Fertility Acupuncture treatments help create the optimum environment to nurture a successful pregnancy and produce a healthy baby. Acupuncture is an effective and safe treatment method which helps to build a fertile environment by boosting Qi (energy) and blood; balancing the internal organs and meridians (energy pathways), and calming the mind. Fertility acupuncture treatments help clear any emotional or physical blockages you may have, thereby enhancing your overall health, well-being and chances of conceiving naturally. The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative and work on balancing the mind, body and the spirit.
My goal is not just for you to get pregnant but to help you have a healthy baby and a healthy life.
I understand that struggling with fertility problems can be very stressful and overwhelming. I will listen to your concerns and carefully assess all the physical and emotional factors that might be affecting your reproductive health or that of your partner. After a thorough evaluation an individual treatment plan will be designed to heal the underlying cause of your reproductive disorder and to naturally optimise you and your partner’s fertility. My first goal is to help you create the optimal fertile environment and be able to optimise this short window of time each month. My treatment protocol of herbal formulas, acupuncture, diet and lifestyle advice is designed to restore a healthy balance and promote normal hormonal functioning during this crucial time
When Should You Use Acupuncture for Infertility?
If you are thinking about preconception care it is advisable to start preparing now, to create a most favourable fertile environment. The follicle's growth phase begins about 90 days before the egg is released. Due to this fact, weekly treatments are recommended three to four months prior to conception or commencement of an IVF/ICSI/IUI, in order to prepare the uterine lining, balance hormones, reduce anxiety and give your body the best chance of producing good quality eggs. Depending on your individual diagnosis treatment frequency varies. It's never too late to prepare yourself and your partner for pregnancy. Even if you can’t start treatments 90-120 days before, acupuncture will still have a positive effect on your fertility and chances of a successful pregnancy.
If you are undergoing an assisted cycle, additional treatments are recommended:
- After egg collection to reduce any local tissue trauma or bleeding and help to prepare a calm environment for the arrival of your precious embryo.
- Before transfer to calm the mind and circulate nutrient rich blood to the uterus and ovaries.
- After transfer to reduce uterine cramping, increase chance of embryo implantation, and a successful pregnancy.
- Weekly after transfer to calm the mind, reduce anxiety during the 'two week wait' and support your developing embryo.
If your conception is unsuccessful continue with weekly treatments until your next assisted cycle or attempt to conceive. If you have a successful pregnancy, weekly acupuncture until week 12-13 is suggested. Pregnancy acupuncture supports your developing embryo, reduces chance of miscarriage, reduces morning sickness and anxiety, boosts your energy and so much more.