I have studied acupuncture relating to achieving optimum reproductive health to help assist fertility, enhance IVF, improve pregnancy and support postnatal recovery.
Acupuncture has a long successful history in reproductive medicine for both men and women.
It can be used to help boost female fertility, to prepare the body for conception and pregnancy and to treat underlying conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Endometriosis and irregular cycles.
It is also good for relieving stress and for redressing hormonal imbalances, (both of which are frequent contributors and fertility problems) as well as boosting the flow of blood to the reproductive organs. It can help with male fertility too.
Acupuncture can be a valuable complement to IVF treatment, for both men and women, helping to support and balance the system from a traditional Chinese medicine perspective.
Having acupuncture pre and post embryo transfer can be particularly useful. A recent meta-analysis, published by the British Medical Acupuncture Journal in March 2008, suggests that women undergoing IVF, who also have acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer, have a much higher chance of conceiving than those who don’t.
Acupuncture can be especially helpful during pregnancy as well. Treatment is recommended every four to six weeks for mothers to be.
It may be used to stimulate the flow of blood to the uterus and to lift the energy levels. It is great for relieving stress too- stress isn’t good for mother or baby- and for relieving some of the more common ailment of pregnancy like nausea, fatigue or backache.
During the last two weeks of pregnancy, acupuncture can help to prepare for birth. It may be used to help to induce labour or to turn breech babies, and to help with pain relief during birth.
The early weeks and months after birth can be very demanding on a new mum both physically and emotionally.
A few sessions of acupuncture can be really helpful relieving backache and exhaustion. It can help you to relax and rebuild your energy levels as well.
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