Fertility Acupuncture in Wilmslow – All you need to Know
Acupuncture has been part of Chinese medicine for around 3,000 years. It involves fine needles being inserted at various points around a person’s body in order to correct an imbalance in energy that flows around the body, otherwise known as “qi.” Acupuncture is based on the idea that illness, disease and health problems can arise from an interruption of the body’s natural flow of this energy. It is understood that there are 500 different acupuncture points around the body and by using the tiny needles these points can be stimulated in order to get the energy flowing around the body again in the way that it should be.
So how can acupuncture help with fertility? Fertility acupuncture can treat three key areas that help with fertility. The first one is that the treatment can regulate hormone function and increase blood flow to the ovaries and uterus. Fertility acupuncture can also help to relax the muscles which can improve the chance of an embryo implanting. Secondly, this type of acupuncture can address the causes of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – a common cause of infertility. The main aim of this is to induce ovulation and regulate hormones. Thirdly, fertility acupuncture can help to relieve stress and help you feel more relaxed which in the long term can help with fertility.
If you are looking to improve your chances of conceiving, then fertility acupuncture is worth a try and you can access acupuncture in Wilmslow through my clinic. If you are trying to conceive naturally, the acupuncturist will tailor your treatments and the timing of them to benefit your cycle. Frequency of treatments can range from weekly to monthly depending on the individual. Acupuncture may also be used to benefit assisted fertility treatments such as IVF, ICSI and IUI. Before having an IVF cycle acupuncture can help to regulate hormones, improving the menstrual cycle and promoting ovulation while at the same time relieving stress by working on the central nervous system. Acupuncture can also be given before or immediately after an embryo transfer in order to increase the chances of implantation. Because IVF treatment can be an emotional time, fertility acupuncture can also be used to take alleviate stress.
As a qualified practitioner of acupuncture, I offer acupuncture in Wilmslow. If you decided to try fertility acupuncture and are having IVF, it’s important to inform your fertility therapist about this. It’s important that when choosing fertility acupuncture in Wilmslow that you feel comfortable with the treatment and that it is right for you.