'Acupuncture is the ideal treatment to support women who are experiencing fertility issues and is completely tailored to the individual and their unique circumstances,' - Ross Barr
It is estimated that around one in seven couple experience difficulties in trying to conceive and for those struggling with fertility issues, it can often become all-consuming.
Despite a degree of initial skepticism in the scientific community, there is now a growing body of evidence to suggest acupuncture can greatly increase a woman's chance of becoming pregnant, with fertility-focused acupuncture fast-becoming one of the most popular alternative therapies to boost conception.
Ross will look at your full medical history, including your menstrual cycle, before deciding on the best course of treatment. Acupuncture is said to help to boost female fertility in three main ways:
1) Regulating hormone function and optimising a woman's menstrual cycle. (Conditions such as polycystic ovaries and endometriosis have also been shown to improve with regular acupuncture treatments).
2) Increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs to help improve the endometrial lining and enhance the chances of conception.
3) Reducing Stress; Trying to conceive can be a stressful experience, which can further hinder the chances of becoming pregnant. There are the additional benefits too from taking positive steps in regaining control over wellbeing and acupuncture provides the perfect environment to make a patient feel acknowledged, nurtured and relaxed.
Addressing the physiological, mental and emotional wellbeing of the patient is integral to Ross' treatment, whilst at the same time acknowledging that healthy living is not simply about being physically fit; 'Sometimes, the best thing for your health is to just stop, sit down and breathe for ten minutes to conserve your energy; it's no coincidence that couples often conceive when on holiday.'
Deciding to pursue IVF is not a step anyone takes lightly. It can be a highly emotive, demanding process and often follows years of hope, frustration and grief. But acupuncture can make a significant contribution not only to how you feel during your IVF cycle, but also to your chances of success.
There is also mounting evidence to suggest that conception rates are improved during IVF when acupuncture is performed the same day as the embryos are implanted.
Acupuncture treatments are not confined to female fertility. Helping to improve sperm health and mobility, as well as increasing testosterone levels, means both partners can benefit.
Intitial Consultation | £80.00 (includes treatment).
Subsequent Treatments | £80.00 (per session).