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WOMEN’S HEALTH, IVF AND FERTILITY

Are you looking for ways to increase your chances of falling pregnant? With treatments such as IVF and acupuncture, Melbourne men and women have many options when it comes to boosting fertility. With a sensitive approach to reproductive health issues, we have over 15 years of experience working in the field of women’s health, and would love to help you.

How can Integrative Medicine support my IVF experience?

The goal of integrative medicine, which combines conventional and alternative treatments like fertility acupuncture, is to harness the body’s power to heal itself.

There is now a compelling amount of evidence that demonstrates acupuncture and herbal medicine’s connection to improved fertility and live birth rates in women undergoing IVF treatment. Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine is also recommended as a supplement to acupuncture in the treatment of infertility.

Through a carefully planned program of consultations and acupuncture, IVF in Melbourne can take on a holistic approach. This helps to restore balance to the body and reduce the side effects of the conventional medicine approach.

How does the traditional Chinese medicine approach to fertility treatment work?

Acupuncture can improve fertility and pregnancy rates by balancing the function of the endocrine system, which is responsible for the release of reproductive hormones in the body. This can be beneficial to the management of fertility issues as regulating hormone function:

  • Decreases the chance of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy
  • Improves ovary function and egg quality
  • Increases uterine lining thickness improving the chances of a fertilised egg implanting safely into the uterus
  • Regulating hormones to produce a greater number of follicles

Is traditional Chinese medicine effective in the reproductive system for men as well?

Absolutely. As with women’s health, by taking a more holistic approach with reproductive issues, traditional Chinese medicine is able to improve the function of the male reproductive system and is capable of enhancing a man’s sperm count, motility and morphology.

What are the other benefits?

Other benefits of using acupuncture alongside IVF include:

  • Reducing the side effects of IVF drugs
  • Reducing stress
  • Strengthening the immune system

We also provide pre and post-natal treatments to assist you during pregnancy.

For more information on receiving acupuncture for fertility purposes and how it can complement IVF, or to make an appointment, call 0415 561 277 or 03 9686 2566.

You can also send an written enquiry via the contact page on our website.


Common conditions we treat:

  • Natural fertility support
  • IVF support 
  • Hormone regulation
  • Menstrual health and cycle regulation
  • Painful, heavy or irregular periods
  • Menopause
  • Endometriosis, PCOS, vaginal infections, bleeding
  • Prenatal support (breech, swelling, pain, heartburn, nausea)
  • Post natal care

Pregnancy

We offer a specialised range of both pre and post-natal treatments that help you manage the physiological and emotional challenges of having a baby. Acupuncture during pregnancy has proven effective for our Melbourne patients as a treatment for common pains and illnesses. It is a natural way to improve the health of both mother and child and prevent complications.

Specialised pre-natal acupuncture programs

First Trimester – We will help you manage the symptoms of morning sickness with a combined program of acupuncture and herbal treatments that can help reduce vomiting and nausea.

Second Trimester

Our carefully administered treatments effectively address symptoms of swelling and puffiness, and will also help bring relief to neck, back and pelvic pain.

Third Trimester

During the third trimester of pregnancy, acupuncture has been demonstrated to assist with inducing labour and may be beneficial in managing the pain and fear often associated with giving birth. Combined with herbal teas and supplements, we offer a personalised combination of treatments specifically suited for the latter stages of pregnancy.

Ongoing Post Natal Help

After your baby is born, we also offer a range of services that help your body recover from the traumas of pregnancy and childbirth. Acupuncture, cupping and Moxibustion are all effective techniques to combat many of the ailments faced by new mothers, including: fatigue, postnatal depression, restlessness, bleeding, dizziness, and constipation. Dry needling is also very helpful for breastfeeding mothers. It’s excellent for treating mastitis, and it can help remove the stress and discomfort of irregular milk supply. It can also help to restart your menstrual cycle, which helps protect your future fertility.


WE CAN ALSO HELP WITH A RANGE OF OTHER CONDITIONS:

Stress and anxiety

  • Stress, depression, anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Mood disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Mood regulation

Pain

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Back, neck, shoulder, elbow pain
  • Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout
  • Nerve pain and pinched nerves
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Strain and sprains
  • Muscle cramps

Health conditions and wellbeing

  • Autoimmune disease
  • Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne
  • Asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, hay fever, influenza and common cold
  • Low blood pressure
  • Respiratory problems
  • Allergies
  • High blood pressure
  • Fluid retention
  • Chest pain