Acupuncture has an established role in alleviating signs and symptoms associated with many health conditions. For fertility, the goal is to restore balance and harmony to your body in preparation for a healthy conception; supporting the effectiveness of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI) or artificial insemination (ART); minimising complications associated with conceiving and pregnancy.
Hormonal imbalances may present with a wide range of signs and symptoms: irregular periods; moodiness; cyclical acne; unexplained weight gain; premenstrual syndrome (PMS); migraine; difficulty conceiving and the want and need for pre-conception care.
Preconception care is just as important for men as it is for women; often men present because of low sperm mobility and motility.
Evidence suggests that acupuncture has a role in supporting the effectiveness of IVF, as part of a multi-disciplinary approach to fertility.
Acupuncture can help support the nervous system and improve emotional imbalances. These are often expressed via sleeplessness, anxiety, excessive worry, sadness, anger and sometimes panic.
Often driven by genetics and increasingly by lifestyle, metabolic disorders often get in the way of conception or complicate an established pregnancy. Associated signs and symptoms are not limited to but may include lethargy; weight gain or loss; abnormal sweat or breath; pain etc.
Autoimmune conditions may have associated signs and symptoms that can complicate a non-eventful pregnancy; such as rashes, weight gain or loss, joint pain, muscle pain and digestive disturbances etc.
Acupuncture can support & improve symptoms of morning sickness; hyperemesis gravidarum; reflux; cramping; sciatica; sleep disturbance etc.
Book an appointment today to see a fertility naturopath at Merge Health.