Hi Emer, I hope you're well.. Just a quick message to say thanks for all your support and great treatments before Christmas. Despite my resolution that not having another one would be totally fine.... I'm 13 weeks pregnant:) and delighted naturally. Hubby thought we should give it one more try in January, and hey presto ! Thanks again, I'm positive the acupuncture and being able to talk about it helped a lot. Sure I'll bump into you soon, and will most likely need a treatment in the coming months as the bump grows bigger ;) xx S. Wicklow
The events of the hormonal cycle are controlled by and interplay of 5 hormones secreted by 3 organs known as the HPO axis. Acupuncture can help to regulate the HPO Axis. Acupuncture will also greatly improve the flow of blood in the pelvic cavity including ovaries.
Together we will plan out a course of treatments for your situation. It is good to bear in mind that it takes 16- 20 weeks from the time the follicle in your ovary starts to develop to the moment where the egg it contains is mature enough for ovulation. There is much that Acupuncture, a healthy diet and correct liftstyle can do to set this follicle off on the right track.
Acupuncture can greatly help to improve /support the following
Irregular Menstrual Cycle, PMS, Stress, Insomnia, IBS
Endometriosis, Fibroids, Pain, Ovulation Problems
PCOS, Poor Lining
Unexplained Infertility, Secondary Infertility
IVF, IUI,ICSI support
Acupuncture has been shown in studies to:
• Increase pregnancy rate, Improve embryo quality
• Lessen unpleasant side-effects of medications
• Reduce the risk of miscarriage, increase Blood flow to the uterus and ovaries.
• Reduce stress
Acupuncture provides physical and emotional support for each stage of an IUI, IVF or ICSI cycle.
“We recommend that at the time of Embryo transfer, acupuncture treatments are arranged as close as possible either side of the transfer as studies have shown that clinical pregnancy rates can be increased to 42.5%, versus 26.3% without acupuncture”
ref - www.afpi.ie