About Our Acupuncturist


Lianne Aquilina MSc BSc Hons MBAcC

  • Award Winning Acupuncturist
  • Coauthor Acupuncture for IVF
  • Healthcare Researcher
  • Acupuncture Guest Lecturer
  • Ayurveda Massage Therapist
  • 13 Years Experience

Acupuncture Title

  • Lead Acupuncturist at Aquilia Acupuncture, Stamford Lincolnshire
  • Specialist Acupuncturist Rosedale Hospital, Centre for Healthy Living, Hertfordshire


Education, Award, and Activity
2000, Lianne obtained an NVQ level three in Diagnostic and Therapeutic support.

2002, she studied Traditional Acupuncture at the University of Lincoln where she obtained a First Class (Hons) degree in Complementary Medicine, specialising in traditional Chinese Medical Acupuncture.

Health Care Studies
2005, Lianne obtained an award and prize for Studies in Health, awarded by Professor B. McGaw BSc Hons, Ph.D., C. Biol, C. Chem, FRSC, C, Sci. Dean of The Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences at the University of Lincoln.

BSc Research Project
2006, her qualitative research conducted on 'The Therapeutic Relationship' is published by Palgrave in 'Professional Perspectives in Health Care', edited by Carol Wilkinson, USA.

Herbal Medicine
2006, Lianne qualified in Chinese patent herbal medicine at The Northern College of Acupuncture. Lianne has a diploma in Ayurveda therapy.

Clinical Practice
2009, Lianne qualified in Advanced Acupuncture, certified at the Guangdong Province Second Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is affiliated with the Hospital of GuangZhou University of Chinese Medicine, China.

2008, she was invited by the University of Lincoln’s acupuncture programme leader to join their team as their BSc Hons Acupuncture Clinical Supervisor where she taught acupuncture clinical practice for 8 years.

Acupuncture Classics
2009, Lianne obtained a distinction for a Masters of Arts (MA) module 'Reading Chinese Medical Classics' - a specialist module offered by The College of Traditional Acupuncture (CTA) postgraduate education department affiliated with Oxford Brookes University, UK.

Acupuncture Consultation
2012, she was invited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB) to be the Accreditation Research Observer and Reporter for the accreditation of a Master of Science (MSc) course in Chinese Acupuncture, Southbank Univeristy, London.

Acupuncture Guest Lecturer Fertility, Pregnancy, and IVF
Lianne is also a visiting guest lecturer to undergraduate MSc and BSc students on the use of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture in the treatment and management of infertility and IVF.

2015, the book she co-authored was published and has since become the best selling international textbook. The book is entitled 'Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction: An Integrated Approach to Treatment Management.'

Acupuncture Articles
Lianne has published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine/Journal of Chinese Medicine and is a Contributing News Columnist for the Acupuncture Now Foundation (ANF) USA.

Fertility Research
Lianne's recent research consisted of the exploration of Stigma surrounding subfertility in society and healthcare. Lianne outlines implications and recommends management strategies as well as the recommendation of future healthcare and service research.

Lianne scheduled to present her work and findings around Europe on the Psychological Effects of Subfertility and Fertility Treatment and How Acupuncture is Placed to Help Subfertile Patients. An abstract outlining this project was published in the European Journal of Integrated Medicine (Dec 2016).

Health Research Qualification
2017, Lianne Aquilina was awarded a Master of Science (MSc) Applied Health Research from the Health Science Department University of York, UK. Lianne's research included "A review of the reporting quality of key design and analysis components of cluster randomised controlled trials: a sample of monographs from health and education."

Acupuncture Academic Teaching Activity
Lianne currently is a Master of Science Research Supervisor and Acupuncture Online Tutor at the Northern College of Acupuncture, York, for the Online Global MSc in Advanced Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Italy Congress Guest Speaker
October 2017 Lianne Aquilina and her colleague Irina Szmelskyj were invited guest speakers at the 6th Congress on infertility and IVF, in Italy. Topics included:

Optimising Natural Conception Outcome with Professional Acupuncture
Regulating the Menstrual Cycle to Improve IVF Outcome
Advanced Acupuncture for IVF
The Social and Psychological Impact of Subfertility and Fertility Treatment
Management of Recurrent Implantation Failure (RIF).

Lianne was appointed as a media research spokeswoman regarding acupuncture research, public and professional relations.