As a Registered Acupuncturist with a particular interest in Fertility, I believe very few women suffer from ‘infertility’. Instead, many experience what I describe as sub-fertility.
A couple’s ability to conceive and maintain a healthy pregnancy is commonly a reflection of the overall health of both individuals, and environmental factors within their bodies which influence reproductive health and thus impact on their fertile potential at a given time.
While many patients with fertility issues have explainable biomedical causes such as: ovulation or hormonal disorders (eg PCOS), physical problems (eg endometriosis, fibroids or tubal problems), age or the quantity/quality of eggs, medical and family history issues (e.g. autoimmune conditions). Many do not and fall into a grey area where conceiving is just taking a longer time than expected. Put simply, they have been unsuccessful in conceiving naturally for a given period of time and some have not been provided clear biomdeical answers.
At The Acupuncturist we support women in both categories of Infertility/Subfertility as well as Male Fertility support.
Acupuncture especially can be useful to help with management of stress to increase your general sense of well being, while increasing blood circulation to particular areas of the reproductive system.
To find out if acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine could be helpful to you through your fertility journey contact Ana and make an initial appointment on 0402387491. My treatments support individuals wanting to conceive naturally as well as those already undergoing IVF or in preparation for IVF.