Lisa Collins Acupuncture in Shrewsbury

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Interested in reading about acupuncture

I love reading and please keep reminding me that I want to write a book of my acupuncture experiences. In the meantime here are a few of the many acupuncture related books from my bookshelf that inspire me!

  • The Five Elements and the Officals Volume III by Professor JR Worsley
  • Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture by Angela Hicks, John Hicks and Peter Mole
  • The Spark in the Machine by Dr Daniel Keown
  • Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine by Jane Lyttleton
  • Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction by Irina Szmelskyj and Lianne Aquilina
  • Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth by Zita West
  • Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth by Debra Betts
  • The Channels of Acupuncture by Giovanni Maciocia
  • Acupuncture Point Combinations by Jeremy Ross
  • Ted J Kaptchuk: Chinese Medicine, "The web that has no weaver"
  • The Treatment of Children by Julian Scott
  • An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture by Adrian White, Mike Cummings, Jacqueline Filshie
  • The complete Homeopathy Handbook by Miranda Castro
  • The Gift by Edith Eger

Advice on Insomnia

Most insomniacs go to bed before they’re sleepy ‘to be on the safe side’, leading to anxiety when sleep doesn’t come. Going to bed later, without a clock, after a warm bath (a fall in temperature drives sleep), having exercised five to six hours before helps. Caffeine after noon doesn’t. If you’re not sleepy, go to another room until you are. As melatonin levels decline with age, if you’re over 55, ask your GP about supplements.


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New IVF technology helps couples conceive with 24/7 embryo monitoring

Scientists have pioneered a new method of IVF treatment that monitors the development of embryos around the clock.

Cleveland, Ohio, couple Ed and Caroline Marks are the first couple to try out the new process - and bagged themselves two beautiful baby girls. The pair struggled to conceive after they got married in 2010 and found out Ed's sperm count was way below average and Caroline had problems of her own.


'We felt like the odds were against us,' the 32-year-old woman said.

So they enlisted the help of a local IVF clinic. After six months, the Marks' doctors chose to test out a new technology called EmbryoScope that allows infertility specialists to check the development of fertilized eggs at 20 minute intervals.

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Scared of needles?

If you're scared of needles, this is a 14 second video worth taking a look at thanks to the British Acupuncture Council:




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