Fertility, whether you have problems or not, you can benefit greatly from Acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatments. An array of issues can be supported and treated successfully. Through your treatment, we can work closely with your fertility consultant or GP where necessary.
The beauty of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine for natural conception is that it can fine tune your body into balance which may be just that missing link to you not getting pregnant. Unlike a quick fix, acupuncture works in natural time with your body and you should expect treatment time to be on average three to six months. This is because it takes three months for new follicles to develop mature healthy eggs for ovulation. During this time, Acupuncture will work on regulating your hormones, balancing your menstrual cycle and correcting any issues out of sync such as painful periods, light or heavy periods and so on. Here at Log House Clinic, we will work closely with your BBT charts in order to identify any issues around your hormones, length of follicular and luteal phases and also to identify your ovulation window and optimal conception timing. Whilst all this wonderful work is being done, you will find that other health issues you have can be indirectly treated such as digestive issues, problems with sleep, body temperature and of course the inevitable anxiety and sometimes obsession that comes with desperately trying to become pregnant.
And don’t forget the males. As sperm are needed to create a baby, the often overlooked partners also can benefit from acupuncture or herbal tweaking, to assist with healthy new sperm generation and all round good health.
Acupuncture and Herbs to benefit Sperm Health
Acupuncture is not just for men who have sperm issues. It is for any man who is part of a couple experiencing fertility challenges. Because sperm quality is so easily optimized with acupuncture and herbs, addressing the male often leads to more success whether you’re trying to conceive naturally or with ART (IUI, IVF). As an added benefit, acupuncture can also help relieve stress and its effect on your body, increase your sex drive, and improve your overall health and well-being.
Sperm are living cells within the male body and are subject to whatever conditions the rest of the body is exposed to. High temperatures around the testicle area, smoking, drug use, stress and poor diet can all impact the quality of sperm. The length of time it takes for new sperm to mature is 2 to 3 months. Based on this, at log House Clinic, we recommend three months of treatment with acupuncture and Chinese herbs along with diet and lifestyle changes before trying to conceive or having a repeat semen analysis.