Acupuncture is particularly beneficial when you are thinking of starting a family and want to prepare and be in the best possible health to conceive.
For couples who have been trying for a while it can give them the support and extra help they need to increase their chances of conceiving naturally. Fertility screening & hormone/sperm test information can be arranged via the G.P. and can also help your acupuncturist with diagnosis and treatment.
Treatment helps couples focus on their diet, lifestyle and work-life balance as well as helping to resolve any underlying emotional or physical imbalances that can affect fertility.
So for both men and women acupuncture not only helps couples achieve a natural pregnancy by enhancing their general health and wellbeing it also treats specific medical problems that might reduce fertility.
Acupuncture is beneficial for:
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Short/long cycles
- Painful, heavy periods
- Lack of periods
- Spotting,bleeding outside period time
- Ovulation pain
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Fibroids, cysts, polyps
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Hormonal imbalances eg: PMS, migraine, skin eruptions, emotional issues
- Sperm count – morphology, motility, antibodies
- Immune system issues
- Low libido
- Erectile dysfunction/impotence
- Testicular health
In research acupuncture has been shown to regulate the menstrual cycle; lower raised levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), relieve symptoms of endometriosis; induce ovulation in women with polycystic ovaries (PCOS); improve the quality and motility of sperm and release endorphins that reduce stress and promote relaxation. 30% of all failures to conceive are often described as ‘unexplained.’ Chinese medicine can often identify and effectively treat these unexplained causes because it looks at the person as a whole and by balancing hormones, improving blood flow to the uterus and pelvic area, as well as reducing stress it can often avoid the need to resort to more invasive medical intervention.