Marianne achieved her Licence in Acupuncture in 2011 and graduated from the College of Traditional Acupuncture with first class honours the following year. She soon went on to specialise in sub-fertility and treats women and men wanting to conceive naturally, and patients undergoing assisted reproductive treatments such as IVF, IUI, and ICSI. She trained with Zita West during her time as an affiliated practitioner between 2013 – 18.
She also treats patients who are struggling with stress and anxiety and the associated symptoms such as panic attacks, insomnia and phobia. Call Marianne if you would like to overcome excessive worry and stress.
Acupuncture for Fertility
An increasing amount of scientific research has established that acupuncture may benefit fertility by regulating hormones, increasing the blood flow to the ovaries thus enhancing the environment in which follicles develop, and by increasing blood flow to the uterus improving the endometrial lining and increasing the chances of embryo implantation. It may also reduce the number of ovarian cysts, stimulate ovulation, enhance blastocyst implantation and regulate the menstrual cycle in women with PCOS.
For more information go to the website of the British Acupuncture Council www.acupuncture.org.uk
To book a free 30 minute consultation with Marianne call
07902 259 485
What made you decide to become an Acupuncturist, Marianne?
I have been asked this many times over the years, and it is a fair question. Acupuncture is a relatively unusual profession to pursue after all. It certainly wasn’t on my radar when I was choosing my options at school. I’m pretty sure I didn’t know what acupuncture was back then. In fact, I didn’t discover acupuncture until my early thirties. I’d been suffering with migraine headaches for a couple of years and was prescribed a muscle relaxant, to be taken daily, which ‘may’ make me drowsy. I felt desperate enough to give it a go. It was only mid Monday morning, on the first day of taking the medication, that I realised I had no recollection of driving into work that day, or of dropping my children off at nursery! That was a pretty, scary realisation, and I knew I needed to find another way.
I had acupuncture intermittently for a couple of years and increasingly found I looked forward to my treatments more and more. The treatments not only reduced the frequency and intensity of the migraines, but the serenity of the treatment room was a much welcome contrast to the noisy classroom of my workplace. I became more centred and connected, more aware of what I needed, and I liked that. How could inserting needles into the body invoke such a response? I was intrigued and wanted to learn more. I found a college that taught Five Element Acupuncture, a style which I felt suited my curiosity and desire to know and understand my fellow human-beings, and what makes us tick. Finding acupuncture enabled me to initially manage and then cure my migraine headaches. It showed me another way of being and in it I found my vocation.
Did you know there are over 300 acupuncture points on your body?
So many? How do we decide which points we need to use during your treatment? Well, acupuncturists need to have a deep desire to know and understand their patients really well, and here is why.
As a Five Element Acupuncturist, I diagnose the element: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, which I feel needs particular support and is preventing you from feeling as fit and well as you might. Treatment on ‘your’ element can have a profound effect on your sense of well-being without specific ailments being targeted.
In addition to this, every acupuncture point has a ‘spirit’ to it, or ‘quality’ if you like. Names like Abdomen Sorrow, Gate of Hope, Amidst Glory, Broken Bowel, give us an image of the gift the point brings. The more at ease and comfortable you feel with your acupuncturist, the more they will ‘get’ you, and be enabled to choose the acupuncture points they feel are right for you on that day. Consequently, the points used will almost certainly differ at each treatment. Also, patients presenting with the same conditions may not receive the same acupuncture points. Acupuncture is certainly NOT a one size fits all treatment.
It is often a surprise to our patients to know that we are equally as interested in your mental and emotional health as we are about your physical health, and all are considered when we decide which points we want to use in your treatment.
Marianne sees patients at the Matlock clinic on Thursdays 1-7pm. If you would like to speak to her you can call her on 07902259485
1st appointment £60, includes consultation, diagnosis, and a treatment.
Follow-up treatments £45 or £40 if paid for in a block of 5.