Area: Leamington Spa
Specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology care for women during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, birth and the post-partum period. Practising Acupuncture and Oriental medicine since 1982.
I began focusing on women’s medicine early in my career. My attendance was requested at a birth not long after I had qualified and I was hooked. I have attended over 100 births and assisted 1000s of women with fertility issues and pregnancy ailments such as morning sickness, migraine, backache and pelvic pain, and tiredness.
Acupuncture is a holistic treatment which involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points. The treatment is tailored to the individual and is known to improve the overall well-being of a patient as well as address specific symptoms.
My acupuncture treatments may include moxibustion, massage, herbal medicine, nutritional and general advice throughout pregnancy.
I specialise in treating women with fertility issues. This may mean treatment through an IVF cycle or helping with Chinese medicine in regulating the menstrual cycle, supporting natural conception and promoting a successful pregnancy. Treatment of the partner may be recommended.
I may be treating a woman from early pregnancy or pre-conception. I will see her throughout pregnancy, counselling her in the making of decisions that feel appropriate to her and offering help to prepare plans for labour. I give nutritional advice and offer relief from physical and emotional symptoms to do with pregnancy.
I treat up until birth and offer induction beyond the due date. I attend births if requested but more usually am nearby to give advice and support. I find it is more useful to teach her and her birth partner techniques which help make labour a positive and straightforward experience. On the other hand, I may meet the woman for the first time when she is 10 days overdue and a midwife refers her for a bit of acupuncture encouragement in the ripening of the cervix.
I often see women during the post-partum period to help with issues such as exhaustion, anxiety and depression, lactation issues and so on. I am on hand to offer support if she is struggling in any way.
My current fee is £50.00 per hour.
Treatments will usually last an hour. Please feel free to ask questions by email or phone.
More about how acupuncture works may be discovered on my website: www.kerryleamingtonacupuncture.co.uk | www.facebook.com/kerrys.acupuncture?fref=ts and the website of the British Acupuncture Council: www.acupuncture.org.uk