Acupuncture for Female Infertility
We offer you acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment female infertility, to rebalance your menstrual cycle.
We also suggest specific individualised dietary and lifestyle advice. These things together will improve your fertility.
A regular, smooth flowing menstrual cycle will support a conception and healthy pregnancy.
There are many factors that contribute to your infertility. Frustratingly, sometimes there is no medical explanation.
Female infertility accounts for approximately 40% of couples’ inability to conceive. Male factor is now 40%, and 20% is of unknown cause.
Female fertility affected by menstrual cycle
A woman’s menstrual cycle is a complex balance of hormones. Many menstrual disorders can cause difficulties in conception, both natural and assisted.
These can include long or short cycles, causing problems with ovulation and implantation. You may have painful heavy periods, these can cause problems with implantation. Or you may suffer from endometriosis or PCOS.
These menstrual disorders will all affect your ability to become pregnant. Acupuncture treatment can reduce these conditions and improve your fertility.
Chinese medicine has traditional methods of diagnosing your menstrual irregularities and infertility. Treatment can balance your hormones to support your fertility, even if the cause is unknown.
Your acupuncture treatment will be based on your menstrual cycle and previous medical test results.
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Acupuncture treatment decreases stress and regulates your hormones, balancing oestrogen and progesterone and supporting your fertility.
It takes approximately 100 days for an egg to mature, and during that time they need the right nutrients, hormones and blood supply to optimise egg quality.
Acupuncture and herbs can improve circulation to the ovaries and improve nutrition to the developing oocytes, increasing egg quality and the chances of a viable embryo.
Fallopian tubes need to be clear and mobile to support both the egg and embryo’s passage down the fallopian tube. Chinese herbs and acupuncture treatment alongside western medical treatment has been shown to give the best results in clearing fallopian tube dysfunction.
A successful conception needs to implant in a healthy uterus; acupuncture increases blood flow to the reproductive organs, improves the thickness of the endometrium, so increasing the chances of embryo implantation.
Acupuncture also promotes embryo implantation.
Acupuncture in Medicine
Use of Acupuncture in Female Infertility and a Summary of Recent Acupuncture Studies Related to Embryo Transfer Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Peter Humaidan December 1, 2006 https://doi.org/10.1136/aim.24.4.157
Journal Gynecological Endocrinology Volume 6, 1992 – Issue 3 Auricular Acupuncture in the Treatment of Female Infertility Gerhard &F. Postneek Pages 171-181 07 Jul 2009 https://doi.org/10.3109/09513599209015552
Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
May 2011, 17:386
Acupuncture for infertility: Is it an effective therapy?
Dong-mei Huang et al 25 May 2011
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Vol. 16, No. 2 Unexplained Infertility Treated with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in Korea Jongbae J. Park et al 24 Feb 2010 https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2008.0600
We had our little miracle Louis and I wholeheartedly know the support from Jill and Julie was instrumental in helping us to bring Louis into the world. Physically they supported my body through drug treatments, IVF, miscarriage, an ERPC, and then a natural pregnancy, birth and post-natally. They nourished my body throughout.
I chose to invest in acupuncture in Alma Vale after hearing Jill Glovers reputation for treating infertility and recurrent miscarriages. I had tried acupuncture in the past with a different acupuncturist and had not been overly impressed but after having my 4th miscarriage at the age of 39, I was beginning to feel desperate.
I wanted to thank you for your help as without you I don’t think my eggs would have been of such good quality or my womb so ready to welcome life. We feel very lucky but also were well prepared physically and psychologically by you.
So thank you so much, it has been quite a journey!
Again merci, merci, merci
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