Fertility healthcare is core to Ascent Acupuncture, from puberty to menopause, and specifically for couples when thinking about conceiving.
Acupuncture and TCM have been shown to have positive benefits to men’s and women’s fertility health, whether trying to conceive naturally or using Assisted Reproductive Technologies.
It can address specific fertility problems such as PCOS, endometriosis, recurrent miscarriage and sperm disorders.
Ideally the basis of TCM is to strengthen your body for 2-3 cycles or more before conceiving for optimum pregnancy and baby health.
During pregnancy acupuncture is a safe, effective and drug-free approach to assist with conditions that can arise such as morning sickness, back and hip pain, sciatica, reflux, high blood pressure, anxiety and insomnia as well as breech/posterior positions for which acupuncture is highly effective.
From week 36/37 acupuncture can be utilized for pre-birth treatments.
These strengthen and prepare the mother and her body for labour.
Midwives in Wellington report back to us that women who have these treatments require less medical intervention, and have more efficient active stages of labour.
Acupressure points used during labour are very successful aids for natural pain relief and other requirements.
I am happy to teach a women’s support people these techniques.
After the birth physical and emotional symptoms may be compounded due to the birth and huge changes in the couple’s life.
At this time acupuncture can address the acute physical issues, assist with breast health for breastfeeding, strengthen the mother’s energy and assist in the emotional transition of being a parent.
Mild to severe postnatal depression is common and very valid. Along with acupuncture it is important you talk to someone such as your GP or Maternal Health Services.
I regularly do talks at antenatal groups on how TCM, acupuncture and acupressure can assist at this wonderful time. If your group is interested in this service, please contact me.
I am a member of FACT – Fertility and Acupuncture Childbirth Team.
We are a group of Wellington acupuncturists who have a special interest in both public awareness and personal on-going education of TCM and acupuncture’s role in fertility and pregnancy healthcare.
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