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  Infertility & IVF Support
Do you have difficulty getting pregnant?
-we can help

As a TCM practitioner with extensive and successful experience in treating infertility, Cathy understands a great deal about her patients’ desires, aspirations, and frustrations. Our goal is not just for you to get pregnant but to help you have a healthy baby and a healthy life.

Infertility is the inability to conceive a child. A couple may be considered infertile if, after two years of regular sexual intercourse, without contraception, the woman has not become pregnant (and there is no other reason, such as breastfeeding or postpartum amenorrhoea).

Primary infertility is infertility in a couple who have never had a child. Secondary infertility is failure to conceive following a previous pregnancy.

Conceive Naturally
If you do have difficulty getting pregnant, acupuncture and herbal medicine is a great alternative. Chinese Medicine has been used to treat infertility for more than 2000 years, and proven to be effective and safe.

Acupuncture is based in the Chinese belief that a balance in the energy flow (known as qi and chi) through the body is needed in order to stay healthy. When a blockage or imbalance occurs in that flow, your health is negatively impacted. There are 20 major pathways that qi is believed to travel along. These pathways, or meridians, are accessible through 400 different acupuncture points. Acupuncture is the insertion of ultra-thin, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points on the body which reside on channels or meridians; these are pathways in both the exterior and interior of the body. These points, when needled, can regulate the way in which the body functions. Acupuncture stimulates the flow of intrinsic energy in the body, enhances the blood circulation to the pelvic region and benefits vital organ function, improve general health. In addition, proper exercise, correct diet and a healthy life style all promote the flow of specific meridians and remove existing inner psychological frustration restoring your reproductive health, which helps you not only to conceive, but also to deliver a healthy, full term baby. Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine can assist in the treatment of the following common fertility conditions:
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Irregular Menstrual Cycles (Long & Short Cycles)
  • Unexplained Infertility
  • High FSH Levels
  • Low Progesterone Levels
  • Endometriosis
  • No Periods/Amenorrhoea
  • Failed IVF attempts
  • Low Sperm Counts
  • Poor Quality, Low Motility Sperm Counts
  • Early Menopause
  • Frequent Miscarriage
  • Painful Periods
Chinese Medicine can help to improve fertility and assist conception in the following ways:
  • Improve the function of the ovaries to produce higher quality eggs
  • Regulate hormones to produce more follicles
  • Regulate the menstrual cycle (eg. After long time on OCP)
  • Increase blood flow to the uterus and increase the thickness of the uterine lining
  • Decreases the possibility of miscarr
  • Increase sperm quality (volume, count, motility, morphology) to create better quality embryos
  • Decrease stress
IVF Support
Acupuncture can be seen as an alternative way of treating fertility problems. It is also often seen as a complementary therapy to modern fertility treatments (IVF). Used as a complementary form of therapy for women undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment, acupuncture has been proven to be especially beneficial. In particular, studies have shown that acupuncture definitely increases the rate of pregnancy in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). Some practitioners will also recommend Chinese herbs for infertility that will supplement the acupuncture and any other treatment you may be receiving.

The main objectives of Chinese Medicine prior to IVF are:
  • Improve the function of the ovaries, which allows for the development of better quality eggs and strong, healthy embryos
  • Regulates Oestrogen & Progesterone levels thereby thickening the lining of the uterus
  • Strengthen the immune system and reduce stress – prevents the uterus from contracting thereby improving the implantation process and preventing the chance of miscarriage
We can help!
Consultation Time: 
Monday: 9:00 am-6:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-6:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-6:30 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-6:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-6:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-6:30 pm
( By appointment only)

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