Infertility

Infertility / IVF

“Kelly has a professional knowledge of medical diagnosis and treatment skill related to infertility. Her expertise includes an excellent understanding of IVF procedures, general gynaecology, obstetrics, male infertility and assisting couples with fertility and pre and post natal well being”. (Patient testimonial for infertility)

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can restore the natural balance of the human body and be effective in treating both male and female infertility. Treatment can improve a woman’s chances of conception through regulating the hormones, increasing the body’s basal temperature, thickening the lining of the uterus, and bringing on ovulation.

Research has shown that TCM is able to increase the body’s progesterone level and regulate the levels of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), Estrogen (which increases as the follicle grows), and LH (the luteinizing hormone, which, in women heralds the imminent release of the egg) and help improve blood flow in the uterine arteries of infertile women.

The treatment supports an IVF cycle, to HGH increase success rates and reduce side effects. Women who undergo IVF increase their chances of pregnancy if they are also treated with acupuncture. The benefits may be large — a 65% increase in the chance of becoming pregnant, and a 91%  increase in the number of live births.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7233500.stm

What fertility conditions can acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine help with?

  • Polycystic ovaries (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome
  • Poor Egg Quality
  • Low sperm count and motility
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Unexplained Infertility
  • IVF preparation / support
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Miscarriage prevention
  • Pregnancy care
  • Mother and Baby care
  • Thyroid Disease

Acupuncture in Pregnancy
Pregnancy creates many hormonal changes in the body. Acupuncture can help to re-balance and alleviate pregnancy related problems. It is effective and drug free. In general terms acupuncture is used to keep the body stronger with reproduction and growth.

What conditions can acupuncture help during pregnancy?

  • Backache
  • Hip pain
  • Nausea
  • Hyper-emesis (excessive vomiting)
  • Headaches
  • Breech baby
  • Delayed labour
  • Stretchmarks
  • Stress