Testimonials about Acupuncture in Richmond


For my general sense of wellbeing a friend introduced me to acupuncture with Esperanza, and I never looked back. It just works for me. Over the last 4 years the benefits are amazing. Each visit we review my health and address any issues. The patient/practitioner relationship works. I always recommend Esperanza to family and friends, and my own son is one of her patients.

Rita Darwish


After fracturing a vertebra is a fall, I was referred to a physiotherapist who suggested acupuncture. I was lucky to be introduced to Esperanza, whose treatment immediately eased my back pain and gradually restored my mobility. Two years later I am still free of back pain. In addition, the migraines from which I have suffered for most of my life are now extremely infrequent. Esperanza’s talent for healing combines with an infectious sense of humour that chases the blues away!

Pat Fisher


I first came to Esperanza with terrible sciatica on both legs that made my life impossible. To my amazement the pain diminished greatly after the first treatment. When I finished the course I was pain-free and I had my life back! Since then, Esperanza has helped me with many other health issues over the years. I trust her completely and I know I’m very fortunate to have her by my side.

Jagdish Chahal


I was over 40 weeks pregnant when I went to see Esperanza. I wanted to have a natural birth and avoid the hospital induction, That same night after having the treatment I started having contractions and my baby was born in the morning. I was amazed and thrilled!

Joanna Wood


After suffering from IBS for over 5 years a friend suggested to see Esperanza. She gave me very useful diet advice, and after a few treatments I could really feel the difference. My digestion is now mostly normal. I still see Esperanza monthly to keep things at bay and address whatever else comes up. She is very knowledgeable, and has a fantastic sense of humour that helps you through anything. Highly recommended!

Paul Stefansson


After several failed IVFs we were getting pretty desperate. A friend recommended Esperanza and we started seeing her for what was going to be our last attempt. It worked! Now our twins are one year old and we still rely on Esperanza for any problems. She really cares and we are forever grateful to her.

Monica Bowers


We had been trying for a baby for 3 years without success. We were very lucky to find Esperanza, who treated both of us with acupuncture and herbs for about 6 months before I got pregnant. I continued to see her monthly during my pregnancy, and our daughter Emily was born last month. We are over the moon and so grateful to Esperanza and her treatment.

Theodora Aldridge


Esperanza has been treating me on and off for approximately 5 years. The first time was for a knee injury that was very painful. After 2 or 3 treatments the pain was gone forever. At the moment she’s treating me for back pain and osteopenia. Without her treatments life would be very painful. She is a very pleasant and empathic therapist and I would recommend her treatment unreservedly.

Jan Baker


Esperanza Fernandez has been my acupuncturist for over 2 years. I have been astonished at the ways her treatment has helped me. From alleviating all symptoms of premenstrual syndrome to immediately providing pain relief from achy muscles and agonising back pain. The benefits are amazing and I genuinely would not have thought it possible! Esperanza’s warm approach makes it easy to talk about any physical or emotional issues that otherwise would be hard to open about. I’m very grateful to her.

Lucia Dias


After suffering from extreme PMT for most of my adult life I decided to try acupuncture. Esperanza has been treating me for 3 months now, and I am a new person. She is kind and wonderful, and has changed my life! If you have PMT go to see her. Best thing I ever did.

Martha R


Acupuncture with Esperanza helps me to have regular periods, to reduce the discomfort during the premenstrual phase and to relieve the emotional tension associated to it. Moreover, it helps me to reduce work stress. Because she practices from home the atmosphere is very relaxed, overlooking a lovely garden and with beautiful music if you want. Just close your eyes and allow the needles to work!

Laura Martinez


My husband & I struggled with infertility for 6 years but we  are overjoyed by the arrival of our little girl thanks to the help of Surrogacy UK. I’d hear a lot of friends who’d also struggled to conceive talk about the benefits of acupuncture but to be honest I’d not really taken them seriously until I met Esperanza.

We truly believe that the treatment received over a period of six months made all the difference to the eventual outcome. As well as improving the quality & number of embryos we created, acupuncture also helped me to cope with the immense stress each IVF cycle caused me both physically & emotionally. Until I started visiting Esperanza at her home, I never realised just how little time I spent relaxing, resting or doing something to benefit my own health. I found Esperanza to be incredibly knowledgeable, professional & accommodating. Not only did she provide effective treatment but she also provided me with an incredible amount of emotional support & understanding which was greatly needed. I can’t really speak highly enough of Esperanza’s services & I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone struggling to start a family.

Fiona Eastwood


I have a very physical job and Esperanza takes care of my back and neck on a regular basis. It just works. Couldn’t do without her treatment.

Bernard Cox


Our third IVF two years ago resulted in a beautiful boy. I started having acupuncture three months before, and continued during the procedure. We are now in the process of a forth IVF and trust Esperanza completely to help us through it again and give us the best possible chance.



I have suffered with severe period pains from a very young age and was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 20. After seeing dozens of doctors and having a laparoscopy I saw no improvement and the pain and frequency of my periods was becoming unbearable. Acupuncture seemed like my last chance at trying to find some relief. Now, after a 6 week course I have seen a positive reaction from my body, and also in myself. My periods have balanced and become regulated, pain has gone from a 9 to a 5 out of 10. Improvements and changes are happening week on week. I only wish I had found Esperanza earlier as she has managed to use acupuncture to work what I can only call a miracle on my hormone system. I can’t thank her enough.



I first consulted Esperanza with a chronic back complaint and have continued to receive acupuncture treatments for a variety of ailments over the last 15 years, most latterly for exam stress during my degree and unpleasant symptoms of the menopause, especially hot flushes and night-sweating. All the treatments have helped me a lot, despite my dislike of needles. Since I have been having regular fortnightly acupuncture sessions, my very strong menopausal symptoms have largely disappeared and I would heartily recommend acupuncture to anyone.



I have had chronic pain for decades,  complicated with lupus and lots of other health problems. Acupuncture has given me a lifeline: it has improved my sleep, energy, and above all it has lessened my pain so much that I can now live a normal life. I would definitely recommend it to anyone with chronic pain. Esperanza is my acupuncturist and she is a gem.



My baby was due but wouldn’t come out and I didn’t want a hospital induction at all. After having just one treatment with Esperanza I gave birth naturally to my baby girl the next morning!



I went to Esperanza for problems with my blood pressure. On my second visit I mentioned that I was experiencing extreme discomfort due to sciatica on my right leg. This was a long-term condition that started in my 20’s and has continued ever since (I’m now on my late 60’s). After this one treatment, when I got off the couch my sciatica pain had disappear. And it hasn’t come back at all after months so far. A miracle! Thank you, Esperanza!

Kathy Dood