There are many reasons why couples have difficulty conceiving – irregular menstruation, hormone imbalance, cold uterus, low sperm count to name a few. Whatever the reason infertility can be a major cause of stress and hopelessness in otherwise healthy couples.
In the Care Cure Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Clinic they can treat most types of fertility disorder including spasonal tubes. Acupuncture can also be combined with herbs to treat elevated follicle stimulating hormone, repeated pregnancy loss, unexplained (idiopathic ) infertility, luteal phase defect, hyperprolactinemia (when not caused by a prolactinoma ), polycystic ovarian syndrome with annovulatory cycles, and male factor including men affected with sperm-DNA-fragmentation.
Acupuncture has also been known to dramatically increase fertility by invigorating and increasing sperm count in males and reducing stress and regulating the menstrual cycle in females.
A German study conducted April 2007 used two groups of woman experiencing fertility problems, to determine the effect of acupuncture on IVF treatments. In the first group acupuncture treatments were carried out 25 minutes before embryo transfer and 25 minutes after the embryo was inserted into the uterus. In the second group no acupuncture treatments were conducted. Study findings showed a successful pregnancy rate of 42.5 per cent in the first group compared to 26.3 per cent in the second group. These findings expressed a significant difference of 16.2 per cent in the pregnancy rate of the group that had acupuncture treatments.
Care Cure also specialises in acupuncture, acupressure, reflexology, cupping and many more. Call 086 215 9282 for details.