 304424