Chinese medicine offers a gentle approach to womens’ health and fertility by treating the source of any imbalance to promote a healthy menstrual cycle. Acupuncture is a safe treatment to assist women from menarche to pregnancy, birth, post-natal recovery and their transition through menopause.
Acupuncture can be used to treat irregular or painful periods, PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids and other women’s health issues. Acupuncture can also be used to ease menopausal symptoms such as hot-flashes and night sweats. By treating the root cause, many women are able to enjoy a regular cycle without the intervention of artificial hormones or drugs.
Acupuncture can promote a healthy pregnancy at all stages by alleviating common negative symptoms such as morning sickness, heartburn, fatigue, digestive discomfort, constipation, back pain and swollen joints.
Acupuncture can be used to gently turn a breech presentation, prepare the mother for labour and encourage post-partum recovery.
The BAcC have produced a summary of the research into the effectiveness of acupuncture during pregnancy and labour that you can read about here.
Chinese medicine has been used for thousands of years to promote fertility in both men and women.
Acupuncture can assist with fertility issues stemming from a wide range of causes such as endometriosis, PCOS, irregular cycles and ovulation, hormonal irregularity, decreased ovarian reserve or pregnancy loss. Acupuncture can regulate the menstrual cycle, balance hormone levels, reduce stress and increase circulation to the uterus and endometrial lining to support fertility.
Acupuncture has been shown to work well in conjunction with conventional therapies and IVF. Many women find acupuncture can reduce the unpleasant symptoms of fertility medication, reduce stress levels and support the blood flow to the ovaries and uterus. We can create an acupuncture treatment plan to support you through assisted reproduction, including pre-cycle treatments and embryo transfer treatment.