020 8749 3792






Nick Dalton-Brewer


Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialist for IVF and Fertility

Nick qualified in Chinese medicine and has integrated two styles of acupuncture for supporting results with his clients. Named as one of London's top 10 healers in a national newspaper and regular contributor to nationwide press on Acupuncture, Nick is most well known for his expertise in Acupuncture for IVF and Fertility.

Nick has spent fifteen years developing and delivering strategies, skills and techniques to individuals and organisations to maximise their potential. Nick sees acupuncture is a powerful tool to help individuals untap and connect with their energy, vitality and potential at a new level.

Nick holds post graduate degrees in both politics and law, and has qualifications in risk management, teaching, traditional Chinese medicine, and is a qualified advisor. He studied martial arts for twenty years and is a tai chi instructor with Kensington and Chelsea College. He is an anatomy and physiology lecturer and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

Working as a counsellor and advisor, Nick provided individuals with the tools, skills and abilities to excel in their lives through personal development and training. He then moved work in risk management with the Kings Fund, a leading think tank in health care in the UK. As part of the Kings Fund Organisational Audit team, and then latterly with the Health Quality Service, Nick worked with both NHS Trusts and private health organisations (BMI, BUPA, Nuffield), helping to develop and install strategies and systems to improve their efficiency and the effective delivery of their service.

Drawing on his knowledge of organisational culture and change management, medicine and martial arts, Nick has combined western theory and eastern practice to develop a unique system of individual empowerment and organisational excellence, enabling individuals to excel and companies to exceed.

At both organisational and individual levels, Nick employs western theoretical frameworks of change management with eastern philosophies of adapting to change. These include relaxation, meditation and movement.

Articles featuring Nick Dalton-Brewer include:

Daily Mail "Ear Acupuncture is the latest celebrity fad but does it work?" featuring Nick's Acupuncture sessions with celebrities Amanda Lamb ( A Place In The Sun on Channel 4), Ross Burden (resident chef on BBC2 series Ready Steady Cook) and Carol McGiffin (co-presenter of Loose Women on ITV, and a Sunday morning radio show on LBC).


Therapy Information

What is Acupuncture?

  • Modern acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles into specific points just below the skin
  • These acupuncture points are located on meridiens or energy channels first detected by the ancient Chinese over 2000 years ago
  • Acupuncture is based on the assumption that Qi courses through the body just as streams and rivers ebb and flow across the surface of the earth. The acupuncture points are located in small depressions in the skin called "men" or "gates" where the channels come closest to the surface.

How does it work?

  • Acupuncture points relate to particular body and organ functions
  • The points are stimulated to correct imbalances
  • 'Stuck or stagnant' qi (energy) can be moved
  • In both cases healing can be brought about and pain relieved


Practitioners assess health by feeling the pulse at each wrist and by observing the color and form of the face, tongue, and body.

This information in addition to the patient’s personal history - present and past complaints, physical environment, family health history, and emotional life help the practitioner to decide what and how to treat the patient.


The goal of treatment is to harmonize all of the systems of the body and mind. Weak organs are tonified, congested channels are unblocked and the body is restored to balance.

Treatment may incorporate acupuncture, herbal remedies, diet, exercise, and massage. Duration of treatment depends on the nature of the complaint, its severity, and how long it has been present.

What happens in an acupuncture session?

The practitioner uses tiny sterile stainless steel acupuncture needles, which are inserted into the points of the body corresponding to the systems of the body that need harmonizing. Acupuncture invigorates proper function of the muscles, nerves, organs.

How it feels

Insertion of the needles goes unnoticed by some, and to others feels like a small pinch followed by a sensation of tingling, numbness, ache, traveling warmth, or heaviness. Needles remain in place for twenty to forty minutes. Most people experience a sense of relaxation and balance as a result of the session, and a relief from symptoms or increase in energy following the sessions which will last for some days and improve as the course of treatment continues.

Is it painful?

Not usually - in many cases the patient does not even feel the needles go in. The main sensation is a brief numbness, perhaps some tingling, followed by a sense of relaxation and wellbeing.

What can Acupuncture treat?

Some of the many conditions for which acupuncture is considered appropriate are listed by the World Health Organization of the United Nations:

  • Colds/flu, Bronchitis, Asthma
  • High blood pressure, ulcers, colitis, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis, back pain, stiff neck, headaches, stroke recovery, sprains
  • Earaches, poor eyesight, dizziness, sinus infection;, sore throat, hay fever
  • Impotence, infertility and IVF, pre-menstural syndrome (PMS), herpes, pelvic inflamitory disease (PID), irregular period or cramps, morning sickness
  • Anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, eczema, skin conditions, acne

Acupuncture for Pre-Natal and Post-Natal

In the UK, even the NHS acknowledges the effectiveness of Acupuncture for improving fertility, IVF treatment and pregnancy (pre and post natal).

Pre-natal Acupuncture treatments are common for:

  • Nausea and fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Prevention of miscarriage if it is threatened
  • Back pain
  • Mood swings and depression
  • Preparation for labour breech baby delayed labour

There have been many studies done on the use of acupuncture in pregnancy, obviously it is important for the patient to know that it is a very safe treatment for both them and their baby, and many studies indicate that patients who have regular acupuncture generally have shorter labour times with fewer complications.

Post-natal Acupuncture treatments:

  • Post natal depression is very common and is a normal part of our body adjusting to the change in hormones.
  • Acupuncture can give wonderful treatments to help balance the hormones and ease depression/mood swings
  • If there is excessive and prolonged uterine bleeding after birth, acupuncture can be used to help this. Acupuncture and herbs can be used to generally re-boost the body's qi (chi or energy flows) and blood levels, which are often diminished
  • Dietary advice is also important at this stage, it is believed in Chinese Medicine that most post natal problems arise from an improper diet!

Call 020 8749 3792 to book your session with a highly experienced practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in Shepherds Bush W12 London:

Acupuncture, West London - Clare Corbett
Acupuncture, West London - Nick Dalton-Brewer







Initial consultation
60 mins £90

Follow-up Consultations
60mins £70

Herbal Medicine Consultation
30 mins £30


We have an Acupuncturist available Monday to Friday. Nick Dalton-Brewer (Fertility Specialist)
is available on these days only:


Cancellation Policy
24 hours notice of cancellation is required or the full fee is payable.


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