in Chelsea, London
Research indicates that couples who are supported with acupuncture for fertility are significantly more likely to fall pregnant naturallyor to successfully conceive following an IVF cycle.
- Stress and other factors can cause hormonal imbalances which affect our fertility. Acupuncture helps us to cope with the stress and otherinfluences which can create imbalances in our hormones
- Acupuncture also stimulates the follicle hormone and effects oestrogen and progesterone level production in the body.
- Through the regulation of hormones with acupuncture and herbs, it also helps to stimulate ovulation, reduce ovarian cysts and regulatethe menstruation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Acupuncture and IVF: can acupuncture improve fertility?
Acupuncture is the most commonly used adjunctive therapy to IVF with many clinics recommending it alongside treatment.
IVF is a treatment that helps thousands of couples conceive every year. It is however a difficult process to go through. The success rates of IVFare also limited, and success cannot be guaranteed.
By living healthily and by including treatments such as acupuncture alongside IVF, you are doing everything you can do to proactively enhanceyour chances of success.
Fertility Acupuncture: Safe and side effects
According to the National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health, acupuncture is safe when practitioners use sterile, proper equipment.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) class acupuncture needles as medical devices. These regulations require the needles tobe sterile, nontoxic, and labeled for single use.
A person considering acupuncture should look for a practitioner with proper training and a license. Licensing requirements may vary from state tostate.
When done properly, acupuncture has fewside effects and risks. However, there is a risk that the acupuncturist may push a needle in too far,
Resulting in an injury or even a punctured lung. Other risks can include:
- minor bleeding or bruising at the needle sites
- infection from unsterilised needles
- excessive bleeding if a person has a clotting disorder or uses blood thinners
To minimise the risks, a person should always choose a qualified acupuncturist.
There is no statutory regulation of acupuncture in England.
If you choose to have acupuncture, it is recommended that you check the acupuncture practitioner is either a regulated healthcare professional such as a doctor, nurse or physiotherapist or a member of a national acupuncture organisation.
Our therapist is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council
Our Acupuncturist at The Women’s Wellness Centre offers a range of treatments from pain relief to fertility treatment If you wish to know more about whether Acupuncture can be helpful to you please contact us on 020 7751 4488 or book an appointment here.
Prices for Acupuncture: from £100 (45 minutes)