Acupuncture for Fertility
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Supporting Natural Conception
Acupuncture to support conception is becoming more common. It is safe and can support couples' reproductive and emotional health, reducing the stress often involved with trying to become pregnant.
Acupuncture increases blood flow to the ovaries which in Chinese Medicine theory, enhances follicle development resulting in a higher chance of conception. Increased blood flow to the uterus can thicken the lining and increase the success of implantation.
Acupuncture protocol for IVF treatment starts in the months leading up to IVF.
It is recommended to attend weekly sessions in order to prepare a woman's reproductive system for IVF. Hullender Rubin (2018) found that more sessions over an extended period are required for optimal effect.
We then continue weekly sessions during the down regulation phase if this is part of your treatment.
During the stimulation phase, twice weekly treatments are recommended.
Acupuncture during ovarian stimulation is related to IVF success rates for pregnancy and live births according to Qian (2016).
Treatments before and after embryo transfer are also undertaken. A discount is offered for these treatments.
IUI and IUDI treatments are similar.
Acupuncture can regulate hormones and regulate the menstrual cycle thus helping with gynaecological conditions such as PCOS, irregular periods and PMT.
Acupuncture helps the flow of blood and qi thus helping to relieve pain from fibroids and endometriosis and support the reproductive system when these conditions are causing sub fertility.
Acupuncture with us may also be beneficial for male fertility problems such as a low sperm count, motility and morphology. Contact us to discuss individual cases.
Acupuncture is effective for pregnancy nausea, back pain, tiredness and sleep disturbances.
Acupuncture can be an effective tool for natural induction of labour is you wish to avoid a medical induction.