Fertility acupuncture

Acupuncture Fertility Network Ian Dale acupuncture- Fertility acupuncture Basingstoke

I have many years of experience in helping women of all ages achieve their goal of having a baby, both naturally and through IVF. I have done post-graduate work in this area and am a member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network. I have a strong interest in Fertility Acupuncture.

Acupuncture and Fertility
Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) has a long history of treating women’s health problems. Whether you are choosing ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) such as IVF, or trying to enhance your natural fertility, acupuncture can help improve your chances of having a baby.

Studies have shown that acupuncture, when used as a complementary therapy along with ART, can enhance and boost the efficacy of fertility treatments and minimize the side effects of drugs.
Optimally, we advise consulting with your acupuncture practitioner 2-3 months prior to starting a family. Because eggs begin to mature 90 days before they are chosen for ovulation, there is a 3 month window during which we can have a positive effect on egg quality and other factors, but you can begin acupuncture at any time to get the benefits of deep relaxation,improved blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, promote embryo implantation and to promote a viable pregnancy.
Through the use of acupuncture and lifestyle advice we would like to achieve the following;
Regulate the woman’s hormonal cycle
 A regular 28 to 30 day cycle with good quality fertile mucus, pain free ovulation midcycle, no premenstrual symptoms and a pain free period with efficient bleeding indicates a balanced hormonal cycle.
Improve the quality of a woman’s fertile mucus – Fertile mucus appears several days prior to ovulation and is required to help nourish the sperm and guide it to the egg.
Regulate ovulation
 An ovulation occurring on day 13 to 15 of a cycle indicates that the egg is being released at its optional developmental time.
Promote an efficient menstrual bleed
 In traditional Chinese medicine the menstrual bleeding reflects the quality of the uterine lining. This lining appears important for implantation as women with poor endometrial development have an association with IVF failure or recurrent miscarriage. Chinese medicine aims to increase the thickness and quality of this lining, it does this through promoting corpus luteal function (which in turn produces progesterone) and through its documented action of increasing blood flow to the uterus.
 Ideally it is expected that a woman will experience menstrual bleeding for between 3 to 5 days.
Enhance egg development.
 While the genetic material for a woman’s eggs are created when the woman is herself an embryo, the process of the egg maturing comes under the influence of her hormones. Clinically it also appears possible to influence the integrity of the eggs released following acupuncture treatment, this may be due to increasing the blood supply to the developing follicles or by increasing the nutritional supply to the egg via the fluids that surround and nourish it.
Balance Hormones
Acupuncture helps to bring all the hormones – FSH, Estradiol (E2),Luteinizing Hormone (LH),Prolactin, Progesterone (P4), Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) etc to their optimum levels.

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