acupuncture for fertility and women’s health
A Leading London acupuncture clinic for fertility and women’s health.
How does acupuncture work?
This video from our governing body, The British Acupuncture Council gives a great explanation on how acupuncture works.
When you come for treatment please feel to ask away and we always be happy to explain more about what we are doing and why. All practitioners hold a license to practice acupuncture and are fully insured.
What are your qualifications?
All our practitioners have full licenses to practice acupuncture and belong to a regulatory governing body. We all also have considerable further training in fertility and each of us holds or is studying towards the Advanced Fertility Diploma, the gold standard of fertility training for acupuncturists.
What happens during a treatment?
Our initial consultation and treatment lasts for an hour and a half because we spend a LOT of time asking questions about your physical and emotional health, your life style and anything else that might impact your health.
We will feel your pulse and look at your tongue and then you get to have a lovely lie down while we insert the smallest needles. Usually you have about 20 to 25 minutes with the needles in, we play nice music if you like and let you rest and relax deeply. Once the time is up we remove the needles and off you float.
Sometimes we might use different bits of equipment to add some heat into the treatment.
During our follow up appointment we have an hour, half of which is spent talking and discussing your progress, the other half is for the needles.
How many treatments do I need?
We like to work with people for at least 3 months, the frequency will vary from person to person but we know that change can take time and really is dependent on lifestyle, duration of the issue and what the issue is. Your practitioner will come up with a unique plan, personalised to you and your circumstances and will review frequently to make sure you’re happy with your progress
What should I do before I come for acupuncture?
Have something to eat, wear loose clothing if possible and don’t worry about what pants you’re wearing or if you’ve shaved your legs.
What will I feel and are there any side effects?
Sometimes in the areas around where the needles are placed you can feel a heaviness, a pressure or a sensation, it’s hard to describe and everyone experiences it differently. It will not hurt, and if it does we will remove the needle. During treatment many people have a nap (acunap) or drift feel a sense of calm and relaxation. Some people can feel a bit spacey after treatment, this doesn’t last long (unfortunately!). Rare occasions the needles can leave bruises but they are usually very small and quickly go.