What is infertility?
Infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to conceive after 1 year of unprotected intercourse (Merck Manual). In these modern times, with stresses and strains of a hectic work life, eating on the run, if at all, the added stress trying to conceive, acupuncture offers support for all aspects of conception.
By treating the whole person, Acupuncture helps to balance hormones, regulate cycles, improve ovulation, claim the mind, thus preparing the body for conception. It also helps the body deal with medical problems such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Endometriosis and even previous history of miscarriage. Acupuncture also helps with male infertility issues, which accounts for 40% of infertility.
At Swords Acupuncture & Healthcare Clinic, we can support you through all aspects of fertility. Whether it’s to get your body ready for conception the natural way or help with Assisted Reproductive Therapy (ART), the most common of which is IVF. Acupuncture has been shown to increase success rates by 46% if combined with embryo transfer (Paulus, W., Zhang, M et al (2002))