• Gynaecology Conditions

Symptoms such as period pain, PMT and breast
tenderness tend to be accepted as the norm however
they need not be.

A few acupuncture treatments may be all
that is needed to help with:
  • Irregular or absent periods
  • Heavy or scanty periods
  • Painful periods including breast pain and
    headaches related to the menstrual cycle
  • Pre-menstrual tension (PMT)
  • Endometriosis and PCOS
  • Fibroids
  • Menopausal symptoms, e.g. headache, hot
    flushes, dryness, mood swings

Contact us for further information or to book a
gynaecology consultation.

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  • Gynaecology Consultation

In Chinese Medicine we look at all aspects of your
health and in the case of gynaecological disorders will
be particularly interested in any issues with the
menstrual cycle. A full and detailed diagnosis will enable
us to make an individualised treatment plan.

Your initial consultation will last 1.5 - 2 hours and will be
focused on taking your case history. It may include
acupuncture (depending on the complexity of your case)
or you may have your first treatment at your subsequent
appointment, once we have identified the best approach
for you.

During your consultation we will take a detailed look at
your tongue and you will have your pulse taken. These
are Traditional Chinese Medicine methods of assessing
health.

Please be prepared to answer questions
on the following:

  • Menstrual history
  • Menopause (if applicable)
  • Contraception history
  • Results of past blood tests or investigations
  • Health history
  • Family history
  • Appetite, diet and digestion
  • Energy & moods
  • Sleep
  • Medication including the contraceptive pill,
    pain, nutritional or antibiotic medication
  • Exercise

Please bring as much information as possible
on your condition with you to your consultation
including any test results. Based on the
information gathered, an individualised
treatment plan will be made which will include
lifestyle advice to support treatment. You may
be referred to another practitioner, who is more
suited to help you, or to have treatment with
alongside acupuncture. We may also advise
western medical tests that would benefit you,
such as scans or blood tests.

Contact us to book a consultation.

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovaries (PCO) are very common, affecting
around 30 per cent of women. Polycystic ovary
syndrome (PCOS) is also very common, affecting 15-20
per cent of women.1

The term 'polycystic ovaries' describes ovaries that
contain many small cysts (about twice as many as in
normal ovaries), usually no bigger than 8 millimetres
each, located just below the surface of the ovaries.
These cysts are egg-containing follicles that have not
developed properly due to a number of hormonal
abnormalities.2

Polycystic ovary syndrome is the name given to a
condition in which women with polycystic ovaries also
have one or more additional symptoms.2

Symptoms of PCOS can include:

  • Irregular periods, or a complete lack of periods
  • Irregular ovulation, or no ovulation at all
  • Reduced fertility
  • Unwanted facial or body hair (hirsuitism)
  • Oily skin, acne
  • Thinning hair or hair loss from the scalp (alopecia)
  • Weight problems - being overweight, rapid
    weight gain, difficulty losing weight
  • Depression and mood changes
Polycystic Ovaries

PCOS affects women in different ways, so not
all women will have all these symptoms. Some
women may have only mild symptoms, while
others may have a wider range of more severe
symptoms.2

Research has shown that acupuncture
treatment may specifically help with symptoms
of PCOS. To find out more about the research
on PCOS click here.

If you would like to have acupuncture
treatment you will need to book a gynaecology
consultation
, or a fertility consultation if you are
trying to conceive.

Contact us to book an appointment. Saturdays Only.

 
Support
Verity is the UK charity for women whose lives are affected by PCOS
 
References
1. Infertility Network UK: The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Factsheet. June 2013
2. PCOS UK: Polycystic ovaries and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. 2013
 
  • Endometriosis

Endometriosis is when the cells that normally line the
inside of the uterus (endometrial cells) grow outside
the uterus, most commonly on or in the ovaries, and
on the internal lining of the pelvis (the peritoneum),
but sometimes affecting other structures such as the
bowel. It may be rarely found in distant sites, for
example in the lungs.1

  • 1 in 10 women of reproductive age in the
    UK suffer from endometriosis.2
  • It is the second most common
    gynaecological condition in the UK.2
  • The prevalence of endometriosis in
    women with infertility may be as high as 30-50 per cent.2
  • The cause of endometriosis is unknown
    and there is no definite cure.2

Symptoms
The classic symptoms are pain with periods
(dysmenorrhoea), pain with intercourse
(dyspareunia) and pain at other times.
However some women with endometriosis will
have no symptoms and even very extensive
endometriosis may not produce pain.1

Research has shown that acupuncture
treatment may specifically be of benefit in
people with endometriosis, to find out more
about this research click here.

If you would like to have acupuncture
treatment you will need to book a gynaecology
consultation
, or a fertility consultation if you are
trying to conceive.

Contact us to book an appointment. Saturdays Only.

 
Support
Endometriosis UK provides vital support services, reliable
information and a community for those affected by endometriosis
 
References
1. Infertility Network UK: Endometriosis Factsheet. March 2014
2. Endometriosis UK: Endometriosis Facts and Figures
 
  • Treatment Costs

Gynaecology Consultation (Up to 2 hours): £100

Follow-up Treatment (1 hour): £50