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One of our patients, Mrs Hambley, wrote a wonderful article for the ‘Green Parent’ magazine on combining IVF with naturopathy and acupuncture for the best chances of pregnancy. It’s highly recommended for a good read. Life style, relationships, various types of treatments, diet, mind practice and many other elements need to be taken care of to make miracle true.

Full article  here (external link)

Or you could download a pdf here.


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“Whatever the mechanism, though, it does seem that acupuncture can be as effective a painkiller as some traditional pain medication.” .. From BBC – Turst me I am a doctor

Can acupuncture be a painkiller?

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From BBC

A lottery-funded scheme in Wiltshire has helped more than 600 people cope with drug addiction using acupuncture, a charity has said.

The New Highway charity has used the alternative therapy, alongside coaching, to help addicts in its 10 centres over the last two years.

It said it helped prevent relapses and combat anxiety.

But the NHS said not enough evidence existed to prove the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating drug addiction.

‘Cope with cravings’
New Highway, which was formerly known as Bath Area Drugs Advisory Service, won a £167,000 Big Lottery grant in 2010 to help people with drug and alcohol addictions through acupuncture therapy.

Kevin McAlpine, from the charity, said: “What we’ve seen is that it makes a significant difference with stress and being able to cope with cravings from withdrawal.”

Dr Max Bloomberg, a research fellow at Goldsmiths University of London, is sceptical of the benefits of the therapy.

He believes the care an addict receives when they receive acupuncture treatment is what they respond to.

“How do you tease apart other facts like care versus acupuncture?” Dr Bloomberg said.

“It often isn’t the acupuncture, it’s the lovely atmosphere, it’s the fact that someone really cares.”

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  • ~ “amazing ” – Mrs Hambley – Shrewsbury

    "I began seeing a Chinese doctor, who was amazing, she worked in harmony with my medicated fertility cycles and would advise certain practices, food and habits at different points of the month, such as moxibustion, kidney warming, eating lots of sweet potato and having been vegan and then vegetarian I even followed her instructions to have plenty of bowls of chicken soup, I would also not go anywhere without my feet snuggled in a big pair of warm woolly socks, for the Chinese believe that by keeping the feet warm aids circulation, especially to the uterus and I would happily embrace the 45 minutes I did nothing except lie in a peaceful room, listening to relaxing music whilst I had acupuncture. Clinical research has found that receiving acupuncture alongside IVF treatment can increase pregnancy rates by 65%* and although this was still my goal, over the months of regular visits to Dr Zou I had also started to find that the grief that I had been carrying deep inside my stomach since the death of my brother started to lift and with it I had started to experience a new"

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