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Acupuncture For Infertility & Fertility Problems In London
Infertility & Acupuncture
There are many different & often treatable reasons for infertility. As many couples leave starting a family until later it is common for conception to take longer than expected. Receiving regular Acupuncture improves your fertility.
Acupuncture & Homeostasis
Infertility may be more of a physical problem or it may be connected to low libido, hormonal imbalance or an inflammatory blockage in the pelvic area. Infertility may have a combination of reasons connected to both partners or may be due to unexplained infertility, where all the hormonal levels & factors are within the normal range. This is where Acupuncture is especially effective in re-balancing the subtle aspects of fertility through promoting optimum health & homeostasis.
Acupuncture For Optimum Health
Fertility is the expression of optimum health, nutrition & vitality. The more we can reach this ideal of optimum health on all levels the more fertile we become. Our fertility naturally declines as we age but also on occasions, nature can bring little surprises. Acupuncture promotes our optimum health.
Stress, Anxiety & Infertility
In Chinese Medicine, all conditions have their physical, emotional & psychological aspects. These are all addressed. Acupuncture re-balances our bodies' internal reactions & processes that are hindered by stress. Acupuncture can help untangle the distortions created by stress & anxiety. Anxiety from one or both partners about their fertility can create added stress. Peer or family pressure can create further stress. When infertility acupuncture is offered, immediate benefit can be felt in the relief of the stress & anxiety which sometimes is all that is needed. However, most people will need to receive on-going treatment as the benefits are cumulative - depending on general health & severity of symptoms & age of both partners.
Acupuncture, Vitality & Internal Harmony
In Chinese Medicine our fertility is also dependent on the harmony & vitality or our internal organs – especially the kidneys (which are said to govern growth, sexual development & fertility) & the liver, the spleen & the heart. These are each linked to an emotion, yet all organs play a role. Acupuncture creates harmony & vitality in our internal world.
Acupuncture For Female Fertility & Infertility Issues
The ability to pro-create is an expression of a women's optimum nutrition, health and vitality. For this reason any difficulties with fertility including miscarriage can be a traumatic and painful experience bringing with it feelings of failure, depression, desperation, obsession and feeling unwomanly. Often the first priority when treating women will be to regulate & re-balance the ovulation, menstrual cycle which can be adversely affected by stress. When necessary a Basal Body Temperature (BBT) chart will be used to get a full picture of a women's hormonal levels. It is sensible to obtain any medical scans, bringing them along to the infertility consultation to get the full picture. It is dependent on our constitution or pre-natal "essence" which is like a candle that burns away quickly or slowly depending on how we live our lives.
Female Fertility Inhibiting Conditions
TCM Acupuncture helps treat & address conditions which interfere with our fertility:
- Amenorrhea (no periods, sometimes following oral contraceptive pill cessation)
- Oligomenorrhoea (long & irregular cycles)
- Irregular Periods
- Fallopian Tubes blockage
- Ovulatory Dysfunction
- Polycystic Syndrome
- Habitual Miscarriage
- Early Miscarriage
- Hypothalamic Anovulation
- Premature Menopause
- Resistant Ovary Syndrome
- Autoimmune Oopharitis
- Tumours of the Ovary, adrenal or Pituitary glands
- Pelvic Inflammatory disease
IVF / ART
TCM Acupuncture can help improve the success rate of couples undergoing IVF. ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) helps increase the chances of a successful and viable embryo being implanted and developing into a viable pregnancy. The whole process of undergoing western fertility treatment can be stressful. Acupuncture can smooth the process, and prepare the woman for each stage both emotionally and physically. Acupuncture treatment addresses the quality of the egg and sperm through helping to create more favourable conditions for conception and implantation of the embryo. Acupuncture can help to prepare a woman for egg retrieval and for embryo implantation. Timing of treatment will correspond to and work in conjunction with the existing medical protocols opted for.
Acupuncture Supporting ART, IVF
Recent research shows that Acupuncture helps ART patients in several ways. The rate of embryo's successfully developing into viable pregnancies is increased with Acupuncture. Acupuncture helps improve follicle growth and endometrial thickness. Acupuncture can reduce the trauma to the ovaries after collection of eggs. Fertility Acupuncture also helps improve uterine receptivity during egg transfer and helps increase the chances of successful implantation.
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) is a serious side effect of the ART drugs. Acupuncture can be given to reduce pain, stop severe OHSS developing and to facilitate embryo transfer to happen ("Journal of Chinese Medicine", Number 85, October 2007 "The Treatment of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) with Acupuncture 17").
Acupuncture For Male Fertility & Infertility Issues
Problems with male fertility can bring with it stress & anxiety, feelings of inadequacy. Acupuncture treatment is effective in helping improve male fertility through promoting optimum health and creating homeostasis. More specifically, research has shown that acupuncture improves sperm motility. Optimum nutrition and health with a reduction of toxins is always advised to help maximise the chances of conception and advice will be given alongside treatment. Treatment is generally more straightforward but nonetheless essential.
A sperm test is essential in order to diagnoses the issues. As with female fertility treatment, a good supply of kidney essence is vital in addition to a strong kidney yin and kidney yang which in turn depends on the interaction between all the other organs. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are used to strengthen the kidneys and clear toxins that are reducing fertility. The following are a brief list of the main western categories relating to male infertility. Acupuncture can add a holistic dimension as each individual will have their own pattern of internal imbalances which need addressing alongside western medicine.
Sperm Quality/Quantity Issues:
- Azoospermia – no measurable level of semen in sperm liquid (20% of male infertility)
- Oligospermia – Semen with low concentration of sperm
- Hypospermia – small semen volume
- Aspermia – a complete lack of sperm
- Teratospermia- sperm with abnormal morphology
- Undescended Testicle – if only one side affected it may not affect fertility - need to get semen analysis
- Varioceles – these are a collection of veins like varicose veins located adjacent to and above one or both of the testicles
- Low libido (related to Kidney and liver functions in Chinese Medicine)
- Erectile Dysfunction (related to Kidney and Liver functions in Chinese Medicine)