John Wheeler Acupuncture

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Welcome to the Fertility Acupuncture Clinic Webpage.

I have over 13 years of experience and have treated hundreds of couples and singles for fertility. Whether it be unexplained fertility, a specific issue related to fertility or couples going through IVF treatment. My Facebook page will keep you up to date with all the latest news and research regarding fertility and acupuncture. I have studied all the research on acupuncture and fertility and use the evidence based results along with clinical experience and the patients individual needs.

Research is showing that Acupuncture improves IVF outcomes because it may help to regulate important hormones associated with success.

Acupuncture improves blood flow to the uterus and ovaries and supports the development of an adequate uterine lining.

Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer (ET) can help reduce the stress and anxiety, but starting treatment prior to ET will likely have a greater effect on improving your outcome.

A cohort study in 2014 showed that acupuncture treatments leading up to IVF may benefit fresh cycles by 77%.
Hullender Rubin et al, 2014.

The well documented trial by Paulus et al, 2002 had a control group receiving no acupuncture and a group receiving acupuncture before and after embryo transfer. Success rates were 42.5% acupuncture group to 26.3% non acupuncture group. (p=0.03). The acupuncture was performed very soon before and after the transfer. A similar trial Craig et al,2006/2009 showed that acupuncture given later or the following day did not have the same positive outcome.

We are one of the few clinics that guarantee immediate Pre and Post treatments, regardless of the time and day. I guarantee that to all my patients. As research shows this is very important.

Recently The British Medical Journal published a meta analysis, which pools the results of all the trials to give an overall result. This analysis from Manheimer et al, 2013 concluded that acupuncture on or around Embryo Transfer may improve birth outcomes.


If you have seen a doctor or a specialist and have a diagnosis. Or a blood test which shows a hormonal imbalance. Maybe they have diagnosed 'Unexplained Fertility' We can help!

Maybe you are trying for a baby and need a boost to improve your chances, or are getting to a point where you need some help? Then we can talk you through all the options you have in western medicine and what we can offer you with acupuncture.

Maybe you are now going for ART like IUI, IVF, ICSI, IMSI or FET? Maybe you are also trying Immunology or steroid therapy? We have successful researched protocols in acupuncture that help you through the whole process.

Whatever stage you are going through, we will after consultation and diagnosis work out a treatment plan specific to you.

Are you having difficulty with fertility or considering IVF or another ART? Because Acupuncture uses different diagnostic techniques it can often increase your chances of conceiving, especially if your infertility is unexplained. This is because we may see areas of your fertility that can be enhanced of which western medicine cannot detect. We treat the individual and not just the condition.
Your chances of conceiving will improve with Acupuncture and lifestyle changes. That is our experience throughout the years specialising in fertility and acupuncture and treating thousands of patients.

If you would like to increase your chances of having a baby naturally or through assisted reproductive techniques, we can help with acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, moxibustion and a food medicine plan.

If you have any questions we will be happy to speak to you by telephone or e mail.

Acupuncture also increases your chances of a natural birth by regulating the cycle and obtaining the best conditions needed for conceiving.

Male fertility treated successfully. A recent trial has shown an increase in the number of sperm, increased motility and a reduction 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. We will diagnose by Chinese medicine techniques such as pulse and tongue, look at western medical investigations such as blood tests and scans and also monitor the Body Basal Temperature (BBT). At a consultation we can discuss treatment options and answer any questions. We can also advise you impartially on tests or procedures you may need to take to increase your chances.



In many eastern cultures acupuncture has been used for many centuries as a preventative medicine and treatment to support male and female reproductive health. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used to help with specific gynaecological concerns such as PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease and difficult periods.

Stress and hormonal imbalances are thought to be a big factor in fertility issues, especially unexplained infertility. Acupuncture is routinely used to address this as research suggests that acupuncture may relieve stress and help the body to relax as well as balancing hormones.



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.

Regulate and treat all menstrual disorders.

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.
Acupuncture helps with circulation and with varicocele which block the production of healthy sperm, a common factor with male infertility.

You can find latest research on Fertility and Acupuncture here


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