Acupuncture May Boost Female Fertility
The Riverside Natural Health Centre offer acupuncture for female infertility in Nottingham and surrounding areas. Acupuncture is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world. The focus of the treatment is to treat you as an individual person and this includes all of the symptoms you present with.
Acupuncture for infertility treatments involves the gentle insertion of very fine needles into specific points on your body. This affects the flow of your body’s qi or vital energy. Training for Traditional acupuncturists involves being trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for thousands of years.
All members of the BAC are trained to BSc or BA degree level or its equivalent in traditional acupuncture, Chinese medicine and western biomedical sciences. This includes anatomy physiology and pathology.
Infertility Acupuncturist in Nottingham
The Riverside infertility acupuncturist is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and can be recognised with the letters MBAcC. With a special interest in acupuncture procedures, involving cycle regulation and the reasons for any health conditions involved in infertility. The Riverside have helped many couples to conceive, both naturally and through IVF assisted reproduction.
Due to the growing demand for infertility acupuncture in Nottingham, we have increased our treatment availability.
How Can Acupuncture Treatments Benefit Female Infertility?
Your first consultation includes taking a full case history. This will include information such as your menstrual cycle and any confirmed medical diagnosis including any relevant blood test results you have. The consultation will also include guidance on basal temperature charts, nutrition and supplements.
Administering Acupuncture will work alongside your natural cycle as well as balancing emotions.
Common Conditions where Acupuncture for Female Infertility Can Help
1, Amenorrhea for women
This is the absence of a menstrual period for women who are of reproductive age. Our acupuncture treatments can help when your cycles do not return after you have stopped using the contraceptive pill. Acupuncture can also help with loss of body weight and over exercise as well as the condition known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). We will also help you with dietary changes and supplements to bring your hormones back into balance.
2, Decreased Ovarian Reserve
This happens naturally as a woman ages, sometimes AMH levels can fall prematurely. Whilst acupuncture cannot increase these levels, we often use acupuncture to help women with lower ovarian reserve to achieve pregnancy.
This condition is not always detected until women seek help after having difficulty trying to conceive. Often endometriosis is a painful condition with prolonged heavy bleeding. Acupuncture can be used to help increase blood flow to the uterus and help to clear inflammation which can increase the ability to conceive.
4, Irregular Menstrual Cycle
Having a regular menstrual cycle is a key factor to fertility. Healthy menstrual cycles with a good regular flow of blood without pain and prolonged bleeding is a good sign that your body is working properly. Sometimes the hormones can become out of balance. This can be due to high levels of stress, diet restriction or after stopping contraception. Acupuncture can help to regulate the hormones and rebalance your menstrual cycle.
5, Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome
This is a common condition that affects the function of a woman’s ovaries. Irregular periods, excess androgen causing increased body and facial hair, and Polycystic Ovaries. The ovaries can become enlarged and contain numerous fluid-filled sacs (follicles) which surround the eggs. We have helped ladies successfully treat PCOS with acupuncture. They have in many cases achieved pregnancy both naturally and with assisted reproduction such as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). Dietary and exercise along with lifestyle changes are also essential for this condition.
6, Uterine Fibroids
Depending on the size and type of fibroid, acupuncture may help to manage the symptoms of the fibroid including heavy bleeding, pain and stress which in turn can help to improve fertility.
7, Recurrent miscarriage
There are numerous causes of recurrent miscarriage. We recommend Acupuncture prior to IVF/ assisted reproduction as well as if trying to conceive naturally. This enables the acupuncturist to build a treatment plan tailor-made for you. It is recommended that you continue Acupuncture during your pregnancy to allow for the continuous benefits of acupuncture to aid your pregnancy.
8, Autoimmune Disorders and Fertility
The immune system works with all parts of your body to protect your body against attack. When the body triggers Natural Killers (NK) cells to be sent to attack parts of your reproductive system, this can occur in some people with Immunological disorders.. This can happen for a number of complex reasons. This can lead to problems such as recurrent miscarriages, IVF failure, poor egg production from stimulated IVF as well as abnormal foetal growth. Acupuncture along with dietary and lifestyle changes can be used to promote a healthy immune system giving you an increased chance of a healthy pregnancy.
9, Thyroid disorders that Affect Fertility
The thyroid is an endocrine-producing gland that plays a vital role in controlling the hormones around your body. This can have a significant impact on your reproductive system. A condition we are seeing increasingly in our clinic, in particular hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid. This can cause anovulation (ovaries do not release an oocyte during the menstrual cycle). We have successfully guided ladies to their GP for thyroid function tests to check how their thyroid is functioning. To help restore ovulation, sometimes medication is needed to help address this issue. Acupuncture can then be used to help promote ovulation and maintain a successful pregnancy.
10, Luteal Phase Defect
This is when the menstrual cycle occurs after ovulation and before a period begins. The luteal phase defect is when there is a problem with the cycle such as shorter than 10 days. This can affect the chances of conception since the hormone progesterone can be at a lower level for a shorter period of time. Acupuncture may help to enhance the ovarian function and help to improve progesterone levels and also increase the length of the luteal phase.
Why Acupuncture Treatment Packages are Beneficial
You may have realised that with the complicated issues for infertility, one treatment session is not enough to help your body prepare for pregnancy or IVF treatment. Therefore, we have created various treatment packages that are designed to give you the optimum benefit whilst saving on cost.
Undergoing Fertility Treatment and finding a Qualified Natural Therapist
Choosing a qualified acupuncturist is very important when deciding to try acupuncture for fertility. If you have one, let your fertility specialist know about the therapy..
Qualified in Acupuncture for Female Infertility
The fertility acupuncturist at the Riverside Natural Health Centre in Nottingham is a Member of the British Acupuncture Council.
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