Acupuncture is an ancient and popular go to treatment which is commonly used by couples to aid natural conception, assist your IVF treatment or support you through pregnancy.
Acupuncture can play a role at all stages of your family planning journey. Whether you’re thinking of trying for a baby, actively trying to conceive, preparing for or going through IVF and also once you’re pregnant, acupuncture has something to offer at every stage.
The main aim of acupuncture is to help create an equilibrium in the body, which in turn helps to regulate hormones, decrease stress responses, improve digestion and calm the mind. In today’s society we lead increasingly busy lives which means you often ignore your bodies cries for help. Let acupuncture help you to listen to these cries, help to soothe them and create a happier and healthier environment in which to prepare you for starting a family.
Preparing the body and mind is a crucial part in the journey towards a healthy pregnancy.
How Acupuncture Can Help
- Preparing for Conception/IVF – Acupuncture has been shown to help regulate the menstrual cycle, balance hormones and manage stress levels.
- Support During IVF – Acupuncture can assist the aim of the fertility medication and help to alleviate any side effects. Egg collection is the most physically invasive stage and acupuncture can help the body to recover in order to help prepare for egg transfer. Clinical studies have shown that having acupuncture either side of egg transfer can significantly increase the chance of implantation and a full term pregnancy as well as helping to manage stress levels.
- Male Health and Fertility – Research shows that acupuncture complements traditional fertility treatments and helps men to reach their full reproductive potential as well as offering an opportunity to help calm the mind and keep the body healthy.
- Supporting Pregnancy – any ladies who have preconception acupuncture continue once they’re pregnant as it offers early pregnancy supportive care and can be used to assist a range of pregnancy related conditions, offering a safe and calming alternative to medication.
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