Birth Preparation Vs Induction

It is very common for us to be asked the question of “do you induce?”, as a general rule my answer is no. Before you stop reading- allow me to explain myself. Working as both an acupuncturist and a doula, it has given me a unique understanding of how the impact of inducing a birth (whether medically or with acupuncture) can change the birthing outcome- not necessarily for the better. …

Acupuncture needles

Needles- A Prickly Subject?

As an acupuncturist, when I tell people what I do the most common response is “Ugh – needles!”, so I thought I would talk about acupuncture needles compared to the needles that are used when going to the doctor. Unfortunately for me (and you!) the association that many of us have with needles is one filled with dread, tears, pain and fear. Hopefully as you read on you will understand that an …

Keeping the Cold at Bay

Coming into the colder winter months there always seems to be the ever-looming threat of a cold. This may be a persistant sore throat in the mornings, or being surrounded by friends/family/colleagues who are sick and not wanting to interact for fear of catching their dreaded lurgy. There are a few simple things that you are able to do which will not only help keep the colds at bay, but …