The benefits of acupuncture for fertility
Acupuncture can have a positive effect on those trying for a baby and has been found to be helpful in the conception process. It is recognised that a number of factors can play a part in leading to infertility, such as stress, irregular hormone levels and disrupted menstrual cycles. As a holistic therapy, acupuncture helps to identify underlying health issues that may upset the body’s natural balance, resulting in symptoms such as infertility.
Acupuncture treatments for women help to:
- Regulate the menstrual cycle
- Balance hormone levels
- Increase the blood flow to the reproductive organs
- Improve the lining of the uterus
- Strengthen the immune system
- Maintain implantation
Regular acupuncture treatments can also help conditions such as polycystic ovaries and endometriosis.
I have experience in a specialist acupuncture fertility clinic and have attended additional advanced courses in fertility and gynaecology.
Acupuncture treatments for men help to:
- Improve sperm count, morphology and mobility
- Lower stress levels and promote relaxation
IVF/Assisted Fertility and acupuncture
Whatever your reason for using assisted fertility I always recommend that you start acupuncture sessions a few months before you embark on the treatment. However, even if this is not possible, just starting acupuncture shortly before your IVF/Assisted Fertility treatment commences can help make a difference in improving fertility and implantation success. It is especially important for you to have acupuncture on the day of your transfer, shortly before and after the procedure.
For that reason I offer acupuncture treatment 7 days a week for pre and post IVF transfer treatment. The times and dates of the transfer can sometimes change at short notice, but that’s not a problem; I’m flexible, I’m here to help and support you, and I’ll fit around your timetable with the IVF clinic.
I see you and your partner as individuals, tailoring the treatment to your needs – both physical and emotional. Acupuncture treatment with me isn’t just about the physical side of getting pregnant but also about helping you to cope with your changing emotions during what can be a stressful time. You might be feeling anxious and having trouble sleeping. By combining Five Element acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture, I can help you on your journey to conceive.
Testimonies from patients and families
To protect patient confidentiality their names and identifying details are removed.
“I had to drop you a line to thank you for your help before and after Jane’s treatment 9 months ago. The mental support this gave Jane is something I will forever be truly grateful for, and was in no small part important, I am sure, to her ability to carry these beautiful two girls to 36 weeks. With love, and gratitude – you are a star!”
“Thank you for all your good vibes and loving energy with the IVF treatment last month.”
“I would just like to thank you again for the welcome you gave me and the care and attention you devoted to me, which meant I was able to enjoy the rather “unusual” day I spent in Barcelona on my own, seeing as my husband was unable to come with me….. If I come back to Barcelona on a second visit, I will certainly come to see you”.
Coming from abroad for IVF/Assisted Fertility treatment in Barcelona
I regularly see patients coming from the UK, Ireland and other countries for assisted fertility treatment. These also include donor egg recipients, single women and lesbian women.
I provide a safe, calm environment for you to have both the pre- and post-transfer acupuncture.
If you are having acupuncture in your home country, I am happy to confer with your acupuncturist to ensure you receive the best treatment suited to your needs.