Why Acupuncture should be a part of your pre-conception care plan?
Our body has an incredible innate intelligence to create health and homeostasis. Ideally, to conceive, our body needs to be in this balanced state.
This is why Acupuncture should be considered as part of your pre-conception care plan as it helps to awaken the body's natural healing response.
Acupuncture has been used for a long time to help create health in the human body and it is gaining more and more popularity for Women and couples that are wanting to start a family.
So how can Acupuncture help you conceive naturally?
Whether you are thinking about starting a family, or are already trying, acupuncture can help restore balance for both your mind and body to support you through this amazing and unfortunately sometimes challenging time.
Stress management & emotional wellbeing
Acupuncture can help to bring down cortisol levels which is amazing because we want the body to be as free from stress as possible as stress impacts our reproductive ability, hormone production and overall wellbeing. An Acupuncture treatment can help you feel more relaxed, clear and excited about your fertility journey.
Nourishing & supporting menstruation and ovulation by balancing hormones
For a beautiful little baby to be created, we need to make sure that your endometrial lining is thick, ovulation is occurring and your hormones are balanced. Acupuncture can help restore harmony by reactivating neurohormonal pathways to encourage hormone, blood and energy production to create a supportive environment for a baby.
Generally with pre-conception work, we would love to be seeing you at least 3 months before you start trying for a family (depending on your situation), this really gives us the time to fully understand how your body works and rebalance any areas of your health that needs help. We also suggest at least 3 months because it takes about this long for an egg to fully mature (and we want the best quality egg possible to start the conception journey). Regular treatments throughout this period allows us to adjust our treatments and supplements/herbal prescription to perfectly suit you, as well as really give your body the best chance to balance hormones, reduce stress and create a nurturing space for your baby to grow. Acupuncture throughout pregnancy is also recommended weekly during the 1st trimester, monthly through the 2nd trimester and weekly again from roughly week 35 of your pregnancy to really support your body through all of your body's changes.
*Treatment plans are very dependent on each individuals condition.
This is just a start, to understand the basic aims of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for pre-conception and natural fertility. The aim for me is to always harmonise the mind and body and to create a safe and balanced environment for a new life.
Please email me if you have any questions or would like more information about how I can help you on your fertility journey!
I can't wait to meet you!