At Remedy we understand that trying to conceive can put a lot of pressure on your emotional health. Although it must be noted that acupuncture has not been shown to increase the likelihood of pregnancy it can be used to assist with stress management. A study has shown Acupuncture to be both cost effective and safe for depression. The study found acupuncture plus SSRIs superior to SSRIs alone, with an early onset of action and was safe and well-tolerated (1). With this in mind we can assist you in decreasing the stress associated with fertility treatments.
When you arrive for a consultation you will be asked many questions about your menstrual cycle and lifestyle habits. The information received from these questions will form our Chinese Medicine diagnosis. We may ask you about your period, PMT, headaches, gut health and skin concerns.
* Recent systematic reviews on the effectiveness of acupuncture to support, ART concluded that the evidence was weak. It showed no increase in the live birth rate. It is advised that you consult your IVF specialist for advice about whether Acupuncture may be able to help you.
1. Bosch P, van den Noort M, Staudte H, Lim S. Schizophrenia and Depression: A systematic Review of the Effectiveness and the Working Mechanisms Behind Acupuncture. Explore (NY). 2015 Jul-Aug;11(4):281-91.
2. Verkauf BS. Incidence, symptoms, and signs of endometriosis in fertile and infertile women. The Journal of the Florida Medical Association. 1987;74(9):671–675. Epub 1987/09/01.