Violet Flowers

 Acupuncture for Fertility & IVF Support 

Is it taking longer than you would hope to get pregnant? Are you trying to avoid IVF?

"We have been trying for 4 years before we started the treatment with Eca . Her treatments prepared my body and my mind for a very easy and healthy pregnancy. A year on we have a beautiful baby girl" 

Acupuncture for fertility

When it seems like everyone around you is getting pregnant, it can be all too easy to think, “There’s something wrong with me!” But the truth is that roughly 1 in 4 women will have difficulty with conception.  If you’re struggling with infertility, or are just plain fed up with the pregnancy waiting game, there is help.

 

My years of experience supporting hundreds of couples and individuals on similar fertility journey as you are embarking on, have provided me with knowledge and wisdom to best help. 

 

Research has found that Acupuncture treatment can have a positive effect on those trying for a baby and can actually aid the conception process. Over the past twenty years, fertility problems have increased dramatically. At least 25 percent of couples in the UK planning a baby will have trouble conceiving, and more and more couples are turning to fertility treatments to help them get pregnant.

 

My signature fertility programs focused on a personalised program of Acupuncture treatments, Chinese Herbal Medicine, lifestyle and nutritional advice which will help to increase blood flow to the reproductive organs, balance hormonal levels, regulate the menstrual cycle, help improve the lining of the uterus, quality of eggs released and implantation, increasing the chances of getting pregnant.

Additionally, conditions such as polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, sperm quality and count, have also been shown to improve with Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments. 

 

 

Acupuncture for IVF Support

Are you thinking of going through IVF, or already had a few procedures? It is best to bring your body to optimum health.  Acupuncture is a very successful tool that treats the root cause of infertility, it also increases your chances of invitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and prepares both men and women for pregnancy.

 

A growing number of London IVF units and consultants recommend the use of Acupuncture during IVF, many use my IVF support services. I provide IVF support for both local and interational transfers through Acupuncture at the times you require, and can also offer clients on short notice who have seen me for an initial consultation.

The IUI/IVF intensive program is designed to get you in the best possible health for your retrieval, transfer and post transfer. Includes acupuncture sessions twice a week. Focused on relieving stress and optimizing fertility to support you through IVF. Treatment before and after transfer, then once a week for two weeks.

 

Acupuncture for IVF London
'In my opinion, nothing is more important than creating the right environment for your unborn baby giving them the best start in life' Eca Brady 

Acupuncture for Unexplained infertility

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Both Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been shown to be very helpful when nothing shows up on blood tests or scans.  Its principle's are based on treating the body as a whole reflecting the individual needs; the lack of conception is just a symptom of your body being imbalanced in some way. 

 

I focus on looking for the underlying cause of your "imbalance".  This will involve a series of questions relating to your family history and lifestyle, a body diagnosis involving looking at skin tone, nail colour and texture, tongue colour and shape and feeling the radial pulse. 

 

I use a combination of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, and the ability to detect subtle imbalances to find the key to help achieve a natural pregnancy.   

 

 

 

Each Acupuncture or Chinese Herbal Medicine treatment treatment is individually tailored for you, based on unlocking the key to your specific imbalance. This treatment plan will help you:

 

  1. Regain a sense of control in the process.

  2. Reduce the pressure you may current feel.

  3. Feel less stressed as we move towards helping you become pregnant

 

All of these things will help you balance your reproductive system towards becoming and remaining pregnant.

'With an 85% success rate, I have helped hundreds of women in London achieve their dream of finally getting pregnant and having a healthy, beautiful child' Eca Brady 

How can acupuncture help with fertility?

  • Our fertility success are based on modern Chinese medicine diagnostic system using BBT charting, medical pulse diagnosis, and tongue diagnostic system. Arriving at the correct diagnosis will further enhance and increase fertility success.

  • Acupuncture helps lower cortisol (the stress hormone)

  • Balances hormones (HPA Axis)

  • Increase blood flow to the endometrium to help achieve a healthy uterine lining.

  • Improves egg quality. It to helps relax the uterus and improve blood flow to the uterus and surrounding tissues.

  • Increased pelvic blood flow is responsible for maintaining regular menstruation cycles and healthy ovaries.

  • Helps keep you balanced and improve success rates through IVF treatments

  • Working with and tracking your monthly hormonal cycle to create optimum fertility.

Acupuncture for fertility London

"Eca helped us get pregnant after we have been trying for a very long time and almost give up hope. My pregnancy was very easy and I delivered a few days before the due date having a short, easy, pain free birth. She supported us all the way, helping conceive, throughout pregnancy and at birth. She was our guardian angel." Emma Haiden

This Fertility program is for you 
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  • You are struggling with getting pregnant

  • You’ve tried other types of reproductive therapy, including IUI, IVF or taking clomid without success (or with miserable side effects and worsening hormonal symptoms or you’re in the process of undergoing these treatments and would like additional support).

  • You are serious and committed to treating underlying health issues and transforming for the sake of reclaiming your fertility.

  • If you have had success getting pregnant but have difficulty holding the pregnancy

  • You are over 35 and trying to get pregnant

  • You are freezing your eggs to preserve your future fertility success

  • You are planning on trying to get pregnant in the next 6-12 months and a natural approach to conception and pregnancy intuitively makes sense to you.

Recent studies showed that:
* women who received acupuncture treatments before their IVF transfer were 65% more likely to have a successful transfer, compared to those who had a placebo treatment or no treatment;
* acupuncture increases the chances of conception with IVF from 27% to 47%.
* fertility acupuncture can help with a host of fertility-related medical conditions, from sluggish sperm in men to cysts, irregular menstruation, PCOS and lack of ovulation in women.
Research shows that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine works for fertility because... 
  • Improves blood flow to the uterus, which helps the lining grow strong and healthy enough to support an embryo.

  • Reduces and prevents cramping, a common occurrence during period or after an IVF transfer. Cramping is very disruptive to conception, as it can prevent the embryo from implanting in the uterine wall.

  • Stimulates egg production, for women who can’t, or don’t want to use fertility medication helping them get pregnant.

  • Improves egg quality, for women with low AMH, fertility is even more challenging and that follicles being produced are of the best quality.

  • Regulates and stabilize hormone levels, which can be problematic from being on hormonal birth control and with PCOS, or low progesterone.

  • Reduces the chance of and help prevent miscarriage.

  • Reduces stress and promote deep relaxation, which are absolutely critical if you’re trying to get pregnant, especially if you’re undergoing any kind of traditional fertility treatment such as IVF or IUI.

  • Increases the quality of sperm in men, the concentration and motility.

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Conditions that can affect infertility  
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  • Irregular menstrual cycle

  • Chronic colds and allergies

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS is the most common cause of infertility in women; it affects about 1 in 10 women of childbearing age)

  • Thyroid conditions

  • Elevated follicle stimulating hormones

  • Low AMH (low ovarian reserve)

  • Chronological and biological age (they’re not the same for every woman!)

  • Use of birth control

  • Weight problems

  • Smoking

  • Sugar imbalances

  • Emotions and stress

'The cause of infertility can be at times hard to pinpoint, numerous conversations with some of the best fertility doctors reach often this barrier. From Western Medicine point of view it may seem like everything is just fine, and yet you are still struggling to get pregnant.  Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help.' Eca Brady

How will my TCM program help you?  

At your first fertility support session, we will take a good look at “the big picture” – your health history, your history of fertility and conception, your current fertility treatments, and much more. Together will create a treatment plan tailored uniquely to you: your body, your needs, your unique pregnancy challenges.

Your treatments will always be in alignment with whatever treatment you’re currently working with. Because working with acupuncture is not about neglecting or rejecting Western medicine. It's about collaboration and going above and beyond traditional treatments.

Western Medicine is just catching up to what Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists have known for centuries: stress, emotional state, weight management, lifestyle plays an important part in getting pregnant. 

Fertility Egg Freezing

'I will be there to support you and help you get pregnant. I will guide your through your pregnancy so you can experience a smooth, symptom free 10 months of  blissful pregnancy . I will prepare and help you experienced a quick and easy , (at times pain free) birth. I have done it with hundreds of patients, I can do it with you!' Eca Brady

How many treatments will you need?
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  • It is essential to start treating 3 months prior before beginning any western treatments. This will help increase the odds of conceptions when combined with both treatments.

  • There is a 3-4 month window in the preconception time period before a cycle in which egg quality and reserve can be influenced.

  • Hormones fluctuates on a weekly/monthly period we generally work to correct underlying imbalances which will take 3-9 months to create an optimum fertile environment

  • Since everyone situation is different we will need a Chinese medicine diagnostic before recommending a  personalised plan.

Other Treatments Available

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