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  • FERTILITY SPECIALISTS
    Our Tradition Has Been Specialising In Fertility Support For Over 1500 Years

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We guide couples through a preparation phase to help maximise our patients chances to conceive successfully.  During this phase we address existing conditions which can impede fertility, we assess and fine tune the regularity and quality of the menstrual cycle, and look at overall health alongside diet and lifestyle.

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IVF with acupuncture improves rates of pregnancy and live birth - BMJ  With options for both embryo transfer treatments, preparation for IVF over several months, or treatments during any phase of a potentially stressful process, we offer comprehensive support for couples undergoing ART procedures.

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Pregnancy is a time of great physical and biochemical change in the body.  With these incredible changes come side effects such as morning sickness, blood pressure variance, anxiety, backache.  Acupuncture is a safe, drug free way to help manage these symptoms so you can relax and enjoy your pregnancy.  

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In Traditional Chinese Medicine the month following birth is an essential time for a new mother to rest and recuperate, ready to care for her new baby in the coming months.  Taking principles of traditional Zuo yuezi (sitting the month) we can help to heal and reinvigorate the body at a critical time.

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Why Choose Chinese Medicine for Fertility?

Acupuncture, herbal medicine, their associated therapies and lifestyle measures have been used in China to manage and influence reproductive health and fertility for centuries.  Today these traditional therapies form central components in mainstream healthcare and are delivered alongside western style primary care pathways in hospitals and clinics, complementing and enhancing modern treatments.



ACUPUNCTURE AND HERBS FOR FERTILITY

The causes of infertility are many and varied.  Fertility is ultimately governed by the health of the reproductive system, which is highly sensitive both alone and in it's relationships to the other systems of the body which influence it.  When we look at the causes of infertility it is therefore essential that we observe the system as a whole to address both central and outlying conditions which may be directly or indirectly affecting fertility.

The traditional and modern approach to male infertility is generally a relatively simplistic one, maximise the quality and motility of the sperm.  When the sperm quality is good and the motility is high, the chances of successful conception naturally rise exponentially.  For women the sheer number of physiological processes involved in fertility, the menstrual cycle, the hormonal triggers, the follicular development, the transit and implantation of a fertilised egg, all add up to an extremely complex pattern which demands a sophisticated and comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine with the diagnostic processes of Traditional Chinese Medicine offer that approach, especially so in combination with western medical interventions, and have been seen to positively influence the following fertility related conditions:

Low sperm quality Poor Egg Quality
PCOS  Endometriosis
Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)Amenorrhea (absence of periods)Hormonal Imbalance FibroidsThyroid conditions Stress

Herbal Medicine

Natural herbal medicines form the origin of modern Western pharmacology and are a powerful tool both alone and in combination with methods such as acupuncture. We supply only the highest quality herbs from ethical sources.

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Tuina Bodywork

Tuina massage is a light yet effective group of techniques which form the keystone of treatment for ingrained physical complaints such as trauma caused by sports injury and tension accumulated through stress or emotion.

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Complementary Methods

From cupping, to moxibustion, from gua sha to traditional medical qigong (chi kung) and lifestyle coaching, our comprehensive portfolio of therapeutic methods address both the symptoms and root of your imbalance.

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Fees & Treatment Plans

With options for both one off appointments or discounted treatment packages, single or multi therapy pathways and the option of standard and out of hours clinics, our fee structure aims to offer flexible choices to suit our clients.


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  • From start to finish I had a great experience with the Natural Health and Wellness Clinic. I was being treated with acupuncture to support IVF cycles. Martyn supported me through two cycles and offered a lot of advice, guidance and support through both. He always took time to explain the treatment and any alterations to support the cycle. I always felt a priority when fitting in appointments to fit my IVF schedule. Having used acupuncture before this was a totally different and positive experience. I would't hesitate to use the clinic again myself if required which is the best recommendation I can give. I'm currently pregnant with twins and I thank Martyn for his part in that.*

    NovaBristol
  • After a year of unsuccessfully trying to conceive, my partner and I decided to give acupuncture a try before moving on to the serious IVF process.  Martyn was very clear and calm in his approach, he gave us acupuncture treatments and herbs along with some changes to our diet and exercise over several months in what he called a preparation period.  The period pain I had experienced every month for as long as I can remember completely disappeared with the treatments and it must have been linked to our problems to start a family as after 5 months we were blessed with success!  I highly recommend Martyn at NHW, I don’t think our little girl would be here without him.*

    AngelaBristol
  • I’ve only had acupuncture once before, but I felt completely at ease with Martyn. He was very thorough with my medical history and in assessing what needed to be worked on. He was also very happy to answer all of my questions. After the session and in the days following I noticed immediate improvements to my back and shoulder pain which I have been suffering with for some years. Martyn was professional, provided a clean, relaxing environment and results that really worked. I will definitely be using his services again.*

    SatoukaCheltenham
  • We contacted the natural health and wellness clinic after we researched acupuncture for IVF. We wanted to give ourselves the best chances of success in our last NHS treatment cycle. After talking to Martyn we started around two months before our transfer was due. Ten weeks later and we are pregnant! I was much more relaxed this time and acupuncture the day before and on the Sunday morning after my procedure seems to have done the trick. We are keeping everything crossed and continuing acupuncture treatments. I wish we had tried acupuncture earlier.*

    Rebecca & DanBath
Please Note - These are reports of personal experiences and do not constitute a guarantee of treatment success.
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