Elaine Cook - Acupuncture & Fertility.

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How does Acupuncture help with trying to conceive

Chinese medicine aims to restore the natural cycles and functions in the body back to their optimal health. The menstrual cycle is a clear indication of a woman’s gynaecological and fertility health, and it can provide many clues as to...

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Stress and your hormones

Stress in the body may have multiple causes. Emotional pressure, overload at work, inadequate nutrition, poor fluid intake, digestive upsets, excessive toxin overload, or blood sugar instability to name but a few. Even overexercising may be a burden on a...

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Unexplained Infertility and Chinese Medicine

A diagnosis of Unexplained Infertility is made in around 30% of couples where there is evidence of ovulation, tubal patency and a normal semen analysis. There may be one or more contributing factors to this diagnosis, including immunological problems, low...

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How to eat while trying to conceive

Stop sugar, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and all drugs. Eat 3 meals a day, mostly warm food. Eat a small amount of fermented food daily. Eat large quantities of organic vegetables cooked in a variety of ways;     steamed, stirfried,...

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How to do a castor oil pack

What is it used for? Used over the lower abdomen they can; Increase lymph and blood circulation to the reproductive organs Shrink ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids and endometrial adhesions and help clear fallopian tubes Help to soften uterine adhesions and...

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Getting pregnant over 35

Women’s fertility is known to decline rapidly over the age of 35, and yet many women achieve successful pregnancies into their 40’s. Chinese Medicine has a long and rich history in helping women make the most of and improve upon...

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Male Fertility

Sperm counts have been falling amongst Western European and North American men for most of the last century. Whilst we believe environmental pollution is responsible to a large degree, it is also widely recognised that lifestyle choices can considerably affect...

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Endometriosis is being diagnosed increasingly often. It can be hidden with very few clues as to its existence, or can be associated with pain, abnormal bleeding and infertility. It is characterised by the presence of endometrial tissue (the lining of...

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCOS is characterised by long and/or irregular cycles. The underlying pathology from a Western medical perspective is not absolutely clear, but the end result is that of multiple cysts on the ovaries, and a failure of one follicle to mature...

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