John Wheeler Acupuncture

14th August 2010 
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Fertility Page #01

ACUPUNCTURE AND FERTILITY



SPECIALIZING IN MALE AND FEMALE FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY ACUPUNCTURE

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF HAVING A BABY, WHETHER BY NATURAL MEANS OR THROUGH ASSISITED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNIQUES WE CAN HELP WITH ACUPUNCTURE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS WE WILL BE HAPPY TO SPEAK TO YOU THROUGH E MAIL OR TELEPHONE PERSONALLY.


ACUPUNCTURE ENHANCES YOUR FERTILITY AND CAN INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF IVF SUCCESS BY AS MUCH AS 65%

ACUPUNCTURE ALSO INCREASES YOUR CHANCES OF A NATURAL BIRTH BY REGULATING THE CYCLE AND OBTAINING THE BEST CONDITIONS NEEDED FOR CONCIEVING.

MALE FERTILITY TREATED...A RECENT TRIAL HAS SHOWN AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF SPERM AND DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF STRUCTURAL DEFECTS WITH ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT.

COUPLES CAN COME TOGETHER FOR A CONSULTATION WHERE A DIAGNOSIS AND A TREATMENT PLAN WILL BE MADE. AT THIS TIME WE WILL DISCUSS WHETHER YOU BOTH WILL NEED ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT AND ANY QUESTIONS CAN BE ANSWERED IN DEPTH.


A recent study in Germany found that using acupuncture with IVF achieved a 42% clinical pregnancy rate in the test group compared to 26% in the control group that did not recieve acupuncture.

This study involved giving acupuncture shortly before and after embryo transfer. If acupuncture is given throughout the procedure of IVF then the rate can increase up to 60%.

A recent systematic review in the British Medical Journal concluded that this figure is as high as 65%. Click here for review and Here for review in The Times

Acupuncture can significantly reduce the risk of miscarriage and support the whole pregnancy whether through IVF or other methods.

ACUPUNCTURE CAN:

Improve the function of the ovaries to produce better quality eggs.

Regulate the hormones to produce a larger number of follicles.

Relax the patient and decrease stress levels.

Prevent the uterus from contracting.

Lessen the side effects from drugs used in IVF.

Strengthen the immune system.

Improve semen to create better quality and quantity of embryos.

Decrease chances of miscarriage.

Acupuncture therefore increases the chances of a natural pregnancy.



MALE INFERTILITY

A male fertility problem is considered important in 40% of all couples, the same figure for women. A recent study has shown that acupuncture can improve fertility in men. The study published in Fertility and Sterility showed that acupuncture both increased the number of sperm and forward movement and also decreased the number of defects in the shape. See Trial
Acupuncture helps with circulation and with varicocele which block the production of healthy sperm, a common factor with male infertility.