ACUPUNCTURE for Fertility at Health In The Bay.
Trying to conceive a child without success is one of the hardest challenges in life to face. Not only because often the reason is left unexplained – but because the process itself is very disempowering. Medication, hormones, medical procedures, and diet & lifestyle changes often fail to make any significant difference. This can leave many women – and men – with feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. The sad part is that in a cruel cycle, it is often times the stress and anxiety that further decrease the chances of conceiving, because the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline interfere with ovulation and conception.
Acupuncture is used to help return the body back to its most optimal natural balanced state, so that it has the opportunity to function at its best. Acupuncture can be effective for easing back pain and pelvic pain as well as assist in pregnancy associated symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, mood swings and labour pain. Women have also sought out Acupuncture to help them get pregnant and improve implantation, or due to previous ‘at risk’ pregnancies or miscarriages. Acupuncture may be recommended as an adjunct treatment for IVF treatment. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment and you should consult your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture may be able to help you. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in reducing stress and anxiety. Women who are more relaxed may be more likely to fall pregnant.
Once a full case history has been taken, a recommended treatment plan will be discussed and agreed upon. Your constitutional type and diagnosis in Chinese Medicine will also be shared, along with recommended dietary and lifestyle changes. For the most part, treatments are weekly, so that you can be treated at key times during your menstrual cycle.