I customise fertility treatment plans for every stage of a woman’s journey toward motherhood. Whether you are trying to conceive naturally, or via IUI or IVF, I consider the unique constitution of each patient to develop treatment plans that foster success.
Whether you have just started to plan the family of your future, or you have been trying to conceive for some time, Traditional Chinese Medicine can help support and nurture your body to promote fertility and a healthy pregnancy.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has enhanced fertility for thousands of years. Because acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can strongly influence the reproductive and endocrine systems, it can help address a wide variety of women’s health concerns that may hinder fertility.
Infertility is defined as the biological inability of a man or a woman to contribute to conception, but very few women are truly infertile. Most women who have been given a diagnosis of “infertility” are merely out of balance.
Some of these imbalances are caused by improper lifestyle, constitutional tendencies, diet, and stress and all can result in decreased fertility.
I utilise acupuncture to improve fertility by promoting a healthier and more responsive uterus and ovaries. By incorporating all aspects of Chinese Medicine, I help women strengthen and rebalance their bodies to promote and maintain a healthy pregnancy.
Acupuncture is able to increase the chances of pregnancy through natural conception, IVF & IUI. It has been shown to:
Regulate and stabilise hormone levels
Help produce more follicles
Increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
Thicken the endometrial lining
Reduce the chance of miscarriage
Strengthen the immune system and promote overall health of the body
Improve the absorption of nutrients and maintain ideal weight
Improve the quality of sleep
Have NO side effects – does not introduce toxicity to you and your baby
Acupuncture can significantly increase your chances of conception if your infertility is due to:
Irregular menstrual cycles
Luteal phase defect (LPD)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Premature ovarian failure (POF)
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Poor egg quality
Advanced maternal age
Thin uterine lining
Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the management of female infertility: a systematic review
“CONCLUSION: Our review suggests that management of female infertility with Chinese Herbal Medicine can improve pregnancy rates 2-fold within a 4 month period compared with Western Medical fertility drug therapy or IVF. Assessment of the quality of the menstrual cycle, integral to TCM diagnosis, appears to be fundamental to successful treatment of female infertility.
Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation: systematic review and meta-analysis – BMJ: British Medical Journal
“CONCLUSION: Current preliminary evidence suggests that acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation.”
Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy
CONCLUSION: Acupuncture seems to be a useful tool for improving pregnancy rate after ART.