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.
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.
Giving birth and bringing a baby into the world is generally considered a time of happiness. As a new parent however, you might not experience this straight away. Often, parents go through a period of exhaustion, shock and stress following the birth of their baby, and may initially feel emotional and tearful as they come to terms with such a life changing experience.
This period of ‘baby blues’ is very common among new parents and usually only lasts for a few weeks. However for some, the baby blues develops into a much deeper and longer-term form of depression known as postnatal depression (PND).
Counselling for postnatal depression provides an outlet for sufferers to talk about their thoughts and feelings with the help of a professional therapist. Our counsellors and psychotherapists can help clients to understand their PND in terms of their relationships or what has happened to them in the past. Counselling for postnatal depression allows sufferers to feel comfortable enough to open up about their illness without feeling ashamed or judged.