Treatment specialising in

Low Back Pain caused by Pregnancy

Sciatica

Sacro-Iliac Joint Pain

Abdominal strengthening and toning post partum.


ACUPUNCTURE & FERTILITY

How can Acupuncture enhance fertility?

Assists in normalizing hormones to increase the number of follicles.
Improves ovarian function to produce better quality eggs.
Increases blood flow to the uterus and increases uterine thickness.
Reduces side effects of assisted reproductive hormonal treatments.
Lessens stress and enhances relaxation.
Strengthens the body's immune system.
Improves sperm count, motility and morphology.
Diminishes the chance of miscarriage.
Decreases uterine contractibility for implantation

How can Acupuncture help IVF?

Research shows that acupuncture improves the function of the ovaries to produce better quality eggs
Acupuncture helps to regulate the hormone levels to help produce a larger number of follicles.
Increased blood flow to the uterus in turn creates a thicker uterine lining. The result is better likelihood of implantation of the embryo to the uterus.
During implantation of the embryos, acupuncture and herbs can help prevent the uterus from contracting, thereby also preventing the patient from experiencing painful cramps.
Lessen the side effects of the drugs used in IVF, such as emotional instability, insomnia, palpitations, etc.
Acupuncture can strongly strengthen the immune system.
For males, Acupuncture can improve the quality and quantity of the semen to create better quality embryos.

Preparing for IVF with Acupuncture

It is best for the preparation to begin three months before IVF treatments begin. In this time, the goal of the acupuncturist is to improve the function of the ovaries to produce good quality eggs. The treatment method is varied, depending on the patient's individual diagnosis and factor of infertility.


Acupuncture and Pregnancy

Acupuncture has been a popular way to relieve the aches and pains of pregnancy for years. The use of acupuncture not only assists in conception, but also to ensure a healthy pregnancy and an easier delivery. Whether you have an interest in conceiving, maintain a pregnancy, and/or having a safe delivery then you may be interested in acupuncture.

Uses

Acupuncture has many purposes in a healthy pregnancy. For example, it may be used for women with pre-existing medical problems, for pregnancy related aches and pains, or simply to help a mom-to-be stay healthy. Many women seek out acupuncture because it is affordable and effective for treatment of conditions like heartburn, psychological problems, morning sickness, fatigue, edema, hemorrhoids, constipation, rhinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, back pain, and other problems.

Many women use acupuncture to help when their baby is breech or to induce labor when the due date has past. Other women use acupuncture to help them deal with the pain of labor while others use it for postpartum issues like mastitis, postpartum depression, fatigue, excessive lactation, and other issues.



BOOSTING FERTILITY

Cut out alcohol: It alters oestrogen levels, which may interfere with egg plantation
Quit smoking: Depletes the body of zinc
Zinc - Mangoes/Pumpkin Seeds and Fish
Cut out caffeine: Lowers your likelihood of conceiving by up to 27 per cent
Grapefruit Juice - thins cervical mucus - easier for system to reach a released egg
Green Tea - one study found that half a cup daily doubled odds of conceiving
No microwave meals - bisphenol A decreases division of uterine cells
AVOID BENZENE - no synthetic cosmetics
Eat natural foods - fresh fruit/whole grains/fish/poultry/nuts and seeds
Take B12 supplement
Drink more water
Avoid conventional milk and dairy products
Evening Primrose Oil - helps to increase fertile quality cervical fluid.
Vitamin C boosts female fertility
SELENIUM - walnuts
Fertile window = day of ovulation and four days before
Be patient - It takes three months for an egg to travel from a group of follicles to be selected as the egg that is released on a cycle. It also takes three months for a man to generate a completely new batch of sperm.
Stay Active
Avoid lubricants - impair spermís ability to travel through the reproductive tract and fertilise the egg.