Entries by jane

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Insomnia

Sleep is an important part of our day and vital for our bodies to rest and reset. How much you need depends on your age and can range from 12-17 hours for babies to 7-9 hours for adults. But when we have trouble with getting to sleep it may seem like the problem is insurmountable, […]

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Treatment for warts and verrucas

Unsightly and often occurring in visible places, warts and verrucas can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. But you don’t have to put up with them on your hands and feet forever. There is many an old wives’ tale about how to get rid of them, from the sublime frog kissing to the ridiculous drawing an ‘X’ […]

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Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common disorders women experience today. It can affect as many as one in three women in the UK. It is a multifaceted disorder which ranges in severity in each person. Ovaries become enlarged and have fluid-filled follicles (or sacs) that surround the egg. What are the […]

How tracking can benefit fertility and conception

Statistics in the UK show that around 1 in 7 couples have difficulty conceiving in their first year of trying. If you happen to be experiencing this, you may be starting to think of getting advice from your GP about tests and investigations. But many people have come through a barrage of tests only to […]

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SUPPORTING FERTILITY HEALTH DURING IVF

What is infertility Infertility is where the reproductive system is not working at optimum levels and is defined as not be able to conceive after twelve months of trying. It is more common than we assume too. There are a million recorded cases of infertility each year. Some are first time attempts to conceive and […]

Improving fertility health for women with secondary infertility

What is Secondary infertility? Infertility is diagnosed when a couple are unable to conceive for a year or more and secondary infertility (as opposed to primary infertility), means that you have been pregnant before, but are struggling to conceive again. Many people seek help to conceive if they feel they are having difficulties, via conventional […]

Relieving the pain of sciatica with acupuncture

Anyone who has had sciatica knows that it goes far beyond being just a pain in the leg. The effects of it permeate your every move day and night, even when you are just walking around the house or rolling over in bed. Causes and symptoms Sciatica is caused when the sciatic nerve is irritated […]

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Can acupuncture help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Historically, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) has had a bad rap. In the past, it was nicknamed Yuppie Flu, because it was reported that well-paid, but overworked, young middle-class people seemed to catch it in droves. They were blamed for working too hard and burning themselves out. But, to the 260,000 people affected by it in […]

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How Can Acupuncture Help With Migraines?

Most people think of  migraines as a bad headache but there is more to them than that. For those of you who suffer with migraines, whether occasionally or frequently, that doesn’t begin to describe how they affect every part of your life. The anatomy of a migraine There are several types of migraine, but most […]