Fertility and female health
Fertility naturally declines with age. As such, with many couples increasingly attempting to conceive later in life, difficulties are relatively common.
Naturopathic treatments such as acupuncture, herbal remedies and dietary and lifestyle adjustments have been used for thousands of years to not only enhance fertility, but also to address gynaecological issues, including endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), PMS, uterine fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and the menopause.
The role of naturopathic treatments in support of fertility and assisted reproductive techniques (ART)
Making healthy lifestyle changes can increase the likelihood of becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby - from adopting a healthier diet and taking supplements, to reducing alcohol and quitting smoking.
Of all potential naturopathic treatments, acupuncture in particular not only supports ART through pain reduction, but also improves the outcome of in vitro fertilization (IVF) by reducing stress and uterine concractility; particularly when administered immediately before and after embryo transfer.
Treatments and frequency
The number and frequency of treatments required will depend on the specifics of each individual. I will work with you to understand needs and formulate a specifc treatment plan during your first appointment. We will then continue to review and update this over subsequent sessions based on your responses and progress.
MDPI - A view on the effects of nutrition for women fertility
The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist - A review of acupuncture in obstetrics and gynaecology
Frontiers in Endocrinology - Nutrition and female fertility: An interdependent correlation
PubMed Central - Treating gynaecological disorders with Traditional Chinese Medicine
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology - Lifestyle factors and reproductive health: taking control of your fertility
Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research - Traditional herbal medicines and their fertility potential