Acupuncture involves the insertion of ne, sterile needles into defined points on the body. Needles are inserted until you experience a ‘de Qi’ sensation. This is usually described as a dull, heavy feeling, which can be local or move to another area of the body. Needle insertion is usually painless, however some people can be more sensitive to the Qi sensation than others. Stimulation of these points encourages a healthy ow of Qi or energy through the body. Or in other words, Acu-puncture is “a means of sending messages to the body to remind it that it needs to restore itself”. Depending on your condition, needles can be retained for up to 20 minutes.
Chinese Medicine has an important role in improving fertility and assisting conception and pregnancy. Records of its role in fertility date back thousands of years. Factors that hinder fertility caused through improper lifestyle, constitutional tenden-cies, diet, and stress, can be corrected through Chinese medicine.
At Sentient Being, our Chinese medicine fertility programs are designed to suit each individual with their special needs. Therapies used may include a combination of acupuncture, Chinese medicine, diet and lifestyle advice. Some common female fertility concerns that can be assisted with Chinese medicine include: amenorrhea, endometriosis, PCOS, hormonal insouciances and irregular menstrual cycle. Chinese medicine can assist male fertility by increasing sperm count, mobility and quality. In China, it is common for individuals or couples to undertake at least 12 months of pre conception care, to improve their fertility health. We recommend at the very least 3 months of preconception care. A preconception care program will look to improve current health concerns, improve the menstrual cycle, improve the health of sperm and reduce emotional factors such as stress and anxiety
Pregnancy may present symptoms such as morning sickness, fatigue, back pain, oedema, just to name a few. All which can be improved with Chinese medicine. It can also be used to improve foetus position, labour preparation and induction and post partum care.
Studies have shown when an IVF recipient undergoes acupuncture treatments before and after embryo transfer, pregnancy and live birth rates increase, and miscarriage rates decrease.
Chinese medicine during IVF can assist:
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the oldest health system in the world. Using the theory of Yin and Yang as the basis for diagnosis and treatment, excellent results can be achieved for many common ailments. TCM uses acupuncture, Chinese herbalism, Chinese massage, dietary advice, exercise therapy, cupping, spooning and moxabustion. Beneficial for treating issues such as muscular tension and injuries, hormonal imbalance, chronic and acute illness as well as improving energy, sleep and digestion.
Chinese Medicine is based on a safe, holistic approach to your healthcare. Through a range of traditional healing modali-ties, it can effectively treat a range of conditions. Your practitioner ill look at your health history, general lifestyle, the environment in which you work and live, the weather, and what you do and don’t eat to establish a personalised treatment plan to target the root cause of your ailment.
Chinese Medicine effectively treats: