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Acupuncture can help with a wide variety of conditions and symptoms, for example:

  • Stress
  • Back pain/Sciatica
  • Joint pain/Arthritic problems
  • Depression
  • Hormone imbalances
  • P.M.T
  • Asthma
  • Infertility
  • Conditions during pregnancy
  • Menopausal problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraine
  • Emotional problems
  • Painful periods

I have a special interest working with Acupuncture to help infertility and during pregnancy (see the tabs below for detailed information). Helping both male and female partners with any infertility difficulties or problems. I have experience of working alongside western medicine, for example IVF, IUI etc. I am experienced at treating ladies during pregnancy for a wide variety of conditions, including morning sickness, back pain and sciatica. Acupuncture can also very effective in helping to turn breech babies.

If you have a condition or symptom which isn't listed above, or would like just like to discuss your condition please send me an e-mail or alternatively I am happy to offer a free 15 min chat. See 'Contact me' for more details.

Five Element acupuncture is an holistic form of medicine, and its success can be attributed to the way it works with the body as a whole as well as treating a particular condition.

Acupuncture, I believe, has a very strong part to play in helping in aiding fertility. I have, over the years, helped many couples ( both male and female partners) with various infertility issues.

Often I treat people undergoing IVF and IUI as acupuncture treatment compliments this beautifully. I work with my patients on a physical and emotional level, getting the body ready for conception and pregnancy, helping the body to deal the drugs and stresses of assisted fertility.

With fertility issues, as a Five Element acupuncturist, at each treatment I use acupuncture points aimed at improving fertility, these points vary depending where a lady is in her natural cycle or at what point she is with her assisted cycle. In addition I use acupuncture points for a constitutional treatment for general well being and health. The two together are hugely beneficial. Each treatment is very individual. I do not believe that 'one size fits all'.

From a western view point acupuncture can:

  • Help improve the function of the ovaries, with the aim of improving the quality of a women's eggs
  • Regulate hormones
  • Relax a patient to decrease their levels of stress
  • Increase the blood flow to the uterus, helping to thicken the endometrium, aiding implantation
  • Decrease the chances of miscarriage
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Lessen the side effects of the drugs used during IVF/assisted fertility
  • Help improve the quality of the sperm, increasing the chances of natural conception and helping to create better quality and quantity embryos

I have a lot of experience with working with couples, from those wanting to conceive naturally, to those wanting support whilst going through assisted conception. Couples who have had several failed assisted attempts have conceived naturally, once starting treatment. Studies have shown that acupuncture has a marked influential benefit for both Natural and Assisted Fertility.

Research suggests that around one in six couples are likely to experience problems conceiving, with more turning to IVF and donor insemination as alternatives. While infertility is often thought of as a female problem, only a third of cases can be linked solely to women. Fertility issues affect both male and female partners, and couples are increasingly turning to traditional acupuncture to help them conceive.

In men traditional acupuncture treatment has been shown to influence the quality and quantity of male sperm, improving the motility and count. In women, it can regulate the menstrual cycle and promote ovulation by controlling hormonal imbalances, thus helping to increase the chance of natural conception.

Not only can acupuncture have a positive impact on the patient's mental and emotional state but it has a wide range of other benefits for both male and female partners. Individuals may experience increased energy, inner strength and vitality. When partners who are struggling to conceive both opt to have acupuncture, it can have a very positive effect, uniting them as a couple and helping to create a calmer, more relaxed state of mind. In addition, couples that have acupuncture treatment for a three to six month period may well find they can conceive naturally, negating the need for IVF treatment. If couples do chose to have IVF however, acupuncture works alongside it very effectively to increase the success rates.

In my experience and that of my patients, acupuncture has a lot to offer couples trying for a baby, whatever their diagnosis. Dealing with infertility can be extremely stressful and both parties can become tense and anxious. This can result in a reluctance to keep trying because previous attempts have failed with every passing month, bringing more pressure on both people.

Male patients often benefit from the relaxation acupuncture brings and are relieved when tests show their sperm has improved. Getting pregnant is not the end of the story and I often treat women through the whole pregnancy. Of course the most rewarding part for me is when I get to meet the long awaited baby in person and see the joy of the new parents

While some couples look to acupuncture for help with specific fertility issues or conditions, others choose to have treatment to help maintain overall health and well being. Regulating the flow of Qi, the body's motivating energy can help boost energy levels as well as ward off illness.

Traditional acupuncture is a tried and tested system of traditional Chinese medicine, which has been used in China and other eastern cultures for thousands of years to restore, promote and maintain good health. Its benefits are now widely acknowledged all over the world and in the past decade, traditional acupuncture has begun to feature more prominently in mainstream medicine in the UK.

I also treat ladies throughout pregnancy for general well being, supporting the body through the various changes and challenges of pregnancy. Acupuncture can also help with various symptoms associated with pregnancy.

Once pregnant acupuncture can continue to benefit the mother and baby. Regular treatments to balance energy during pregnancy can influence the development of the baby, increase energy levels and help prevent complications.

Acupuncture can:

  • Relieve morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum (severe vomiting which threatens to cause dehydration)
  • Alleviate bleeding, tiredness and headaches
  • Relieve heartburn, constipation and hemorrhoids
  • Reduce discomfort from sciatica, backache, pubic and joint pain
  • Encourage breech babies to turn
  • Stimulate contractions and bring on overdue labour
  • Expidite healing after Caesarean section
  • Help to prevent miscarriage