We provide a range of high-quality treatments to promote fertility: acupuncture for both men and women to support natural and IVF conception, as well as fertility massage and osteopathy to optimise female reproductive health.
Many couples choose acupuncture as an adjunct therapy to help them conceive naturally and alongside their IVF protocols to help optimise both male and female reproductive systems, hormonal balance, and nervous system equilibrium.
Female fertility can be improved by acupuncture as it has been demonstrated to reduce the impact of stress on fertility hormones, increase blood flow to the ovaries to enhance the environment for follicles development, and improve the condition of the endometrial lining of the uterus.
For both male and female partners, stress can disrupt the hypothalamic-pituitary axis (HPA), causing hormonal imbalances that can negatively impact fertility. Acupuncture has been found to reduce the effect of stress hormones on the body, thereby helping the normal balance of fertility hormones.
Male fertility problems usually falls into one of three categories: sperm quality (low sperm count or reduced motility), blockage of sperm pathways (in Western medicine this might be considered to be a varicocele) and damage to the sperm from high heat or generalised infection. Because sperm take 3 months to mature treatment should start before ideal conception time!
Pelvic misalignment, poor posture and even stored trauma in the body can affect your nervous system and its impact on overall hormonal balance and its subsequent effect on conception. Further, muscular/fascial restrictions and sacral/pelvic misalignment can limit mobility of the reproductive organs (the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes, testicles, seminiferous tubules, the epididymis and the vas deferens).
Osteopathic treatment may include spinal and pelvic manipulation, visceral manipulation, and craniosacral adjustments helping improve lymphatic drainage in and around the pelvic organs and reduce tissue adhesions that may impair their function. Osteopathy can help improve and lower an aroused sympathetic nervous system, release emotional stress/trauma and realign the body to an improved functional state, thus creating an optimal environment for conception.
The fertility journey can be traumatic. Hormonal fluctuations, medical procedures and repeated cycles of IVF can be challenging and feel like they may jeopardise your chances of pregnancy. Using osteopathy, acupuncture and caring insight, we can help your body recover from the hormonal, mental and physical demands on your body during this challenging time. We have all experienced patients in distress, and don’t find this either unusual or inappropriate.
Fertility massage is a comforting, nourishing and intuitive abdominal massage that has been practised over the centuries to enable our bodies to release the tension and emotional blockages that are the source of many of these problems. With regular treatment, the body can rebalance and re-energise for a healthy and a life free of discomfort.
Any woman can benefit from this massage. Whether trying to get pregnant or experiencing gynaecological, digestive or emotional issues.