Elaine Cook - Acupuncture & Fertility.

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In my blog I’ve brought together some of the most common questions I get asked.
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Gut health and Fertility

Symptoms such as bloating, loose stool, constipation, reflux and various food sensitivities are so commonplace that they are easily overlooked as signs that the digestion is out of balance and potentially creating other disease in the body. In the past...

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Pregnancy loss

Pregnancy loss before there is a positive pregnancy test is thought to be as high as 25% or more. After a positive test (miscarriage) rates increase with the age of the mother, or in the case of women under 35,...

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Chinese Nutrition for fertility

Chinese Medicine historically looks at Nutrition and diet in an entirely different way to our Western thinking. Each person has unique needs at different times in his or her life, women have different needs around the menstrual cycle, and each...

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How does sugar affect fertility

Modern western diets are full of hidden and not so hidden sugars. When consumed on a regular basis, the effect this has is that the pancreas will repeatedly produce insulin to cope with the increase of sugar in the bloodstream....

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Chinese Dietary wisdom and the 5 flavours

All foods can be categorised by their flavour in Chinese dietary therapy, the aim being to include all 5 flavours  in order to achieve optimum health and balance in the body. Each flavour is said to have a positive influence...

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Unexplained Infertility

Approximately one third of cases of infertility are categorised by Western fertility specialists as “unexplained”. In Chinese medicine, diagnosis is not about giving a name to a disease process, but rather works on the basis of treating the individual according...

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Breech baby turning

Moxibustion (Moxa) has a high success rate when used try and turn a baby from the breech position to a head down one. It can also be used it in cases  where the baby is in any other unfavourable position...

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Why chart your cycle

A basal body temperature chart can help pinpoint ovulation and reveal months when there is no ovulation. Ovulation is confirmed when there are 3 high temperatures following 6 low readings. Cervical mucus which is stretchy and egg white in appearance...

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How to chart your cycle

First purchase a digital BBT (Basal Body Temperature) thermometer, online is easiest. Starting on day 1 of your cycle take your temperature by mouth in the morning before getting out of bed. Take your temperature at the same time each...

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