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Infertility and Period Blood Imbalance

One of the most common causes in my clinic that I see which might be defined as unexplained infertility by your own doctor is where the  reproductive blood is out of balance.  There are two main types of blood imbalances in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. One is called blood deficiency…. [...]

Infertility and Spleen Energy Imbalance

The Spleen Energy is a wonderful Energy when in Balance…. You feel good… you feel full of energy…. You feel grounded and are in balance….. in mind and body. However the spleen organ and its energies is not the toughest of organs unlike the liver which is tough as ole [...]

Infertility and Liver Energy Imbalance

Weird to say this but this is my absolute favourite organ…. Its definitely one of the most important organs as its the ‘Big Detoxor’ of the body….. And its a tough tough organ…..  I describe to my patients a lot that the Liver is very much like the Refuse Truck [...]

IVF in January, how to start again.

So today like many others,  is my first day back at work in my acupuncture clinic.  I truly enjoyed this xmas and the time off.  A time to reflect  A time to see where I am right now in my life and a time to plan the future.  A little [...]

Acupuncture and Living with Cancer

Not alot of people know this about my work as an acupuncturist in that, I work also, on a volunteer basis at Arc House, an amazing safe space for those living with Cancer.  I appreciate this seems such a different space considering that most of my work is in dealing [...]

Is your Acupuncture protocol an out of date treatment plan for your IVF transfer.

One of the more famous treatments for IVF Acupuncture is the Paulus Protocol. It was developed around 2002 with 160 patients in the study and showed a significant increase in implantation success.  It was definitely a win for the acupuncture community and for future patient success in IVF.  It was [...]

IVF Transfer Uterus Lining Tickness 40,000 studies.

This is one of those questions that if Im honest… makes me a little MAD ! For some patients, they will have had issues with building the sickness of the lining. And a lot of medical people will say don’t worry the medication will fix this.  One of the first [...]

The 2 Week Wait

I don’t think I can count the number of IVF cycles I have worked with over the last few years while working as a fertility coach / Fertility Acupuncturist….. But its aaaaaaalot… For me, I’m amazed by the wonderful gift IVF provides for so many Irish couples. People just like [...]

IVF Cork – Top 10 tips to improve your chances of success

https://aculife.wistia.com/medias/g0kmzshboi?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 The IVF process is an expensive and stressful time, tips and hints can make all the difference. Every clinic will give you their success rates, going from 33% to 55%, and usually will link them to your own personal fertility issues such as Male Factor, Endometrosis, PCOS, Age etc.  [...]

Mindfulness and IVF

So our app is now officially out there for 12 weeks and amazingly we have over 3,000 people using it at the moment to support them through their IVF cycle. Its interesting for me that I spent 8 years helping over 2,000 couples to have their dream of becoming parents [...]