Michelle Mulliss is an internationally known reproductive and general natural health Expert in Harley Street, and has success outcomes of up to 85% of all those who undergo her treatment program.
As a doctor in Traditional Medicine and registered with the British Fertility Society along with the Royal Society of Medicine, Michelle is considered to be UK's only natural gynaecologist to have studied an MSc in Reproductive Medicine and Traditional Medicine to bring together a unique integrated approach for the management of gynaecology & reproductive health matters in all areas of fertility, pregnancy, and menopause.
Although Michelle's specialty is in reproductive health, her expertise covers many areas of chronic and long term health, and as an International medical conference guest speaker, you can be assured that Michelle's expertise along with her team brings great understanding and care for all your health needs.
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''I have worked together with Michelle Mulliss and her team in the care of patients trying to start a family for many years. I have always been impressed with the breath of her knowledge across both traditions of Chinese medicine and conventional western medical practice.
She has a caring and compassionate approach and is an excellent communicator. Patients find her calm and positive perspective very reassuring. With her training and experience across both disciplines, she and her team are able to provide a truly holistic evaluation of the patient and are able to recommend practical and helpful advice to help couples achieve their hope of conceiving'"
Mr Stuart Lavery Consultant Gynaecologist
Lead Clinician IVF Unit
Honorary Senior Lecturer Imperial College
Director IVF Hammersmith NHS Trust
''Michelle's expertise and credibility is something that I have been aware of for some time and I have personally witnessed Michelle’s caring and professional approach with patients undergoing IVF treatment. Her passion and knowledge of both conventional and traditional medicine shines through for a cohesive approach towards patients general health and their ability to conceive.
Her research and clinical background puts her amongst the leaders in her field and patients have a high regard for her. I respect Michelle’s work ethics and pleased to work alongside her with a view to enhance patients outcomes in the field of fertility"'.
Despite the media coverage on the issues of infertility, it is still considered taboo for men to discuss their sperm in a general and relaxed fashion, unlike women who regularly discuss their periods over a cup of coffee whilst learning about women’s health from each other
In clinic it is fair to say where fertility is concerned that I usually see women who take the lead when something isn’t right with their body which sometimes is very obvious such as erratic periods, but in general women are the first to seek help to confirm they are ovulating and that hormones are in check. I’ve yet to experience men in general who take the initiative to check their sperm and its quality. Research has yet to confirm, but I believe this behaviour is largely down to the fact that males are less aware of male fertility issues and sperm discussions outside of the consultation room doesn't happen.
There are number of unknown facts about sperm and male infertility but with some simple explanation of the facts of the reproductive process and the difficulties of natural conception do both men and women understand the importance of male reproductive checks.
Many are not aware of the difference between sperm and semen. Sperm the head and tail shaped reproductive cell (gamete) make up 2% of the total ejaculate whereas semen is fluid consists of vitamins, proteins, fructose and salts with its primary function to provide sperm with nutrients and facilitate sperms mobility high into the uterus.
When we talk about sperm numbers in their millions you think pregnancy should be easy, but when you consider a majority of sperm have defects such as two heads and tails, miss-shaped heads and tails that whip in the wrong direction and only 200-300 of sperm get high enough into the uterus it’s no surprise that pregnancy is difficult to achieve.
With an average sperm count being over 40 million per ejaculate many men produce on average around 70% sperm deformities. This number of abnormalities is actually considered normal in a sperm sample, but many couples are often alarmed to see such high numbers of abnormalities in their results.
Although numbers of sperm defects are considered normal, low sperm count is one area of male infertility which is on the increase. Sperm count is an important factor in human reproduction for ensuring that sperm get through the many barriers of the fertility process and gens are passed onto the next generation. So why over the last 70 years have we seen a decline in sperm count which is one of the many causes of male infertility?
It’s difficult to be exact for the reasons of such decline and scientists continually look for answers and have even considered the natural instincts in animal reproduction and the ability to hold back offspring when food becomes scarce or with a rise in population. Research in human sperm decline is limited but Sharp 2012 suggests that lifestyle and environmental factors have some real impact in the falling sperm rates across the world.
Through my clinical practice lifestyle is very much taken into account particularly in the areas of nutrition, smoking, stress and exercise. Although research is limited in these areas it is no surprise that with some lifestyle changes improvements in sperm samples have been seen which for some couples is all that is needed to improve their fertility outcomes.