Acupuncture can help you if you are trying to conceive on a natural cycle or can also be beneficial if you are undergoing assisted reproduction such as IVF.
Fertility focused acupuncture treatment has been found to increase blood flow to the reproductive organs, balance hormone levels such as FSH and oestradiol by regulating the pituitary-ovarian function, help the quality of eggs released, regulate the menstrual cycle, and improve the lining of the uterus.
Additionally, conditions such as PCOS and Endometriosis have also been shown to improve with regular Acupuncture treatment.
As male factor is increasingly a contributory factor in unexplained infertility I work with both men and women to discuss how to increase your chances of conception. Benefits to male fertility have been found with positive effects on sperm count, morphology and motility.
If you are a woman seeking treatment for gynaecological conditions or wish to plan a family, then I would recommend 12 treatments over a three month period so we can effectively chart progress over three cycles. If you are likely to be going through assisted reproduction, it is also useful to have acupuncture prior to commencing treatment for approximately 3 months to prepare the body as best as possible. Often people come to see me when they are soon to, or have already commenced treatment, and acupuncture is still incredibly beneficial throughout each stage of the IVF process.
Acupuncture continues to become more recognised as being an excellent therapy to be used alongside IVF where a British Medical Journal report suggests acupuncture can improve IVF by up to 65%. Acupuncture can also help manage the side effects of the medications which can have a taxing effect on the body and help reduce stress.
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