Natural Fertility Melbourne
We believe that vibrant, healthy people have the best chance of making vibrant, healthy babies.
Working with natural fertility is a passion of ours. Over the years we have supported many couples at varying stages of their fertility journey. From proactive types who are looking for preconception assistance, to those who have been trying for years with heart breaking stories. Diagnosed gynecological conditions and undiagnosed infertility, we believe Chinese Medicine has something to offer everyone.
Chinese Medicine looks at reproductive health holistically. When you come in for a treatment we look at all the major aspects of your life. This includes diet and digestive health, sleep hygiene, work life balance and mental health as well as menstrual health and semen analysis. While some of this may seem unrelated we believe optimal general health provides the building blocks for optimal reproductive health.
We like to take the time to get to know you so we can guide you through lifestyle and diet changes, listen to your thoughts and work together to find solutions. The final goal is to:
- Regulate and support a healthy menstrual cycle
- Assist with diagnosed conditions such as PCOS and endometriosis
- Promote healthy endometrial lining and cervical mucus
- Support the production of healthy eggs and sperm
- increase the chances of a strong, viable embryo
A 2015 meta analysis of 4247 women taking Chinese herbal medicine (in a variety of studies including 40 randomized controlled trials) found a 2-fold improvement of pregnancy rates over four months compared to Western medicine. Trials included women with PCOS, endometriosis, anovulation, fallopian tube blockage, or unexplained infertility. Their conclusion was:
“Fertility indicators such as ovulation rates, cervical mucus score, biphasic basal body temperature, and appropriate thickness of the endometrial lining were positively influenced by Chinese herbal medicine therapy, indicating an ameliorating physiological effect conducive for a viable pregnancy.”
For best results we recommend weekly acupuncture treatment for at least three to four weeks. This gives us time to get to know your body and cycle and gain a clear understanding how you are responding to the treatment. From there we like to work with a fortnightly treatment program, timing the treatments to support the most significant parts of your cycle, usually ovulation and menstruation. We will prescribe you a personalised herbal formula to take daily and recommend simple supplements and lifestyle changes as appropriate.
For more reading check out these articles on our blog:
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