Infertility affects 15% or 3 million couples in Australia with unexplained infertility doubling in the last 20 years, with this increase in fertility problems, more women are seeking Assisted Reproductive Treatment (ART) and In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). So, we want to support you and help you on this fertility journey that it does not become stressful and unpleasant situation but instead a time for growth and empowerment.
Acupuncture has demonstrated through clinical trials its effectiveness on the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis via increasing endorphins, which in turn affects GnRH secretion and the menstrual cycle, ovulation and fertility. In basic language that means, acupuncture can help reduce these stress hormones which can hinder the natural function of our reproductive system. The emotional turmoil that can be experienced whilst trying to conceive or going through IVF cycles can unfortunately manifest into a physical problem. This stress causes oxidative and inflammatory micro flora in the uterus. Acupuncture has also proven to have a positive impact on IVF success rates, including implantation, pregnancy and live birth rate, while reducing the number of miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) fertility problems can be seen as energy disturbances or imbalances within organs or channels relating to the body system. Acupuncture has an amazing way of treating these imbalances via stimulating specific points on the body with heat, pressure, or very fine needles to help the body restore healthy function, assisting with the menstrual cycle and increasing uterine and ovarian blood flow.
Here at Life Synergy we not only treat you with acupuncture and TCM but we support you emotionally offering you a whole team of qualified therapists to assist you, support you in every way that then can during this process. We as parents understand that yearning to have children, we empathise with you and help to empower you to overcome this hurdle and help you have your family.
Written by Brodie Mitchell, Acupuncturist at Life Synergy.