Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I need to come for treatment?

After your initial consultation treatment is then recommended weekly to fortnightly. The amount of treatments needed varies, and will be discussed at your first appointment.

What should I wear to acupuncture?

Comfortable clothing is recommended. Acupuncture points are all over the body so clothing that is loose is ideal but not essential.

Does acupuncture hurt?

The needles used in Acupuncture are very fine and do not resemble needles used for medical injections or blood tests. Often people report a sensation after the insertion of the needle, but this is a pressure-like sensation rather than a pain.

How does Acupuncture work?

By inserting fine needles into specific areas of the of the body acupuncture has been shown to stimulate the nervous system which in turn sends chemical messengers to our immune system, hormonal system and cardiovascular system to promote health. During fertility Acupuncture needles are used to encourage blood flow to the ovaries and endometrium to improve egg quality and endometrial receptivity.

Can I have acupuncture with western medical treatment?

Yes, acupuncture works alongside Western medical treatment, you should continue taking any medication you usually do.

What happens on my first visit?

Your first visit will be for a diagnostic consultation and treatment. Here we will go through an in-depth health and medical history, including lifestyle, diet, sleep, hormonal health and much more. I encourage patients to talk freely about their fertility or women’s health issues, your treatment time is a place of support where you can discuss your journey in a safe and confidential place.

How do I pay?

Payment for your initial consultation Is taken at the time of booking. Subsequent
appointments can be paid via card on the day.

What if I can’t make a scheduled appointment?

Understandably appointments need to be changed from time to time. When rescheduling I will endeavour to find space for the same week, however my diary is normally full and this not always possible.

Please note that appointments that are rescheduled
or cancelled without 72 hours notice will still be charged.

What if I’m afraid of needles?

I often see patients who are needle phobic, to reassure anyone apprehensive about treatment- the needles used are hair thin and totally unlike medically injections. Most people don’t even feel the insertion and those who do, describe it as a kind of pressure. If you are worried please let me know so I can ensure you are comfortable and at ease before the treatment begins.

Is it ok to go to the gym after / How long before I can exercise?

I usually advise patients to do any exercise before their appointment, so that the body is able to make any adjustments needed, without any other stressors.

What should I do after treatment?

After treatment you can resume your day as normal. Try not to rush around or do anything stressful so that your body can make the changes it needs to. Drinking alcohol on the day of treatment isn’t advised as it can lower your tolerance.

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