Acupuncture for fertility and pregnancy
We offer acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to pregnant women and women who are trying to conceive.
Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for easing back pain or pelvic pains during pregnancy, as well as labour pain, nausea, fatigue and mood swings.
Women who are trying to conceive (both those who are seeking to conceive naturally and those who are having IVF) have also sought out acupuncture to become pregnant or improve implantation. Some IVF clinics recommend women have acupuncture as an adjunct to IVF.
Some women choose to have acupuncture throughout their pregnancy due to previous miscarriages. Treatments are weekly for the first 20 weeks and then fortnightly.
Researchers cannot agree on whether or not acupuncture assists with fertility, however, acupuncture has been shown to be effective in inducing relaxation and reducing anxiety. Women who are less stressed may be more likely to become pregnant.
As with all acupuncture treatments, the acupuncturist will do a traditional pulse diagnosis, tongue diagnosis, gather a health and wellbeing history, and they will look for signs that may indicate underlying conditions for possible reasons for infertility from a Chinese medicine perspective.
The acupuncturist will select the acupuncture points for stimulation and insert very fine, filament-like needles. Most women find it deeply relaxing and may even fall asleep. Massage may also be used to stimulate the acupuncture points to rebalance the flow of Qi and blood.
Pregnancy and fertility acupuncture on Sydney's Lower North Shore
Experienced acupuncturist, Victor Fenech, offers pregnancy and fertility acupuncture treatment at Well Balanced Healthcare in Mosman on Sydney's Lower North Shore. Contact Victor to discuss whether acupuncture is suitable for you or book a consultation online today.
Victor generally recommends weekly pregnancy acupuncture treatments up to 20 weeks and then fortnightly treatments till labour. He may also prescribe Chinese herbal medicine for nausea, possible miscarriage or fatigue.