Acupuncture can help to improve natural fertility or alongside treatment such as IVF and ICSI.
Research from 2018 has shown that there was an improvement in the birth rates where women undergoing IVF or ICSI cycles had complementary Acupuncture treatments.
It regulates the menstrual cycle and treats other underlying conditions such as endometriosis and PCOS. Additionally, it can improve blood flow to the reproductive organs, regulating hormone function and increasing endometrial thickness.
Acupuncture isn’t just reserved for women. In almost half of all cases of infertility, a male factor is diagnosed with 1 in 20 men found to be sub-fertile. Acupuncture can help increase sperm motility (how fast the sperm swim) and improve the levels of the male sex hormone testosterone. Importantly, for men and women, Acupuncture can help you feel more relaxed, reduce stress and anxiety levels.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the basis is Acupuncture. It dates back 3,000 years and is features in mainstream healthcare in China and other Far East cultures as a stand-alone therapy or in combination with conventional western medicine. Acupuncture is widely used and accepted world-wide. It looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance, and by restoring the equilibrium it aids a wide spectrum of conditions from anxiety to migraines, digestive issues and back pain.
Caroline Wardropper studied traditional Acupuncture at the Northern College of Acupuncture for 3 years. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and has a specialist interest in fertility support, working with UKs leading fertility specialists at the Reproductive Health Group.
Caroline joined the Lymm Osteopathic team in 2015 and operates a clinic on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.
To make an appointment with Caroline, or for more information call 01925-752264