Acupuncture for Fertility
Acupuncture provides excellent support for couples seeking to improve their fertility. It can give all important rebalancing to hormones and blood-flow in the body, ensuring the optimal development of ovaries, eggs, uterus and sperm. Emotions and stress are balanced and eased to allow a happier and healthier experience, whether following the natural pregnancy route or that of IVF.
The ideal way to approach treament is via a 4 cycle (i.e. 16 week) series of sessions attended weekly. This is booked as a treatment package. The thinking behind this is that with time even the most complex cases can find imporvement and resolution.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine Is of course very well known in the treatment for female fertility. This is definately either with a view to a natural fertility support path or else as a special collaborative service of acupuncture for IVF.
To this end I know and collaborate with fertility servies in Surrey and can provide vital extra understanding and support when is comes to reading and interpreting hormone results.
For at least the last 20 years acupuncture has had a proven track record in fertility. Acupuncture for IVF is the most studied area scientifically, which gave rise to a number of standard protocols like the Paulus protocol. I don't follow protocols per se, as I always think it is best to treat women individually on a case by case basis.
This time is of immense importance to the process of conception within both eastern and western approaches, when preparation for the process of conception, whether natural or assisted take place.It allows the energy and physiology of the body to be balanced and useful dietary and lifestyle approaches to be implemented before the time of conception starts. Remembering that it takes 3 menstrual cycles for a follicle to develop into a egg in the ovary, I recommend expecting ideally this time to last 3 months.
This time uses the very latest scientific research of both western and eastern approaches to support the process of conception. Weekly treatments provide close harmonisation of the body’s energy and physiology. Depending on the patient we will be using either an assisted conception (IVF) acupuncture set of treatment principles or else a natural conception set as the basis of treatment.
If you have made it this far in investigating male fertility well done! There are two ways in which male fertility matters. First and foremost it can in many cases be just as important than female factors, which is obvious when there are specific problems with the male system e.g. DNA fragmentation. For this acupucture treatment for the man is of course, important, or essential for optimising the outcome of fertility treatment.
The second reason is much more subtle, and is to do with harmonising the energy of the male partner to all him to better resonate with his partner. That might sound far-fetched, but to be "well matched" is more than looks and personality of partners: it is also about allowing the energy of both sides of the partnership to flow better, be better, and thus enable what is sometimes termed, "the fertile fizz"
Male infertility has been sucessfully treated with acupuncture for many years. The acupuncture points for male fertility are chosen to specifically enhance the functioning of the reproductive system. But don't worry, no needles need to be placed on those actual organs! The points chosen are usually on the lower arms and legs, some on the abdomen, ocassionally on the back.