Acupuncture for Fertility
Here at the Zita West Clinic, acupuncture is always carried out in conjunction with mainstream Western medicine to ensure the best possible level of reproductive health. Our team carries out over 6000 sessions of fertility-focused treatments each year and we consistently update our methods by consulting the latest research as part of fertility treatment.
However, you do not have to be a client of the Clinic to access our acupuncture services and if you can’t make it to our London Clinic then you can find a Zita West Affiliated Acupuncturists near you through our postcode search in our directory.
Zita West on acupuncture for fertility
Zita West herself has over twenty years’ experience as an acupuncturist, and heads up our team of practitioners. They always have access to Zita for advice on acupuncture, as well as to a whole medical team of highly experienced doctors and midwives at the clinic.
“We have an amazing team of acupuncturists, Eva, Valeria and Josephine, all of whom have been with me for 10 years. They offer an amazing framework of support and advice to anyone coming through the clinic.” Zita West
The results of some research studies into acupuncture are very promising and we remain strong supporters of its use as part of a coordinated approach. There are many research studies that suggest acupuncture may help in various areas relating to fertility and conception but none can be considered proven in those terms. Research has been conducted into its use in the following areas:
- Regulating the menstrual cycle
- Acupuncture has been found to help with beta-endorphins release which helps counteract stress levels
- Improving blood circulation to the pelvic organs, including the ovaries and uterus
- Help support ovulation dysfunction in some women
- May help improve sperm health
It’s clear that more well-designed, large prospective studies are needed into the use of acupuncture in the field of natural fertility (and alongside IVF treatments), however, the feedback from the majority of women and men up and down the country who have had acupuncture is that they have benefited enormously, feeling proactive, relaxed, acknowledged, supported and nurtured through what is a very stressful time for many.
What to expect in an Acupuncture Session
In our experience, women and men are often slightly anxious on their first visit, especially if they have never had acupuncture before. The sensation you experience is quite personal, and can be experienced initially as dullness or tingling around the insertion site but this is often very pleasant. Once this feeling settles down you ease into a very restful state and making the session deeply relaxing and enjoyable.
We believe it’s important to make sure you are treated according to your own individual circumstances. On your first visit your practitioner will take into consideration your medical history and lifestyle, as well as making observational diagnoses.
Why the Zita West Fertility Clinic for Acupuncture
- Our acupuncturists have vast experience in the area of fertility and IVF
- We work closely as a team so our practitioners have access to ask questions on behalf of their clients
- We offer a package of acupuncture sessions which provide the ideal support for your situation
- You don’t have to be a client of the Clinic to access our acupuncture services
Our Affiliated Network of Acupuncturists
If you cannot make it to the Clinic for an appointment we have developed an extensive network of affiliated acupuncturists throughout the UK and Ireland who specialise in providing acupuncture for fertility and pregnancy. To find one close to you click on the link below or if you would prefer to visit us here in London please contact us directly to make an appointment.
Acupuncture and Pregnancy
We see many women who suffer from pregnancy ailments seeking acupuncture for morning sickness, headaches, backache, sciatica and also for general well being during pregnancy.
Many women come and have regular sessions of acupuncture in the lead up to labour on a weekly basis to give them more energy and also help them to sleep. Some studies show that acupuncture in the lead up to labour helps relax the body and help the woman to have a better experience during labour.
Same Day Booking Service. Please call our reception team and although availability cannot be guaranteed we will do everything possible to accommodate you.
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