NATURAL FERTILITY AT MORNINGTON CHINESE MEDICINE
Today is the summer solstice, a beautiful time of renewal, new life and fertility. In celebration of this we thought we would share a little about how acupuncture can assist in your fertility journey.
A standard definition of infertility is: “failure to achieve conception after a year or more of regular sexual activity with no contraceptive use.” Infertility is also the inability to carry a pregnancy to full term. Many of you may not know that traditional chinese medicine has been used to enhance fertility for over 5,000 years.
At Mornington Chinese Medicine we have a team of Acupuncturists who have been treating Infertility & Women’s Health with Chinese Medicine for over 15 years and have helped THOUSANDS of IVF and natural fertility patients achieve pregnancy with our Fertile Life Program.
Even though infertility is affecting more and more couples, in reality very few women are actually clinically infertile – most women and their partners are simply not physically and emotionally in full reproductive balance. Some have difficulty just conceiving, others suffering from recurrent miscarriage.
The Fertile Life treatment method used by our therapists at MCM is a blend of Mind–Body Medicine methods. These include traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Neuro Linguistic Programming and relaxation therapies to enhance reproductive function, so that our patients have the best odds for conception and pregnancy. These programs perfectly compliment conventional, assisted reproductive technologies (ART) which include procedures such as in-vitro fertilization for greater chances of success. Our clinical success rate is 4times the national average for IVF.
Acupuncture can promote natural fertility in some of the following ways.
-Reduce stress hormones and promote the release of endorphins or ‘happy hormones’ Research has shown that women with elevated stress levels have significantly lower pregnancy rates.
-Regular acupuncture treatments result in the correction of the body’s neuro-endocrinological activity resulting in hormonal regulation and balance.
-Improves ovarian and uterine blood flow. This increased flow stimulates ovulation and enhances growth of the uterine lining.
-Acupuncture supports implantation and growth of the embryo during the very crucial initial stages of fetal development.
-These benefits also assist women undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) such as IVF, ICSI, IUI and GIFT. Fertility is supported by stimulating ovulation, regulating hormones and regulating the menstrual cycle. Traditional Chinese Medicine provides invaluable support for women by helping to return the body to a state of optimum balance.
-Acupuncture also assists in Male infertility by improving Sperm quality including motility (movement), morphology (shape and make up) and volume.
Our practitioners are passionate about Fertility, offering you individualised treatment, we are with you each step of the way to conception. We take the stress out of infertility by giving you compassion, care and the knowledge and treatment that you need. We pride ourselves on personalised treatment and you not being a number but a human being.