Acupuncture is based on the 3,000 year old tradition of Chinese Medicine and uses fine needles inserted into specific points on the body to enhance the flow of ‘qi’ around the body through channels called meridians.
Acupuncture is often cited as an effective treatment for issues around fertility and has been shown to be effective in:
- helping with Endemetriosis, PCOS and Dysmenorrhea
- helping to trigger ovulation in some women with ovulatory dysfunction
- helping to regulate the menstrual cycle
- helping to improve sperm count
- combating stress which, in turn, may increase the chance of conceiving
- increasing blood circulation to the uterus and ovaries
- clinical research suggests that Acupuncture can help to enhance success rates in IVF
If you have not had acupuncture before then it is natural to feel slightly apprehensive but many people say that they find the sensation quite pleasant. Some say that they experience a dullness or tingling around the site of the needle but soon this settles down and a state of deep relaxation can be achieved.
About the practitioners
Quintus Farrell has been practising acupuncture since 1996. He studied at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, Berkshire. Quintus also spent time in China in the city of Hangzhou at the Zhejiang College of Chinese Medicine studying Acupuncture and related subjects. Read more about Quintus.
Xing-Hui Liang trained as a traditional Chinese medical doctor at the Zhejiang Traditional Chinese Medical University in China for five years and qualified with a Bachelor of Medicine (MB) degree from the university in 1983. She worked as a traditional Chinese medical doctor and doctor-in-charge in Chinese Medical Hospitals in China before working as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine doctor in Edinburgh from 1991. She has been practising at Napiers Clinic since 1993 and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). Read more about Xing-Hui.