Female fertility acupuncture can help to regulate your menstrual cycle,
balance hormones and reduce the effects of stress.
It increases blood quality and circulation to the ovaries and uterus,
reduces the effects of gynaecological issues, such as PCOS and endometriosis,
and the likelihood of ectopic pregnancies and miscarriage.
The most common causes of reduced fertility for women are:
- Ovulatory disorders
- Fallopian tube disease
- Uterine disorders
- Endometriosis and PCOS
What is involved in Female Fertility Acupuncture?
Fertility Acupuncture works on important aspects of your fertile health:
1. Work towards the resolution of specific gynaecological & hormonal issues.
2. Regulate your cycle, promote good blood circulation and balance hormone levels.
3. Improve your general health
4. Reduce the impact of stress
We commonly use it 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 getting you to take your temperature each morning and provides me with a lot of information about your metabolism and hormonal balance. I will explain your chart to you and will encourage you not to try and interpret it yourself, as this is likely to increase stress and anxiety.
For more information about BBT charting click here
IVF & IUI
Fertility acupuncture is beneficial alongside assisted conception treatments such as IVF and IUI. Patients also tell us that they feel more relaxed and find the process much easier physically and emotionally.
Statistical improvement rates vary in research, for a variety of reasons, but we have found that acupuncture improves clinical pregnancy rates by about 15-20%.
Where do the needles go?
We generally use a combination of ‘local’ and ‘distal’ points. ‘Local’ points are on your abdomen and are above and below your navel. ‘Distal’ points are on your arms and legs, generally below your elbow and knees.
I will always discuss what points I am going to use first and make sure that you feel comfortable. If you do not, please let me know.
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 medical 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.
As money is always an issue it is important that we find a sustainable approach to treatment for you.
How do I book an appointment?
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