Maxine Smillie, Acupuncturist. Lic Ac, MBRCP (Oriental Division) Cert Hangzhou
Trained in the UK and China, Maxine has continued to professionally develop and treats people of all ages with many different health issues.
She has a special interest in Fertility and is affiliated to the Zita West Fertility Network, www.zitawest.com Maxine works with couples and individuals exploring their fertility, helping to put a 'strategy' in place to support good health. With 23 years experience with couples undertaking IVF, IUI, and ICSI. To date 495 babies have been born with support from Maxine's practice. Maxine offers support throughout their treatment .Research in 2009 showed Acupuncture during the IVF process improves the chances of successful pregnancy by 65% (British Medical Journal Feb 2009).
Acupuncture can also be used safely during pregnancy and used to induce labour.
Maxine undertook further training for two years with Julian Scott, Dr Gascoigne and Teresa Barlow in Paediatric Acupuncture. The needling technique for children is very different and more specialised than with adults. Children and adults find it very effective.
She practices acupuncture in Cardiff, Newport and the Wye Valley. For further information view www.maxinesmillie.com or contact her via the Wellfield Osteopathic Clinic.