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Acupuncture for Fertility and Pregnancy

For some women pregnancy occurs naturally and quickly, for others the journey into motherhood can take a bit more time.

With Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture we look at the man and the woman trying to conceive and treat them both as individuals; regaining balance in the body where maybe lifestyle, diet and stress may have taken its toll. As well as offering Acupuncture, Lily will also make suggestions on lifestyle changes which could help with fertility in both the man and the woman. Acupuncture and dietary advice can also help with (PCOS) polycystic ovary syndrome which is a common condition seen in reduced fertility.

Subtle changes in patients’ lifestyle in combination with relaxing acupuncture treatments can be all that is needed to create the harmony required to conceive. For certain couples and under different circumstances, a route of IVF (In vitro fertilization) may be chosen. Acupuncture is a fantastic accompaniment to IVF as it can help prepare the woman’s body so it is at optimum health to receive and sustain a pregnancy, acupuncture will also counter-act any side effects experienced from the IVF medications. There has been much evidence surrounding the use of acupuncture protocols prior and after In vitro fertilization; with statistics of an increased IVF pregnancy success rate by 65% with the use of acupuncture.

Acupuncture can also be used very safely and effectively to treat women during their pregnancy, it can calm any anxieties and prepare the body for childbirth as well as treating unwanted pregnancy symptoms such as restless legs, edema, carpel tunnel and nausea. Should you go over your due date, a protocol of eight induction points know for increasing oxytocin levels can be used as a natural alternative to promote labor which has great success and can minimize the chances of needing a medical induction.

For more information or any questions regarding acupuncture treatment please contact Lily directly and she will be more than happy to discuss it further.