Japanese acupuncture helps Irish woman to conceive

I have never heard of “Japanese acupuncture” have you?

Also known as “Five Elements,” the practice has been successful for an Irish women who was told by her doctor that she had “one of the worst wombs I’ve ever seen” and was unlikely to ever become pregnant again, according to an article in today’s Independent newspaper.

The fact that each session included the insertion of 400 fine needles and was painful, unlike traditional Chinese acupuncture, new mother Tara O’Sullivan describes the recent birth of her baby as “a dream,” compared to the  earlier, IVF-assisted birth of her twins. She’s starting “Five Elements” again for her next baby.

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A quick Google of “Japanese acupuncture” reveals a number of clinics and practitioners in the U.S. and Canada. If you decide to try this modality, please let us know about your experience.

All the best – Catherine L. Editor – PCOS Support Blog

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