What exactly is acupuncture, and how is it used?


I use acupuncture – the insertion of fine, sterile needles – to create balance and flow in the body.  It helps to clear stagnation, reset the body’s processes, and strengthens specific deficiencies.

In terms of women’s health, these processes help to clear away inflammation and toxicity.  They create space for fresh new blood and energy to enter.  The systems of the body are optimised, and the body’s natural ebbs and flows are restored.  

Acupuncture reduces stress levels, modulates the immune system and helps to control pain by stimulating the release of beta-endorphins. It increases energy levels, focus and wellbeing.

Fertility acupuncture also helps to strengthen and stimulate ovulation, supports the luteal phase and prepares the body for conception; whether natural or assisted.   It is also thought to decrease the chance of miscarriage by increasing blood flow to the uterus, and regulating hormones.

The initial consultation is done via video link and, after the completion of a detailed pre-assessment questionnaire, consists of a thorough consultation in which we go through all of your medical, gynaecological and fertility history. We look in detail at all the signs and symptoms your body and mind are giving abut your state of health.   I then create a detailed diagnosis and treatment plan as the basis.

aAt further sessions, acupuncture needles are inserted at chosen points to align with the treatment plan.  They are usually left in, for about 20 minutes or so.  Most people are nervous about their first session of acupuncture but it is a very relaxing treatment and many people even fall asleep.

I often use acupuncture in conjunction with Chinese Herbal Medicine and, where appropriate, Functional Medicine testing and supplement recommendations.  I do this when I believe it will be advantageous to getting you the outcome you desire and it will be discussed with you at your initial consultation. 

“Before beginning my treatment with Louise the time leading up to my period and the period itself would including horrific cramping, nausea, headaches and upset stomach to name a few.  My cycle is now completely changed with Louise’s expert treatment!  The improvements in my cycle have been life changing. I’m no longer dreading the approach to periods and feel I’m far more able to function normally throughout my period with minimal cramping and no other horrible side effects. Louise’s willingness to listen and treat me with absolute care has been a breath of fresh air and a real game changer! 


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