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Using The Right Lubricant

May 20, 2016 by  
Filed under Fertility & Pregnancy

The Daily Mail recently highlighted the question of whether couples trying to conceive would benefit from using a sperm friendly lubricant.

We always advise couples we see who are trying for a baby not to use general lubricants during their love-making and not to use saliva. Both can harm sperm. However, if vaginal dryness is an issue, a sperm-friendly lubricant such as Pre Seed or Conceive Plus may help. The PH balance of the lubricant may balance the acid- alkaline balance of the more acid vagina which traditionally repels the more alkaline sperm. Increased moisture may also help the sperm to swim up the cervix.

A 2014 study measured the effect on sperm function of 11 lubricants, including some that claimed to boost fertility. It found that two – Pre-Seed and Conceive Plus – improved ‘motility’, a measure of how much sperm moves. All the others had a detrimental effect.

The jury is out on whether in general couples trying to conceive should use a lubricant at all. Some consultants are wary and warn that they won’t make a difference to the more common issues that make conceiving difficult such as low sperm count, endometriosis, PCOS or blocked fallopian tubes. However, if you’re trying to conceive naturally and do find vaginal dryness an issue, ensure you use a lubricant which will help the sperm do their job of fertilising the egg.
This is just one of the issues that we discuss with couples trying to get pregnant who come to see us to talk through how to maximise their chances of conceiving. A fertility consultation is £49 and you should leave with a clear idea of the way forward and advice on what you can do to improve your chance of conception.
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Tai Chi Gentle Movement Class In Leeds City Centre

May 18, 2016 by  
Filed under Eastern culture

The wonderful Barney Bardsley is half way through her current classes that run on a friday lunchtime in Leeds City Centre. But she still has a couple of places free for this friday and next. Do get in touch with her if you’d like to drop in and try her balance of gentle movements that move the Qi. What a wonderful way to end the working week!

BREATHING SPACE

Friday Classes 12.30 – 1.30pm, £5

Leeds Buddhist Centre

4th Floor, Leeds Bridge House,

Hunslet Road, LS10 1JN

Teacher: Barney Bardsley

[email protected]

07769 806236

These classes are run as a cycle of four, using the gentle breath and movement sequences of T’ai Chi/Chi Kung, and the principles of the Alexander Technique, to promote poise and equilibrium in body and mind. Suitable for all.

 

Come to as many – or as few – as you like. Pay on the day but PLEASE PRE-BOOK as places are limited.

 

  1. Clearing the Head, Friday 29 April, 12.30 – 1.30 pm. £5.
  2. Releasing the Back, Friday 13 May, 12.30 – 1.30 pm. £5.
  3. Oiling the Joints, Friday 20 May, 12.30 – 1.30 pm.£5.
  4. Return to the Centre, Friday 27 May, 12.30 – 1.30 pm £5.

 

‘the body becomes the flow, the stream of life and there is no separation between the workings of the body and the workings of the spirit’(Gerda Geddes)

 

FOR MORE INFO on my work visit:

www. barefootbarney.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/breathingspaceclasses

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Tai Chi and Chi Gung Class in Leeds

April 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Eastern culture, Other health topics, Pain

The lovely and talented Barney Bardsley is starting another sequence of lunchtime classes in Leeds City Centre on fridays. What a wonderful way of spending a lunchtime and setting ourselves up for the weekend!

 

BREATHING SPACE

Friday Classes 12.30 – 1.30pm, £5

Leeds Buddhist Centre

4th Floor, Leeds Bridge House,

Hunslet Road, LS10 1JN

Teacher: Barney Bardsley

[email protected]

07769 806236

These classes are run as a cycle of four, using the gentle breath and movement sequences of T’ai Chi/Chi Kung, and the principles of the Alexander Technique, to promote poise and equilibrium in body and mind. Suitable for all.

Come to as many – or as few – as you like. Pay on the day but PLEASE PRE-BOOK as places are limited.

  1. Clearing the Head, Friday 29 April, 12.30 – 1.30 pm. £5.
  2. Releasing the Back, Friday 13 May, 12.30 – 1.30 pm. £5.
  3. Oiling the Joints, Friday 20 May, 12.30 – 1.30 pm.£5.
  4. Return to the Centre, Friday 27 May, 12.30 – 1.30 pm £5.

‘the body becomes the flow, the stream of life and there is no separation between the workings of the body and the workings of the spirit’(Gerda Geddes)

FOR MORE INFO on my work visit:

www. barefootbarney.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/breathingspaceclasses

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Try Yoga To Improve Your Wellbeing

April 6, 2016 by  
Filed under Eastern culture, Other therapies

As many of my patients know, I am a keen Yoga practitioner and cannot recommend Om Yoga in Farsley, Leeds highly enough. Hatha yoga is a great way to move our Qi and Blood. When our Qi flows freely, we are in a place of balance and stay well. Concentration on the breath also encourages us to stay in the moment, letting go of any troublesome thoughts and anxieties. The sense of deep relaxation I gain from the Yoga Niddra practiced at the end of my yoga session allows me to act for the rest of my day from a place of calm deep wellbeing.

Om are offering a chance to try a class on Saturday April 16th. Click here for more details.

 

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Time To Combat Hayfever

April 1, 2016 by  
Filed under Acupuncture

We have had our first patient this week complaining of hayfever starting with the early tree pollen. Whether you wish to manage your hayfever symptoms or to prevent them starting later on in the Spring-Summer, this is the time to think about getting some acupuncture.

We love treating hayfever as we often see fast results. When a patient leaves our clinic being able to breathe freely with clear eyes and head and knows that they don’t have to take antihistamines and other medications we know we have done a good job!

Expect to have a course of treatment, as the benefits build gradually. Everyone responds differently to acupuncture. Some people find after only one treatment their symptoms have significantly improved; others need up to 6 sessions to see a difference.

Give us a ring to see if we can help you get the most out of your Spring and Summer.

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