Acupuncture has been used by couples hoping to conceive a baby for many years, often in conjunction with medical fertility treatment.
Research studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in assisting women to conceive, (and like with many interventions, other studies that have found it doesn’t always help).
Acupuncture is thought to be helpful in:
- Helping support ovulation dysfunction
- Improving blood flow to the pelvic organs including the uterus and ovaries
- Regulating the menstrual cycle
- Reducing overall stress
- Improving sperm health
Lulu is passionate about helping women who are hoping to conceive, and provides a holistic approach for women on their fertility journey drawing on her training in yoga, mindfulness, psycho neuro immunology, functional nutrition for chronic pelvic pain and extensive training in pelvic and women’s health Physiotherapy.
For ladies who are struggling with pelvic pain (with a tampon or intercourse), pelvic floor Physiotherapy can be beneficial in reducing the tension in the muscles in the pelvic floor and helping improve the mind body connection to the reproductive organs and pelvic bowl.
Is Acupuncture painful?
The feeling of having a needle inserted varies between people, but is not usually painful. You may feel tingling or dullness around the site, but most people find the sensation of the needles and the experience very relaxing.
What is electro acupuncture?
Electro acupuncture involves placing little crocodile clips on to the acupuncture needles which are connected to a TENS machine. A mild current then runs through needles and is thought to amplify the needles effects upon the body. The sensation is usually perceived as a light tingling. Some studies have found that electro acupucture can be helpful in treating PCOS, enhancing oocyte maturation and improving fertility rates with IVF. Lulu uses electro acupuncture frequently in her practice.