Prickly realities

I started acupuncture again yesterday and didn't realise how much I needed it/would enjoy it. Those 40 minutes - when I put my phone on flight mode and listen to new age  fertility meditation tunes (I'm usually asleep by track 3/4) - are a welcome respite from the chaos of my workday and, as importantly, … Continue reading Prickly realities

Suck it up?

Michael Phelps aroused global curiosity about cupping during Rio 2016 (and made circular hickies cool), and Jennifer Anniston and Lady Gaga apparently embrace it too. That makes them all bloody crazy because cupping, a form of a Traditional Chinese Medicine that involves using glass suction cups to create a vacuum that sucks your soul out through … Continue reading Suck it up?

Groovy, baby

Ok, so I've decided to embrace positivity and rainbow-farting unicorns etc and, for your (my) entertainment, put together a list of five fun (and science-backed) IVF facts: Move it, baby: Fertilisation rates are apparently higher for eggs subjected to music. According to a 2013 study done at the Institut Marques fertility Clinique in Barcelona, fertilisation rates of embryos subjected … Continue reading Groovy, baby

Poking around with TCM

About to enter the prickly pre-cycle phase (meeting my acupuncturist tomorrow), and coincidentally caught a discussion on one of my chat groups about Traditional Chinese Medicine and fertility. Much has already been written on the subject, but I thought I would capture my five favourite TCM tips for anyone who's been wondering about adding to … Continue reading Poking around with TCM