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Success Stories...

After a month off work unable to use my arm, within 3 acupuncture sessions I was feeling much better. It definitely helped my recovery. GD

I wanted to let you know tht we had a little girl on the 29th September. I managed to have spontaneous labour and deliver her with no interention. I can't thank you enough for helping me stay calm over the last month of my pregnancy and trust that my body was able to give us this beautiful gift.  I will defintely be recommending you to friends and family. AS

I found Jody at a time when I had been suffering from severe back pain for two years and after a hopeless course of physio and encounters with unsympathetic consultants, I was still in pain and had a repeat prescription for very strong painkillers. I arrived to see Jody in desperate tears and her confidence that my pain could be treated was wonderful. The acupuncture has worked so increadibly well and now the chronic pain I was suffering from is nearly gone.  As well as the original problem, minor ailments have cropped up from time to time and have been easily dealt with - always with reassurance and smiles. During difficult times in my life this has been a safe place for me to talk and Jody always gave advice on types of breathing and other techniques to help me cope with the stress I was experiencing. Jody is very proffesional, supportive, understanding, kind and gentle...it is always a joy to visit and know that each visit brings such a feeling of calm and well being and words will never be able to express how so truly grateful I am to her for everything she has done and continues to do for me. LB

Thank you so much for your help and support during my pregnancy.  Clearly the affirmations and relaxation I was able to do during our sessions really helped me  and my body was obviously ready for the delivery which I am sure the acupuncture helped with. I would certainly recommend you to anyone interested in using acupuncture for pregnancy and I suspect will be in touch again to use it for other ailments in future! Thanks so much again. Dr MB

I began seeing Jody after sadly suffering a miscarriage and needed some emotional healing but also knowing we wanted to try again for a baby but being an "older lady" I knew my chances were slim. However not only did Jody help me heal emotionally and physically but she helped us to have our beautiful baby daughter naturally at the age of 45. I feel this wouldn't have been possible without Jody's expert knowledge of acupuncture and her unwavering support, guidance and kindness. We can never thank her enough. LF

After trying for a baby for just under two years, and being diagnosed with severe endometriosis, I wondered whether we would ever become parents. We had read that acupuncture can increase the success rates of IVF, so decided to try it alongside our first course. Our dreams came true when I became pregnant first time with our beautiful little girl. Jody's treatments were fantastic, I always felt so calm and relaxed after each session and we cant thank her enough for the part she played in our road to parenthood.  CG

I started seeing Jody in January following 2 years of unexplained infertility and 2 miscarriages. I had acupuncture in conjunction with fertility treatment (clomid) and 4 months later found out I was pregnant. After the previous miscarriages I was very nervous - but saw Jody on a weekly basis during the first 3 months which really helped my state of mind. I then continued acupuncture throughout the pregnancy to help with any pregnancy niggles. Our healthy baby girl was born on her due date in December and we are thrilled. I had a very healthy pregnancy and a very good natural labour. I really can't thanks Jody enough for the part she has played in our journey and I would definitely recommend her to others with fertility problems, or wanting to stay healthy and positive during pregnancy. SM

I just wanted to let you know that our beautiful baby boy was born on 21st March 2015. It took us 4 years to get pregnant and I feel I really benefited from the treatment I had with you last year up to and during my IVF cycle. So I just wanted to say 'thank you' and send you some pics of the little one. I will definitely come back for futher acupuncture if we decide to expand our family further. LC

I want to thank Jody for all her help and support during what was a very stressful time in my life. I felt ready to give up on the studying required to get a new job. I have been able to study, be more confident and relaxed and improve my memory to enable me to pass the exams needed to further my career. I can never thank Jody enough for what she has done for me; I couldn’t have achieved what I have without her. I had tried various other paths to be able to progress but nothing helped until I found Jody and the advice she gave along with regular acupuncture sessions have transformed my life. Thank you Jody! PB

After over three years of trying for a baby, being diagnosed with 'unexplained infertility' and two unsuccessful attempts at IUI treatment, we decided to try acupuncture in conjunction with our third course of treatment. We are now the proud parents of our gorgeous baby girl! I cant recommend acupuncture highly enough, and will be forever grateful for all of Jody's help. VT

I would just like to express my thanks to Jody for the three sessions of acupuncture treatment I received following an injury to my lower back. Prior to seeing Jody I suffered 4 weeks of back pain even with using muscle relaxing and pain relieving tablets. After a consultation with Jody, she was confident that acupuncture may be a treatment that would help my condition. She guessed I would need 3 sessions of acupuncture to relieve the pain, but surprisingly the pain was gone after the second session. I still had the third session just to reinforce the work that she had previously done. All three acupuncture sessions were painless and relaxing, and I would highly recommend this type treatment for back pain, and I am told for many other conditions. DJ

We have been seeing Jody since Dec 08 and have since been through one course of ICSI with positive results (still early days but fingers crossed!). Jody has been incredibly supportive throughout our treatment and entire journey and has gone out of her way to ensure that we are comfortable and have the best chance of our IVF treatment succeeding. Regardless of our outcome, both my husband and I had said that we would have continued to see her whether the result was positive or negative! The rapport she has built with both of us has provided us with great support and we are very grateful for her help. EH

He is finally here! And I can't thank you enough for the part you played in getting him here. I truly appreciate how calming you were with me when I wasn't coping very well at all. Thank you so much for everything. GK

Sally has asked me to pass on her thanks for sorting out her recent back problem. She was very nervous about trying acupuncture but was in such pain I managed to convince her to give it a try. She felt relaxed in your presence and was delighted with the results. It was also very handy that you were able to visit our house - getting in and out of a car would have been impossible. She can now put her own socks on and drive a car ! SA

 

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In China, where acupuncture has been used for centuries, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is the primary source of medicine for both men and women to support reproductive health. It is also the treatment of choice for many gynaecological conditions such as endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, and PCOS.

FertilityIn the UK acupuncture is becoming more widely recognized for it's effectiveness by western medicine and this is particularly so in the area of fertility. Increasingly fertility clinics are suggesting that their patients have acupuncture as an adjunct to assisted reproductive therapies. Though there is a growing body of scientific research into its uses, there is, however, little data that conforms to the usual Western medical standards of large scale, double-blind, randomised controlled trials on the human population and, as a result, its efficacy must still be considered to be largely unproven.  All of the references made within this website to research into acupuncture need, therefore, to be seen in that context.

Research does suggest that acupuncture may be good for relieving the effects of stress, for increasing blood flow to the uterus and ovaries and balancing female hormones.  For more detailed information on this research have a look at the fact sheet the British Acupuncture Council has prepared on female fertility.

Acupuncture may also be helpful for male fertility too.  There have been a number of research studies which have shown that acupuncture has a positive effect on sperm, although there is some conflict between studies as to the degree of improvement.  Again for a more detailed look at research read through the fact sheet prepared by the British Acupuncture Council on male fertility.

Jody supports many couples on their journey to becoming parents, whether it is as pre-conception preparation or supporting men and women through assisted reproductive therapies such as  IVF, ICSI and egg donation.  Treatment will always include acupuncture but lifestyle advice will also be given as an important adjunct to treatment. This may include advice regarding diet, exercise and/or relaxation.

Zita West Acupuncture Fertility ClinicJody is a member of Zita West's Acupuncture Fertility Network, ensuring she is kept abreast of the latest developments in fertility treatment, complementary and medical.  In October 2010 she travelled with Zita and a team of acupuncturists to China for a study trip.  As a member of this network Jody's patients receive a 20% discount off Zita West products and in-house services.

If you would like further information on how acupuncture might support you please call Jody for a free confidential chat on 07977 456305.