Over half the people that visit us are going through assisted reproductive techniques (ART).
We recommend that you come to us at least three months (ideally longer) before you start your treatment. This allows time for you to make changes to diet and lifestyle and for treatments such as acupuncture to take effect.
However, even if you are due to start in the next 1-2 months, we can still work with you so contact as soon as possible. We beleive that acupuncture support during assisted conception can be very beneficial on both a physical and an emotional level.
Acupuncture works by assisting the communication between all the systems of your physiology and between your mind/heart and body., this is why acpuncture brings so much relief from stress.
Acupuncture can help to calm the whole system and help to create a much more receptive capacity for conception. We understand acupuncture to have a beneficial effect on increasing pelvic bloodflow and it is also understood to help relax uterine muscles which may have a beneficial effect during transfer treatment. We also recommend acupuncture after egg collection as it can help to reduce inflammation, helping generate as receptive an environment for transfer as possible.
Many couples can find the whole proccess of an assisted conception quite stressful. There may be considerable running around: back and forth from the fertility unit for various tests and scans throughout the procedure, which can take up to 6-8 weeks. Acupuncture during this time can be very calming, many women comment on how well it helps then to cope with the strains of keeping up the pace of the treatment.
It is recommended that both partners consider the benefits of acupuncture support in the lead up to an assisted protocol, to enhance the health of the sperm and eggs and to promote the most receptive environment for conception.
No matter where you are on your conception journey, we are here to help and support you.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we are always happy to take the time to discuss your particular circumstances with you and to help you find the most suitable support.