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

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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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Treating Tension Headaches with Acupuncture

Thursday is for Tension Headaches

Tension headaches can be treated with acupuncture .

Acupuncture Awareness Week 2017

Anna chose acupuncture for tension headaches and chest pain due to anxiety which were occurring almost every day due to a stressful work situation. In addition, she was feeling frustrated and unable to think clearly. The chest pain improved after just 1 treatment. By her 4th treatment, the headaches were already reducing, and by the 8th they had gone completely. Anna felt she was able to cope better with her mood and felt clearer in her thoughts.

Acupuncture is effective for treating chronic tension headaches. 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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Improve Your Wellbeing with Acupuncture

Wednesday is for WellbeingImprove your wellbeing with acupuncture for stress, depression and anxiety.

Acupuncture Awareness Week 2017

As an acupuncturist the condition I treat the most is mental wellbeing. Often people will visit me due to anxiety, stress or depression. Just as frequently people visit for other conditions which often have their roots in mental wellbeing. The great thing about acupuncture is that I can treat wellbeing and other conditions at the same time. Feedback I often hear from patients is “I feel less anxious”, “I feel like I have more clarity” and “I feel like I am coping better”.

Of course if there is a particular issue causing such feelings then acupuncture can be complemented by counselling. In a study by MacPherson et al (2013) both acupuncture and counselling produced significantly better results than usual care.

Are you feeling stress, anxiety, depression or just feeling overwhelmed with life’s demands? Acupuncture is a great way to take some time out for yourself to relax. Try acupuncture with 50% off for Acupuncture Awareness Week!* 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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Easing Tummy Pain with Acupuncture

Tuesday is for Teenagers with Tummy PainTry acupuncture for teenage tummy pain.

Acupuncture Awareness Week 2017

 

Billy, an 11 year old, came for acupuncture treatment suffering with tummy pain, nausea and headaches. He had been examined by his GP who had found nothing wrong. The first thing to improve was his headaches, which were often accompanied by a feeling of frustration. By his 4th treatment the tummy pain and nausea had also improved. Treatment duration was shorter than for an adult to accommodate a teenage boy who might find it hard to sit still, and while Billy was a little nervous during his first appointment, when he realised how gentle the treatments where he soon became an acupuncture pro.

Children and adolescents under 16 are always accompanied by parents or guardians for their treatments. Want to find out more? 

Call Today to Arrange a Free Phone Consultation

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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

Acupuncture / Offers

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Discover acupuncture with 50% off your first treatment

Acupuncture, cupping and tui-na now available with Sunny in West Norwood and Letchworth.Acupuncture, cupping & tui-na

Sunny Jaspal has recently graduated with a first class BSc (Hons) in Chinese medicine acupuncture. To celebrate, Sunny is offering 50% off treatments for new and existing patients!*

Sunny practices traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture which is based on theories cultivated over 2000 years. Very fine needles are inserted into spesific points with the aim of balancing qi, the vital energy of the body. Qi may become disrupted due to environmental and lifestyle factors. An acupuncturist uses various diagnostic techniques to determine a point prescription.

Acupuncture can be used for specific problems, for instance headaches, migraines, back pain, neck pain or osteoarthritis of the knee. It can also be used for general ill health where there is no obvious diagnosis. For more information please visit http://sunnyjaspal.com/acupuncture. 

Cupping has recently received media attention due to the Olympics. It is, like Chinese massage tui-na, great for athletes and non-athletes alike. Cupping and tui-na treatments are often combined with acupuncture treatments, however they can also be requested separately. 

Book now for 50% off your first treatment!
T: 07582 684 756 E: hello@sunnyjaspal.com

*Please note your first treatment consists of a consultation and and therefore a shorter treatment. Offer valid until 31st October 2016.

 

BY: Sunny Jaspal

Offers / Reflexology

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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.

BY: Sunny Jaspal

Conditions / Massge

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Massage for neck pain, shoulder pain and back pain

Back, neck and shoulder pain are often caused by sitting for long periods with an incorrect posture.One of the most common complaints patients come to see me for is back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain. In fact more sick days are taken due to back, neck and shoulder pain that any other ailment. So why do so many of us suffer with these conditions and what can we do to manage and prevent them?

Many of the patients I see are office workers, often sitting for long hours and working with computers. Poor posture, an unsuitable work station and working without breaks is a recipe for back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain. This type of injury is often classed as a repetitive strain injury and may also include the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. These problems may arise in any situation (not just at a desk) where incorrect posture is maintained.

Back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain can also be caused by stress. Stress makes us feel tense, so in turn we tense our bodies, which leads to pain.

Do you want to be pain free? Then follow these easy tips:

Correct posture can prevent pain.

  • Maintain correct and relaxed posture when working at your computer:

Ensure the top of your screen is at eye level so you head is in a neutral position. If you work at a laptop then consider using a laptop riser.

Elbows should have a 90 degree bend so that the tops of your arms are relaxed by your side, with your keyboard and mouse within easy and comfortable reach. Laptop users consider using an external keyboard.

Feet should be flat on the floor (use a footrest if they do not reach) and knees and hips should have a 90 degree bend.

Sit upright in a relaxed posture, using cushions to support your lower back if needed.

  • Take regular breaks – use this as an excuse to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Manage stress by creating a calm working environment.

How can massage help?

Massage works by relieving tension in the many layers of the body’s soft tissues by using specialist massage techniques. What is needed here is more than just a ‘relaxation’ massage, however the relaxation should still be included and is important for managing emotional stress. This combination of relaxing the body and mind makes massage the perfect treatment for management of neck pain, shoulder pain and back pain!

 

Do you have a question or comment? For more information please visit www.sunnyjaspal.com or call Sunny today on 07582 682 746, hello@sunnyjaspal.com.

References
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/office-ergonomics/art-20046169
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Repetitive-strain-injury/Pages/Symptoms.aspx
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/workplacehealth/Pages/howtositcorrectly.aspx
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