Many women are using acupuncture to increase their chances of getting pregnant, either by natural conception or by assisted reproduction therapy (IVF, ICSI and IUI). Research has established plausible mechanisms to explain how acupuncture might be of benefit by helping to regulate fertility hormones, increasing blood flow to the ovaries and uterus and improving the thickness of the endometrial lining to increase the chances of embryo implantation.
The key goal of acupuncture at this time is to regulate the menstrual cycle if necessary, and to enhance, strengthen and improve health to increase the chance of conception.
For those women undergoing IVF, I offer supportive and calming treatment, designed to work alongside the different stages of the process and, importantly, to help control the high stress levels that can be experienced during this time.
“A huge big thank you for your kindness and support through my fertility treatment. I felt much calmer after each session and think that acupuncture combined with my other treatment has enabled me to fulfil my dream of becoming a mother.” Nadene