Fertility & Pre-conception

Improve Fertility and Success Rates for Conception with Acupuncture.

Natural Fertility

If you have just decided to have a baby or if you are finding it difficult to conceive. Acupuncture can help to ensure that conditions for conception are in peak health.

The wisdom of the ancient medical practice of acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to promote conception, pregnancy, and assist in labour throughout China and Asia. The benefits are now increasingly acknowledged in the west. Research has shown that the benefits of acupuncture for fertility include:

  • Reduction of stress hormones
  • Helps to regulate fertility hormones which can be disrupted by stress and other factors
  • Improves the ovarian function, which may help produce better quality eggs and a larger number of follicles
  • Increases blood flow to the reproductive organs and increased chances of embryo implantation
  • Brings balance and helps to regulates hormones which supports regular cycles and healthy ovulation
  • Helps to increases egg production
  • Helps to strengthen the immune system and supports general health.Can help to reduces the side effects of drugs used in ART procedures [1]

Pre – conception preparation and acupuncture.

The time that it takes between the decision to have a baby and the time that it takes to conceive varies for different women. For couples who have regular unprotected sex, most women will normally become pregnant within the first year while, for others it can take up to two years. This can depend upon many factors, such as, age, overall physical and mental health and life style. Whatever your personal situation, there is a lot that you can do to promote your reproductive health. Having an overview of lifestyle and daily habits and making simple changes designed to bring more balance to our physical and emotional life can have a profoundly beneficial effect on fertility and overall well being.

Acupuncture treatment supports the body’s innate natural ability to be healthy, helping to optimise fertility.

Acupuncture works by stimulating and regulating the flow of Qi (energy) throughout the body clearing blockages and bringing qi energy to areas of depletion and weakness, this supports fertility by nourishing and stimulating the reproductive system, and helps to restore overall health and well being.

Acupuncture also helps you to relax.

Acupuncture helps relaxationAcupuncture also helps to calm the mind and emotions, bringing relief from stress and anxiety. Acupuncture treatment affects the primary area of the brain that deals with stress, the Limbic system, which is sometimes referred to as the emotional brain, which responds via the autonomic nervous system whenever you perceive a threat, be it, real or imagined.

The dynamic relationship between body and mind.

How we live our lives in all senses, our thoughts, feelings, relationships and environmental factors all interact to influence fertility health. In Chinese medicine a prolonged state of intense emotion can become an internal cause of disease, affecting the flow and transformation process of Qi (vital energy) through out the body.

Dealing with stress!

Levels of stress and poor emotional health are important factors that can affect how easily we are able to conceive and carry a baby to full term. Stress and hormonal imbalances are thought to be directly linked to fertility problems. Careful attention to nutrition, gentle exercise and a balance between work and rest is hugely supportive when dealing with stress in daily life.

Diet can have a profound effect upon fertility and is a major factor that helps to build a strong foundation for conception and overall health.

It is accepted that diet and lifestyle immediately before conception and during the first formative weeks of pregnancy can influence the way that the embryo develops. Care taken at this stage particularly, helps to support the baby and promotes a healthy pregnancy, but to ensure the very best start to having a baby, the earlier you begin to eat well, the better!

It’s all about balance!

Implementing healthy lifestyle patterns that support optimum health and by regulating or avoiding the things that are known to have a negative impact on both male and female fertile health can make a hugely positive difference.

 

Ref:[1] Available: http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1599:.... Last accessed 20th November 2012.  B.A.C. (2011). Infertility

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