Trying for a baby can be one of the most exciting times in life, but equally, it could be the most stressful times if pregnancy does not happen as fast as you are expecting.

According to current NHS statistics, 1 in 7 couples experience issues with their fertility due to either male or female factors.

Infertility can become a life-crisis, and the failure to conceive leads to a wide range of emotions. It puts a huge amount of stress on the couples, causing distress, anxiety, 

and a feeling of loss, sadness, or grief.

Women often feel self-blame, shame, or bodily disparagement and can have the sense that their femininity is impacted by infertility. 

 Research shows that acupuncture can help:

  • to regulate the menstrual cycle

  • improve blood circulation to the abdomen, including the ovaries and uterus

  • it can help balance hormones and emotions

  • relieve stress

  • help with supporting ART treatment such as IUI, IVF and medicated cycles

Further information on research can be found on the website of

The British Acupuncture Council.

 

 

 

My promise is to give: 

  • space both mentally and physically to those couples who choose me to walk with them on their fertility journey

  • a safe place to offload and be listened to

  • a place to cry, to express their emotions freely and to talk about their experiences.

 

As a holistic practitioner, I am a partner on this journey, and offer my support in a compassionate, non-judgemental way.

In my treatment room, there is also the space to vent negative emotions, which can help to change them and the state of mind of my clients to a more positive one. Couples who feel more in control during their journey of infertility show higher levels of emotional wellbeing and

at the same time, lower levels of distress.

I believe Chinese Medicine has the inherent and elemental capability to empower patients. Through supporting patients in taking an active role in the decision-making process, they then feel involved in their treatment. This empowers couples so they feel that they are actively participating in their journey and this can, in turn, enhance self-confidence, well-being, and cognitive clarity. I have also noticed it can leave clients with an enhanced ability to cope with what life throws at them, and an optimistic attitude.

 

Acupuncture on a mental level is soothing; patients often describe a feeling of peacefulness and having a quieter mind after treatment. They feel more relaxed, balanced and calm.

Some also note that acupuncture helped them put things in perspective, to cope better, 

and patients say they felt more energetic and tolerant. 

I think, in a way, acupuncture restored their power and control.

If you have

  • period-related issues, such as pain or PMS

  • irregular periods

  • you are planning to  start a family  and want to ensure that your are in the best shape or

  • been struggling to concieve , acupuncture can help.

 

Please call or email me to discuss your unique situation.

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