Posts made in April, 2015

Male Fertility and Everyday Health – Part 2

»Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Acupuncture in pregnancy and labour, Acupuncture in York

Building Healthy Sperm In this second article on Male Fertility I focus on exactly how acupuncture enhances the quality and development of healthy, viable sperm. In Part 1, we looked at the environmental toxins, lifestyle habits and foods which can impair reproductive function.  Working together as a couple to make positive changes to your diet and lifestyle for at least 3 months before trying to naturally conceive can rapidly increase your chances of success – I say 3 months because it takes approximately this length of time for eggs to mature and sperm to develop. Enjoying regular acupuncture sessions during this preparatory phase will deeply support your efforts, ensuring you are both in optimal health and laying solid foundations for the health of your...

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Male Fertility and Everyday Health – Part 1

»Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Acupuncture in pregnancy and labour, Acupuncture in York

Factors affecting sperm health In my Clinic I see many women seeking help with both natural conception and IVF treatments; yet this only addresses half of the picture – it takes two to make a healthy baby and the male contribution is as important as the female! In fact, sperm have been on the decline for decades: since the 1940s the number of sperm in a millilitre of semen has halved, and continues to fall, whilst abnormal sperm are on the increase. This means there are fewer sperm being produced and the ones that are, are more likely to have double tails, double heads, large heads or swim too slowly, making them useless for healthy conception. In Western Medicine there is a strong emphasis on female health when it comes to fertility and pregnancy – balancing...

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