I support male and female fertility from pre-conception to pregnancy to post-partum by building up the body's
Pre-conception care is all about building towards the healthy development of egg and sperm as well as promoting the best uterine environment for the embryo to implant in. Acupuncture helps build our body's natural vital energy to promote not only gynaecological health but overall physical and mental wellbeing.
Whether support is required for egg quality, sperm count, motility or morphology, follicular or luteal phase problems, irregular menstruation, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, fibroids, low Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), recurrent miscarriage, acupuncture helps streamline our endocrine system by balancing our hormones to boost our gynaelogical health. Whether you are seeking support for natural fertility or assisted conception and undergoing IVF, IUI or ICSI, acupuncture is equally as important.
The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has collated research showing how acupuncture may benefit both female and male fertility. For more information, please go to www.acupuncture.org.
For assisted-conception, acupuncture has been shown to increase success rates by 42.5% if combined with embryo
transfer for women undergoing IVF. Acupuncture also addresses the side effects of IVF drugs such as headaches, hot flushes, bloating, mood changes, night sweating and also
alleviates the emotional stress of fertility treatment.
Pregnancy care focuses on supporting embryo and placenta development during the first trimester as well as conditions such as morning
sickness, fatigue, back pain, carpal tunnel and anxiety which may be experienced during pregnancy. At later stages in pregnancy, acupuncture may be used to alleviate musculo-skeletal pain as well
as prepare for birth. Acupuncture and moxa is used to help with babies in breech position.
Post-partum care is centred around supporting the mother's physical and mental wellbeing after birth to the next 12 months. Conditions such as
promoting the let-down of breast milk to anxiety, fatigue and post-natal depression may benefit from acupuncture. Post-natal depression occurs in 10 to 15 in every 100 women and may occur months
Call now to have a chat about how I can help support your fertility and wellbeing today!
The Clapham Osteopathic Practice
26-32 Voltaire Road
The Physiotherapy Clinic
The Barn, Enborne Gate