Even though the myriad of women’s concerns are physical conditions that have been treated with traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, the recent ruling of the Advertising Standards Authority means that we are not allowed to talk about Acupuncture and Fertility or any other gynaecological problems in terms of successful treatment on this website. However, we think the testimonials of our clients speak for themselves and allow you to make your own decisions.
The British Acupuncture Council has also produced some informative fact sheets relating to various women’s concerns.
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Natural Fertility Treatments
On the subject of acupuncture and fertility, Kate Eshmeade wrote a great piece for the Southend Standard about acupuncture and ivf following an interview with Lorna. She stated:
A recent study found that needle-based therapy could boost the chances of a woman becoming pregnant after IVF by more than half. The findings, published in the British Medical Journal, come from a review of seven scientific trials.
Kate also talked about the experience of Sarah Fuller from Westcliff, who received acupuncture treatment from Lorna leading up to and throughout her IVF treatment.
When working with acupuncture and fertility, the treatment involves looking at the whole body and a previous trauma whilst pregnant meant that there were emotional and psychological blockages within her body, which could have been contributing to her infertility.
Lorna’s acupuncture treatment for fertility concentrates on three main areas of the body – the kidney, liver and the spleen, which according to Chinese medicine are also connected to different emotions.
“For example, in Chinese medicine, all organs are attached to different emotions. The kidney is attached to the fight or flight response, and you might find someone who is having trouble conceiving because their kidney energy is low. This might be down to the fact that they suffered a trauma at some point.”
Lifestyle issues, such as diet, alcohol intake and amount of sleep, are also considered to be central to the treatment. As is relaxation.
“One thing you can always do with acupuncture is to help calm the mind, and that’s so important for these women,” says Lorna.
“Any fertility issues, whether a couple are trying to conceive naturally or through IVF, it’s invariably a source of stress in itself.”
Sarah is one of three women who Lorna has treated during their IVF treatment in the past 18 months. Two conceived and one didn’t.
Lorna, who is based at Shambhala Studios in Leigh and the Therapy Life Centre in Southend, is finding an increasing number of her patients are coming to her with fertility issues, ranging from those going through IVF, to those looking for help to boost their fertility naturally.