Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine is now widely used by couples to address their fertility issues and also as an adjunct therapy to IVF. This is because Chinese Medicine is especially effective in increasing a woman’s chance of conception by better regulating their hormones, normalising irregular periods, better promoting ovulation and thickening the endometrial lining for a better chance at successful implantation.
It is our belief that couples should aim at optimising their health when they plan to start a family. Typically, when there are problems with your reproductive health, many differing signs and symptoms often present. Problems with the period, PMS, heavy or irregular bleeding, recurrent UTI’s just to name a few. It is our job to interpret these signs and symptoms, correct them, educate couples on what lifestyle factors they can modify in order to increase their chances to successfully conceive.
Acupuncture is now widely recognised as a highly effective adjunct therapy for IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies. Numerous research studies have been conducted in this field with very positive results showing the effectiveness of Acupuncture in increasing the success rate of IVF.
Typically, we recommend that patients embark on a 3 month treatment course prior to undergoing IVF. The goal here is to better prepare the woman’s body for the rigorous hormone regime in which they are about to embark and to also ensure that we can get them as healthy as can be to increase the odds of successful conception.
Undergoing IVF treatment can be a physically and emotionally draining procedure. We aim to support all our patients through this process by monitoring their health and well-being as they embark on their dreams of starting a family.
Men’s Reproductive Health
Though obvious that a man’s health is equally important as a woman’s when trying to conceive, it is oft-times over-looked aspect for a couple trying to conceive. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is also effective in helping men increase their sperm count, morphology and motility as well as their overall health.
We look to assist couples with conception by looking at both sides of the equation. For men, a myriad of factors can contribute to less than ideal reproductive health and these include:
- Smoking, alcohol & substance abuse
- Poor diets
- Stress and over-work
- Over-heating the testes (choice of underwear, cycling, saunas, hot body constitutions)
- Environmental toxins and heavy metal exposure.
We look to assist men in improving their reproductive health not just through treatment but by also looking at how these factors can be mitigated and suggesting alternate ways they can improve their vitality.