Acupuncture and Fertility for Women

Acupuncture is often recommended to support women trying to conceive, carry and give birth to a healthy baby. Julia will create a specialised programme based upon your past and presenting reproductive health and look at how that impacts on the working of specific fertility concerns.

Pre-conception planning and care should ideally include a three month period where acupuncture, alongside an attention to diet, stress levels and general health issues, can help to improve a couple’s chance of conceiving a healthy baby, either naturally or with assisted fertility procedures such as IVF (in vitro fertilisation).

Problems that may affect a regular menstrual cycle include:

  • Bleeding between periods
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids, cysts and polyps
  • Hormone imbalances & PMS
  • Ovulation pain
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Acupuncture can also help women with physical and emotional support during all phases of an assisted conception programme such as ICSI or IVF.  Support focuses upon a woman’s individual needs to help improve reproductive health.

Women may be concerned with the following issues:

  • Balancing stress levels
  • Healthy egg maturation
  • Implantation rates
  • Increased pelvic blood flow
  • Side effects of drugs
  • Strengthening immune system
  • Recurrent miscarriage

Julia is a participating member of ACT (Acupuncture Childbirth Team) London which is concerned with all aspects of fertility, pregnancy and childbirth.