Fertility

Acupuncture For Fertility

For many couples achieving parenthood is a difficult and very stressful experience. Often gynaecological disorders such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, irregular periods, polycystic ovaries stand in the way of an easy conception. However, 40% of infertility cases are due to a male factor like low sperm count, poor sperm quality and motility or both. Sometimes no organic cause is found by conventional doctors.

Whether you are trying to conceive naturally, or undergoing IVF treatment, already pregnant or preparing for labour and birth, Traditional Chinese Acupuncture can be of great benefit for men and women in strengthening and rebalancing your body in order to increase your reproductive health and reduce stress. For more detailed information on research and clinical evidence, view Research and Reviews.

Fertility Improvement

Trying To Conceive

Acupuncture can help the body achieve optimal health ready for conception to take place (with or without IVF treatment).

By rebalancing the body, acupuncture can regulate ovulation & menstruation as well as support the healthy implantation of a fertilised egg.

Additionally acupuncture can in many cases help with low sperm count & low motility by improving sperm quality and thereby increasing fertilisation rates.

IVF:

It is well documented that  acupuncture during IVF can increase the chances of a healthy pregnancy.

Treatment is focused on

  • improving ovarian function
  • strengthening the immune system
  • reducing stress, regulating hormones
  • relaxing the uterus
  • maintaining implantation
  • nourishing embryo growth
  • preventing uterine contractions
  • improving semen quality & quantity in men

A Healthy Pregnancy

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment during pregnancy, at a time when medications have to taken with care.

Acupuncture can bring relief with issues such as

  • nausea and sickness
  • acid reflux and heartburn
  • sciatica & muscle tension
  • constipation
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • anxiety
  • fatigue and insomnia
  • water retention

 

Breech Baby?


Studies show that a special treatment called moxibustion is a safe and effective way of turning a breech baby.

Usually one visit is required, as treatment can be continued at home by you and your partner. Franka will show you how to do this, to give your baby the best chance of turning.

Treatment can start from around 33-35 weeks.

Birth & Motherhood

Preparing for Birth

Research shows acupuncture can reduce the average labour time and improve the chances of a natural birth without intervention.

Weekly treatment from 36 weeks can prepare your body for birth by encouraging the cervix to ripen and dilate, relaxing the ligaments and regulating hormones.

Overdue?

If your pregnancy goes overdue, you may face a medical induction. Studies have found acupuncture to be very effective in inducing labour naturally.

Not Enough Milk?

Acupuncture can help to stimulate milk production following childbirth, in women with insufficient lactation.

Post Natal Depression

Sometimes the ‘baby blues’ can develop further and depression can be the result. This can be a very confusing time for you as a new mother as well as for your partner and family.

Acupuncture can settle your anxieties and help to lift the dark clouds, enabling you to enjoy motherhood and your life again.

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