Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder that can occur with or without a bacterial infection. The symptoms of cystitis can include burning or stinging when passing urine or after urination, a constant feeling of needing to pass urine and abdominal discomfort or pain. Many women have suffered from cystitis […]
A new study has shown that electro-acupuncture appears to help benefit the environment in the womb and improves the pregnancy rates of women undergoing frozen embryo transfer (FET).
The study of 68 women had either sham (pretend) acupuncture or the real thing on specific acupuncture points, and the points were stimulated with electro-acupuncture every […]
IT’S SPRING! EAT IN TANDEM WITH THIS SEASON AND REAP THE BENEFITS
IT’S THE TIME OF THE LIVER! In Chinese Medicine, spring corresponds to the Liver and the Gall Bladder and forms part of the Wood element. This is the season to really pay attention to the Liver and Gall Bladder, […]
Menopausal hot flushes can be really disruptive and unpleasant. Many women manage the symptoms of menopause with Hormonal Replacement Therapy but it’s not everyone that wants – or indeed can – use HRT. So for these people, what are the options? In my clinic, I see many women with unpleasant […]
Diana, 42, tells of her recent experience of Acupuncture with Samantha
“I am a busy mum of two children who works part-time in a hectic, but enjoyable professional capacity. Diagnosed as a coeliac in my early twenties, I follow a gluten-free diet and have a healthy life-style incorporating Pilates and exercise […]
Acupuncture for IVF is not new. In fact one of the most important studies looking at IVF acupuncture success was published 16 years ago in 2002. The study looked at 160 women undergoing Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART); 80 were randomised to receive acupuncture in the pre and post embryo transfer stage […]
A trial carried out in Sweden has found that women who had acupuncture during labour had less epidural analgesia that women who did not have acupuncture.
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A Canadian study looking at 12 trials (on 1763 patients) showed that acupuncture was associated with significant improvements in pain intensity, functional mobility and health related quality of life. The authors conclude that current evidence supports the use of acupuncture as a alternative for traditional pain-killing tablets in patients with […]
Kate Silverton reveals a combination of acupuncture and craniosacral therapy has helped her conceive her 2nd child – to be born shortly. Lots of women turn to acupuncture to help them in their journey to parenthood, including those struggling to conceive.
Morning sickness is just horrible – It cuts through the joy of early (and if you’re unlucky, late) pregnancy and can even lead to depression. For some women, pregnancy sickness is so bad they need hospitalisation. Acupuncture can be tremendously effective for pregnancy sickness and I was reviewing a paper this […]