There are many reasons why couples have difficulty conceiving – irregular menstruation, hormone imbalance, cold uterus, low sperm count, and stress and anxiety to name a few.
Acupuncture focuses on improving the blood supply to the womb, improving the quality of the eggs, regulating the menstrual cycle, and increasing the sperm count and mobility.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be used to treat a number of conditions related to fertility. It helps to elevate follicle stimulating hormone (FSH ), and improves the quality of eggs, the womb’s healthy blood supply, and the fallopian tubes. It can help with the treatment of repeated miscarriage and unexplained infertility, regulating menstrual cycles, and correcting luteal phase defect and hyperprolactinemia (when not caused by a prolactinoma ). It is helpful as an aid to IVF – Before and after embryo insertion, and can treat polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis. It helps to increase sperm count and motility in men, and can help both partners with the associated stress and anxiety when trying to conceive.
Acupuncture can also help with IVF as shown in a German study conducted in 2002, which used two groups of women experiencing fertility problems to determine the effect of acupuncture on IVF treatments. The study's findings showed a successful pregnancy rate of 42.5 per cent in the test group, compared to 26.3 per cent in the control group who received no acupuncture.
Clinics are located in Galway city and Tuam. Call 091 539996/086 2159282 for a free, no obligation, consultation. Care Cure specialises in acupuncture, massage, cupping, reflexology, and much more. For more information see www.carecure.ie