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Ancient Roots Fertility Acupuncture

Melanie Hackwell, BSc (Hons) Lic. AC., Lic. Tui na, AFN, MBAcC, MRTCM


Fertility Testimonial

Mel is one of the most approachable and comforting acupuncturists I have come across. Upon being recommended for Acupuncture, I did my research and spoke to many but chose Mel wholly because of her experience, real life cases and her own journey which I could thoroughly relate to. Mel takes great pleasure in her client's progression so every week I would have a good release session with her and leave the room feeling so light and free. I’ve had some of the best sleep of my life, the easiest two week wait and an amazing treatment cycle in the run up to my IVF cycle. She listened to my needs, planned around them and helped me with my journey to get pregnant! All things considering I couldn’t stand the thought of needles but the way Mel relaxes you, I craved for more and now I’ve found a new love for Acupuncture and she’ll never see the back of me! I never imagined to be able to go through IVF just the once but I did and it was thanks to Mel and her encouragement, not just when I was in her presence but endless support on calls and texts. Thank you Mel, from both of us.


I think the most striking thing about Melanie is the way that she treated us as individuals with our own particular set of circumstances. Before every appointment, and also in talking with us before our first consultation, she took the time to understand our circumstances and our wishes, and adjusted her treatment plans for us according to what was most appropriate for us at that particular time.

If you've never experienced it before, undergoing acupuncture can be a nervous experience, but Melanie's professional manner put us both at rest, and her skill with the acupuncture needles actually turned it into a relaxing experience that frequently saw both of us dozing off on the treatment table!

We had read about the benefits of acupuncture as part of fertility treatment, and chose to see a specialist like Melanie because we had been trying to start a family for four years. She is very knowledgeable about all areas of fertility, keeps up-to-date with recent developments in the field, and was therefore able to give us honest advice about the options available to us based on our situation. Her treatment plan integrated seamlessly with the rest of our fertility treatment, and she always made time to see us at the most important points in the overall cycle.

We're both very, very happy with the help Melanie has given us. Within a year of our first appointment with Melanie, we had a successful IVF cycle on the first attempt. Embarking on fertility treatment can feel like setting out on a lonely journey. Melanie didn't just help us to be physically prepared for treatment; her care, support and lovely smile helped
us to be ready for it emotionally as well.

A & N

Mel supported me through every step of our IVF journey. As well as the treatment helping us to conceive, she helped keep me sane. My Mum noticed how even my voice changed after seeing Mel - as the undertone of anxiety had abated. How did she manage this? A combination of the wonder of acupuncture and Mel’s incredible empathy, listening ear and sage advice. It may sound cliched but Mel genuinely always went the extra mile to provide ongoing support and that certainly helped carry me through and I will always be grateful.


Melanie has been our rock for over 3 years. She has supported us through some really tough times and always given us the positivity and strength to move forward. Her treatments and advice have undoubtedly played a huge role in the birth of our beautiful daughter in 2015 and now our 2nd pregnancy due in February 2018.


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