Best known for treating infertility and pains Tel: 0208 41 71 888



We offer the very best in Acupuncture, Chinese Massage, Reflexology and Chinese Herbal Therapy, together with the Best Guarantee Policy.

These natural and traditional treatments are effective in the whole range of health problems, even those problems the conventional medicine is struggling to find treatment.

Something you may not know

You may know that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are very effective for pain, infertility, PMS and stress etc., but you may not know that they are also amazing in treating many very common symptoms. A list of the examples includes:

chronic coughing , insomnia , bloating, tinnitus, night sweating, tearing, eyestrain, sciatica , over thirsty, late pregnancy , nose bleeding, cold hands and feet, constipation, migraine , hot flush, itching skin and even vocal cord paralysis ........Just call us (0208 4171 888) to find out whether we can help on your particular problem(s).


Our practitioner......

Sophie Lu

Chinese Herbalist
TCM Doctor
MATCM, Cert. Acu, MD

Sophie was well trained in Acupuncture and Chinese Massage in one of the best TCM universities in China, the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She joined Chinese Medical Institute in London in 1993. In 1998, after doing medical research work at King's College London for 4 years, she joined Herbal World to practise acupuncture, Chinese Massage and other traditional treatments at the clinics of Herbal World in London and Surrey. Apart from acupuncture, she is also excellent in Chinese Herbal Therapy.

In the past 15 years, she has obtained vast experience in treating a wide range of health problems,
  in particular, infertility , pains , woman's problems, IBS, eczema and stress....... Read more>>>

Photos: Sophie with the babies born with Sophie's golden help.

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More successful stories >>>, More photos >>> , Sophie's secret >>> Time & Leisure report 1, and 2 >>>

The latest comment from Kym and Tara who have got their baby dreamed for years >>>



Acupuncture ......
is a therapy involving the insertion of needles into acupoints of the body to stimulate the invisible channels of Qi. The imbalance or blockage within these channels can cause variety of physical or emotional illness and pain. Acupuncture helps Qi to flow smoothly arround body thus restores the balance of Qi and relax body. Acupuncture is not only extremely useful for pains, but also very effective for a wide range of health conditions through its power to stimulate the mind and body's own healing response... Read more>>>


Chinese Massage (Tui Na) is a medical method to rectify anatomical anomalies, alters the inner energy state of the biological system and adjust the bio-information of the body. It stimulates the acupoints and other body surface to treat the whole body, mind and spirit, particularly useful for pains, sports injuries and relaxation etc (see <review >). Read more...>> 

facial_acupuncture.jpgFacial Acupuncture: an alternative to Botox ........

Facial acupuncture is the use of the ancient healing art of acupuncture to smooth away wrinkles on the face. This type of treatment process is considered a viable alternative to undergoing a face lift or utilizing injections of natural or synthetic materials to loosen facial muscles and restore a smoother look to the contours of the face. Recent testmonial 1, and 2 , Read more>>>




is a method of treatment using massage to reflex areas found in, most commonly, the feet. In the feet, there are reflex areas corresponding to all the parts of the body and these areas are arranged in such a way as to form a map of the body in the feet. Thus, it becomes possible to treat the whole body using reflexology method. Read more...>>
Chinese Herbal Therapy...... 
is the main components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Guided by the oriental philosophy and medical theories, it treats the whole body in a holistic manner, not merely a set of symptoms. Chinese Herbal Therapy can be extraordinarily effective for many chronic diseases and physical / mind disorders such as infertility, eczema, IBS, stress, insomnia and many more Read more ...>>>

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Recent news and research reports: 


  • BBC news (08/08/2016): Why are so many Olympians covered in large red circles? (Read more...>>> )
  • The Fertility clinic: Collection of literature related to clinical research in infertility, acupuncture and Chinese medicine. (Read more...>>>)
  • Acupuncture Today (October 2005): Study: Acupuncture improves fertility in men, too. (Read more...>>> )
  • (08/02/2008): Acupuncture and success of IVF - NHS choices (Read more...>>> )
  • British Medical Journal (March 2008): Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation: systematic review and meta-analysis. (Read full article...>>>

  • Natural (23/05/2013): Acupuncture and moxibustion greatly improve chances of pregnancy when IVF has failed: Study (Read more...>>>)
  • ABC News (16/04/2013): Fertility and Acupuncture (Read more...>>> )
  • HealthCMi (16/08/2013): Acupuncture fertility success with IVF revealed (Read more...>>> )

The latest testimonials:


Dr Sophie & Staff,
Thank you for supporting and helping us make our little wish "Kioan" come true.  It would not happened without you.
Jormin, Kni & Kioan
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Dear Sophie and the team at Wimbledon herbal world,

This is a very late thank you for your help when we were trying for our baby, and also leading up until his birth.

Sophie helped regulate my hormones after coming off the pill and being diagnosed with pcos, and we conceived within 4 months of starting acupuncture and acupressure treatment.

Before Jack arrived, I felt an urgency for his birth to be soon. Sophie gave me treatments for my energy and to induce labour from the due date. Within a day, I went into labour. I was so glad for this as it appeared that the placenta was calcified and gritty before term, so I don't like to think about if Jack had been late.

We are so grateful for all your help! I enjoyed coming each week and it felt like a positive step. Despite having moved away from the area, I hope to come back to introduce Jack to you soon.

Thanks again!


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To Sophie & Herbal World team in Wimbledon,
Thank you!  We were blessed with twins in April this year. 
Kind regards,
A Muritaza
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Dear Sophie Lu,

First of all I would like to thank you again for treating me and helping me in September 2013 to get pregnant with beautiful and healthy twin girls, Zara and Charlotte. They are now 28 months old and we have decided to try our luck for one last baby. The doctors said I can still have one baby but not twins. Could you help ? I live in Slovakia now and it's impossible to travel to London.

We are extremely grateful to you for our girls.

With kind regards

Petra Haragova

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Thank you! Noah would like to thank you for looking after him and his mummy before and/or after he was born!

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"...... She was having problems conceiving a child and had gone to several doctors and they told her she was not very fertile. she had also tried IVF but was not successful. She came to see Sophie and had acupuncture and massage and within a year she got pregnant naturally."


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I have been getting acupuncture for various conditions for over 30 years now in many different countries. When I shifted back to Wimbledon and met Dr Sophie again I was so happy. She is the best Chinese doctor I have met.

This time I have been having treatment for menopause and after 6 weeks I feel much better. My symptoms have decreased and my strength is returning,


21/11/2014 (Read the original testmonial )

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Hi sophie its emma mackay

Great news!! My waters broke this morning and it am in early labour! So I'm afraid I won't be able to make my appt tomorrow at 10.30am!

Please see below the little piece I wrote I hope it is what you were after!! Speak to you soon with an update!!

"I had read that accupunture could help with fertility treatment so I contacted herbal world in wimbledon before starting my IVF cycle. Sophie Lu put me at ease straight away after a thorough consultation and explanation on how the accupunture would work and what areas she would concentrate on etc. I found the accupunture and massage to be so relaxing and a great way to concentrate on myself for an hour. It was comforting to thinking I was doing everything possible to help the IVF cycle work. My clinic commented on how high the quality of my eggs were which I believe could have been helped by the accupuncture and massage. I continued with the accupuncture and massage following embryo transfer; in fact I had a session a couple of hours following it. The two week wait can be a very stressful time but I honestly believe the combination of accupuncture and massage helped keep me relaxed throughout this time! I went on to have a completely perfect pregnancy and am currently 40 weeks pregnant and am having accupuncture and massage to help the onset of labour. It feels great to have come in a full circle using accupuncture to become pregnant and accupuncture to bring our miracle baby into the world! Thank you very much for all your help and expertise! See you for our next child!"

Emma Mackay

Sent from my iPhone

20 October 2014

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Thank you for your treatment before the birth of our son, Athan. It was much appreciated.

David & Youlie

July 2014 (Read the original card )

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I had irregular hormones causing issues due to cysts. Regular acupuncture sessions have helped regulate these and am now pregnant! The acupuncture and massage are both very relaxing and destressing and along with the medication support overall health. Thanks to the team here for helping me and always with a smile.


12/12/2013 (Read the original testimonial )

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We just want to say a big thanks as my husband (Bhaskar) had some acupuncture sessions + we had IVF and were successful in the first round. Thank you very much. We had twin boys born on 21 June 2013.

Sheena + Bhaskar, Pavan + Kiran

Cherukuli family (Read the original testimonial )

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Thank you very much for the great treatments and helping us!  Now Youlie is 15 weeks pregnant and we hope everything will go well !

Best wishes from

David & Youlie, Wimbledon

11/10/2013 (Read the original testimonial )

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Dear Sophie,

Our beautiful baby girl Emilia was born 10th September 2013. I want to thank you very much for helping me getting pregnant.

Kind regards,

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I have been having acupuncture since June 2006 as a complement to the conventional treatment I have been receiving for inflammation of my knees and neck, and I can safely say that the combination did a great deal to relieve the discomfort. Furthermore, it made a dramatic improvement on my gout condition. Also, the herbal medicine helped me with restoring my hair. Finally, I had excellent massage services from Yang, Sue and Sophie.

Dexter Lee

08/10/2013 (Read the original testimonial )

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Please contact us for enquiry: 

Herbal World
Phone number: 0208 4171 888
Fax number: 0872 111 5448
Address: 102 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1RH

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Opposite there is a car park for your convenient visit.