Here at the Alma Vale Centre we hold a special interest in women’s health. We have practitioners working across multiple therapies who have special expertise in this area.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Fertility
Originating in China, traditional acupuncture has been considered by many to be an effective form of treatment for over 2000 years. There is now an ever-growing body of research in the Western World also testifying to the benefits of acupuncture. Research shows that acupuncture can help with fertility issues. This includes with anxiety linked to IVF treatment.
We have a special interest in how acupuncture may be able to help men and women who would like to conceive. Jill Glover and Helen Fielding have shared their expertise (accumulated over 30 years) on BBC News 24, Radio Four and the Discovery Channel. Julie Kelham, Jill’s associate, has specialist knowledge and a wealth of experience working with fertility issues.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Women’s Health
Acupuncture can treat menstrual disorders such as period pain, PMS, heavy periods, endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It can also treat symptoms of the menopause including hot flushes and night sweats, anxiety, stress and fatigue. Acupuncture treatment will address your hormonal imbalances and their underlying causes, not solely the isolated symptoms.
Physiotherapy for Women’s Health
Physiotherapy for women’s health is the specific assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles which often require rehabilitation after birth or surgery. It can also help with pregnancy-related musculoskeletal problems such as back pain.
Many side-effects of the menopause can be treated by this form of physiotherapy. These include physical aches and pains, pelvic floor rehabilitation and self-care strategies to improve mood, sleep and wellbeing.
This therapy offered by Liz Brown can also help treat other conditions that women may suffer from. These include: incontinence, pain, pelvic organ prolapse, and sexual dysfunction.