How to improve your fertility

In my experience there is lots we can do to improve our chances of getting pregnant.  Just because it has’t happened yet, doesn’ t mean it won’t  happen. However our bodies need to be in optimum health for conception. As an acupuncturist I see my role as helping to  create the optimum environment for a Continue reading »

Fertility Acupuncture & IVF

  Fertility Acupuncture and IVF Acupuncture is a powerful adjunctive therapy that you can add to your IVF cycle and studies show that it does definitely Increase success rates. How can you increase your chances of IVF success? Acupuncture helps with IVF because is helps support the body in ways that are important during an Continue reading »

Insomnia

Stress can play havoc with sleep, health and mental  well being. Over work, relationship breakdown,  raising kids, fear of failure,  perfectionism, financial insecurity,  loneliness can all lead to general anxiety which can lead to a disruption in sleep patterns. The medical definition of insomnia is  “a persistent disorder that can make it hard to fall Continue reading »

Acupuncture for colds and flu

Get ready for winter Autumn/ winter is upon us. The nights are drawing in, and the weather is noticeably colder.Winter is also a time when we are more likely to catch colds and flu so it is important to maintain a healthy diet to support the body’s immune system. A diet lacking in key nutrients Continue reading »

Acupuncture for Stress

Recent research studies suggest that Acupuncture can help beat stress and leave you feeling calm, relaxed and  enhance  well being. MRI scanners reveal that after an acupuncture session the brain chemistry is altered to a calmer more peaceful state boosting the production of  feel good chemicals, serotonin and dopamine. What is stress? Modern life can Continue reading »

Acupuncture for migraines

Do you suffer with migraine?  Strong research reveals acupuncture can help.  Acupuncture has been shown to reduce intensity and frequency of symptoms offering a natural approach without side effects. There have been numerous studies for acupuncture in the treatment of migraines. One systematic review demonstrated that traditional acupuncture is superior to drug treatment for chronic Continue reading »

Acupuncture for Frozen shoulder

What causes Shoulder Pain? The shoulder is prone to injury due its structure and function.   As a ball and socket joint, there is more mobility, therefore more chance for injury. Key structures around the shoulder include the biceps tendon, and the rotator cuff muscles (the Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, Subscapularis) which help to move and Continue reading »

Acupuncture for hayfever

Spring is here and, for 15 million of us, that means the misery of hay fever. If you are one of the 25% of the population whose lives are made a misery by hay fever  you’ll be painfully aware that the pollen season is upon us. What are the classic symptoms of hay fever?   Continue reading »

Acupuncture for Sciatica

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What is Sciatica? Sciatica is one of the most common disorders seen in the acupuncture clinic. It is a form of nerve inflammation and getting rid of inflammation is what acupuncture does best. Symptoms of Sciatic nerve pain lower back pain pain in the buttock, hip or leg burning, tingling down the leg weakness,numbness or Continue reading »

ACUPUNCTURE FOR ANXIETY

In our fast paced society, with work pressures and deadlines, family commitments and pressure to achieve, feelings of anxiety and stress  can spin out of control, leaving people feeling trapped, overwhelmed and unable to cope. Acupuncture is proven, immediate  and successful treatment for stress and anxiety. Anxiety symptoms include: Shallow breathing Racing heart Broken sleep Continue reading »