ABOUT FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY ACUPUNCTURE
Registered with the British Acupuncture Council and memberships that include the Royal Society of Medicine and British Fertility Society, London and Kent Acupuncture and its team are considered highly qualified womens health acupuncture specialists treating many health issues and have expertise in fertility and pregnancy.
More and more couples are wanting a more natural approach to fertility, and they can get this through acupuncture. There have been quite a few studies to show acupuncture increases chances of pregnancy with assisted reproductive treatments. That is not all, there are also studies that show that acupuncture can help jump start ovulation, boost chances for successful embryo transfers and improve the quality of eggs. There is growing evidence that acupuncture can greatly increase a couples chance of becoming pregnant naturally as well as improving the success of IVF treatment as a whole.
At London and Kent Acupuncture, we use acupuncture for the treatment of womens health as well as Infertility and pregnancy, by integrating the theories from both biomedical and traditional Chinese medicine of which has seen many successful outcomes for women who have painful and irregular periods or who need help with managing symptoms of menopause as well as those trying to conceive.
The British Medical Journal published a review in 2008 outlining the affects of acupuncture during fertility treatment and found that genuine acupuncture had increased women's chances of pregnancy by 65%.
Acupuncture for pain relief during labour has also become more popular for mothers to be, as the need for a holistic and natural childbirth increases that is drug free with no side affects.
Acupuncture is amazingly valuable for pregnancies gone beyond their due date as it helps induce a natural labour. It can be common medical practice for a woman past her due date to be given either a cesarean section or being induced with the drug pitocin. Neither of these are desirable options for any mother to be, as they present more risks and side-effects. Pitocin forces the body into labour whether it is ready or not.
Acupuncture is a great alternative. It is safe and encourages the body to go into a natural labour. Acupuncture points that are deliberately avoided during the 9 months of pregnancy, are used freely to encourage uterine contraction and thus labour. Acupuncture for labour induction can also help calm and reduce anxiety to facilitate a healthy delivery.
At London and Kent Acupuncture, we have experience both in biomedicine and Traditional Chinese medicine in the field of reproductive medicine.
HOPE IS A GREAT THING BUT RESULTS CAN BE MIRACULOUS Michelle Mulliss
Michelle has had media coverage highlighting her success in treating couples with difficulties in conceiving and promoting pregnancy, and along with her team at London and Kent Acupuncture is dedicated to continual development of the skills and expertise in the field of fertility and pregnancy. Michelle uses Acupuncture Nutrition and Aromatherapy as part of her treatment program as a natural alternative or alongside modern conventional fertility treatment, so you can be sure of a high quality of care and standards as you would expect.
Michelle Mulliss BSc Hons MBAcC FHT RSM BFS the owner of London and Kent Acupuncture has over 30 years experience in providing health care and set up her natural fertility and pregnancy clinics in 2004. She became interested in alternative medicine in 1996 and undertook various studies alongside her medical career in emergency and primary health care within the NHS . She continued her studies and graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture further expanding her knowledge in natural medicine. The study and management of Womens health is important to Michelle and is currently undertaking a MSc research degree in Reproductive Medicine Ethics and Genetics. She a member of the British Fertility Society and continues to expand her reproductive medicine knowledge in her field of expertise.
She carrys out treatment during pregnancy including natural labour induction as well as during the first and second stage of labour and works alongside leading consultants in the field of fertility and gynaecology and has clinics in Harley Street London, Faversham and Ashford in Kent. She is unique in providing acupucnture on site immediatley before and after embryo transfer at the prestigious Boston Place Clinic in Marylebone, London.
In addition to this Michelle continues to devote time for those, including palliative care and those suffering long term chronic and terminal conditions.
A career in health care over the last 30 years has enabled Michelle to acquire a wealth of experience in treating many conditions within private health and that of the NHS. Her vision and philosophy brings together traditional and modern methods of medicine along with nutrition that brings healing towards maintaining a balanced lifestyle.