Acupuncture & Massage Penrith
Tel 07890 197 759
Tel 07890 197 759
Free phone consultation
Infertility, IVF, Pregnancy
I've worked closely with both women and men with fertility issues for over 15 years.
If you're trying naturally or planning assisted conception, I aim to offer you support throughout the whole process. I'll draw on my experience to offer you a realistic fertility plan which will include dietary, lifestyle and Chinese medicine advice tailored to you.
If you've been given a diagnosis that may make your chances of conception more difficult, or if the doctor hasn't been able to find any particular explanation, I would love to talk to you to see if acupuncture and chinese medicine can help.
IVF, IUI & ICSI
If you're undergoing IVF, so much rests on the treatment that you can’t help but feel stressed and anxious, add to that the side effects of medication on body and mind. During IVF I would usually recommend weekly treatments leading up to embryo transfer to help balance stress hormones and promote blood flow to ovaries and uterus to optimise chances of success. I can also do a treatment on the day of embryo transfer as some studies suggest that acupuncture at the time of embryo transfer may increase the chances of a successful pregnancy.
How acupuncture can help:
From a Chinese medicine point of view, I would work with your body's monthly cycle. Through regulating and balancing the four phases of the cycle, treatment can be targeted to:
Regulate the length of cycle and help with PMS and period pain
Improve egg quality and follicular development
- Acupuncture may improve the blood supply to the ovaries and uterus, assisting ovulation and implantation. There's also some evidence that acupuncture can affect the levels of fertility hormones.
Improve lining of the endometrium -Increased blood flow can help to improve endometrial thickness
There's increasing evidence to support the use of acupuncture for PCOS patients.
It is thought that acupuncture has an effect on the nerve supply to the ovaries, influencing
blood and hormone production, which can greatly help PCOS sufferers.
Other gynaecological or hormonal conditions which can respond to acupuncture may include; pelvic pain, endometriosis, menstrual disorders menopausal symptoms and bladder issues.
Acupuncture can be helpful at all stages of pregnancy. I recommend that most mothers-to-be consider having it every four weeks as part of a maintenance programme for promoting well-being during pregnancy. Research suggests that it may help to improve the blood flow to the uterus and help to boost your energy levels too. Acupuncture is also good for relieving stress (stress isn't good good for you or your baby), and to relieve some of the more common ailments of pregnancy like nausea, fatigue or backache.
There's plenty it can do in the last few weeks of pregnancy too in helping to prepare you for the birth. It may help to induce labour, or to turn breech babies, as well as helping with pain relief during the birth itself. I encourage women to come on a weekly basis from 36 weeks onwards.
Acupuncture can be accessed on a one-off, as well as part of a more co-ordinated programme of support.