London acupuncture and parenthood
Young people come to London looking for many things: to build a career, to enjoy the culture of a cosmopolitan capital, and to find a partner in its rich dating waters. After a period of frantic hedonism, the majority will want to establish a relationship, settle down and build a family. If this scenario applies to you, you may well find an acupuncture clinic in London to be your unlikely ally.
The stresses and strains associated with starting a family are well-documented. Fertility is increasingly an issue for younger as well as older couples, with rising infertility rates associated with the stresses of urban living. Many couples engage in IVF to conceive, which brings its own trials, and pregnancy brings its own physical strains, as does the lack of regular sleep associated with nurturing a newborn baby.
Under any of these circumstances, many pre-existing mental and physical conditions can manifest. Particularly when trying to conceive, carrying a child or breastfeeding, many parents and prospective parents may be uncomfortable with pharmacological solutions to these medical issues.
This is where traditional acupuncture serves its dual function. The insertion of extremely fine needles at acupoints in the body works to promote and restore the balance of energies through your body, balancing hormone levels and regulating stress. It’s a natural, non-pharmacological technique, working through the release of endorphins, the body’s own pain management chemicals, and through the release of serotonin from the brain, a chemical associated with pleasure and happiness.
In Chinese medicine, the balancing of physical and mental health are seen as two parts of a whole, and increasingly Western medical practitioners are reaching the same conclusions. Many conditions associated with stress are being connected to difficulty in conceiving, and similarly many physical symptoms are increasingly seen to have a profound effect on mental health and vice versa. Acupuncture works to restore mental and physical balance, and promote a general wellbeing which can really benefit you during an important period of transition in your life.
If you are struggling to conceive, your pregnancy is leaving you with depleted energy levels, or you feel exhausted by the incipient demands of parenthood, you should consider the benefits of acupuncture. For more information about Bricet Acupuncture, or to book an appointment, contact us today.