Acupuncture for Infertility
Acupuncture is increasingly used by women and men dealing with fertility problems, with good results. Western Medicine assesses fertility using technical investigation and measures fertility with biomedical tests. The hope is that this can lead to corrective treatment.
There are both advantages and disadvantages to this approach which many patients experiencing sub-fertility are familiar with.
Chinese Medicine approaches fertility in a very different, holistic way, using its own diagnostic principles. Because Chinese Medicine is based on the principles of harmony and balance, and encouraging the body to return to its own state of health by influencing the flow of Qi, we can often more successfully identify and redress the actual dysfunctions that contribute to poor fertility, reaching beyond what is currently achievable with technology and pharmacology.
Many patients find that a course of acupuncture treatment can help re-balance their health so they are able to conceive naturally without the need for further interventions.
Supporting an IVF cycle with Acupuncture has been shown in a number of recent clinical trials to increase the likelihood of pregnancy and live birth.
Again, I believe this is due to the holistic focus of Chinese Medicine, as we are able to help not only with physical, but also mental and emotional health.
Many patients find enormous benefit from the calming and relaxing effects of acupuncture treatment as they go through IVF, and find that acupuncture can help them to cope with possible side effects from the drugs.
It is important to come for treatment as far in advance of the planned cycle as possible so that we can work together on getting your health as good as it can be beforehand.
I have a special interest in working with both female and male fertility issues.
If you would like further information or an informal discussion about whether acupuncture is right for you, please contact me.
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