I began treatment with Emma after 2 and 1/2 years of unsuccessfully trying for a baby.
My husband and I were having lots of tests and it was a very stressful and emotionally draining time. I was diagnosed with a low egg count and husband with a low sperm count and were being referred for IVF.
I wanted help to feel less stressed and stop obsessing about becoming pregnant but also to try everything I could to get pregnant naturally before receiving medical intervention so I began treatment with Emma at the beginning of 2013.
Emma was professional, warm and caring, she took the time to listen and understand. She put me at ease straight away and gave me confidence that she could help me but never gave me any false promises.
After each session I felt incredibly relaxed, I felt less stressed and was sleeping better. Emma also gave me Moxa, a traditional Chinese medicine to use in between sessions on my myself and my husband.
By February my menstrual cycle, which had previously been very erratic and with very heavy painful periods, regulated and were no longer heavy or painful. As they were regular I could also predict when I may ovulate and so by the beginning of April I was pregnant!
I continued seeing Emma throughout my pregnancy, she helped with my morning sickness, swollen feet, tiredness and kept me relaxed throughout. If it were not for Emma I would not have my beautiful little boy.
Emma is nurturing and supportive but with a wealth of knowledge and expertise and I have no hesitation in recommending her as an acupuncturist.
Please note that all testimonials on this site have been written by the patients themselves. All views expressed within them are solely those of the individuals concerned. Any mention of success with their treatment applies only to their specific experience and is in no way a guarantee of efficacy in the treatment of other patients. Whilst we will attempt to help any and all patients who attend our clinic we cannot guarantee the same outcome as those reported here.
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As we return from the half term holidays we are celebrating yet another baby boy arriving thanks to the help of acupuncture.
So how does acupuncture help make a baby?
Well one the biggest fertility killers is ‘stress’ and although you may not feel stressed your Qi or energy may be internally unbalanced which can therefore stop you from relaxing properly. Acupuncture has been shown to help reduce stress and anxiety as well as ensuring your Qi is balanced.
We say to all our patients that ‘acupuncture is not a miracle cure’, however it can help to rebalance your body’s Qi which in turn can help you to feel less stressed.
In this particular case, prior to the baby’s arrival, the patient had been trying for a number of years and had unfortunately experienced a few miscarriages. It took six to nine months of acupuncture to regulate her periods and her Qi. Once she was pregnant she continued with acupuncture to help strengthen the uterus so she could carry the baby to full term.
Quite often when you start acupuncture your menstrual cycle will change in time, colour and consistency. You may also become much more aware of the ovulation time in your cycle. Don’t give up at this stage, if things are changing it is working. There is no right or wrong time in your cycle to have acupuncture however in our experience the best way is to get to know your patients cycle for at least three months and then you can determine how the acupuncture is helping and what more can be done.
So if you are trying for a baby and are willing to see how acupuncture could be of benefit then give us a call on 0800 051 76 88 or 07880 94 88 77
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