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Click on the programs below to view more information. If you have any questions then please get in touch for more details.
Natural ConceptionYou and your partner may have been trying to conceive for some time but haven’t fallen pregnant yet, and can’t figure out why. Sometimes, trying to find the correct information can at times be quite mind boggling. How do I know if I am ovulating? What should I be doing? What should I be eating? What supplements to take? By having acupuncture and/or additional therapies, my main aim is to try and address possible issues that may impede natural conception. We will determine what is your fertility “roadblock”?. These issues can range from; Ovulatory issues Luteal phase defects Reduced endometrial lining Clotting issues Implantation issues Polycystic ovarian syndrome Endometriosis Male fertility factor By looking at the body’s function and identifying and addressing your unique roadblock, we can address these issues, and thus, are better able to find solutions that allow you to be more successful in conceiving. By utilizing the benefits of acupuncture, additional therapies, nutritional interventions, and other tools to create balance and restore health, this will give you the best possible outcomes. When you prepare the body for natural conception, you are more likely to conceive, prevent miscarriages, and have a healthy pregnancy.
Natural Fertility Support ProgrammeIs this for you? This programme is for you if you have known or diagnosed fertility issues, male or female fertility factor. Clients who have availed of this programme: Have been trying to conceive for quite some time. Have experienced one or more miscarriages. Have been diagnosed with: Endometriosis PCOS Anovulation Amenorrhoea Immunology issues Hormonal Imbalances Luteal Phase Defect Unexplained Infertility Male Fertility Factor You may be concerned about areas such as: How your current lifestyle is impacting your ability to conceive andmaintain a healthy pregnancy? How you can become less consumed by trying to conceive Have you left it too late? And you feel your age is affecting yourability to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy/baby The role of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Fertility Traditional Chinese Medicine employs a unique and holistic system to address health imbalances which may hinder your fertility. We examine your health in detail in all areas – body, mind and spirit. We identify ‘signs and symptoms’ that indicate a ‘disharmony’ within the body. Once identified, we will then focus on correcting the ‘disharmony’ with a combination of acupuncture, and nutrition/diet and lifestyle advice. This system of correcting disharmonies has been used for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese Medicine is in fact, the longest continuous medical system practised in the world. It is a complete system of medicine, and the ‘disharmonies’ detected form part of the ‘diagnosis’ and guide the way towards your treatment plan required. To prepare your body for pregnancy Traditional Chinese Medicineinvestigates in detail: -Your menstrual cycle. -Your current health – your energy, sleep, digestion, etc. -Your work life balance and stressors. -Your emotional health. -Your past health and lifestyle choices and their impact to date. In Traditional Chinese Medicine optimum health is when all organs and energy systems in the body are in balance. A problem in one or more of the above areas can affect this balance and may be affecting your fertility. This is how the Natural fertility program evolved. The Natural Fertility Program includes: An initial detailed health assessment (via skype or in person) to see where you areat, what testing has been carried out, as well as a review of your current diet and lifestyle choices Education and insight on how to understand your fertility and identify your body’s own fertile signs Fertility focused dietary and lifestyle recommendations and advice Tailoring a treatment plan specifically for you to include weekly Acupuncture and additional treatments for three months Individually prescribed fertility nutritional supplements Why three months? It can take up to 90 days for eggs and sperm to fully form, hence making these changes will really stand to you both. By working together, our aim is to ensure that your egg and sperm quality are at optimum quality in order to help you and your partner achieve a healthy pregnancy. Also, by devoting three months to enhance your fertility, it also gives us the opportunity to make required changes without putting pressure on you both. At the end of the 3 months, you will be feeling more in control, enjoying optimum health and nutrition, all of which impact on your fertility. Three months may seem like an eternity to wait when you are trying to have a baby, many of you have already been trying for years. However, by adhering to this Program and waiting those three months you may turn around your health conditions and help coax your most natural healthiest state out from where it has been hiding. Is it for me and my partner? If you think this program may be for you and your partner, I would be delighted to discuss in more detail. Please feel free to get in touch!
Assisted Fertility ProgrammeIs this for you? This programme is for clients undergoing fertility treatment such as follicular tracking, IUI, or IVF. Combining Assisted reproductive technologies with Acupuncture Over the last decade acupuncture has gained popularity amongst couples undergoing Western assisted reproductive technologies such as IUI and IVF. This is mainly due to the increasing number of promising research studies. Acupuncture used in conjunction with IVF, is an emerging field of research with improvements in the quality of research being continually focused on. Clients who have availed of these programmes: Are preparing for follicular tracking, IUI or IVF for the first time Trying to improve follicular growth, enhance lining during their cycles Improve egg and sperm quality Improve cycle response rate Preparing for a frozen embryo transfer Have had repeated failed cycles What will happen? An initial detailed health assessment (via Skype or in person) to see where you are at, including a review of current diet and lifestyle choices Dietary and Lifestyle recommendations and advice Individually prescribed nutritional supplements Weekly Acupuncture treatments in the run up to your treatment and during your treatment Acupuncture treatments around key dates – prior to egg retrieval, prior to semen collection, prior to embryo transfer, and post embryo transfer Optimal 3 month programme: It can take up to 90 days for eggs and sperm to fully form, hence making these changes will really stand to you both. By working together, our aim is to ensure that your egg and sperm quality are at optimum quality in order to help you and your partner achieve a healthy pregnancy. Also, by devoting three months to enhance your fertility, it also gives us the opportunity to make required changes without putting pressure on you both. I would always recommend that clients lay the foundation by devoting three months of preparation if possible when starting or undergoing fertility treatment. At the end of the 3 months, you will be feeling more in control, enjoying optimum health and nutrition, all of which impact on your fertility. Three months may seem like an eternity to wait when you are trying to have a baby, many of you have already been trying for years. When undergoing fertility treatment, preparation is everything! By adhering to this Program and preparing three months in advance you are ensuring you are in optimum health going into treatment. Thus, coaxing your most natural healthiest state out from where it has been hiding. Key treatment dates: Treatments on key dates – prior to egg retrieval/prior to semen collection, prior to embryo transfer, and post embryo transfer. N.B. Generally, when clients are referred from a fertility clinic, sometimes, there is not enough time for three months of treatment prior to transfer. In these instance’s I would ask that you get in touch as soon as possible in order to make recommendations and devise treatment plan, sooner rather then later. Is this programme for me and my partner? If you would like to discuss any of the above, please do get in touch!
Pregnancy Support ProgrammeIs this for you? This programme is comprised of weekly or bi-weekly treatments throughout all trimesters. The focus of this program is the use of acupuncture and additional therapies to support you throughout your pregnancy. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pregnancy Traditional Chinese Medicine also has a long history of treating gestational (pregnancy) issues. The following list of conditions have been treated by Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than a century: Vomiting and nausea Threatened miscarriage Bleeding during pregnancy Miscarriage Recurrent miscarriage Oedema during pregnancy Headaches & migraines Pre-eclampsia Low lying placenta Breech baby Insomnia & fatigue Varicose veins & vulval varicosities Gestational diabetes Gestational itching Pelvic pain Constipation & haemorrhoids Depression & anxiety Clients who avail of this program: Have just recently conceived, naturally or post fertility treatment Are quite anxious in the early stages of pregnancy Are struggling with pregnancy ailments Are looking for a natural approach to preparing for birth The Pregnancy Support Programme includes: An initial detailed health assessment including a review of current diet and lifestyle choices Education and insight on how to best maintain a healthy pregnancy and give your baby the best possible start in life Dietary and Lifestyle recommendations and advice Weekly or bi-weekly Acupuncture treatments depending on presenting symptoms Individually prescribed nutritional supplements What clients are looking for: Utilising Acupuncture and additional therapies such as Reflexology or cupping to encourage a healthy pregnancy. Maintaining healthy diet/nutrition during pregnancy Improving upon the health of their unborn child/children Help to minimise other common pregnancy ailments Preparation for birth. Please get in touch if this is something you would like to avail of during your pregnancy.
Natural Fertility Support Program
Assistive Reproductive Technology Program
Pregnancy Support Program
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