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Does Pineapple Really Help with IVF Success?

Does Pineapple Really Help with Embryo Implantation & IVF Success?
You may have heard of the benefits of eating pineapple to aid embryo implantation. But does pineapple really help you get and stay pregnant during an IVF cycle?

Well, while there are no peer-reviewed medical studies that link pineapple consumption to IVF outcomes, there are a few logical and plausible ideas […]

Pain Relief in Labour? There’s an app for that!

At New Leaf Acupuncture, Dublin, we love introducing our mums-to-be to the ‘Natural Pain Relief in Labour’ acupressure points. As well as reducing pain, they promote a more efficient labour and reduce the likelihood of an induction being needed.

How good is that? Less pain AND less time in labour.

Now Debra Betts, the foremost expert in acupuncture for pregnancy and […]

January 27th, 2014|News, Pregnancy|0 Comments|

Can Exercise Help You Sleep Better?

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine revealed that exercise can massively improve your quality of sleep.
In fact, the benefits of regular exercise seem endless. It can:
• reduce stress levels
• reduce anxiety
• lower the risk for many diseases
• generally improve your overall mood and vitality
Really? Getting sweaty during the day makes for an easier and […]

January 8th, 2014|Lifestyle/Det|0 Comments|

Acupuncture or Medical Induction?

“Bring It On (Naturally), Baby!”
Acupuncture or Medical Induction?
When it’s best for you or for your baby that the baby is born soon, induction of labour may be scheduled. Reasons can be that:
– you have passed your due date
– the baby has grown too much or too little
– you are ill or that your waters have broken but contractions have […]

December 29th, 2013|Pregnancy|0 Comments|
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    Get Rid Of Your Anxiety For Once And For All : The Secret of Food, Acupuncture and Breathing

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Get Rid Of Your Anxiety For Once And For All : The Secret of Food, Acupuncture and Breathing

How Anxiety is Eased by Acupuncture and Natural Techniques
At New Leaf Acupuncture in Dublin, I estimate 60-70% of all visits are for stress-related issues – ranging from back pain to infertility and insomnia.

So what’s going on?

As our broadband speeds up and our phones get smarter, life can become fast, full and demanding. Without adequate downtime, anxiety is the body’s […]

December 20th, 2013|News|0 Comments|
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    Gary Barlow’s Secret to Health and Weight Loss? Weekly Acupuncture

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Gary Barlow’s Secret to Health and Weight Loss? Weekly Acupuncture

Take That star Gary Barlow has reveals how he lost weight and got himself into better shape.

”I eat well, do an acupuncture session a week and I try to sleep well and do things to aid good sleep.

”I don’t eat sugar, I don’t eat fried foods and I stay away from McDonald’s and chips and things like that.”

Barlow added: […]

December 5th, 2013|Lifestyle/Det, News|0 Comments|

Jan 1: Quit Smoking with Acupuncture

Acupuncture has proven to be very effective in helping to quit smoking and to remain smoke-free for good.

And because of its success, it has a growing number of converts.

As each year comes to a close, we think about ways to change our lives for the better. Quitting smoking is a common New Year’s resolution. But it’s easier said than […]

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    The Benefits of Raspberry Leaf Tea (And Why You Should Be Drinking It)

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The Benefits of Raspberry Leaf Tea (And Why You Should Be Drinking It)

The Benefits of Raspberry Leaf Tea for Pregnancy and Before
Many of my clients at New Leaf Acupuncture Clinic, Dublin, are pregnant or are looking to conceive soon. I wanted to post something about the interesting benefits of raspberry leaf tea and how it helps women before and during this journey.

Because raspberry leaf tea is naturally high in magnesium, potassium, […]

Top Tips for Happy Hormones

Top Tips for Happy Hormones
At New Leaf Acupuncture Dublin, I am working more and more with people to balance their hormones in a natural way. That is, through a healthy diet of traditional food, with food supplements and by offering lifestyle advice.

Here I’ve put together my Top 9 Tips for Happy Hormones.

But first, let’s look at the common symptoms […]

October 24th, 2013|Infertility, News|0 Comments|

How Weight Affects Fertility

Fertility, Weight & Exercise
Even though weight is the variable about which least is known, it is worth mentioning that having regular workouts is believed to help fertility. A study in Obstetrics & Gynecology concluded that women who exercised 30 minutes or more daily had a reduced risk of infertility due to ovulation disorders. On the other hand, some data links too much […]