Female Fertility Acupuncture
Female Fertility Acupuncture helps regulate your menstrual cycle,
increase blood flow through your reproductive system,
balance hormones & reduce the effects of stress
Chinese medicine has a long history of using acupuncture to increase fertility and reduce the effects of gynaecological issues, such as PCOS and endometriosis, as well as the likelihood of ectopic pregnancies and miscarriage.
Common causes of reduced fertility for women
• Endometriosis & PCOS
• Fallopian tube disease
• Ovulatory disorders
• Menstrual irregularities
• Uterine disorders
How does Female Fertility Acupuncture help?
1. Helps resolve specific gynaecological & hormonal issues
2. Helps regulates menstrual cycle
3. Promotes blood circulation & balances hormones
4. Improves general health
5. Reduces impact of stress
What is it commonly used for
• Pre-conception care
• Hormonal problems & imbalances
• Menstrual cycle issues
• Miscarriage (threatened & recurrent)
• Ovulation issues
• Stress & anxiety
• Luteal phase support
• Gynaecological issues
• Unexplained infertility
Basal Body Temperature Charting
I may encourage the use of basal body temperature (BBT) charting. This involves you taking your temperature each morning and marking it on a chart, providing information about your metabolism and hormonal balance. I will explain your chart to you and encourage you not to interpret it yourself, as this is likely to increase stress and anxiety.
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IVF & IUI
Fertility Acupuncture is hugely beneficial alongside Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatments such as IVF and IUI.
Patients tell us that they feel more relaxed and find the process much easier physically and emotionally, and research shows an increase in positive outcomes and a reduction in miscarriage rates.
Where do the needles go?
We generally use mostly 'distal' points with some 'local' ones.
'Distal' points are on your arms and legs, generally below your elbow and knees. 'Local' points, to promote fertility, are mostly on your front and back around your abdomen, often just above or below your belly button.
I will always discuss what points I am going to use first and make sure that you feel comfortable with these.
How much treatment do I need?
At the initial consultation we go through your medical history and any notes or test results that you have, and combine these with a Chinese Medicine diagnosis to develop an individual treatment plan to suit you.
Treatment is generally advised every week to two weeks for as long as is necessary. Weekly treatment is often ideal, as this allows me to work with each phase of your menstrual cycle in turn.
About Rick Mudie BSc (Hons), BSc (Oriental Med), MBAcC
Rick is a traditional Chinese acupuncturist with over 20 years clinical experience & is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).
He is a Course Leader, Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer at The International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM), the UK's oldest acupuncture college. He lectures and teaches Gynaecology and Obstetrics at ICOM.
He has been using fertility acupuncture to improve conception rates and reduce the likelihood of miscarriage since 2004 and has worked within and alongside The Agora Gynaecology and Fertility Clinic, in Hove, since 2010.
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