The origins of acupuncture in China can be traced back at least 2000 years, making it one of the oldest and most long-standing health care systems in the world. Today, acupuncture is an effective, natural and increasingly popular form of health care.
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There are many reasons why couples have fertility challenges. Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Fibroids, Polyps, Cysts Immune factors, Irregular Periods & Ovulation.
One of the most common reasons couples go to an IVF clinic is male factor infertility including Poor Sperm Count, Motility & or Morphology. Traditional Chinese Medicine has been proven to improve chances of conceiving by using treatment protocols that combine evidence based treatments with traditional wisdom.
Acupuncture is an effective and safe way to promote optimal health& treat many pregnancy related symptoms. Labour Preparation is conducted from 34 weeks to ripen the cervix,relax pelvic ligaments to ensure your baby is in an optimal position, whilst also reducing stress & anxiety.
Labour Preparation acupuncture can reduce medical inductions, epidurals and emergency caesareans.
If you are planning to do IVF, IUI or Ovulation Induction or have already embarked on IVF, Chinese Medicine can help reduce side effects of fertility drugs, improve blood flow to the ovaries and increase thickness of the lining of the uterus for improved rates of implantation.
Treatment is based on protocols used in clinical trials that demonstrate increased blood supply to uterus and ovariesis important to follicle development and implantation.
Research indicates acupuncture’s effectiveness in improving pregnancy rates if acupuncture is used at embryo transfer.Acupuncture increases blood flow to the lining of the uterus, enhancing the environment for the embryo to grow.
It can lower levels of stress hormones, and moderates effect of a woman’s immune system, that may in turn reduce the rates of a mother’s body rejecting a viable pregnancy.
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Mornington Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, IVF and Fertility
Dr Catherine BAppSc TCM Sydney & China
Acupuncturist & Herbal Medicine
Womens Integrative Hormone Health Warrior