Irina Szmelskyj

DipAc, MSc, MBAcC, MBMAS, MBAA, RBAF

Award-Winning Acupuncturist in Cambridge

  • National Award-Winning Acupuncturist
  • Registered with the British Acupuncture Council
  • Registered with the British Acupuncture Association
  • Registered with the British Medical Acupuncture Society
  • 18 Years’ Experience
  • International Speaker and Presenter
  • MSc Lecturer and Examiner
  • Specialising in fertility, IVF and miscarriage prevention
  • Co-author of the International Best-Selling Textbook on the management of fertility and IVF patients ‘Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction’, ISBN 978-0702050107
Irina Szmelskyj Award-Winning Acupuncturist in Cambridge
Irina Szmelskyj DipAc, MSc, MBAcC, MBAA, BAFMOR, FRSPHAward-Winning Acupuncturist in Cambridge, UK

Professional Credentials

Qualifications
  • Certificate in Acupuncture, Northern College of Acupuncture, York, UK, 2003

  • Diploma in Acupuncture, Northern College of Acupuncture, York, UK, 2004

  • Master of Science in Acupuncture (distinction), University of Wales, 2004

  • Post-graduate training in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, 2004

  • Numerous fertility and IVF courses attended between 2004 and now

  • Fertility, gynaecology and early pregnancy ultrasound scanning, The College of Radiographers, Bournemouth University, 2013

Memberships
  • Member of The British Acupuncture Council

  • Member of The British Medical Acupuncture Society

  • Member of The British Acupuncture Association

Main Scientific Publications
Specialisms
  • Pain related disorders

  • Fertility, IVF, early pregnancy support

  • Insomnia

  • Women's health related complaints, including menstrual pain and menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and mood swings

  • Cancer treatment side-effects support

Personal Information
  • Irina was born in Ukraine and permanently moved to England in 1995 after marrying Alan Szmelskyj. They have been married for over 25 years and have two children.

  • When not working, Irina enjoys playing the piano, reading, travelling, narrow boating and playing with her family and two Burmese cats. Irina is multilingual and fluent in English and Ukrainian and has a good working knowledge of Russian.

Conferences and Speaking Engagements
  • Invited Guest Lecturer at The Northern College of Acupuncture, York, UK. Title "Acupuncture and Fertility: an Integrated Approach". 2011 to present.

  • Invited speaker at The 6th National Congress, Associazione Medici Agopuntori Bolognesi, Bologna, Italy. October, 2017. Presentations titles:

    • “Acupuncture Treatment During IVF”

    • “Advanced Infertility Medical Tests and Investigations: Interpretation and Implications for Acupuncturists”

    • “Acupuncture and IVF Research Design: Are We Asking the Right Questions?”

  • Invited guest lecturer at The New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, New Zealand. Title "Limitations of Acupuncture and IVF Research". November, 2015

  • Invited speaker and expert panel member at The British Medical Acupuncture Society's Spring Meeting, Newcastle, UK. Title "Acupuncture and In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) Research Design: Are We Asking the Right Questions?". April, 2015

  • Invited speaker at The Acupuncture Fertility Network Conference, Gloucestershire, UK. Title "Conventional Medical Infertility Investigations: Interpretation and Implications for Acupuncturists". March, 2015

  • Speaker at the 17th International Acupuncture Research Symposium, King's College, London, UK. Title "Acupuncture and In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) Research Design: Are We Asking the Right Questions?". March, 2015

  • Invited guest lecturer at The New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, New Zealand. Title "Outcome Measures". November 2014.

  • Speaker at The Annual Zita West Fertility Acupuncturists Network Seminar, The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK. Title "Mechanisms of Acupuncture in Reproductive Medicine: Summary of Research". November 2014.

  • Invited guest lecturer at Lincoln University, Lincoln, UK. Title "Acupuncture and Fertility: an Integrated Approach". 2011-2014.

Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction

World-leading expertise in IVF and fertility acupuncture

Our acupuncturist, Irina Szmelskyj, is a co-author of a leading textbook on acupuncture treatment of fertility and IVF patients. The book ‘Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction’ (ISBN 978-0702050107) reached No1 best-seller ranking in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, India.

What Our Acupuncture Acupuncture Clinic patients say

L.A.
L.A.
Cambridge
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I had a wonderful first treatment with Irina and felt completely at ease. I'm looking forward to my next treatment.
K.O.
K.O.
Cambridge
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Always enjoy my acupuncture session, Irina is amazing 🙂
E.T.
E.T.
Cambridge
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Wonderful first session - professional and friendly. I have already booked my next session! Thank you.
G.Q.
G.Q.
Cambridge
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Excellent service, Irina is very knowledgeable and explained how she works and what the treatment would be in detail. I felt very confident and comfortable with her. Highly recommended.
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