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"'.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) acupuncture has been used to treat reproductive health for many centuries with a focus on menstrual and reproductive disorders in both men and women.
The scale of research in relation to acupuncture has seen significant increases over the last 20 years with many differing outcomes which can be confusing. But what this really mean to those who have limited understanding of the jargon used in research papers and methodologies applied to make a judgement on what treatment options are available to them?
Cochran 2014 research of TCM acupuncture and its effect on women’s health concluded that data shows improvements in menstrual health in women who had delays at getting pregnant, but difficulties in understanding when analysed against scientific criteria used.
Unfortunately due to the lack of understanding of TCM, it is not widely understood for its benefits on reproductive health.
TCM in Reproductive Health
Understanding TCM can prove difficult as the diagnostic methods understand the functions and overall state of the body using a holistic approach.
In clinics I use an integrative approach of understanding western medical concepts of disease as well as TCM theory which looks at digestion, metabolism, energy levels, general health and appearance of the body, skin and hair, whilst examining the tongue and pulse to help conclude the inner state of a person’s health.
The TCM approach to infertility treatment integrates the menstrual cycle as a simple, non-invasive, sensitive, motivational, diagnostic tool to understanding a woman’s fertility status. Unlike assisted reproductive technologies (ART), which seek to override menstrual cycle difficulties by artificially controlling a woman’s cycle through pharmaceutical and surgical interventions, TCM considers delayed ovulation, excessive or scanty menstrual flow, dysmenorrhea, premenstrual symptoms, and short or long menstrual cycles as diagnostic signs, and a means through which interventions and can enhance reproductive health.
It is through this understanding of the individuals’ health that the treatment can be applied. This is where it is difficult to understand how TCM works using evidence based research that uses a repetitive systematic 'Gold Standard approach.
In TCM a person’s full health case history along with observational diagnosis to identify and formulate a unique treatment for individual. This may mean that two patients could have a conventional medical diagnosis of poly cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), but are treated using a different approach and different acupuncture points to get the best outcome for the health of each patient. No wonder that it’s difficult to understand, and when I was studying TCM I too found it difficult to understand with a background in conventional medicine.
However, it is the skill of a TCM doctor to be able to understand the complexities of the many different influences and functions of the body that contribute to presenting health conditions and therefore the treatment principles with its successes and outcomes.
In clinic, it is through the use of an integrative approach of conventional medicine alongside the principles of TCM that many couples have already achieved pregnancy which is currently beyond research understanding, but it is with these outcomes that gives couples hope to try TCM as an alternative or adjunctive treatment.