“Justine is not only a fantastic acupuncturist who helped me through my pregnancy but she is also like a therapist who looks after you emotionally as well as physically. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.”
Kate Freud – Daily Mail, Red, Grazia
“I was recommended to see Justine by a friend, when I was having trouble conceiving my second child. Seeing Justine was not only clearly good for my fertility, within months I was pregnant, but my appointments with Justine were like a ‘well-being tonic’. Her manner and understanding is wonderful and she not only helped me through my pregnancy but has helped me since through countless stresses and illnesses.
I highly recommend Justine for fertility acupuncture and beyond.”
Sarah Gosling, OBE – Double Olympic Gold Medalist
“Justine is nothing short of amazing. Combining incredible skill with great empathy and listening skills, she has been a rock to many of our ladies, both those who may have struggled to get pregnant and those who have found pregnancy or the postnatal period challenging. Whether suffering from morning sickness, back pain or stress, Justine works her magic. Our ladies have nothing but praise for Justine. If only we could clone her…”
Louisa Van Den Bergh – Founder of Lulubaby Antenatal Classes
After nearly 30 years in private practice I think I am uniquely qualified to make a statement as strong as this: Justine Hankin is probably the most remarkable acupuncturist I have ever worked with. She combines expert knowledge with deep intuition to bring about quick and lasting positive health changes.
Max Tomlinson – Naturopath, Founder of MaxHealth
When I went to see Justine I had been trying to get pregnant for several months and fell pregnant pretty much immediately following the start of treatment. I found her treatments pre and during pregnancy extremely relaxing and I have no doubts whatsoever that they were beneficial to me in pregnancy. I had a treatment with Justine on the day prior to my son’s birth and I am convinced that this induced his birth, which was perfect timing! I cannot recommend Justine highly enough as a practitioner and cannot think of anyone with more extensive experience in the field of acupuncture and fertility.
Thank you so very much for all your years of wonderful needles. You are so much more than needles though, your unfaltering support, encouragement and positivity was incredible, you picked me up on the bad days and rejoiced with me on the good days. I am indebted to you for the years of treatment and I can happily say that I know your treatment and support through my IVF was a massive contributor to the wonderful arrival of our 2 beautiful babies. I sing your praises, you are a blessing. And too, your words taught me a lot and I hold them strong; I always think of you when I am eating a pear!
“Justine is an amazing lady and someone who guided me expertly through the preparation for conception, conception itself, pregnancy and post-pregnancy. Her knowledge of female fertility is certainly second to none and her approach to treatment and the care of her patients is all encompassing. Her great understanding of what I was going through made the whole process a very calm and enjoyable one and her success with me was very evident in two children! I couldn’t recommend her more highly.”
I was lucky enough to find Justine 5 years ago whilst longing for a second child. I was experiencing a family trauma at the time and was quite frankly an emotional mess – not conducive to getting pregnant! Justine was instantly welcoming, and calming, and evidently an expert in the field of fertility. The combination of her clinical expertise and reassuring nature gave me the confidence that I would succeed, and sure enough my fertility returned. I was rewarded with my second baby in due course. I would recommend Justine to anybody for help with fertility. I cannot thank you enough!
I arrived at Justine’s clinic a tightly wound balled up mess. Having been trying for a baby for nigh on 4 years my whole world was consumed by checking my temperature, peeing on sticks and turning to Dr Google at every possible opportunity. Justine was the first person who I felt really understood me and managed to tap into my cynical brain and allowed me to stop the constant worrying and look up and ahead to a positive future.
She worked with me to unravel my tension through diet, Chinese herbs and acupuncture and my weekly sessions with her were so wonderful. She would re-set me for the week ahead with her positivity and needlework.
In January 2013 I had my little boy. The feeling when he arrived was beyond joy and I truly believe that without Justine’s help he would not be here.
I started seeing Justine for acupuncture when my husband and I were trying to have a baby (and had sadly experienced a miscarriage). She is very kind and perceptive – each session starts with a chat – and the treatment sessions themselves were excellent. It wasn’t an overnight solution, but Justine’s treatments really helped me on several levels not only in preparation for and during pregnancy, but afterwards as well. Best of all, we now have a gorgeous daughter to show for it!
Thank you! Thank you for my sleepless nights! Thank you for my fat belly! Thank you for the utter chaos in my life right now! Because without you and your magic in the acupuncture room I truly believe that we would not be blessed with our beautiful little daughter. I came to you when I was at a complete low having lost our baby in the 4th month and having to make the very tough decision at the age of 49 of whether to go through the whole process of egg donation IVF once again. You not only gave me the best acupuncture I have had (I have had quite a lot in my life) but you also gave me refuge within the storm of my life right then, and gave me hope and gave me strength, both physical and spiritual. I always felt that you not only fed my body, but also my soul, with your magic needles!
You are truly wonderful and a life saver and a life giver! Thank you. BE
Without Justine, my battle to have a child would have had a very different outcome. Thanks to Justine’s help, I conceived naturally, despite being over 40. Justine did far more than just boost my fertility: she helped me emotionally and even gave me Chinese herbs which all contributed to a successful outcome. Her unflagging kindness, real concern and support were a tremendous boon and re-energized me during an otherwise anxious time.
I first heard about Justine from my NHS GP who said she’d initially been dubious about acupuncture but had seen Justine “perform miracles” with women whom doctors had written off.
Justine has a magical touch but above all it’s her abiding care and warmth which make her truly special. HN
I went to see Justine when I was trying for my second child and going through fertility treatment. She came highly recommended and I can honestly say she has been brilliant from start to finish.
I found the acupuncture to be both calming, energizing and effective. She has treated me throughout my pregnancy and I really believe this has helped me. IS
Justine’s approach is holistic in every sense of the word: her practice of Chinese medicine encompasses not only acupuncture but also consideration of dietary and lifestyle principles, as well as thorough examination of medical history, all of which broaden and strengthen the impact of her work. She also has a delightful and generous bedside manner that gave me a great boost on even the darkest of days! BG
I have known Justine for over 7 years; we originally were introduced through a friend when I discovered I needed fertility treatment to start a family. Whilst I had an excellent medical team I credit Justine for getting me through 3 years of fertility treatment, it was a roller coaster and I believe acupuncture both mentally and physically prepared me. I was lucky enough to have two successful pregnancies and Justine treated me throughout also giving me lots of invaluable practical advice along the way such as supplements to take post birth to reduce the pain.
I still go for acupuncture for general well-being and Justine has ‘fixed’ so many things like my irregular menstrual cycle and persistent cold sores.
If Justine can fit you into her schedule you are very fortunate as she is truly an exceptional person. BA
I started seeing Justine for fertility acupuncture in my mid-thirties. I had just come off the contraceptive pill having been on it for 15yrs and was hoping to get pregnant, but my cycle was all over the place and my periods were very light.
Justine was able to help on two major counts – with weekly acupuncture she was able to regulate my cycle within 3 months and also helped increase blood flow to thicken the lining of my uterus.
I fell pregnant within 3 months of acupuncture! I continued to see Justine right through the pregnancy and also afterwards when Justine used acupuncture to help heal the C-section scar and restore balance after birth.
I had never had acupuncture before, but Justine had been highly recommended to me. She is exceptionally calming and nurturing and each week I felt I could ‘hand myself over’ to her care and come out feeling wonderfully relaxed and rested (both mentally and physically) after each session. I really believe Justine was instrumental in helping me fall pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her as highly as she was recommended to me. HK
I saw Justine from 12 weeks in my pregnancy and wish I had gone sooner! I was feeling quite ill and very run down when I went to see her. After 2 sessions the change in me was incredible and very notable from others.
I then continued to go throughout my pregnancy. I’ve loved my pregnancy and Justine has helped with everything from nutrition to understanding the pregnancy and what’s needed to keep the baby and me happy and healthy. Both the baby and I love each session. I feel more energized and the baby has a good bounce around, it’s like a massive feeding session for him!
I have felt great from about 4 months on and been really healthy and I know the regular Acupuncture has played a vital role in this.
Justine is so warm and lovely and genuinely interested in you and your baby. It’s been a joy to see her. JE
I feel very fortunate to have received regular treatment from Justine both during my pregnancy and postnatally. Her sessions made a huge difference to my health and wellbeing throughout what turned out to be a tremendously exciting but also challenging period of my life.
I was referred to Justine when we were having trouble conceiving our second child, having been told secondary fertility was common albeit hard to explain. Justine was the most wonderful support both emotionally and through her amazing expertise with acupuncture. When I did become pregnant again, Justine helped with morning sickness and keeping my energy levels high throughout, even easing the difficult uncomfortable last weeks considerably!
I returned to Justine for my third pregnancy and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs help and/or support in this sensitive area- she was a godsend and I felt very lucky to have such a knowledgeable, kind and sensitive person to help through such a difficult and latterly joyful time. HL
I fully credit Justine for helping me conceive my now healthy and happy 10 month old son. I was frustrated and exhausted with the ‘getting pregnant’ process when I went to see her and she calmed all my anxieties immediately. Justine has the most wonderful way about her, seeing her on a weekly basis and being in her sensible and encouraging presence was, for me, as important as the treatment. Every time I felt despair Justine would fill me with hope and confidence. Once I had conceived I had the easiest pregnancy and felt so well throughout, something I strongly attribute to Justine’s treatments. I will definitely be seeing her again when I start planning No2. SI
Justine is one of life’s rare treasures, not only is she an expert in her field but she is incredibly caring, kind and intuitive understanding the frustrations and emotions that are all part of the fertility journey. She has a knack for reading you like a book and forcing you to find that all important balance in life. BE
A friend recommended Justine to me when I was thinking of having my first baby and I needed to come off some medication. I don’t feel it’s a coincidence that, having seen Justine regularly in the lead up, I fell pregnant within such a short space of trying. She regulated my system and brought my body back into balance, so I was in the right place to have a baby.
Justine was the only health care professional who I saw consistently throughout my pregnancy, and her support and treatments were my bedrock. My GP and midwife changed several times, but Justine was the constant. Not only did her skill with the acupuncture needles work wonders (my baby used to kick inside me at every appointment), but also she spoke honestly with me, to prepare me as much mentally as physically for the arrival of my baby.
She supported me beyond the call of duty when my baby was overdue and I will definitely be returning to her care when I try for my second child. NJ
I came to Justine quite depleted. Her wonderful, calm and genuinely compassionate manner was instantly uplifting and after only a few months I noticed an improvement in myself, both physically and mentally. We now have three healthy, happy children and if it weren’t for Justine, her wonderful treatments and sage advice I do think I would have begun to lose hope. GA
Justine was such a calm and positive person to be treated by during a rather stressful and anxious time. I would have no hesitation in recommending her whatever the requirement as I know she would work wonders SD
I could not imagine having been through my pregnancy without her and I am sure many other new mothers would say the same. A million thanks Justine! RP
I have been a patient of Justine’s for several years and have always been impressed by her vast knowledge about acupuncture and how it can alleviate and relate to health matters. Justine is extremely skilled and has the ability to deal with any issues on a physical and emotional level. Justine genuinely cares about her patients and works diligently to alleviate and/or resolve any issues. Her treatments work, pure and simple! KM
Justine’s constant support, unwavering commitment and, obviously, her amazing skills in Chinese Medicine, were the mainstay of a fertility journey that could, at times, be soul-destroying. Quite simply, she got me ‘baby-ready’. Western Science ultimately gave us our baby but it was Justine that prepared the terrain to make it all possible. For that, I thank her from the bottom of my heart. SB
My husband and I had tried to conceive unsuccessfully for 9 months. I suffer from polycystic ovaries. My periods were always irregular and had not restarted since I came off the contraceptive pill. After a month of seeing Justine my periods returned, and after two months I was pregnant. It was amazing. She even knew I was pregnant before the pregnancy test! I now have a gorgeous bouncing baby girl, and I count Justine as her fairy godmother. I strongly recommend you see Justine for fertility treatment. She is an excellent listener and incredibly skilled. HJ
I went to see Justine a year ago as I was trying to conceive my first baby. I cannot emphasize enough the role Justine played in my pregnancy. I believe she was instrumental in getting me pregnant – after only 5 sessions with her. What I had also not anticipated is the emotional and physical support she provided, especially during that first trimester when I was tired, emotional, sometime scared. Justine’s treatments and weekly chats invariably gave me so much comfort and much needed energy. I cannot recommend her highly enough. LM
I can’t recommend Justine enough – she helped me so enormously that having initially been very skeptical about acupuncture I am now a firm believer in it.
I came to see her at a time when I was working ridiculously long and erratic hours as a lawyer in the City and felt utterly drained, exhausted and anxious all the time. A friend told me I had to see Justine and, desperate to feel better I was prepared to try anything, the friend was right.
Justine explained the principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine to me and we talked about the causes of my exhaustion and helped me to make small but important changes in my daily life and diet that, together with regular acupuncture sessions, made such a difference.
She helped me regain my strength physically and mentally and I felt completely restored. Two years later I became pregnant and saw Justine regularly through my pregnancy, as my workload was heavy again with a lot of overseas travel and long hours in the office. I really believe Justine helped to ensure the pregnancy went smoothly, despite the work pressures, and helped me maintain my strength during it. I really can never thank Justine enough for the help she gave me. PL
I had weekly and sometimes more often acupuncture sessions with Justine whilst going through three rounds of IVF, the second two of which were successful. Who knows if it helped in getting pregnant, but what I can tell you is that Justine is a wonderfully calming person to chat to, and acupuncture made me really relax and de stress and when you are at that stage, you will do anything that might increase your chances of pregnancy!
Acupuncture definitely helped the discomfort following the egg retrieval. On my first round of IVF I felt like my stomach had been beaten up after the egg collection. For the second and third round I had acupuncture before the general anesthetic and it was noticeably less painful afterwards.
Justine was also great in bringing down my blood pressure after the birth.
I cannot recommend her highly enough and feel lucky to have found her. PE
I would wholeheartedly recommend Justine as an acupuncturist. I started going to see her when I was going through a difficult time, following an illness and two miscarriages. I had regular sessions with Justine both before and during my successful pregnancy, and I valued and looked forward to the sessions. Justine is not only a brilliant acupuncturist, but she also has an incredibly calm and reassuring manner and inspires total confidence. HS
I totally credit Justine for getting me ready both emotionally and physically to have my third baby. After some unexpected complications whilst trying to get pregnant, I needed to regain my strength & confidence. Through her gentle (magic!) acupuncture technique, Justine targeted those all-important pressure points to ensure my body and mind were ready for a healthy pregnancy. Once pregnant, I then longed for Justine’s sessions to relieve all my aches and pains and to give me some much needed energy boosts. One year later I gave birth to a very healthy 9lb baby girl. EM
I initially booked into see Justine as a last resort as I had been suffering from chronic cystitis for a number of years and didn’t know where to turn. Doctors had prescribed me numerous courses of antibiotics and I was starting be become immune to them. I hadn’t had acupuncture before but I was opened minded and desperate for help. From my first consultation with Justine I knew I was in the right place. She was incredibly knowledgeable, sympathetic, thorough and I felt totally at ease. I saw Justine on a weekly basis and over a short period of time my cystitis attacks became fewer and fewer. Ten years have now gone by and I haven’t had an attack!!!
After being cured of cystitis I then carried on seeing Justine for acupuncture as I was struggling to get pregnant. Being in my 40’s I knew it wouldn’t be easy. I can’t put into words just how much Justine and acupuncture helped me during this time. The acupuncture, the support I received from Justine and her kindness got me through miscarriages, an ectopic pregnancy, failed IVF cycles until I finally had a beautiful baby girl. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Justine. She is a truly special person and acupuncture has without doubt changed my life in such a positive way. FJ