Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
Acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used for thousands of years to relax and revitalise the body. People having acupuncture typically report feeling more positive.
Stress can affect the functioning of the hypothalamus, the gland in the brain that regulates the appetite, emotions, and the hormones required to release the eggs in a woman and produce testosterone in a man. If a couple are feeling stressed, they may feel less interested in having sex or may not have sex as often, which doesn't help to encourage pregnancy. When the effect of stress on a woman’s normal hormone levels is severe then it can result in ovulation later in the cycle than usual or not at all. This condition is called stress-induced anovulation.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a holistic form of treatment. It treats the whole of the person - body, mind and spirit – not medical symptoms. It treats people as individuals and gives them support that is necessary for them, not some generalized form of treatment that suits only some people.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Western Medical Approach
Modern research is proving what acupuncturists have known for centuries. You can look at some of this research by clicking on the two links below
However, Western medicine is reductionist in its approach; it zooms in on individual symptoms, gives them names, and tries to fix them. The Traditional Chinese Medicine approach is to zoom out and collect a myriad of facts about how a person is functioning. In this way, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine are able to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony, treating any imbalances at the root.
Acupuncturists treat people, not medical labels.
Feel free to call and ask me about other patients’ experiences to give you an idea of what to expect. Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial.
To read about how previous clients have felt I have helped them, click on the Testimonials button above.
Recommended Timescales for Treatment
The number of treatments you require will depend on many factors including upon your age and your constitution. Generally, a minimum of three cycles’ treatment is recommended.
Based in London and cannot get to me?
My teacher and colleague Ana Maria Lavin specializes in treating women's issues. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Want to train as an acupuncturist?
The City College of Acupuncture in central London (just off Old Street) is a great place to study acupuncture and Tui na medical massage!