Fertility and Maternity Acupuncture
For women, acupuncture can help with: • unexplained infertility
• IVF, ICSI, IUI, GIFT
• Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
• ovulation issues
• menstrual cycle irregularities
• lack of periods
• miscarriage prevention
For men, acupuncture can help to
improve the quality of sperm
improve sperm count, motility and morphology
Most people people find that acupuncture is relaxing and helps you deal with stress, which in turn helps with your fertility. We have a special interest in treating stress.
Acupuncture is central to our treatment. We combine this with lifestyle and dietary advice. For many people, looking at their lifestyle and diet can make a big difference to their fertility. Moxibustion and cupping may also be used alongside acupuncture treatment.
Plan ahead. The ideal time to begin acupuncture is three months before conception or an IVF cycle. This will ensure that your eggs and sperm are at the best quality they can be, as both egg and sperm take around 90 days to mature. Do not worry though if you have missed the 90 day mark. There is good evidence to show that acupuncture later in the process will still improve your chances.
Support through pregnancy
We can offer support through your pregnancy. Treatment in pregnancy may be especially helpful if you have concerns about miscarriage, have morning sickness, or other problems during pregnancy. Some women also have treatment so as to stay in their best state of health during pregnancy.