Fertility Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Women’s Health
An increasing number of couples these days are experiencing difficulties with conception and fertility. This phenomenon has been variously attributed to things like environmental toxicity and the stress of a modern lifestyle, but a big contributor is the fact that people tend to have children later than they used to, and that fertility naturally decreases with age.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a long and rich history of strategies for the strengthening and regulation the reproductive system in both women and men.
Both gynaecology and obstetrics have been integral specialty fields of Chinese medicine for over 2000 years. The classical texts of herbal prescriptions, from the Han dynasty (from which Chris practises), contain large sections dedicated to pregnancy support, fertility, menopause and a wide range of women’s health issues.
Can acupuncture be used as an adjunct to IVF?
Traditional use of acupuncture and Chinese herbs for regulating the cycle and supporting reproductive health aside, in more modern times it has been used in conjunction with in vitro fertilisation or IVF.
Now many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct therapy that may assist with IVF. While there is ongoing research into how acupuncture can help with the effectiveness of IVF, you should always consult with your practitioner about how acupuncture may be able to help you.
Importantly also, acupuncture can assist in managing stress. Useful during these potentially stressful times.
TCM for Menopause and Women’s Health Concerns
To learn more about whether acupuncture and herbal medicine may be able to help you with fertility, pregnancy issues, menopause symptoms and other women’s health conditions, call (02) 6361 9069 or contact us.