What to Expect

Through the use of Acupuncture and Herbal medicine, both women and men can improve reproductive health and their chances of conceiving, whether naturally or with assisted conception.

Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) Treatment for Infertility

The TCM Treatment (Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine) will help to improve both the egg quality of a woman, as well as the man's sperm. The treatment has the potential to improve the environment of the female reproductive system in order to encourage fertilisation and implantation. Whatever the nature of your fertility problem, TCM treatment can optimise your chances of conceiving, whether naturally or when combined with a method of Assisted Fertility Treatment.

Plan ahead

Since it normally takes time for a patient to benefit from TCM, we recommend that you plan ahead. We recommend that you consult us and start TCM treatment at least three to four months before you embark on your assisted fertility treatment.

All treatment programmes are based on an initial consultation.

Your first appointment

At your initial consultation we will discuss your medical history, any gynaecological investigations or fertility treatments you may have had, as well as your general health. It would be helpful if you could bring the results of any investigations and treatment reports with you.

Follow-up appointments take approximately 40 minutes to 50 minutes; 10-20 minutes will be spent reviewing and reformulating your herbal remedy and the remaining time (approximately 30 minutes) will be used for your acupuncture treatment.

A relaxing Regime

Those who commit to a treatment programme find it a wonderfully stress-free experience. TCM fits easily into a normal daily routine and can be easily adapted to suit your needs.

As TCM practitioners we will use the following methods to help us make a diagnosis:

Inspection - The first thing we will do as a TCM practitioner is carry out a physical inspection by observing your general and local physical condition, including your facial complexion and your body, as well as reading your pulse, and looking at your tongue's colour and coating of its surface. Each of these aspects tells us something about your overall constitution and the health and wellbeing of your body.

Inquiry - We will discuss your medical history in detail, including fertility tests, investigations and assisted fertility treatments you may have had previously; your lifestyle habits, sleeping pattern, diet, bowel movements, micturition and the woman's menstrual flow and cycle.

Palpation- We will take your pulse at three points on each wrist. The pulse diagnosis is important in TCM because it gives practitioners information about your energy flow and blood circulation.

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