Symptoms associated with reproductive health start in a girls teens – painful periods, heavy periods, irregular periods, no periods – all signs that there may be an imbalance that needs addressing.
Diagnosing the underlying problem is the key to successful treatment and by using a combination of acupuncture and reflexology diagnostic skills I am able to detect specific areas that may need addressing.
Regulating and maintaining a healthy menstrual cycle is crucial to a woman’s fertility when wanting to conceive and whether a couple are able to conceive naturally or when medical intervention is necessary, acupuncture and reflexology may play a significant role.
Because the hormonal component of a women’s fertility is so closely related to her sense of emotional well-being; it is more important than ever to take a holistic approach.
Acupuncture Fertility Network
As a member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network I am able to constantly update my knowledge and treatment protocols – their website is an excellent source of information.
Zita West Affiliated Practitioner
As a Zita West Affiliated Acupuncture Practitioner I am able to access the very latest research and recommendations from some of the countries leading consultants. I am also able to offer discounts on many of her products and services at www.zitawest.com
Treatment protocols are tailored to each individual. As a general rule acupuncture will initially be required weekly for around four weeks and then spaced out to monthly maintenance treatments.
During assisted fertility I usually advise treatment prior to the start of the cycle, then two times during simulation, pre and post transfer and again around 7 to 10 days after transfer.
There is a growing body of research evidence which shows that acupuncture can help:
- Regulate the menstrual cycle
- Boost ovulation and balance hormones
- Improve pelvic blood flow
- Increase endometrial lining
- Release endorphins which reduce stress
- Improve concentration and motility of sperm
- Lower levels of FSH
- Relieve symptoms of endometriosis
- Induce ovulation in women with PCOS