'In the Spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love' according to Alfred Lord Tennyson. And Springtime is a wonderful time for acupuncture fertility treatments whether it is to support natural conception or for anyone undergoing IVF or other forms of assisted conception. It is also an excellent time for energy boosting acupuncture after a long, dark, dreary Winter, especially if you are enduring the long term effects of Winter viruses.
We specialise in acupuncture for fertility (both natural and assisted/IVF), women's health (menopause/periods/gynae issues) and mental health problems but we treat a wide range of symptoms and conditions - give us a call to see how we can help you.
We use a gentle needle technique and most clients find their treatments to be pleasant and relaxing. In fact, some people actually fall asleep. The needles we use are tiny in comparison to those used in western medicine and it's possible to get about 20 acupuncture needles into the hole at the end of a hypodermic needle!
Our Clinic is within easy reach of Cleckheaton, Mirfield, Wyke, Brighouse, Birstall, Batley and Dewsbury
Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of healthcare devised by the Chinese and other eastern cultures. It is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine principles (TCM) that have been developed, researched and refined for over 2,000 years.
Acupuncture works to maintain the body’s equilibrium by focusing on all aspects of well being: physical, mental and emotional. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels beneath the skin. This energy is known as ‘qi’ (pronounced like chi or chee). If the flow of qi is disturbed and not moving correctly the body is out of balance and illness may result. During a treatment, the acupuncturist inserts ultra fine needles at chosen points along the channels of energy. The aim is to stimulate the body’s own healing response and restore its natural balance. Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition, as well as your symptoms. This approach can lead to a more permanent resolution of your problems.
You will be asked about your current symptoms, what treatment you have received, your medical history, your diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state.
The acupuncturist is also likely to feel your pulses on both wrists, and may ask to look at your tongue. This all forms part of the diagnosis. Your acupuncturist will then discuss with you the next steps and suggest a course of treatment.
Acupuncture needles are finer than needles used for injections and blood tests. Often nothing is felt when the needle is inserted but occasionally there can be a mild sensation which is often described as a tingling or dull ache; this sensation is generally very fleeting and subsides in a matter of seconds.
The results of two independent surveys published in the British Medical Journal in 2001 concluded that the risk of serious adverse reaction to acupuncture is less than 1 in 10,000. The needles used are single use, sterile and disposable. Responses to treatment can occasionally include tiredness or mild dizziness or a tiny bruise. However, all such reactions are short-lived.
Frequency and number of sessions depend on your individual condition. Some change is usually felt after three to five treatments, although occasionally only one or two treatments are required. Some patients need treatment over several months or longer for chronic conditions. Others have a periodic treatment simply to maintain good health. We'll usually see you weekly at first but we'll discuss frequency with you and tailor it to your condition and your personal circumstances.
I have been visiting Caroline for 4 months now and I am now migraine/headaches free for the first time in many years!! I started off on weekly sessions then fortnightly, then monthly and now just 6/8 weeks and have never had a migraine/headache since my first visit!! Caroline is amazing at what she does, I have changed my diet for the better thanks to Caroline and feel fantastic!! Loads of energy and feel like a new person. I would highly recommend Caroline to anyone for advice or treatment, she has changed my life completely!!
Elaine Rawson, Wakefield
For many years I have suffered with digestive problems. I had never considered acupuncture because I was unaware of the wide-ranging therapeutic benefits. Having tried and persevered with acupuncture, my digestive problems are now better and my general physical and psychological well-being are better than ever before. For the first time in over 20 years I no longer need to take prescribed medication from my GP and I feel in control of my body and my health.
Caroline demonstrates her professionalism with kindness and calm confidence and I would recommend both Caroline and acupuncture in an instant. I now feel confident in managing my health in a natural, holistic way that I never thought possible before.
Sarah Parker, Castleford
I had been having migraines for around 10 years and these left me bed ridden and nauseous for around 3 days. Over time the frequency increased until I was having one a week, usually starting on a Friday and so ruining my weekends. I had tried many prescribed medicines and nasal sprays, none of which were effective at preventing the migraines and I felt as if they were taking over my life. After a lot of research into suitable complementary therapies, I decided that acupuncture looked to be the most suitable.
Following an initial consultation, my acupuncturist was confident she could reduce both the frequency and severity of my migraines. After around 3 sessions a week apart, I started to notice the difference and this was helped further by changes that my therapist recommended that I made to my diet. Three years on and I haven’t looked back, I now get a migraine about every three months but it is not as debilitating as before and lasts around half the time.
As well as relieving me of my migraines, I found the treatments to be incredibly relaxing. After being left for around 20 minutes with needles hanging out of my feet, arms and legs (and strangely enough only one in my head!) I felt like I had woken up from 7 or 8 hours quality sleep. I also love the fact that the treatment is so holistic and, as a warm person who needs to have heat drawn out of me, my therapist has addressed this and the benefit is I no longer suffer from prickly heat when on holiday
I can tell my acupuncturist anything in confidence. I can be unsure if something I have experienced is linked to my treatment and so tell her and we discuss whether it may be linked. In addition, I like to know what points are being used and why and she always takes the time to explain this to me. The treatment room is very quiet and soothing and the background music just allows you to drift off.
If you feel like you are at your wits end and have tried all conventional medicines going, then give acupuncture a try.
It really has changed my life, I have gone from not being able to plan anything over a weekend in case I was bed ridden to living an active and happy life again
Clare Maidment, Leeds
I graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2012 after studying acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for 3 years. Since then I've completed post-graduate training in a number of areas including IVF support, natural fertility support and obstetrics/pregnancy support. As a professional acupuncturist registered with the British Acupuncture Council I complete a minimum of 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development each year,
Just prior to the pandemic I was fortunate to go on a study trip to Japan which has further influenced my treatments - they are now more gentle than ever!
I treat a wide range of conditions every day and I enjoy the challenge of not knowing what each day will bring.
I qualified with a BSc (Hons) Acupuncture in 2016 after studying for 3 years at the Northern College of Acupuncture. My interest in acupuncture began after several failed fertility treatments. I started to have acupuncture alongside IVF treatment and found it supported me both emotionally and physically in a way I'd never experienced before. I'm now the proud mum of twin girls.
I have a particular interest in emotional and mental wellbeing and how the body and mind affect each other and interconnect.
Prior to acupuncture I worked in both the mental health and refugee sectors, helping me to develop a deep understanding of human resilience and our ability to heal.
69 Bradford Road
Monday: Open for enquiries
Tuesday: 9am until 5pm
Wednesday: 9am until 4pm
Thursday: 9am until 5pm
Friday: 8:30am until 1:30pm
Saturday: Open for enquiries
***Now reopened with full Covid-19 safety measures in place. Call me on 07515 923114 for further information.
The initial appointment consists of a detailed consultation and a treatment, the cost for this is £65 (payment for this appointment is due at the time of booking to secure your session). The fee for follow up sessions is £50. Payment for all appointments is required in advance, preferably by bank transfer.
We have a 48 hour cancellation policy because this enables us to book another client in. If 48 hours notice is not given, you may be charged the full cost of the missed appointment.