Unfortunately many couples are finding that conceiving is not as straight forward as it should be. There can be many reasons for this, including the increased pressure of modern life and leaving starting a family until later.
Acupuncture has a long established use in many Asian cultures where it has been used as a preventative medicine by supporting the body to regain its’ natural state of balance and health. Traditionally acupuncture practitioners have approached supporting both male and female fertility with the same philosophy; support the body to regain its’ natural balance and rhythm.
As we leave starting a family until later in life we lower the chances of becoming pregnant in any particular month. Studies show that healthy and fertile women in their late teens and early twenties typically take 4 months to conceive, women in their thirties will typically take 10 months to conceive, a 10% chance of conceiving on any one month. By the time women reach their early forties the percentage chance of becoming pregnant in any particular month is reduced to just 3%, or up to 3 years to conceive! Of course, the process takes two! So often the men’s role in conception is forgotten, and the health of the sperm can be easily damaged by poor diet, stress, pollutants, and ageing.
In addition to acupuncture treatment you may have we will take into account your diet, exercise and relaxation patterns, our aim is to help you to become as healthy as you can to enable your body to be ready for conception.
Keith Ferris was a founder member of the Zita West West National Network for Fertility Acupuncture.