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Practicing from Newcastle upon tyne and Sunderland.

Contact NameLaura bicker
AddressJesmond Natural Health and Fertility
1 Osborne Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 2AA
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Experience and Services

Laura is experienced in treating most conditions, but specialises in:
  • Fertility/IVF/IUI/ICSI
  • Amenorrhoea
  • Endometriosis
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Peri-Menopausal Syndrome
  • Fibroids
  • PCOS
  • PMS
  • Menopause
  • Herbal Medicine

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us!


Oriental Health offers traditional style acupuncture. Laura is experienced in treating most conditions, but specialises in:
  • Fertility / IVF
  • Amenorrhoea, Dysmenorrhoea
  • Fibroids
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • PMS
  • Peri-menopausal Syndrome and Menopause
  • Pregnancy and Pre-Birth Treatments

Initial Consultation (£50)
On you first visit you will spend an hour and a half with your practitioner discussing your condition and your general health. Your practitioner will then discus your treatment plan with you which may include other therapies such as Moxibustion, Cupping, Tuina and Chinese Herbal Medicine*. You will then receive your first treatment, nutritional therapy recommendations and other relevant information packs.

Subsequent Treatments (£37)
Acupuncture treatments following your initial appointment are 1 hour and are given at varying intervals depending on your response and the condition treated.

Additional Info
All needles used are sterile packed, single use needles, which are incinerated after use.

It is not usually necessary to undress for a treatment, but loose clothing is preferred where possible to aid in point location.

*Chinese herbal medicine is not included in the price of Acupuncture treatments, for more information see Chinese Herbal Medicine

Moxisbustion (Moxa)

Moxibustion is a pain free non invasive treatment, often used to complement an acupuncture treatment. Treatment involves the burning of the herb mugwort at the specific locations on the body to produce pleasant warmth that deeply penetrates the skin.

Moxa has numerous applications. Some examples of conditions which may receive moxibustion include:
  • Breach Presentation
  • Menstrual Pain (Dysmenorrhoea)
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Miscarriage Prevention


Cupping involves placing special suction jars at specific points on the body. A vacuum is created by removing all the oxygen from within the jar before placing it on the point. This creates a suction affect which stimulates the flow of blood, lymph and Qi within the body.

Cupping is often used for:
  • Muscular Skeletal Pain
  • Colds and Flu
  • Removing toxins from the body
Cupping at first will feel unusual, but is generally a pleasant experience. After treatment there may be a temporary discoloration to the skin of the areas treated.

Chinese Herbs

As part of the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, your practitioner may choose to prescribe Chinese Herbs to treat your condition.

All herbal prescriptions from Oriental Health are sourced from RCHM approved suppliers and are GMP approved. This ensures all herbs are of high quality and no restricted substances are used.

Chinese Herbal medicine can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including:
  • Respiratory disorders and infections
  • Allergies
  • Constipation, diarrhoea & IBS
  • Headaches and migraine
  • Fatigue, M.E, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Male and Female Infertility,
  • PCOS,
  • Endometriosis,
  • Fibroids
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause and Peri-menopausal Symptoms
  • Menstrual Problems: Dysmenorrhoea (Menstrual Pain), Amenorrhoea etc

Initial Consultation £35 (up to 1 hr), with a free follow up consultation

Consultation fee does not include the cost of prescriptions. Prescriptions vary in price according to amount type and ingredients.

If you are already attending an initial consultation for acupuncture there is no additional cost and you will only be charged your prescription cost.

Subsequent consultations £20 (30mins)

Frequency of return consultation will depend on the condition being treated. If you are attending acupuncture treatment your herbal treatment will automatically be assessed at subsequent visits at no extra charge.


Female Fertility:

There are many aspects of women's health which can affect fertility. Traditional Chinese Medicine can provide a natural treatment to many conditions and assist in boosting female fertility.
TCM fertility treatment starts by looking at the menstrual period. By regulating the menstrual cycle many issues can be resolved. Treatment aims at improving the flow of the qi and blood. This can improve the endometrial lining, ovulation, egg quality, strengthen the luteal phase and regulate the hormone levels.

By improving the endometrial lining we can increase the chances of implantation, which can also help in IVF cycles.

By improving ovulation many women who have been unable to conceive previously due to infrequent or no ovulation can be helped to ovulate regularly so conception may occur.

By increasing the circulation of qi and blood to the ovaries, available nourishment for the eggs can be improved and in turn the quality.

By strengthening the luteal phase we can ensure it is long enough for implantation to occur and conception to be achieved.

By balancing the hormones we can strengthen the body's ability to achieve and maintain a healthy pregnancy.

Conditions treated: PCOS and LUFS, Amenorrhoea and ovulation disorders, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Unexplained Infertility, Hyperprolactiaemia

Male infertility:

The one of most common problems encountered by couples today having difficulty to conceive is male infertility. This has lead to an increase of the use of assisted conception methods such as ICSI. Methods such as ICSI can bypass many of the logistical issues of male infertility but do not address the root cause of the infertility.

TCM can help by working on the underlying cause of infertility. Improving sperm quantity, quality and increasing the success rate of assisted conception.

Treatment mainly uses Chinese Herbal medicine to strengthen the male reproductive system. Acupuncture can also be used to improve circulation and relaxation.


Oriental Health offers treatments to prepare and support the body for assisted reproduction.

Acupuncture during IVF provides 4 main benefits:
  • Helps alleviate the side effects of medical treatments and improve response to hormonal stimulation.
  • Improves blood flow to the uterus and ovaries.
  • Helps alleviate the tension as a result of the stress of IVF procedures.
  • Helps relax the uterus in preparation for implantation.
Ideally preparation for an IVF Cycle begins 3 months prior to the start of down regulation. Aiming to make the body as strong as possible before undergoing IVF and in some cases help increase the chances of conception before the cycle begins.

Once the IVF cycle begins an IVF treatment protocol is used throughout the IVF cycle to encourage the body to produce the appropriate response below is the current treatment protocol used at Oriental Health:

Down Regulation and Up cycle:
Treatment is usually given weekly

During down regulation treatment aims to encourage the thinning of the endometrial lining and in Up-regulation encourage follicle growth and circulation.

Egg Collection:
Prior to egg collection Acupuncture is used to help relax and prepare the body for the procedure that follows.

Embryo Transfer:
Two treatments are given either side of embryo transfer.

A pre-transfer treatment is given to improve blood flow to the uterus, relax your mind and cervix and prepare your body to receive the embryos.

After transfer an acupuncture treatment is given. This gently encourages circulation to help nourish the embryos, boost energy, relaxes the uterus and aid implantation.

Two Week Wait
An optional treatment is given during the 2 week wait, to help with implantation and relaxation during this stressful time.


Oriental Health
Jesmond Natural Health and Fertility
1 Osborne Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Oriental Health
Suite E4
Innovation House

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Service Categories
Acupuncture, Bowen Therapy, Natural Fertility Management, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Swedish Relaxation Massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

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