18 Oct 2017

BY: Sunny Jaspal

Acupuncture / Conditions

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Acupuncture, Miscarriage & Fertility
Acupuncture, Miscarriage & Fertility
Kate’s Story

Kate came to acupuncture treatment following a miscarriage at 6 weeks. Kate wanted help with fertility. She felt that there was something wrong with her, having miscarried. In fact, miscarriage rates from week 5 to week 20 range from 11–22%, the higher proportion taking place within the first trimester.

Causes

Many women like Kate are unaware of these statistics, and often blame themselves following a miscarriage. This is made worse as most women will never find out the cause, as it is still not fully understood. A large proportion of miscarriages are caused by chromosomal abnormalities. In addition, anatomical issues with the womb or cervix, hormonal issues such as polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS), age, certain long-term medical conditions, infections, medications and food poising can all contribute. Other risk factors, which can be controlled and can help with prevention, are obesity, smoking, drug misuse, more than 200mg of caffeine daily and alcohol. However it is important to remember that the cause of miscarriage it is very unlikely to be something you have done.

Periods following a miscarriage

Following a miscarriage you may find that your period is longer and heavier than usual. Every woman is different, and while for some it may only take 4-6 weeks for periods to return to normal, for some women it can take months. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) acupuncture looks at signs and symptoms of menstruation to diagnose imbalances and can help to regulate the menstrual cycle. Your acupuncturist can rebalance your body through an acupuncture point prescription, as well as home care and diet advice from a TCM perspective. Once the body has had time to heal, fertility comes back into the spotlight. During this time your acupuncturist will teach you how to chart your menstrual cycle, so that you can track ovulation and increase your chances of becoming pregnant. The information from charting will not only help you to feel more in touch with your body, it will help your acupuncturist to diagnose and track your progress.

Acupuncture helps fertility

Trying again
How long should you wait after a miscarriage to conceive?

Whilst it is generally advised to wait until you next period before trying again, TCM advice suggests waiting at least 3 months in order to rebalance and strengthen the body. At this time we can begin to work closely with your cycle to create the optimal conditions for pregnancy to occur. Fertility acupuncture treatment happens throughout your monthly cycle, with each treatment being different from the last to keep up with the changing phases of your cycle. In the follicular phase, the first half of your cycle, the focus is on building the body’s energy and a healthy endometrial lining. In the luteal phase of your cycle, or the part after ovulation, the emphasis is on creating an optimal environment for the embryo to implant into the uterine lining.

Pregnancy and emotions

Kate came for regular weekly treatments and became pregnant after 3 months of treatment. Whilst Kate was happy to be pregnant, she also felt very anxious after her first experience. Because acupuncture is safe during pregnancy we have been able to treat Kate’s anxiety so that she feels she is coping much better.


Have you been affected by miscarriage? Would you like more information about miscarriage, acupuncture and fertility? Contact Sunny to find out more:

Tel: 07582 684 756
Email: hello@sunnyjaspal.com
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Clinics in: West Norwood, South London . Letchworth, Hertfordshire . Hertford, Hertfordshire.

15 May 2017

BY: Sunny Jaspal

Acupuncture

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Treating Shoulder Pain with Acupuncture

Dawn visited me with shoulder pain and neck pain. A visual assessment and palpation of the problem area revealed that the muscles of her neck and left shoulder blade were very hard and tight. A combination of cupping, massage and acupuncture were used to loosen the muscles. By the 4th treatment Dawn’s shoulder and neck had visibility improved and she was feeling pain free.

Watch this video to find out how acupuncture can help with pain and read the research on acupuncture for chronic pain and neck pain. Are you suffering from neck pain or shoulder pain? Contact Sunny.

T: 07582 684 756 Email: hello@sunnyjaspal.com

BY: Sunny Jaspal

Acupuncture / Conditions

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Sleep Peacefully with Acupuncture

Sunday is for SleepAcupuncture may help to improve your sleep.

Acupuncture Awareness Week 2017

Many people report their sleep improves within just a few sessions of acupuncture. Tina came for treatment after years of problems with her sleep which started during menopause. She was unable to fall asleep quickly, and would often wake up and be unable to fall back to sleep. In addition Tina was suffering with hot flushes. After undertaking a course of acupuncture treatment over 3 months, Tina was finally able to sleep peacefully, improving her energy levels, mood, clarity of thought and reducing her hot flushes.

Are you suffering with insomnia? Try acupuncture with 50% off for Acupuncture Awareness Week!*

Appointments available in Letchworth, Hertfordshire & West Norwood, South London 

*Treatments must be booked by 13/03/2017

BY: Sunny Jaspal

Acupuncture / Conditions

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Improve Your Fertility with Acupuncture

Friday is for FertilityFind out about acupuncture for fertility and IVF.Acupuncture Awareness Week 2017

Fiona came for acupuncture treatment for fertility. Both her and her partner’s medical fertility tests came back as normal. As an acupuncturist with a nutritional qualification, I asked Fiona to complete a diet diary to find out where improvements could be made. Fiona changed her diet as per the recommendations and had weekly acupuncture treatments for 7 weeks. By her 7th session Fiona was pregnant and feeling happy and healthy.

Watch this video for more successful acupuncture fertility stories.

Are you trying to conceive? Perhaps you want to increase your chances of successful IVF treatment?* Try acupuncture with 50% off for Acupuncture Awareness Week!*

Appointments available in West Norwood, South London & Letchworth, Hertfordshire

*Treatments must be booked by 13/03/2017

BY: Sunny Jaspal

Acupuncture / Conditions

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Overcoming Migraines with Acupuncture

Monday is for MigrainesTreat migraines with acupuncture in Letchworth and West Norwood.

Acupuncture Awareness Week 2017

Lucy came to see me suffering from migraines, a condition which came on suddenly and left her with constant and severe dizziness, painful headaches and anxiety, meaning she was unable to work. She had a course of acupuncture treatment, and by the 6th treatment her condition had improved greatly. Lucy is back at work and only occasionally suffers with mild dizziness, while her migraines have gone completely.

Have you been affected by migraines? Acupuncture can help.

Appointments available in West Norwood, South London & Letchworth, Hertfordshire

BY: Sunny Jaspal

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World Reflexology Week – 20% Off Reflexology!*

20% off for World Reflexology Week in 2015.

Ever wondered what reflexology is and how it could benefit you? Now is the time to find out with 20% off all first appointments until the 31st of October 2015!*

Reflexology works much like acupuncture to clear blockages and return the body to balance. You may experience your own individual benefits from reflexology. The ability to reduce stress and improve wellbeing can have a dramatic effect on our lives. On the whole we know that reflexology is good for:

  • Relaxation
  • Wellbeing
  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Tension

Want to find out more or book an appointment?
Contact Sunny on 07582 684 756 or hello@sunnyjaspal.com.

Appointments available in:
South London – West Norwood
Hertfordshire – Letchworth Garden City or Hertford

*Offer valid until 31st October 2015. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.