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Welcome to Insync Acupuncture, my name is Wendy and my aim is to help you to regain balance and restore harmony to your mind and body, allowing it to function to its optimal level, achieving an over-all sense of wellbeing.

Acupuncture can be effective for conditions that don't always respond to conventional medicine such as:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Migraines
  • Digestive complaints
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Infertility
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

Acupuncture takes into account the root of the problem or condition, rather than just treating systematically and does not have the side effects of some prescription drugs.

Feel free to contact me for more information or to make an appointment.

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About Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest recorded forms of medicine originating in China and dating back over 2,500 years. Chinese medicine principles have been researched and refined over the years and acupuncture has risen steadily in popularity in western countries over the past few decades.

How Does It Work: It regulates the flow of 'qi' (or energy), around the body, which travels through pathways known as meridians, to nourish tissue. For any number of reasons, this flow of 'qi' can become deficient or stagnate, leading to illness, where the body is unable to function harmoniously.

By stimulating specific acupuncture points, the flow of 'qi' is re-esablished, which can restore balance and stimulate the body's natural healing abilities. This promotes physical and emotional well-being and a balance of yin and yang.

For the treatment of pain, research has shown that needling specific acupuncture points stimulates the central nervous system, releasing chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and brain, which all act as a pain killer. In other treatments, acupuncture raises the levels of specific hormones, which increase white blood cells and anti-bodies generally, improving energy and biochemical balance resulting in stimulation of the body's natural healing abilities.

Conditions Acupuncture Can Treat: Acupuncture can treat many disorders effectively from musculoskeletal conditions, to neurological, gynaecological and mental health disorders. It is an established alternative to prescription drugs and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommends acupuncture as a treatment option for: Chronic tension-type headaches, Migraines, Chronic pain such as neck and joint, Dental pain, Post-operative pain

Fertility

One in eight women and one in 10 men in the U.K. have experienced infertility, struggling to get pregnant for at least a year, and almost half do not seek help for the problem. Infertility also includes the inability to carry pregnancies to term (recurrent miscarriages).

How can Acupuncture Help with Infertility?

Acupuncture enhances fertility by restoring balance to the body and the endocrine system, which is responsible for regulating hormones. Studies have proven that acupuncture can help:

  • Increase blood flow to the uterus, thickening the uterine lining, which improves the chances of an embryo implanting
  • By reducing anxiety, stress, and hormones such as cortisol which are secreted during stressful situations and can significantly decrease fertility
  • Regulate ovulation, especially in women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • By positively affecting the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays a major role in fertility
  • Regulate menstrual cycles
  • Improve the concentration, volume, and motility of sperm.

What Insync Acupuncture Can Offer

Insync is registered/affiliated with the AFN network, having undergone integrated training in gynaecology and infertility, with a specific emphasis on supporting assisted protocols. Insync Acupuncture can help with a wide range of fertility problems.

My focus is on optimising the fertility health of couples, by using acupuncture to naturally maximise the quality of the endometrium, egg and sperm.

I fully understand the complexity of the fertility process and the emotional roller coaster that many patients experience. When you visit Insync Acupuncture, you will find a calm, caring and supportive environment. I understand how stressful and difficult the fertility journey can be and the importance of emotional support along the way and can therefore provide advice and support on aspects of fertility health to help achieve pregnancy.

IVF

Research suggests that acupuncture may help in IVF treatments, including during the lead-up to a cycle and immediately before and after embryo transfer and during the two week wait; therefore I suggest sessions at these various key times during the IVF process:

A German study at the Christian-Lauritzen-Institute, from April 2002, found that just two acupuncture treatments on the day of embryo transfer increased the chances of becoming pregnant through IVF by 62%.

About Me

I am a licensed Acupuncturist in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), educated to degree level and a registered member of The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). BSc, LicAc, MBAcC.

I gained a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Acupuncture after 6 years of study at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and now practice in Cheltenham and the surrounding areas.

The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) are the UK's largest professional self-regulatory body and the only traditional acupuncture organisation accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority assured voluntary register scheme. The AFN is a professional special interest group for acupuncturists dedicated to supporting those with fertility issues.

I am passionate and focused on the wellbeing of my patients, passing on the benefits of Chinese medicine through acupuncture to heal patients and restore their equilibrium back to health. Safety, ethics and professionalism are a priority.

A program of continuing professional development (CPD) and regular training course attendance, is important to keep my skills up-to-date and expand my TCM knowledge and is a requirement of both the BAcC and the AFN.

"It is rewarding to see how Traditional Chinese Medicine can benefit patients where sometimes conventional medicine fails".

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