What you can do to improve sperm   Keep cool, avoid hot baths, saunas, hot tubs Do not take prescription drugs unless necessary Reduce alcohol (no alcohol is best) No smoking Reduce Stress Exercise regularly Maintain a healthy weight: especially around the middle...

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What acupuncture can do for you

As spring has finally sprung and summer waits temptingly around the corner, here are some ways acupuncture can help you feel great and make the most of this time of year. Embracing acupuncture can have the following benefits: • lower your stress levels Acupuncture is...

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Acupuncture for pregnancy

It was during my first pregnancy I discovered acupuncture and used it as a way to relax and prepare my body and mind for birth. Three children and a BSc in Acupuncture later I find it one of my favourite areas to work and study in. Ever since that first treatment,...

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Acupuncture and the importance of rest

I’m recently returned from some time away on holiday. It was amazing and I was incredibly fortunate to have the chance to take so much time out of a very busy life. No phone connection, no internet access, no TV and nothing really to do but just be and live in the...

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Tiredness

What is it? Everyone feels tired at certain times and tiredness is often a normal, unavoidable part of everyday life. It is estimated that at any given time one in five of us will feel unusually tired, one in ten will be suffering from prolonged fatigue and more women...

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Acupuncture: you might not know that………

Needles Were originally made from stone, bamboo, bone and gold. Now they’re individual, pre packaged, sterilised, single use and made from stainless steel. They are much smaller than hypodermic needles, aprox the width of a human hair. It Really Is Enjoyable Even...

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Oxytocin and acupuncture

Can acupuncture boost your oxytocin? What is it? Oxytocin is a hormone, produced in the hypothalmus and secreted into the bloodstream via the pituitary. One of its main roles is to facilitate the start of labour, the production of breast milk and promote maternal...

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Ways to beat stress

This week is Mental Health Awareness week (www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/mentalhealthawarenessweek). One cause of mental health problems can be too much stress. Stress can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. Finding ways to cope with stress is an important...

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Periods

My daughter's bake sale has inspired me to pull my finger out and get back on the blog writing. February the 18th was Period Pride Day, who knew?! Her bake sale was to raise money for a charity that sends tampons and sanitary towels to countries where women can’t...

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