Award-Winning Acupuncturist

CAM Therapies (Impington, Cambridge)

Irina Szmelskyj DipAc, MSc, MBAcC, MBAA, BAFMOR, FRSPH

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Irina Szmelskyj,
Award-Winning Acupuncturist

DipAc, MSc, MBAcC, MBAA, BAFMOR, FRSPH


  • National Award-Winning Acupuncturist
  • Registered with the British Acupuncture Council
  • Registered with the British Medical Acupuncture Society
  • Registered with the British Acupuncture Association
  • 17 Years' Experience
  • International Speaker and Presenter
  • Lecturer and Examiner at under and post-graduate level
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Irina Szmelskyj DipAc, MSc, MBAcC, MBAA, BAFMOR, FRSPH
National Award-Winning Acupuncturist in Cambridge, UK

Professional profile

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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 (passed with distinction), University of Wales, 2004

Post-graduate training in fertility, gynaecology and early pregnancy ultrasound scanning, The College of Radiographers, Bournemouth University, 2013

Numerous acupuncture for fertility and IVF courses attended between 2004 and present

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MEMBERSHIPS

Member of The British Acupuncture Council, the UK's governing body for acupuncture practice and training.

Member of The British Medical Acupuncture Society, the UK's main medical acupuncturists' regulating body. 

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MAIN SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Szmelskyj, I., & Aquilina, L. (2014). Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction: An integrated approach to treatment and management. (A. Szmelskyj, Ed.) Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction: An integrated approach to treatment and management. http://doi.org/10.1016/C2011-0-05861-1 A best-selling textbook on acupuncture management of fertility and IVF patients as well as early pregnancy support.

Szmelskyj, I. (2015). Acupuncture in Assisted Reproduction. In J. Bold & S. Bedford (Eds.), Integrated Approaches To Infertility, IVF And Recurrent Miscarriage. Singing Dragon. ISBN 978-1848191556.

Szmelskyj, I., & Szmelskyj, A. (2017). Acupuncture for infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, 318(15), 1501. http://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2017.13382

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FERTILITY SPECIALISM

Irina has extensive experience in acupuncture management of infertility, IVF, miscarriage patients.

She is renowned nationally and internationally her work in fertility and acupuncture field, including lecturing at under and post-graduate levels and her research and scientific publications work. 

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Irina was born in Ukraine and permanently moved to England in 1995 after marrying Alan Szmelskyj. They have been married for almost 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.

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CONFERENCES AND PUBLICATIONS

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 The Lincoln University, Lincoln, UK.
Title "Acupuncture and Fertility: an Integrated Approach". 2011-2014. 

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Contact

CAM Therapies
74 Cambridge Road
Impington
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB24 9NU
Email: info@cam-therapies.co.uk
Phone: 01223510611

Directions

We are based in Impington, Cambridge, just 1 minute away from the A14 Histon junction 32 (Cambridge side of Impington). We see patients from Cambridge and the surrounding areas in Cambridgeshire and neighbouring counties.