Fertility and gynaecology with Acupuncture - Glasgow

Acupuncture treatments can be life changing for many women.  With acupuncture, PMS symptoms such as irritability, tiredness, abdominal bloating or cramps, may be alleviated and improved. Ovarian cysts and fibroids which could be the cause of painful or even irregular periods can be also treated with acupuncture. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has identified points along the body to treat gynaecological problems and to address hormonal imbalances. It has been used to alleviate many aggravating and painful conditions for women over the years. Sessions are scheduled weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or as needed, according to the symptoms and condition of each individual. If you are on medication or undergoing some treatment, we will always work supporting it and ask you to consult your GP in case you have any doubts.

 

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

  • Cysts

  • Endometriosis

  • Fibroids

  • Menopause

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Painful periods

  • Abnormal bleeding

  • Pregnancy care

  • Reduce stress and improves well being

 

'Sara was very knowledgable about my condition and very supportive. I would not hesitate to recommend her.'

How does acupuncture support fertility?

 

Acupuncture has a long history of benefiting fertility in many ways. In our clinic we will tailor an specific program for you. Our acupuncturist is a registered member of the ATCM UK and has trained in fertility and gynaecological issues treated with acupuncture.

Benefits for women seeking help for fertility with acupuncture include:

 

  • Improvements in your uterine lining

  • Increased blood flow to your uterus

  • Regulation of your hormones

  • Reduction of your stress associated with fertility problems

  • Improved function of your ovaries

  • Increased conception with or without ART

  • Increased live birth rates

  • Lower rates of ectopic pregnancies

 

And for men

  • Improved sperm quality and quantity

  • Reduce stress and improve well being

How can Acupuncture enhance natural fertility?

Acupuncture enhances circulation of blood in the pelvis, relaxes the cervix and uterus, regulates the menstrual cycle among other benefits. Acupuncture is also helpful in regulating hormone levels, especially low progesterone, and treating PCOS. Acupuncture is also excellent at treating stress and anxiety, which often occur with a diagnosis of infertility.

 

We always recommend to speak to your GP to address any fertility issues since you may need to get tests and get advice. 

 

Can I combine acupuncture with assistive reproductive technology (ART), such as IVF or IUI?

 

Yes. Women undergoing IVF were 65% more likely to become pregnant when they combined this procedure with acupuncture, a study has shown.

The remarkable success rate occurred across seven acupuncture trials involving 1,366 women in a systematic review and meta-analysis published in a February, 2008 issue of the British Medical Journal.

 

It is thought that acupuncture stimulates the neurotransmitters that trigger the production of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone, which controls the menstrual cycle and a woman's ovulation. Acupuncture is also thought to stimulate blood flow to the uterus and boost the production of endogenous opioids, inducing the body to relax. 

How far in advance of the transfer should I begin acupuncture? How often after the transfer should I get acupuncture?

As soon as a woman knows she will begin IVF cycle is the best time, ideally. At the very least 1 month before transfer, once or twice per week, depending on each case. After the transfer within 24 hours ideally, to improve the chances of a successful pregnancy. After this last treatment, unless specific after care is needed, that should be your last acupuncture appointment to support your fertility program.

What about men?

According to the NHS, a low sperm count, also called oligozoospermia, is when a man has fewer than 15 million sperm per millilitre of semen. Sperm health is related to general health and can be addressed by looking at the diet and lifestyle. Acupuncture to help with this issue would be recommended if the sperm quality needs to improve.

Can I get acupuncture while pregnant? What can Acupuncture treat? Pregnancy care with Acupuncture

 

Pregnancy care with acupuncture is safe and drug free. It can help to improve many discomforts such as:

  • Morning sickness

  • Anxiety and stress

  • Insomnia

  • Heartburn & acid reflux

  • Tiredness

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Constipation

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