Our unique treatments range from natural, drug-free, traditional treatments to help enhance fertility in both men and women, to the pioneering use of traditional Chinese medicine in conjunction with conventional Western medical fertility treatment.
How Acupuncture for Fertility Works
• Increasing the blood flow to the reproductive organs.
• Optimising the environment where the follicles develop.
• Improving the quality of the endometrial lining thus increasing the chances of embryo implantation.
• Stress and other factors can cause hormonal imbalances which affect our fertility. Acupuncture helps us to cope with the stress and other influences which can creates imbalances in our hormones.
• Acupuncture also stimulates the follicle hormone and affects oestrogen and progesterone level production in the body.
• Through the regulation of hormones with acupuncture and herbs, it can also help to stimulate ovulation, reduce ovarian cysts and regulate the menstruation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Our fertility treatment is entirely tailored to you as an individual. The practitioner will take note of your medical history, the characteristics of your menstrual cycle and your general health.
The primary aim of our infertility treatment will be to regulate the menstrual cycle and support ovulation or implantation, however we can also help and advise with all fertility issues, from preconception planning, pregnancy care to post-pregnancy well-being.
Many of our fertility techniques are also highly effective at alleviating premenstrual complaints such as mood change, breast tenderness, abdominal bloating, constipation, cramping, headaches, and tiredness.
Acupuncture works to aid implantation rates and subsequent healthy pregnancies with In Vitro fertilisation (IVF). It has also been shown to reduce anxiety and improve sleep during potentially stressful rounds of IVF.
"Acupuncture 25 minutes before embryo transfer significantly increased the IVF outcomes in women undergoing IVF compared with no acupuncture." National Library of Medicine 2020
A Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority Survey in 2021 found that acupuncture is used in 33% of all IVF cycles - up from 23% in 2018. HFEA report 2021
Morning sickness is typically one of the earliest signs of pregnancy and is one of it's most common complaints! Acupuncture is perhaps the most well known treatment for morning sickness, and is often used in a basic form by midwives to relieve nausea.
We find it to be of similar effectiveness in relieving other adverse conditions that may accompany pregnancy such as back pain, heartburn, indigestion, constipation and anxiety.
We also use Moxibustion to turn a breech baby to head down. This treatment uses a Chinese herb called Moxa (Artemisia argyi), and is usually carried out around 34 – 38 weeks of pregnancy.
Many academic studies have being carried out verifying the effectiveness of Moxibustion in this regard and it is widely recommended by the NHS.
What Clients Say
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"I have been visiting Dr Shen at Artemis Health & Beauty recently and have been impressed by the professionalism, kindness and care that I have received. I found acupuncture very relaxing and helpful for my condition. I thoroughly recommend Artemis and in particular Dr Shen for anybody who thinks Traditional Chinese medicine might help them." - Al
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"Went to Artemis with sciatic pain and a pinching nerve in the neck/shoulder. Had acupuncture after a Chinese massage and two days later the pain was vastly relieved. Been back since and Jackie gave an outstanding massage - firm and definitely made a difference! Would highly recommend." - Michael Mann
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