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Fertility & IVF

I provide compassionate and holistic support throughout your fertility journey. Whether you are at the start of thinking about having a family, you are navigating some obstacles along the way for falling pregnant, possibly you are just beginning to explore IVF or are already on your Assisted Conception path, I integrate acupuncture with personalised care to enhance your overall well-being and optimise your chances of success. Here, every step of your journey is met with compassion, a true understanding regarding the medical side as well as the emotional toll, expertise, and unwavering support.

How Can Acupuncture help…

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can raise the fertility potential for women by affecting the quality, quantity, balance and flow of Qi and blood. When Qi (also called Vital Energy) and blood are circulating freely throughout the body, every cell, tissue, and organ is properly nourished and functioning well. When this occurs, a woman’s health and fertility increase.

A landmark study published in the medical journal Fertility & Sterility* found that Acupuncture dramatically improves the chances of becoming pregnant when used in conjunction with other assisted reproductive techniques.

Acupuncture helps to:

  • Increase blood flow to the uterus, which improves the chances of an ovum implanting in the uterine wall.
  • Reduces anxiety, stress, and the hormones that are secreted during stressful situations that can significantly decrease fertility.
  • Normalise hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation, specifically in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  • Positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays a key role in fertility and regulate menstrual cycle. In a study published in Human Reproduction Journal, ultrasound was used to evaluate blood flow to the uterus during Acupuncture treatments. The study found the blood flow increases during treatment. According to Dr. Nancy Snyderman, “When Acupuncture needles are placed correctly, it can affect the nervous system. The idea is that if you stimulate the nervous system, you can make the uterus quiet and allow blood to flow.”
  • Relaxing the uterus and increasing blood flow allows for the successful implant of an embryo within the uterine lining.

I also treats Men’s Fertility issues in the Surrey clinics! … Acupuncture and can help improve sperm quantity, mobility, and motility and reduce stress.

Tracey has treated me through both my IVF cycles and subsequent pregnancies.  I believe Tracey’s treatments assisted me both mentally and physically throughout my treatment and pregnancies. Her knowledge, especially in fertility/pregnancy is fantastic. She has a holistic approach and whatever ailments I have there is a needle to help! She’ll also offer advice and recommendations of supplements or products that may help. Most of all Tracey’s personal and caring approach leaves you feeling calm and relaxed and well looked after.”

Sarah

Support Groups

www.hfea.gov.uk (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority)

www.patient.co.uk

www.IVFworld.com

www.fertilityfriends.co.uk

www.infertilitynetworkuk.com

Self-Help Books:

“Couple’s Guide to IVF: Everything You Need to Know to Maximize Your Chances of Success” by Liza Charlesworth

“The IVF Revolution: The Definitive Guide to Assisted Reproductive Techniques” by Robert M.L. Winston

Research

Paulus W E, Zhang M, Strehler E, El-Danasouri I, Sterzik K (2002) Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy, Fertility and Sterility, Vol 77, No.4: 721-724

Stener-Victorin E, Waldenström U, Nilsson L, Wikland M, Olof Janson P (1999) A prospective randomized study of electro-acupuncture versus alfentanil as anaesthesia during oocyte aspiration in in-vitro fertilization. Human Reproduction Vol 14: 2480-2484

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