At The Fertility and Pregnancy Acupuncture Clinic in Spring Hill, we firmly believe that healthy people make healthy babies and will do our best to get your body into the best possible shape to conceive. It’s thought that 1 in 6 Australian couples will experience difficulties becoming pregnant so you are far from alone. Some of you will have a diagnosis for why you are having trouble, whilst for others the answers you’re searching for may not be found.
At The Fertility and Pregnancy Acupuncture Clinic we work with women or couples who are:
- Preparing to conceive
- Experiencing some difficulties becoming pregnant but still hoping to become pregnant without medical intervention
- Those about to commence IVF, or
- Those well into their IVF journey
Many of our clients aim to:
- Regulate cycles
- Optimise ovarian function and egg quality
- Improve blood flow to the uterus
- Assist with the implantation of the embryo
- Decrease the risk of miscarriage, and
- Reduce anxiety and stress levels
Evidence on acupuncture for fertility
A 2011 systematic review concluded Chinese Medicine increases pregnancy chances two-fold within a four month period due to its ability to regulate the menstrual cycle (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0034503). There have been many studies regarding acupuncture and fertility with some studies showing an increase in pregnancy and live birth rates in women who have received acupuncture in conjunction with their fertility treatments whilst other studies have shown no difference in pregnancy rates. Further studies are required to confirm which of these findings is most accurate. However, many studies have shown women feel more supported, less stressed and experience less side effects from their fertility drugs when receiving regular acupuncture treatments during their IVF cycles.
Fertility specialists opinions
In our experience, many of the fertility specialists in Brisbane are supportive of their clients receiving acupuncture whilst also undergoing fertility treatments. Although some may not believe there is any real benefit of the acupuncture they also don’t feel you are doing any harm either.