The Acupuncture Council of Ireland carried out a survey on their members in 2012, and reported that Fertility and pregnancy issues were a main reason why both men and women attend an acupuncturist for help. This can be by couples who are having difficulty conceiving but are not yet ready to attend an IVF clinic.
To most people, constipation is simply a matter of a slow-moving or lazy bowel. Yet, as many studies conﬁrmed constipation is serious and should not be ignored. During pregnancy constipation is very common. First of all the increased levels of progesterone and estrogen caused by pregnancy aid in relaxing the smooth muscle of the body […]
Are you pregnant and looking to maintain your health for the next 9 months OR are you looking for an alternative to help with whatever is bothering you during your pregnancy? Treatment of women in pregnancy and labour has a long tradition in China with many pictures found on tortoise shells depicting some pregnancy and […]
While pregnancy is of course a natural state, a woman’s body has to accommodate the various changes that occur. Morning sickness is a common example of the effects of this ‘accommodation’. It is not a pathology or ‘illness’; it is instead part of a normal physiological process. In cases where the morning sickness is very […]
Pre birth acupuncture is when a woman is treated in the final weeks of pregnancy at about week 36/37 right up to the end. It’s physical action is to help ripen the women’s cervix, prepare the pelvis thus encouraging her body to move into the optimum state for delivering her baby. It helps baby move […]
We live in a world of ever-increasing work pressures, persistent over-stimulation and less than optimal nourishment for our bodies, minds and souls. If we look at life realistically, most of us are subjected to relatively constant stress, unless we make a conscious decision to live differently.
Integrating Acupuncture into the patients regime undergoing IVF protocols has been proven to help increase the chance of a positive pregnancy test. For best results it is important that the woman attends a registered Acupuncturist. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions answered.
PCOS can be termed as chronic anovulation triggered by insufficient oestrogen feedback to the hypothalamus pituitary system. Current figures suggest that it affects 1 in 10 women, with a frightening estimated figure of up to 33% of women affected in the UK.
Acupuncture and moxibustion has been used for thousands of years to turn breech babies. In most Western countries the breech position is an indication for elective c-section. Acupuncture and moxibustion is a valid option for women willing to experience a natural birth.