In the UK, infertility is on the rise. Around a quarter of couples are having difficulties conceiving.
What should be a personally fulfilling, sensitive time for growing a family can shift into an experience fraught with disappointment, frustration and despair. As the cycle of disappointment continues, stress kicks in, further adding to difficulties conceiving. Yet acupuncture can impact in numerous ways to improve fertility rates for members of both sexes, while working on general levels of well-being to induce a calmer, more positive state of mind.
Study and research initatives repeatedly point to the effectiveness of acupuncture in human biology. Polycystic ovaries and endometriosis hormones are both conditions shown to be positively impacted by acupuncture. Through treatment, patients are empowered to activate their own fertility mechanisms without the use of drugs or chemicals, boosting overall levels of well-being and decreasing stress hormones.
In 2002, the Fertility and Sterility journal noted a 42.5% jump in patients receiving acupuncture, compared to 26.3% for those who weren’t, while in 2004, Colorado’s Reproductive and Fertility Medicine Centre conducted a study showing an increase of 51% in women who underwent acupuncture and IVF, as compared to 36% who solely underwent IVF. Having acupuncture treatment also impacted on statistics for stillbirths and miscarriages, showing a 12% decrease. Finally, Shanghai University conducted a study in 2005 showing men’s sperm structure and morphology to have been significantly boosted by acupuncture treatment.
How may Acupuncture Treatment help?
Acupuncture Treatment has been shown to enhance/regulate the areas of:
Menstrual cycle and ovulation
Ovary function (subsequently impacting on egg quality)
Uterine lining thickness
Possibility of miscarriage
Relationship between patient and pracitioner:
For change to be enacted, a trusting working relationship must develop between client and accredited practitioner. This involves the client being fully listened to and heard, and the practitioner having a thorough understanding of each clients individual needs. Juliet will holistically assess each clients needs, in order to understand how they may best attain their goals, whether it be in the areas of general well-being, sleep, stress, menstrual difficulties or fertility. Quality of care is vitally important, and Juliet will take every effort to ensure her clients needs come first.