Fertility Acupuncture

Trying to conceive?

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has been used to treat infertility for more than 2000 years.  We in the West are now cottoning on to this fact. So much so that there are now acupuncture services offered in many IVF clinics. 

You can simply call our clinic on 03 9486 5966  to make an appointment. You are also welcome to read more about our approach below.

The traditional medicine works on many levels to encourage pregnancy. It’s relaxing, yes you may not think having tiny needles put into you can be relaxing, but it really is, some people find it even more relaxing than massage. Try it and see for yourself.

Acupuncture and traditional medicine herbs can regulate your hormones which can enhance your chances of conceiving. It makes sense that the healthier you are, the more likely you are to conceive.

One of the best things about seeing holistic practitioners like us is that we can improve your fertility and general health at the same time. 

  • Unexplained infertility
  • Secondary infertility
  • IVF/ICSI Support*
  • Irregular or no ovulation
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Women aged in their late 30s to mid 40s
  • Low sperm count
  • Abnormal sperm morphology

Research to support above statements: http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/a-to-z-of-conditions/a-to-z-of-conditions/female-fertility.html and http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/a-to-z-of-conditions/a-to-z-of-conditions/childbirth.html

* Although some early systematic reviews on the effectiveness of acupuncture to support
ART concluded that the evidence was unclear, the latest systematic review concluded that:
“Based on an analysis of the studies, acupuncture improves the CPR [clinical pregnancy
rate] among women undergoing IVF.” Qian et al 2017.  Consult your practitioner for advice about whether
acupuncture may be able to help you.

The use of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for use in assisting pregnancy & labour was first mentioned in the Moxibustion Methods for Emergencies by Wenren Qinian in 1226. In Chinese hospitals, these techniques have been used for centuries, however the research to date, although promising, is not yet sufficient for this traditional method to be incorporated into clinical practice guidelines for fertility specialists or obstetricians in Australia. Consult your practitioner to discuss whether or not these ancient technique might be useful for you.

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Pregnancy1I understand that you may have many questions. Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions:

What does the treatment involve?

The treatment for pregnancy may include Acupuncture, Herbs, Nutrition and/or relaxation techniques.  It’s a holistic approach, tailored to your requirements.

How do Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine help pregnancy?

Acupuncture stimulates the flow of energy in the body and enhances the blood circulation to the pelvic region. It benefits organ function and improves general health. Clinical studies have shown acupuncture to regulate hormone levels, which can balance Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) by the hypothalamus, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) by the pituitary gland and the estrogen and progesterone levels from the ovaries. Chinese herbal formulas restore reproductive energy to help the body produce a healthy ovum, balance hormones and sustain pregnancy.

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What is the treatment process?

The initial phase of the treatment involves regulating the menstrual cycle which can treat underlying conditions such as hormone imbalance, PCOS, Endometriosis and Fibroids. This phase typically takes 3 to 6 months or more depending on the nature of the problem, the age of the patient, any associated traumas, toxin exposure from medication, genetic influences, lifestyle habits and illnesses. Within this phase, most women will conceive naturally.

The vast majority of women will also benefit from regular periods, bright red blood flow without clots, minimal or no menstrual cramping and/or breast tenderness, better emotional balance, better sleep, warm hands and feet, a healthy libido and increased energy. Once conception occurs the second phase of the treatment increases the probability of a full-term, easier pregnancy and decreases the possibility of miscarriage.

Reference to support the above statements: http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/a-to-z-of-conditions/a-to-z-of-conditions/female-fertility.html

What about him?

Over the previous 50 years, researchers have discovered that sperm quality and quantity is important to successful fertility. Not only when it comes to fertilisation, but also implantation and the development of the embryo itself. So situations like miscarriage could have more to do with sperm quality than we imagined, and treatments that focus solely on the woman may indeed miss the mark. A recent issue of Fertility and Sterility showed that acupuncture significantly improved both sperm count and quality in men with infertility of unknown cause.

Reference to support above statement: http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/a-to-z-of-conditions/a-to-z-of-conditions/male-infertility.html

At Freedom Chinese Medicine in Melbourne we have a great team of male & female practitioners, with a combined experience of over 70 years in assisting with conception. Whether it’s through the use of Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Relaxation massage, Meditation, Moxibustion or the combination of any of these treatments.

Elaine in room2We tailor a treatment plan to fit your needs. We listen to you, are gentle, explain what we are doing and why. We speak your language, whether it’s English, Japanese or Chinese. We have experience in helping people from all walks of life; whether you’re single, coupled, gay or straight. 

I am one of the most experienced female Chinese Medicine practitioners in Melbourne. I've also launched the Freedom Fertility Program. A series of online video training where I share my fertility knowledge with you. Teaching you how to become your own fertility expert. Click here to read more about the fertility program.

Please call us on (03) 9486 5966 to book your appointment or if you have any questions.

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