How acupuncture can help fertility?
Acupuncture can be beneficial for women during the fertility process either you are trying naturally or going through fertility treatment such as IVF or IUI. In general acupuncture may help you to relax and improve your general health and wellbeing.
Some research has been done for the use of acupuncture in the following areas:
Regulating the menstrual cycle
Helping to ease pre-menstrual symptoms
Helping to counteract stress levels
Improving blood circulation to the pelvic area, including the ovaries and uterus
Helping to support ovulation dysfunction
All of this may have important part to play in the fertility process.
In addition to acupuncture, we may offer Chinese Heabal medicine, nutitional/life style advice to support the fertility process.
Supporting IVF/IUI treatment with Acupuncture?
Acupuncture can promote relaxation and relieve stress, both of which can be beneficial when going through fertility treatments. It is performed during the lead-up to an IVF cycle and immediately before and after egg transfer, at times when your body will benefit the most from being fully relaxed.
Some researches suggests that the mind has a strong impact on the body. Our personalised and holistic approach to fertility helps you to get the most benefit.
When is acupuncture recommended during IVF/IUI treatments?
For women we may advise on having acupuncture sessions at the particular times during the IVF process:
In the lead up to your IVF cycle
Before or/and after egg transfer
After the egg transfer – two weeks wait
During the two-week wait, which can be an anxious time. We recommend a gentle acupuncture treatment alliviate stress and promote relaxation. These will be a comforting sessions which help to support your body and relieve tension whilst you await your pregnancy result.
We will work with you to tailormade a highly individualised plan to see if acupuncture could be beneficial to your fertility journey.