Many couples successfully use acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine to conceive. Karen has undergone a number of specialist training courses in this area, has many years of experience and has helped many couples in the local area conceive.
Whilst it’s not unusual for couples to conceive quickly with acupuncture treatment, I usually advise couples allow for about 3 months of treatment, (roughly 3 menstrual cycles) as this is the about the time it takes to make real changes to both sperm quality and the menstrual cycle. [Read more about the menstrual cycle]
I like to work using the BBT (basal body temperature) charting which not only provides valuable information on the hormonal state during the menstrual cycle but also gives feedback on how treatment is progressing. Downloadable BBT chart
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ART (Assisted reproductive techniques)
There are cases where ART such as IVF are the only option. It may be in cases of previous ectopic pregnancy, azoospermia (very low or no sperm production) or for same sex couples. Acupuncture can still play a role in improving couples chances of success. [Read more about how acupuncture can support the IVF process]
Acupuncture during pregnancy
When practised by a fully trained acupuncturist, acupuncture is safe to use during pregnancy and is often a preferred non-pharmalogical treatment option. It is particularly useful for nausea but can be used to alleviate a number of symptoms. Many women come for relief of back pain in the later stages of pregnancy. At 35 weeks, I encourage my patients to come for weekly treatments to prepare for the birth.
There are effective techniques to help promote labour once you have gone past your due date. Most midwives are keen on their patients trying acupuncture before resorting to medications for induction.
Using a moxa technique is effective in encouraging the baby to find the correct position.
Women may like to consider treatment post-birth especially if labour has been difficult or lengthy. This can get the body back to normal quickly. The aim is to balance emotions such as anxiety, low mood or to relieve pain or fatigue.
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