Fertility and Pregnancy

Five Element Acupuncture is a system of medicine based around the understanding of natural laws, and how keeping these in balance maintains good physical and emotional health.  It supports fertility and pregnancy by strengthening the natural functioning of the body as a whole, so that it is in the best condition to conceive and eventually give birth successfully.  The treatment follows a holistic approach, which not only acknowledges physical symptoms that may be hindering pregnancy, but also stress and emotional concerns which can predominate along this journey.  Acupuncture can be effective for improving a patient's physical functioning, as well as achieving a better sense of self and reduced stress and anxiety.  Specifically, having Five Element Acupuncture treatment aims to support the following:

  • Regulate and improve the menstrual cycle
  • Regulate the temperature in your lower abdomen
  • Balance hormones
  • Improve the circulation of blood and energy in key reproductive areas
  • Stimulate the healthy maturation of sperm and eggs
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Support any underlying conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis and PCOS

During pregnancy, the outcome of treatment is to support the body physically and emotionally through the various stages.  Treatment specifically aims to support the following:

  • Improve energy levels and fatigue
  • Improve morning sickness and any digestive complaints such as acid reflux and constipation
  • Support any musculo-skeletal complaints
  • Correct the positioning of a breech baby
  • Regulate blood pressure
  • Naturally induce labour
  • Reduce stress and anxiety

Acupuncture treatment can work successfully on its own, or alongside other treatments and programmes, such as IVF, nutrition, counselling and hypnotherapy.

Please call to discuss this is more detail should you with for further clarification and information.