Specialist support for couples wishing to conceive
Acupuncture for Fertility
Most of us don’t know how fertile we are until it is time to start a family. Conception may be straightforward and easy, or it may take years to become pregnant. In the UK, 1 in 7 couples face fertility problems and many are unable to afford private IVF treatments. Acupuncture plays a pivotal role in helping couples on their journey to parenthood.
Healthy fertility always involves both partners. Western medicine focuses heavily on the woman because of the complex nature of female hormones, yet sperm quality and health are just as important.
If you are planning to start a family soon, acupuncture can help manage any underlying health issues and support your overall health and wellbeing which in turn optimises your chances of successful conception.
For couples who have been trying to conceive for some time, or who are undergoing assisted fertility or IVF, acupuncture complements standard medical care and can be used safely alongside medications and hormone treatments.
How Acupuncture Supports Fertility
The clinical and experimental evidence suggests that acupuncture supports fertility in a variety of ways;
- Through modulating the balance of hormones (oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone) in the reproductive and nervous systems. This is particularly helpful in cases of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and endometriosis
- Increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs which in turns enhances the delivery of nutrients
- Down regulating inflammation
- Improving sperm maturation
- Lowering scrotal temperature to support sperm production and quality
- Helping manage the negative effects of stress
How Does Acupuncture for Fertility Work?
Most clients enjoy at least one series of six sessions, which may be weekly or bi-weekly, depending on your needs. Some clients continue for longer, especially when undergoing IVF or other fertility treatments.
What my clients are saying about acupuncture for fertility…
“I started seeing Tiziana for acupuncture towards the end of last year. I was suffering with endometriosis and had also recently had a miscarriage. Tiziana was warm yet professional, with great empathy, and treated me holistically rather than just focusing on one thing. Within one menstrual cycle the length of my period had reduced by 2 days and my pain was significantly reduced and manageable without painkillers for the first time ever. A scan the following month showed that a recurrent cyst on my ovary had shrunk to almost nothing. My associated constipation was also much better. I continued with acupuncture whilst going through IVF treatment earlier this year, including on the day of embryo transfer, and am now 21 weeks pregnant.”
“I initially approached Tiziana 4 years ago, as I was having problems conceiving (we had been trying for over a year to no avail) because of my endometriosis. Tiziana put me immediately at ease and suggested an initial course of 6 acupuncture treatments. To my amazement, I got pregnant after only 5 treatments and, 9 months later, my beautiful little girl arrived! My husband and I wanted another child, but again, after trying for about a year, nothing was happening. That’s when I decided to go back to Tiziana and, this time, after 8 treatments, I got pregnant again.
I am so grateful to Tiziana, her professionalism, empathy and deep knowledge of both Chinese and Western Medicine. Tiziana works “acupuncture magic” and I highly recommend her.”
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Take a step closer to healthy conception and pregnancy with acupuncture for fertility. Discover more about how acupuncture can support your fertility: contact me today on 07788 633292.
To learn more about the benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy please visit our Pregnancy Acupuncture page.