Fertility and Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a long history of treatment for fertility issues in both men and women throughout China and the west, using Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine as well as positive lifestyle changes. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs may be able to help deal with symptoms that arise from imbalances within the gynaecological and reproductive systems.
Acupuncture to modulate lifestyle factors is also an important part of the way we approach treatment. Treatment to benefit stress levels, anxiety, sleep and digestive symptoms contribute to a healthier and more fertile body generally.
When is the best time to have Acupuncture?
A treatment plan will be devised specifically for you at the initial consultation. Generally appointments are scheduled weekly through a whole cycle. After a one or two cycles we can gauge at which parts of the cycle are most beneficial to have acupuncture which will depend on presenting problems and Chinese medicine diagnosis.
I'm doing IVF can Acupuncture help?
Yes, Acupuncture has been shown to increase pregnancy rates in patients undergoing IVF.
Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment and you should consult your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture may be able to help you.
Can I continue to have Acupuncture if I fall pregnant?
Yes Acupuncture treatment can be used from conception through to full term pregnancy for a range of specific symptoms as well as the promotion of general health and well being.
Please contact us to discuss if Acupuncture would be beneficial to you.