Here at The Clonmel Acupuncture Centre we strongly believe that our high fertility success rate is largely due to the fact that we look at all aspects of a couples lifestyle, including diet, work load, exercise, but most importantly we re-balance their energy. This is done through a number of therapies, that work on tackling sometimes long established imbalances.
We do like to see couples together for the first consultation, it gives us a better idea of how you are getting on, on what can sometimes be a roller-coaster of a journey.
Our aim is to get you both baby ready!! We get so consumed with getting a positive pregnancy test right now! When in fact it is much better to get your body, mind and spirit in top health and as balanced as possible. When this happens not only is conception much more likely, but more importantly you should achieve a healthy pregnancy, and of course a beautiful, happy baby.
Our Natural Fertility Package works on a month by month basis, we recommend a minimum of 3 months for optimum Egg and Sperm health. We look at making positive lifestyle changes, and a tailored package of treatments. All targeted to help you both achieve optimum fertility. Katie will use her 16 years working with fertility couples to give you both the most positive treatment plan.
So what can you expect? After the initial consultation, we will combine a package of therapies that we believe will best suit you. Each Cycle we will discuss what suits you time wise and work around your schedule as best we can. Recommending a minimum of 4 sessions a month of either Acupuncture, Divine Essence Crystal Healing, Reflexology, Reiki, Chakra balance and abdominal massage. Each therapist uses different techniques.
"While the West has tended not to engage with as many clinical trials on acupuncture for natural fertility, there is positive evidence to establish plausible explanations as to how acupuncture may benefit fertility (Gerhard 1992 and Stener-Victorin 2000, 2008, 2010). Firstly, it has been shown that acupuncture regulates fertility hormones. Stress and other factors can disrupt the function of the Hypothalamic Pituitary-Ovarian Axis (HPOA), causing hormonal imbalances that can negatively impact fertility. Acupuncture has been shown to affect hormone levels by promoting the release of beta-endorphin in the brain, which affects the flow of the gonadotrophin-releasing hormone by the hypothalamus, the follicle stimulating hormone from the pituitary gland, and the oestrogen and progesterone levels from the ovary (Ng 2008, Huang 2008, Lim 2010, Stener-Victorin 2010).
Secondly, acupuncture has been shown to increase blood flow to the reproductive organs. While stress has the negative effect of constricting the ovarian arteries, acupuncture inhibits this sympathetic activity, improving blood flow to the ovaries (Stener-Victorin 2006, Lim 2010), enhancing the environment in which ovarian follicles develop. Furthermore, acupuncture also increases blood flow to the uterus (Stener-Victorin 1996, Huang 2008), improving the thickness of the endometrial lining and increasing the chances of embryo implantation.
Thirdly, evidence illustrates that acupuncture counteracts one of the most common causes of female infertility, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). By reducing sympathetic nerve activity and balancing hormone levels, acupuncture has been shown to reduce the number of ovarian cysts, stimulate ovulation, enhance blastocyst implantation and regulate the menstrual cycle in women with PCOS (Stener-Victorin 2000, 2008, 2009, Zhang 2009). It may also help to control secondary effects such as obesity and anorexia (Lim 2010)." Zita West London.
Treatments take place in one of our 5 warm, relaxing treatment rooms. Each room has a blend of aromatherapy oils diffused into them, adding to the experience.