About Naava Carman
I’ve been in practice since 1999 and am an experienced fertility, gynaecological and obstetric acupuncturist and Herbalist specialising in complex autoimmune disorders such as unexplained infertility, recurrent miscarriage, hypermobility in pregnancy, PCOS, Endometriosis and other inflammatory conditions.
I’m also a Recognised Doula (birthing assistant) and Doula Mentor with Doula UK.
My treatments are designed to tackle the underlying causes of infertility and help men and women enhance their chances of conception naturally and in conjunction with IVF and IUI.
1996 – I trained at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture as an Acupuncturist.
1999 – I trained at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture as a Herbalist.
1999 – I set up in private practice as a general Acupuncturist.
2001 – I went into specialist practice, focussed on fertility, gynaecology and obstetric work.
2005 – I began to teach small workshops on specialist issues such as PCOS, which gradually expanded into teaching large groups of practitioners.
2006 – My first article on Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) was published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine. This has subsequently been quoted in several books which have been published on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and IVF.
2007/8 – I set up the first fully integrated Acupuncture/IVF Unit at Hammersmith Hospital with two of the UK’s leading Consultants in the treatment of infertility; Stuart Lavery and Geoff Trew.
2010 – I served on the Executive Committee at the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), and initiated the Business Support Programme.
2012-13 – I was recruited by the BAcC Education Committee to write the initial specialist paper on Obstetric Acupuncture which formed the basis for shaping guidance for BAcC members on treating pregnant women.
2014 – I ran the Membership Department for Doula UK as part of the Leadership Team.
2015 – I began to lecture abroad, and teach advanced level courses on integrated medicine to TCM practitioners.
2017 – I took up a supporting role in the Feedback/Referral Team at Doula UK. I am also on the Supervision Register at the British Acupuncture Council.
2017 – I was invited to address the 48th TCM World Congress in Rothernburg where I spoke on The Diagnosis and Treatment of Habitual Miscarriage in Relation to Complex Gynaecological Disease.
2018 Confirmed Teaching – I will be giving a whole-day seminar at the Integrated Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, and I will be teaching for a weekend at the TCM Academy in Holland.
From July 2018 I will be taking a teaching break to write a book.
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