Fertility and acupuncture

It is now quite widely accepted even in Western Medicine that acupuncture can increase the chances of women getting pregnant. The NHS website says by 65% for those undergoing fertility treatment, although it did then discredit some of the results saying it could be partly the placebo effect. However other research has shown acupuncture can help regulate hormones and increase blood flow to the reproductive organs by boosting energy where it is needed and clearing energy blocks in someone’s system. I work in an IVF clinic and have seen how acupuncture can also help with stress levels at what can be a very challenging time. Do contact me if you would like to discuss more.


I have suffered with anxiety for years but, having now had acupuncture regularly for a few months, I feel so much calmer and clearer and I am doing so much better at work. While I don’t love the idea of coming for acupuncture, my body knows it is good for me and I can really feel the difference if I don’t go. Thank you.

M, Henley – on – Thames


Finally maybe you are Wood? Are you easily frustrated? Do you have issues with anger – feel angry quickly or never feel angry? Are you good at organising and getting things done? Or terrible at it? Do you have boundary issues with other people? Do you struggle with structure or love it? Maybe you get migraines? You might be Wood…………….Wood is connected with the Gall Bladder and Liver.¬†

Let me know……….


Or maybe you are Water? Are you fearful of situations and is important to you to protect yourself? Or are you never fearful and into extreme sports? Do you have phobias? Do you feel the world is a dangerous place? Do you have sore knees or a sore lower back? You may be Water…..Water is connected with the Kidneys and Bladder.


Or maybe you are Metal? Do you hold back from others? Do you find it hard to let go of things and move on? Is a spiritual life important to you? Is it important to you that you receive the respect of others? Do you feel something is missing in your life? You may be Metal……..Metal is connected with the Lungs and Large Intestine¬†


Or maybe you are Earth? Do you need the support and understanding of people? Do you crave sympathy? Or hate it? Do you spend time looking after others? Sometimes too much? Do you enjoy cooking? Do you have digestive issues? Are you needy and obsessive? Maybe you are Earth……..Earth is connected with the Stomach and Spleen


Maybe you are Fire?? Does your world revolve around people? Is it important to be loved, sometimes at the cost of your health? Do you find it easy to relate closely with other people? Do you find it easy to be optimistic and bring joy to others? Do you wake up at night? Are you aware of your heart beating? Do your levels of joy vary quite dramatically? You may be Fire……Fire is connected to the Heart, Small Intestine, Pericardium and Triple Burner.

Five Element Acupuncture

One of the types of acupuncture I practice is Five Element Acupuncture. It works on the basis that we are all one of five elements – Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood and that these elements lie at the root of any health issues we may have. Each element has energy channels that run through the body affecting different organs. If these energy channels get blocked or are low in energy we become out of balance and can feel unwell physically or mentally. We want the body to be in balance so Five Element Acupuncture aims to clear blocks and boost the areas of the body that need it to help any issues you may have go away and stop them returning. I will discuss each element in turn so you can see if you can guess what Element you may be…….and then we can treat that element and in turn all the other elements benefit.

World Acupuncture Day

14 November! The British Acupuncture Council is going to the House of Commons with proposals regarding acupuncture, its future and to show its efficacy. More information on my instagram page and on Facebook.

Long term neck pain

Just to say thanks for the session on Monday….I was exhausted afterwards but had a great nights sleep and woke feeling much better and my neck felt so much better, the session definitely helped and see you next week!

J, Henley on Thames, November 2019