Acupuncture for fertility

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture helps to prepare your body both physically and emotionally for conception and maintenance of the pregnancy. Acupuncture can be an excellent way to support both, natural conception and assisted conception such as in vitro fertilisation, alleviating the potential side-effects of IVF medication.

The most obvious changes you may notice quickly include reducing the stress that interferes with ovulation, regulation of menses and a general feeling of good health. Wherever you are in your journey to motherhood, acupuncture provides a safe and medication free support to staying well.


Acupuncture with Western medicine

Acupuncture is increasingly being used in conjunction with Western medicine to support patients with fertility issues. Although there is not a clear Western medical opinion regarding the efficacy of acupuncture in treating fertility problems, there are studies which show the positive role of acupuncture in assisted reproductive techniques. As an example the study published in the British Medical Journal (2008 ) concluded that, 'preliminary evidence suggests that acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation [IVF]'.

Trying to conceive can be very demanding on many levels and the constant pressure from contradictory and rapidly shifting emotions can be very disruptive to your system. By allowing your body to relax you can re-establish normal endocrine function to help bring your hormones back into balance. Understanding your condition and making appropriate changes to diet and life style are extremely important during this challenging time.


Acupuncture for pregnancy and pre-birth

Acupuncture can help to reduce the physical and emotional stress during the pregnancy and turn it into a wonderful time.

Acupuncture can provide drug-free relief for a multitude of problems such as:
• Nausea and sickness
• Heartburn
• Fatigue and Exhaustion
• Anaemia
• Insomnia
• Anxiety
• Back Pain and Sciatica
• Constipation
The acupuncture also will assist you and your baby to prepare for a natural birthing process.

Benefits of pre-birthing acupuncture are:
• Prepares you for a natural delivery.
• Has been shown to reduce the average birthing time
• Reduces the need for medical intervention
• Can reduce the overdue delivery time
• Reduces fears or anxiety.
• Assists in correcting Breech babies and helps your baby to engage.