"Just as one cannot scatter seeds on a rock and hope for a successful harvest, one must also prepare the body by making the person healthier, both physically and mentally"
Song Xuan Ke, EJOM Vol 6 2008
Traditional acupuncture takes a whole person approach. During the initial consultation we will look at your diet, lifestyle and general health both physically and emotionally. Using the diagnostic wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture treatment will be specifically tailored to your health patterns, with a view to optimising the building blocks of fertility in your couple: regulating the menstrual cycle and improving the quality of sperm. A specialised approach will be taken in cases of PCOS or Endometriosis, for example, where traditional Chinese medicine offers insightful models to describe these conditions.
Regular acupuncture treatments can help to:
calm the mind
regulate the menstrual cycle
increase pelvic blood flow
balance the immune and nervous system
Supporting Assisted Conception
Making the decision to start an assisted cycle can be a daunting one. Acupuncture can be very helpful in supporting you both emotionally and physically at this time.
The optimal time to start having acupuncture is three months before you begin assisted fertility procedures. However, even if you have less time there is still evidence to show it can enhance your chances of conception. There is evidence to show that acupuncture treatment immediately before and after embryo transfer can increase the chances of implantation. Acupuncture can be used to support all assisted procedures: through medicated or unmedicated cycles, In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and Itrauterine Insemination (IUI). The treatment can help to ease the side effects of the drugs used to control and enhance hormonal activity.
With a holistic approach to your health and wellbeing, acupuncture can help you towards conceiving naturally.