“I have a healthy baby.” Emma was so happy – she feared she would never say those words.
Emma had been trying to conceive naturally for three years. Becoming pregnant had proved elusive. Despite extensive tests and investigations, doctors had found no reason for her failure to conceive, everything seemed to be normal. This experience is not unusual – around one in seven couples in the UK experience difficulty in conceiving.
Emma has overcome her fertility problems with the help of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She had not thought about using TCM but a friend recommended GinSen and she thought she would keep an open mind. She met with Lily at Ginsen, who explained the TCM approach to infertility – an approach which is completely different to that of western medicine.
Practitioner Lily, who is a member of The British Acupuncture Council, explains “Chinese Medicine treats the whole body, re-energising and balancing the whole system. Treatment is personalised for each person or couple and focuses on ensuring the reproductive system is in optimum condition and working in harmony with the rest of the body. The body is prepared for conception by: balancing the hormones, improving the general health of the reproductive organs, improving the quality of the eggs and sperm, promoting good blood circulation, particularly in the pelvic area, and regulating the menstrual flow.”
Following her initial consultation with Lily, Emma commenced her treatment plan, which involved acupuncture, and herbal medicine – the latter to be taken twice a day, morning and evening, as well as diet and lifestyle advice. She had twice weekly consultations with Lily, who monitored her condition and adjusted her herbal remedy in response to the changes in her condition.
Four weeks later Emma had the joy of discovering she was pregnant. On 21 April 2012 she gave birth to a healthy baby girl at St Mary’s Hospital, London.
Emma says: “I am so grateful to Lily. Our baby has brought us so much joy. She has transformed our lives. We had begun to fear that we might never have a baby”