Angela Pegg Acupuncture & Massage

Clinics in Saltaire, Skipton and Bingley

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...and other ailments in pregnancy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Further on in the pregnancy this is a common complaint.  The symptoms are pain and tingling or numbness in the fingers because the median nerve is compressed.  The ligaments and tendons swell during pregnancy and put pressure on the nerve which leads down the arm through the carpal tunnel in the wrist .

Acupuncture points on either side of the wrist are used to relieve the pressure on the carpal tunnel and some standard points to relieve swelling in the hands.

Pain of the symphsis pubis This is a pain that presents round the pubic bone, sometimes radiating into the lower back or groin, and is often described as a painful grating sensation.  The pubis joint can separate slightly in the later stages of pregnancy to prepare for easier passage of the baby. Pain occurs if this separating process leads to inflammation within the symphisis pubis.  Acupuncture treatment diminishes the discomfort but if treated early can prevent the pain becoming more intense as the pregnancy progresses.

 

October 2017 - Acupuncture for Morning Sickness...

I treated three pregnant ladies today with these conditions:

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is often called morning sickness but can occur at any time of the day or night. It occurs in half of all pregnancies usually between the sixth and sixteenth weeks, being at its most intense at eight to twelve weeks.  The degree to which it is experienced varies between mild nausea and continual vomiting.  Excessive vomiting during pregnancy is termed hyperemis gravidarum and usually requires hospital admission and medical treatment. 
There are six Acupuncture points which resolve nausea  or diminish to a minimal level during the treatment. 

“From six weeks pregnant I started suffering from extreme nausea – although I wasn’t being sick,the ‘ feeling sick’ was 24/7 and I was struggling to eat and drink, or function normally.  My Midwife suggested I trying acupuncture and after my first treatment with Angela the nausea subsided for four days which was a miracle! I felt so much better having a few days of feeling normal, and so I began having weekly treatments.  It’s a very gentle and relaxing treatment and I think it helps my overall wellbeing too.”

Helen Miller, 28


Summer Babies

Summer Babies

August 2017

Dear Angela, I thought you would be happy to know I had a little girl 8 weeks ago.

I never thought when u were treating me a year ago this would have been possible....my little miracle xx

Corinne McDermott


Baby James at 9 Weeks Old

 

Baby James

January 2017

First baby of 2017. Baby James came to see me this week with his mum


Ten Simple Strategies to Improve Sperm Quality

1 Regular Acupuncture treatment improves sperm count, morphology and motility

2 Improved nutrition, including a high intake of chicken, fish, fruit and vegetables, preferably organic, improves sperm morphology. 

3 Keep weight normal

4 Keep testicles cool

5 Taking a good quality preconception supplement for three months will improve semen quality

6 Cordyceps mushrooms improve sperm quality and helps physical endurance

7 Stop smoking and all recreational drugs

8 Stop or reduce alcohol, especially before IVF

9 Get checked for chlamydia and any other low level infections

10 Check medicinal drugs are not contraindicated, as some cause sperm abnormalities or reduce sexual function. 

 

Summer 2016

Jill Glover wrote an article for the Acupuncturist, our professional magazine, in the summer with this title.

She makes the point that male infertility now accounts for almost half of those couples experiencing difficulty in conceiving.  It affects one in twenty men.  Yet very few men come to the acupuncture clinic to have a course of treatment to improve the sperm parameters. 

The other point is that men are told that their semen sample is normal without comprehending what normal signifies.  The World Health Organisation shows that semen has significantly from 65 per cent normal to 10 per cent normal morphology  from 1970s to 2010.   Being told one s semen sample is normal can reduce motivation to make creative changes towards a healthy lifestyle. 

So bring your partner along to explain test results and discuss changes for both partners, whether or not he decides to have acupuncture treatment.


Acupuncture for Fertility

Julie and her new baby

Julie and her acupuncture baby

 

November 2015

Nikita and baby Oliver (6months)

photo of Angela Pegg in work clothes

November is upon us and I had the chance to meet up with some new mums, former clients, with their new babies.


Electro Acupuncture Machine

I use my Electro Acupuncture Machine in a number of ways.  One is to help repair and regenerate nerve damage.

Acupuncture repairs injured nerves. Findings published in Neural Regeneration Research demonstrate that acupuncture causes injured lower and upper limb motor nerves to repair. Electromyographic nerve conduction tests of acupuncture patients with nerve injuries document “an effective response” in 80% of patients participating in the study. Electromyography confirms that acupuncture significantly improves motor nerve conduction velocity and amplitude and also promotes functional nerve repair.  - See more at: http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1428-acupuncture-regenerates-nerves#sthash.1aQ9PaHx.dpuf

July 2015

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Acupuncture to Turn Breech Babies

Lighted moxa (this is a herb called Mugwort)  over acupuncture point Bl67 to turn Breech babies.  One treatment with me then the client is sent home with Moxa to apply each day for ten day

You can read about the clinical trial here to prove the effectivness of this here:

http://acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz/acupuncture/research/moxabustion-breech/

July 2015

photo of Angela Pegg in work clothes