Some women get pregnant quickly, but for others it can take longer; the time it takes to conceive varies a great deal and there are many contributing factors. If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, and are in consultation with your GP about it, we have treatments at Fix that may help.
For those trying to conceive naturally, acupuncture treatments can be used to address unexplained infertility in both women and men, remedy lifestyle factors that may be affecting your ability to conceive and help to create the optimal conditions to become pregnant. In addition, acupuncture can be a valuable resource for reducing anxiety and stress during what can be a demanding time.
Acupuncture is also the most commonly used complementary therapy for couples undergoing IVF treatment. Treatments can help to increase the blood flow to your uterus and improve the quality and thickening of the endometrial lining, maximising the body’s preparation for a successful implantation. Acupuncture can also alleviate the side effects of medication, reducing symptoms such as bloating, mood swings, and digestive issues.
For more on the scientific links between acupuncture and fertility, see here for a write up by Melanie Hackwell, an acupuncturist specialising in fertility and IVF support who works at our Fix East Village clinic.
Difficulty conceiving, or discovering infertility, can be a deeply emotional experience. Grief, anxiety and stress are all common and the strain of uncertainty can weigh heavy on relationships. Those experiencing fertility issues may find it helpful to talk with a counsellor to work through these emotions and find new perspectives on the situation. Sally Thompson has over 10 years of counselling experience and practices 'person-centred therapy' - a highly empathic, non judgemental form of counselling. She works out of our East Village clinic.