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Acupuncture and assisted fertility


Are you planning to use IVF, ICSI, or IUI to get pregnant? 

Do you know the benefits of using acupuncture to support assisted fertility?

Acupuncture supports assisted techniques by relieving unwanted side effects of the hormonal medication prescribed. It also helps to: 

  • Improve blood flow to the uterus 
  • Encourage follicular growth 
  • Balance hormones to improve natural hormone secretion
  • Promote relaxation 
  • Reduce stress and tension  
  • Improve sleep 

One of the areas I specialise in acupuncture is fertility; it is an area that I am well practiced and extremely passionate about and dedicated to. I have assisted many couples who have looked to IVF as their journey to becoming a family and I am proud to have played a part in them becoming parents for the first time if not the second time.  

During a Free initial consultation, I would be delighted to share with you my knowledge and experience gained throughout my time focusing on this specialist area and the packages that I can offer to help you be at your optimum health and wellbeing while starting this new chapter. 

Whatever your fertility journey is, there are many motivations to choose Acupuncture therapy as part of your fertility plan and I’ll be delighted to help you explore all the possibilities. 

Get in touch for a Free consultation and learn how at Gaynor Grozier Acupuncture, I can support you with assisted fertility.  I look forward to speaking with you and learning how I can play a part in your journey to parenthood.

Gaynor x 

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5 Superfoods That Promote Healthy Wellbeing 

They’re called superfoods because, they are… well, super! Small changes in the way we eat can help us in the long run and to take care of our bodies is a form of self-care and appreciation for all that our bodies do for us. 

So, here is our list of 5 superfoods that promote general wellbeing, that you can add into your diet: 

  • Nuts And Seeds 

A source of protein, fibre and unsaturated fats that also contain antioxidants that combat stress, promote cell reproduction and lower cholesterol. This superfood is packed with vitamins and minerals which it a staple for a well-balanced diet.  

  • Avocado  

A key staple for every Instagram-worthy brunch pic and for good reason! Avocados provide fibre and helps regulate blood pressure. An advisory published by the American Heart Association in the June 2017 issue of Circulation noted that replacing saturated fat (from sources such as butter) with the fats found in foods such as avocado can help reduce the risk for heart disease. 

  • Kimchi And Kefir 

Fermented foods are the new trend and with the numerous amounts of health benefits, there’s no wonder why they’re so popular. Products like kimchi and kefir are rich in probiotics that make them a great superfood. Probiotics are “healthy” bacteria and when taken, it may contribute to a healthy gut microbiome and play a role in disease prevention. The live bacteria in yogurt, for example, may reduce the risk of chronic inflammatory conditions such as Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis, according to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  

  • Dark Chocolate  

Yes, chocolate can be healthy, believe it or not. However, this is not the case for milk and white chocolate that are heavily infused with refined sugar and cream, but for dark chocolate. The cacao in dark chocolate is full of antioxidants which is said to help with heart health, cancer prevention and weight loss, according to a study published in December 2016 in the Journal of Neuroscience.  

  • Berries  

A staple for any summertime snack but did you know berries are at the top of almost every superfood list. Fresh berries such as blackberries, strawberries and cranberries (to name a few) are crammed with fibre and antioxidants that help fight against cancer-causing free radicals, notes a study published in March 2018 in Frontiers in Pharmacology. On top of that, they’re very low in calories which is great if you’re on a calorie conscious diet.  

I think we’re all feeling a bit peckish after hearing that list and to know we’re nurturing our bodies whilst eating great food, makes it all the better.


Female Health: 4 tips to help maintain female health


Regardless of its historical taboos and centuries of myths and false information surrounding it, female health is vitally important and with modern-day medicine advancement and research, we need more space and platforms to allow easy access for women to seek health advice. If you are experiencing any changes or concerns with your medical health, the most important thing is to consult your medical practitioner or doctor.   

However, for general advice on female health maintenance you can do it yourself, here is my list of 4 tips to help maintain female health: 

Acupuncture – Fertility  

Many people experience problems when trying to conceive and this comes in many forms, including anovulation, thin uterine lining, irregular periods, endometriosis, and sperm related issues. However, acupuncture can help! If you’re having issues with conceiving and are considering IVF or assisted fertility, acupuncture can help as the treatment helps to improve blood flow to the uterus, encourages follicular growth, balances hormones to improve natural hormone secretion, promotes relaxation, reduces stress and tension and helps to improve sleep. 

Pelvic exercise- overall pelvic health 

The pelvic floor comprises muscles and connective tissues. These soft tissues attach to your pelvis, and more specifically, to the bones at the bottom of the pelvis. The pelvic floor also consists of the uterus, cervix, and vagina. Benefits of pelvic floor exercise include strong bladder and bowel control, improve recovery from childbirth and gynaecological surgery and improvement in sex.  

If you would like some tips and tutorials for pelvic floor exercises, visit the link below.  

Self-examination- cancer and lumps 

For women, it’s important to check for any signs of lumps or changes to the body. The most easily identifiable is for changes in the breast. Women come in all shapes and sizes and the same applies to the breast: it can vary in consistency and size depending on mensuration, pregnancy, menopause etc.  

However, the NHS Breast Screening programme has systemized a 5-point plan for being breast aware: 

  • know what’s normal for you 
  • look at your breasts and feel them 
  • know what changes to look for 
  • report any changes to a GP without delay 
  • attend routine screening if you’re aged 50 to 70 

“Look at your breasts and feel each breast and armpit, and up to your collarbone. You may find it easiest to do this in the shower or bath, by running a soapy hand over each breast and up under each armpit. 

You can also look at your breasts in the mirror. Look with your arms by your side and with them raised.” 

For further information, visit the NHS website:

Probiotics- Gut health  

Probiotics are healthy bacteria that help the health of the gut, which is vital for good immune function and digestive health. They can be taken as a supplement or can be found in fermented foods such as yoghurts, kefir, kombucha and fermented vegetables. Benefits of probiotics include reduction in urinary tract infections, boost the immune system and promotes overall vaginal health. 


That were our 4 tips to maintain female health, we hope you find them of use! Making these small changes can make a huge impact on your health and having open platforms to talk about them openly makes it easier for women to get the right information and to identify and treat any underlying health issues.  

Top 6 benefits of acupuncture for work-related stress

Whether you’re working from home, or back in the office, our jobs can demand a lot. From pressures to challenges or colleague relationships, they can have a negative impact on our mental health and work performance. 

Work-related stress however shouldn’t be something you suffer with, it is important for us to take care of our mental wellbeing, not only for ourselves but taking proper care of yourself will increase your work performance and outlook on life.  

Let acupuncture help you. There are many benefits to acupuncture, but here are the top 6 to improving your working performance and tackling work-related stress.  

Reduced stress

Stress is one of the top reasons professionals seek acupuncture treatment. Whether it’s from the demands of our job or personal pressures, almost 70% of professionals admit to experiencing the symptoms of stress. While work can be a major trigger, acupuncture has been proven to help lower stress hormones and improve our mood to reduce anxiety and increase overall feelings of happiness. 

Women feeling stressed and axious at work

Reduce Back Pain, Joint Pain and Neck Tension: 

Posture, heavy backpacks, smartphones, and computers are just a few of the things that create tension and the type of pain that penetrates through our workday and keeps us up at night. Acupuncture provides drug-free pain relief while also helping to reduce swelling and inflammation. 

Relief from headaches  

Whether you’ve been staring at your computer screen for too long, or lacking in hydration, acupuncture has been used to treat headaches for thousands of years. Recent studies show that acupuncture can reduce the number of days with migraines and may have lasting effects. The most common side effect being a sense of relief and relaxation, acupuncture is a treatment of choice for those seeking a drug-free option. 

Improve your immune system  

Acupuncture treatment can reduce the duration of a cold and relieve debilitating symptoms that keep you feeling miserable and away from work. Acupuncture can also help fight off pathogens by boosting the body’s immune system. 

Women in bed with the flu

Allergy relief  

Acupuncture has been proven to reduce allergy symptoms and can be used in place of or in conjunction with antihistamines. Acupuncture can also play a key part in preventing allergies, but it is important to start treatments to strengthen your body before allergy season begins.  

Enhanced mental clarity and improved energy  

Acupuncture patients experience enhanced mental clarity and often a surge of increased energy. Improved sleep is an additional benefit, which is why acupuncture is used to treat sleep disorders too, like insomnia. 

To conclude 

If you are also finding yourself struggling at work, don’t hesitate to reach out to your colleagues, stress isn’t a sign of weakness, it is something that affects us all throughout life and your employer will be understanding of this. They have a responsibility to resolve and understand what you’re going through.   

At Gaynor Grozier Acupuncture, you’re sure of a very warm welcome as well as an environment that emits tranquillity and relaxation. We can explore the best health and wellbeing therapies and treatments that will best suit your needs. I have an extensive wealth of knowledge and experience to support you, I am passionate about restoring health and balance to your body.  

If you are considering acupuncture to support, you on your healing journey – do get in touch for a free confidential consultation. A private and confidential setting provides the basis for a treatment when receiving acupuncture to support you when things feel unmanageable. 

Boost your energy and improve your insomnia with acupuncture. 

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder, that can make it hard to fall asleep, waking up early, getting a full night’s sleep. Often leaving you feeling tired throughout the day. In the UK, 34% of women suffer from insomnia, and 24% of men.   

When we experience low energy or fatigue, many of us immediately turn to caffeine, energy drinks or medication. And though they may seem effective in boosting our performance, these solutions are short term and temporary, only masking the symptoms of fatigue.  

Acupuncture, however, can be an effective therapy in restoring your energy, enhancing mental clarity, and improving sleep disorders such as insomnia. Acupuncture gets to the root of the problem that’s causing insomnia rather than insomnia itself. Acupuncture encompasses its own diagnostic methods, seeing pain and illness as a sign that the body is out of balance.  

A typical treatment takes the whole person into consideration, from the physical to the mental to the emotional aspects of a person, all of which are interdependent. Because of this, two people with the same diagnosis received from their GP, such as insomnia, are likely to receive different acupuncture treatments.  

“Gaynor has treated my family now since last year and I decided to try it for myself to help with the arthritis in my hands, get a boost of energy and for weight loss.” 

“My goodness!! After one session and six days later I have no pain, bags of energy, a flatter stomach, and a reduced appetite. I can’t thank her enough and can’t wait for my next session. Highly recommend everyone has a Gaynor in their life.” 

If you would like a peaceful night’s sleep, be free from pain, feel relaxed and be able to do the things you enjoy, then acupuncture is for you. Choosing acupuncture as your preferred treatment will enhance the quality of your life.  I am here to help you get back to the things you enjoy most in your life. 

I am excited to help you on your journey to better health and wellbeing. For your free consultation and confidential advice, get in touch with me today so I can help you find the freedom you are looking for. 

Why acupuncture is great for digestion and gut health. 

Importance of gut health.

When we think of health, we often think of physical health or mental health, but our gut health is vitally important. A healthy gut, (also known as the second brain), has been demonstrated to contribute to a stronger immune system, improved heart functioning, lighter mood, better sleep and much more. Effective absorption and metabolism of the digestion system is well researched, documented and proven to have an impact on whole-body health.

Causes of digestive issues.

Acid reflux, bloating, constipation, and diarrhoea are symptoms commonly reported in clinic.  Often a GP diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is made.  A good physician will want to get to the root cause of the irritability.

It’s recognised that lifestyle choices may play a part in poor gut health but there are other factors to consider as well, such parasites, bacteria overgrowth, toxins, environmental pollutions and of course your body’s ability to metabolise food and excrete toxins.

If your symptoms are persistent, take control of your health. Knowing your gut health is important and tests can be taken to understand your health better.

 How an Acupuncturist can help.

An acupuncturist can make a GP referral for tests if it is deemed necessary, can discuss lifestyle choices and adaptations to contribute to improved health.

Acupuncture as a healing model is often explained as neuroscience, acupuncture points stimulate central nervous system, to reduce hyperactivity and stress as well as releasing your natural chemicals that will trigger the body’s unique healing abilities that in turn has a positive effect of the functioning of your organs. The skill of an acupuncturist lies in the ability to make a traditional diagnosis of your body’s disharmony in reference to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory to bring your body back into balance.

Receiving acupuncture treatments will improve organ function and restore balance to the gut, as well as eradicate acid reflux, improve metabolism, regulate bowel movement, reduce bloating, heart burn, pain, inflammation and brain fog, making you feel more energetic and like your old self.

Get in touch.

As a member of the British Acupuncture Council, I have trained at degree level to hone the skills of an excellent and busy practitioner.

If you’re struggling with aspects of your health and are not feeling well right now, I’d love to hear from you. It costs nothing to chat, so get in touch with me today and book your FREE discovery call.

There is nothing more satisfying than watching someone’s health improve.

My 6 top tips for relieving leg pain.

Leg pain occurs for many reasons whether from sport injuries, stress from exercising, pulled muscles or even weight bearing, symptoms of which can vary from pins & needles, tingling, numbness, cramping, dull-ache to sharp stabbing pain.

Symptoms can affect many aspects of life, from not being able to work, partake in daily exercise, emotions and even sleep.

Painkillers may provide some short-term relief but the reality is that remedial work is often needed in order to get to restore the mechanical structure and get you functioning again.

We have a responsibility to maintain good health and that responsibility means that we should take good care of ourselves to enable us to live a long and happy life, free from pain killers that our digestive systems must process.

Listen to your body

Rest your legs when your body tells you too but movement is also required to prevent stiffness, the trick is not to over do it and find the right balance for yourself.

Elevating your legs may help release pressure but movement encourages blood flow preventing you from stiffening up.

Consider when to use ice

Ice is great in the short term, it helps bring out bruising and inflammation, it may also numb the area, providing some short-term relief.

….heat on the other hand.

Will move your blood, this helps at a cellular level which encourages repair to your tissues, so do consider taking a warm bath or applying a heat pad or hot water bottle to the affected area.


Gentle movement in the form of exercises provided by your healthcare physician may help relieve tension within the muscular system. 


Tai Chi, Qi Gong and yoga are some suggestions that move your energy, nourish blood and help stretch and ease muscle tension.

What pain killers can do for you…

When taking pain killers, one of three things may occur, either nothing and the pain doesn’t resolve, we get some relief but need to keep taking the tablets, or the pain seems to disappear completely (although generally it manifests elsewhere in the body).  The fact is that pain killers are designed to provide some relief, what the doctors don’t tell you is that remedial is often still required.  On top of that painkillers have to be processed through the digestive system often causing dysbiosis, worry not a good probiotic will help restore your gut PH balance.

Why should I consider acupuncture over any other remedial work?

Acupuncture is designed to consider the whole body, it get’s to the route of the problem and takes the whole body into consideration.  It is medicine-free approach and there are no unwarranted side effects. Pain relief is an area I have in-depth knowledge and experience in.

Acupuncture can provide relief from pain as well as reduce inflammation, move blood stagnation that are often causing blockages as well as improve stiffness making you more mobile and active again. Acupuncture helps by releasing the body’s own natural endorphins to activate the body’s opiate receptors creating an analgesic effect.

Whilst acupuncture treatment is focused on your immediate concern, other issues may resolve as well and you may experience an increase in your energy or improved sleep, a reduction in headaches and better bowel movements.

There is no, one size fits all, at Gaynor Grozier Clinic, every client receives a highly individualised treatment plan, which may also include TuiNa massage, Cupping or Gua Sha.

Get in touch.

If you’re looking to resolve your problem and you’re suffering from leg pain or any other type of pain for that matter and would like to get back to work or doing the things you enjoy most then please get in touch for a free confidential consultation by clicking the link here.

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing someone’s health journey improve through my therapies and treatments, I can’t wait to help you find the freedom you’re looking for. 


Gentlemen, put down your razors” 

Movember is an annual event during the month of November in which men across the country grow moustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide/mental health. It is known globally that on average, men die six years earlier than women and for health reasons that can often be prevented.  

Acupuncture can be an effective treatment in helping relieve the symptoms that comes with both prostate and testicular cancer as well as stimulating your emotional well-being by bringing harmony to your body and mind.  

The aim of acupuncture is to restore that balance and bring the body back to equilibrium. Physical, mental, and emotional aspects of a person are interdependent, and a typical treatment will take the whole person into consideration. This means that two people with the same diagnosis received from their GP are likely to receive different acupuncture treatments. 

Prostate Cancer 

When it comes to cancer, though acupuncture cannot cure it, it can play a huge part in relieving some of the symptoms. According to The Forge Clinic, it was found in a clinical trial of 100 patients that acupuncture improved their “conditions significantly for patients with moderate or severe benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition in which the prostate becomes enlarged.” The results concluded that acupuncture improves the quality of the patient’s life and is therefore an effective treatment.  

Testicular Cancer 

Testicular cancer is 1 of the less common cancers and tends to mostly affect men between 15 and 49 years of age. It is a highly curable form of cancer with a 95% success rate in cases.  

It can impact male fertility as it both the treatment and cancer can affect the quality of sperm. It is proven that acupuncture treatments can reduce the number of structural abnormalities found in sperm and can improve sperm motility, morphology, and count. 

Acupuncture can also be a great support for men undergoing treatment for testicular cancer. Some side effects from cancer treatment, such as nausea, vomiting, pain, and fatigue can be eased by regular acupuncture visits, as well as modifications to diet and lifestyle. 

Mental Health 

More often than not, we forget to take care of ourselves and our wellbeing. Mental health, especially in men, is hugely important, and should be discussed more often, disregarding the stigma surrounding it.  

An analogy that I frequently use is that each week you wash and refuel your car and every so often you will service, tax and MOT it too. If we don’t refuel our cars, we don’t get very far.  

The same goes for us and our bodies too! 

Acupuncture is used an effective form of treatment for stress, anxiety and depression and is highly individualised. It restores balance, stimulates emotional wellbeing, and brings harmony to your mind by removing any blockages and restoring energy flow.  

To conclude 

I understand that for men to reach out for help can be difficult due to social constructs, fear of being seen as “less” masculine and the stigma that comes with asking for help. However, I encourage you to reach out if you are struggling.  

At Gaynor Grozier Acupuncture, you’re sure of a very warm welcome as well as a tranquil and relaxing environment with which to explore your health and wellbeing therapies and treatments. I am a degree trained acupuncturist with a wealth of knowledge and experience to support her passion in restoring health and balance to the human body.   

If you are considering acupuncture to support, you on your healing journey – do get in touch for a confidential consultation. A private and confidential setting provides the basis for a treatment when receiving acupuncture to support you when things feel unmanageable. 

For you FREE 15-minute discovery call, click here and let me help you find the freedom you’re looking for.  


At Gaynor Grozier Clinic, my vision is to create a world where nature is at the forefront of everyone’s mind and people live a balanced and harmonious life. I love to educate, inspire, and motivate people to improve, promote and maintain all aspects of health and prevent future disease.  

For years, people have turned to natural remedies to fight common colds, upset stomachs, headaches and more and the majority of these remedies use ingredients commonly already found in modern households. The majority of these natural remedies presented today are based on ancient remedies and practices rooted from thousands of years. They are ideal for a quick little at-home treatment, and alongside my acupuncture therapies, will keep your body and immune system healthy 

After the past two years, it is more vital than ever to keep your immune system strong and as winter fast approaches, I thought I would share some natural healing remedies to boost and support your immune system.  


  • Garlic – a warming herb and powerful immune booster. If you’re brave enough – the best way to benefit from its healing properties is to take it raw. 
  • Ginger – Add a couple of slices to boiling water for a tea. 
  • Honey – To soothe a cough or sore throat. 


This recipe is your first defence when you feel symptoms starting or as soon as you have that scratchy throat feeling; drinking this immune boosting natural healing remedy will serve you well. 

  • 1x piece of ginger as big as your thumb 
  • 1x cinnamon stick 
  • 2x cloves of garlic 
  • A bunch of spring onions (white head only) 
  • 2x cups water 

Boil all the ingredients and reduce it down to one cup, then blend and drink. Wrap yourself up and take to your bed. If you wait even one day, it will be too late. Remember that in rare circumstances, flu like symptoms can lead to more severe infections such as pneumonia, so make sure you drink lots of fluids and rest. 


Soups are a quick and easy way to ensure that you are consuming rich ingredients to help support a healthy immune system. 

Take the below ingredients and cook together to create a simple and delicious soup for the whole family: 

  • Sweet potatoes 
  • Two cloves of garlic 
  • A bunch of spring onions 
  • A handful of rosemary 
  • A handful of parsley 

Other ingredients that have a tonification action and contribute to a strong immune function are: 

Basil, Chestnut, Chia seed, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Dill Seed, Dried ginger, Nutmeg, Kidney, Lamb, Quinoa, Rosemary, sage, Star anise, Thyme, Trout, Venison, Walnut 

Acupuncture is great to boost the immune system and those attending clinic are receiving treatments that are doing just that. 


Homemade bone broth is incredibly healthy, inexpensive and tastes delicious. The broth is full of nutrients I recommend everyone adds bone broth to their diet. 

It’s great for: 

  • Maintaining healthy skin 
  • Supporting your immune system 
  • Boosting detoxification and nutrients absorption 


  • 6 x pieces of bone marrow (I purchase mine from Fordhall Farm as their animals are left to pasture (grass-fed))  
  • 1 x chicken carcus 
  • 2 x onions 
  • 1 x bay leaf 
  • A pinch of salt 

I use a slow cooker but a large pot on the cooker will also work well. Roughly chop onions place in the pot with all other ingredients and pour over filtered water. Allow to simmer for 12 hours, pour into jug and there you have your bone broth. Once decanted I add more water to the bones and again simmer for a further 12 hours, I repeat the process until the broth is very weak.  

Think about how you want to use your broth – I’ll be freezing mine into small container and using it as a stock for gravy, sauces, or soups. 

All these natural healing recipes will keep your immune boosted all throughout winter and will compliment your acupuncture treatments wonderfully! So, make sure you’re wrapping up warm, drinking lots of warm fluids, washing your hands regularly and trying all these natural remedies, to keep any pesky bugs at bay.  

Don’t hesitate to get in touch here to book your acupuncture treatment for the winter, so that I can help you support and keep your immune system strong.  


Many people ask me what acupuncture can treat and the simple and short answer is that it can help any symptom or condition that you might visit the doctor for. Do you think that ancient Chinese medicine, which is thousands of years old, would still be around today if it didn’t work?

There are many wonders and benefits to acupuncture as it is an effective therapy in restoring balance and harmony to your body, stimulating your physical and emotional wellbeing.

Acupuncture can help with:


One of my areas of specialisation is in acupuncture for fertility, a treatment where I have invested and dedicated many hours honing my skills and expanding my knowledge significantly overtime to support assisted or natural conception.

Acupuncture helps the regulating of fertility hormones and can increase blood flow to the reproductive organs. Acupuncture regulates ovulation and menstrual cycles in female fertility and helps male fertility by improving the health of sperm, count and motility. As documented by the British Acupuncture Council, Acupuncture has been found to improve the motility of sperm by improving its zinc: cadmium ratio.

For single women who are planning and wish to freeze their eggs; acupuncture will help stimulate the ovaries to produce as many follicles as possible.


Stress and anxiety are hugely prevalent today, especially with the impact of the recent Coronavirus pandemic and the detrimental affect it has shown on our mental health and wellbeing. 

With my acupuncture and supportive therapies, I can help you reduce the effects of stress and anxiety, build balance, and find harmony.

Acupuncture proactively reduces stress, by:

  • Providing relaxation time
  • Bringing hormonal balance
  • Promoting health and well-being
  • Increasing energy

Pain Relief.

Acupuncture is designed to consider the whole body, so, for example, if you are experiencing back pain, it could be that it stems from the leg or the shoulder. Equally if you are experiencing migraines, it might be that you also have stomach problems such as irritable bowel syndrome IBS.  Whilst acupuncture treatment is focused on your immediate concern other issues may resolve as well and you may experience improvements in energy or sleep, bowel movements and abdominal cramps, achy joints.

There is nothing more satisfying than watching someone’s health improve through my acupuncture therapies, so get in touch with me today, to see how I can help you find the freedom you are looking for.

I have a fantastic clinic more than capable of looking after all your needs; get in touch with me today and book your free discovery call, I can’t wait to hear from you!

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