Fertility Acupuncture FAQ
What is the aim of the treatments?
The aim is to assess and improve your health in order to achieve your desired pregnancy
How can acupuncture and herbal medicine assist with your infertility?
– Regulates the hormones to increase the number of follicles
– Increases blood flow to the uterus to increase the endometrial lining
– Relaxes the patient and decreases stress
– Prevents the uterus from contracting
– Lessens the side effects of drugs used in IVF
– Strengthens the immune system
– Improves semen to create better quality and quantity of embryos
– Decreases the chances of miscarriage
– Improves the functions of the ovaries which in turn can produce better quality eggs
How do we improve your fertility?
We teach you how to complete a daily BBT chart in order to check if your body basal temperature (BBT) during the different parts of your menstrual cycle is in the correct temperature range. The chart also helps you to predict ovulation.
We work on improving the symptoms that appear during your menses, for example menses pain, PMT, bloating, headaches etc.
Treatment could regularize your cycle and improves blood flow to the uterus.
Our treatments may increase the amount of fertile mucus during the ovulation phase in order to promote pregnancy.
We check your diet and lifestyle patterns we can advise on a suitable diet.
All the above objectives may assist to improve your chances of falling pregnant.
How often should you have treatment?
Treatment weekly or minimum fortnightly obtains optimum results.
One treatment should be carried out during ovulation to improve the chances of conception/implantation. Chinese Herbs are part of the treatment and are taken daily at home.
We understand the necessity to work with Modern Medicine and the IVF clinics. We are firm believers of the complementary characteristics of western and eastern medicine.
We work together with a fertility clinic in Bondi Junction and will suggest the appropriate tests (blood test or sperm analysis) which helps us to recommend to you the most suitable treatment for you both as a couple.
If you do choose to use the IVF and assisted reproductive therapy (ART) acupuncture works well in tandem with ART to increase the chances of a successful outcome.
Current research indicates a 50% or more success rate when acupuncture is administered at the time of egg transfer.
What happens when I am pregnant?
Continued treatment may assist with preventing miscarriage and treating morning sickness during the first three months. During the last trimester we work on softening your cervix in order to achieve delivery close to your due date, treatment helps to shorten labour time.