Acupuncture For Fertility London
The type of acupuncture we offers is a classic style called Stems and Branches for fertility, which looks into a patient’s own constitutional strengths and weakness for acupuncture for fertility. A treatment to suit the individual needs for Acupuncture for fertility London
Acupuncture – 1 hour treatment @ £60
By tailoring a treatment to suit the individual needs it treats the root cause of the condition rather than the symptoms. The main priorities of the therapies are to promote healing, gaining good health and maintaining a strong feeling of well-being. Whilst also increasing energy, improving muscular tone and contributing to a more grounded, happier life. The therapies can help a wide range of symptoms and situations including:
Anxiety and stress, Asthma and breathing problems, Arthritis, Backache, Neck pain, Stiff shoulders, Coughs and colds, Depression, Gastric concerns, Gynaecological disorders, Headaches and tension, Infertility, Insomnia, Menopausal symptoms, Musculoskeletal issues, Skin complaints, Tennis Elbow, Tinnitus, Weight loss, among others. Quyen may mix different techniques during the course of a treatment in order to achieve the highest results possible. Some of the techniques used are: Acupuncture, Stem and Branches Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Tui Na, Gua Sha, Facial and Cosmetic Acupuncture, Micro-Needle Therapy.
What is Moxibustion?
Moxibustion treats and prevents diseases by applying heat to points, meridians or certain locations on the human body. For centuries, Moxibustion and acupuncture have been combined in clinical practice.
What is Cupping?
Cupping is an ancient and effective therapeutic approach, which involves attaching small glass or bamboo suction jars to the skin, which are held on by creating a vacuum. This eases local congestion, helps Qi flow and can reduce stiffness in muscles.
What is Tui Na?
Tui Na is a soothing acu-pressure massage. It uses a number of traditional hand movements to massage the soft tissue and some gentle manipulations to realign the flow of energy round the body.
What is Gua Sha?
Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese and Vietnamese treatment is a ‘scraping of the skin’, through repeated pressure strokes over a lubricated area using a smooth edge. It is designed to stimulate the flow of Qi and blood and to stimulate healing.
Quyen Tran our practitioner also practices Micro Needle Therapy and facial acupuncture for facial rejuvenation, promoting Qi flow and improved collagen. This reduces fine lines and wrinkles to achieve a healthier looking skin.
Facial Enhancement Cosmetic acupuncture – 90 minutes @ £80
Facial Acupuncture is a highly specialist type of acupuncture, using extra-fine, super-light cosmetic acupuncture needles. The purpose is to increase the flow of qi, to nourish skin, relax and improve muscle tone and improve circulation, with an aim of giving you a look and feel of youthfulness. Quyen is a member of Cosmetic Acupuncture UK. (Check www.cosmeticacupunctureuk.com).
Micro-Needle Facial Therapy – 90 minutes @ £120 which includes a cost of £40 for the precision micro-needle roller
This is a type of stimulating facial and cosmetic therapy that uses a specialist micro-needle roller to increase the flow of Qi and stimulate the growth of collagen, to improve the appearance of fine lines, frown lines, wrinkles and even scars. It is applied to the whole face in a precise manner and often concentrated on the wrinkles that form around the eyes and on the upper lip.
Acupuncture and Fertility for male and female
At Spatium, our acupuncturist Quyen Tran has very positive results assisting couples who want to get pregnant. We had some testimonials of our happy mums and mum’s to be.
See below the wonderful news from E.
I thought you should be one of the first to know I am pregnant 🙂 I have done three tests today and all positive! I feel so blessed!
Thank you so much to your wonderful team for everything you have done for me. You have helped me so much! 🙂
However, I would like to add some scientific articles regarding acupuncture and fertility.
I know it is difficult to adapt western scientific rigorous approach to a system that it is so different to ours but several studies have taken place in the effect of acupuncture in in vitro- fertilisation, at the collection of the egg, and in the implantation as well as the production of sperm.
Acupuncture can assist in the process of fertility in a natural way; as some medical journals admits that acupuncture helps to reduce stress, produces relaxation and works in the nervous system therefore altering the female cycle. Again, this is way the west interprets and give scientific explanations; by the end of the day what it is important is that it can be helpful.
What it is very clear to me, after reading a lot of research, is that acupuncture improves the chances to get pregnant and have a full term viable pregnancy but it does not work on all the cases.
But, if I was contemplating getting pregnant myself I would definitely give it a chance!
I have taken a few articles of the Science Direct library that it is a very well reputed scientific website and from the library of the Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel.
See below 5 articles:
Effect of acupuncture on the outcome of in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a randomized, prospective, controlled clinical study
To determine the effect of luteal-phase acupuncture on the outcome of IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
Randomized, prospective, controlled clinical study.
University IVF center.
Two hundred twenty-five infertile patients undergoing IVF/ICSI.
In group I, 116 patients received luteal-phase acupuncture according to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. In group II, 109 patients received placebo acupuncture.
Main Outcome Measure(s)
Clinical and ongoing pregnancy rates.
In group I, the clinical pregnancy rate and ongoing pregnancy rate (33.6% and 28.4%, respectively) were significantly higher than in group II (15.6% and 13.8%).
Luteal-phase acupuncture has a positive effect on the outcome of IVF/ICSI.
2. Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women: a prospective, randomized trial
To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on reproductive outcome in patients treated with IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). One group of patients received acupuncture on the day of ET, another group on ET day and again 2 days later (i.e., closer to implantation day), and both groups were compared with a control group that did not receive acupuncture.
Prospective, randomized trial.
Private fertility center.
During the study period all patients receiving IVF or ICSI treatment were offered participation in the study. On the day of oocyte retrieval, patients were randomly allocated (with sealed envelopes) to receive acupuncture on the day of ET (ACU 1 group, n = 95), on that day and again 2 days later (ACU 2 group, n = 91), or no acupuncture (control group, n = 87).
Acupuncture was performed immediately before and after ET (ACU 1 and 2 groups), with each session lasting 25 minutes; and one 25-minute session was performed 2 days later in the ACU 2 group.
Main Outcome Measure(s)
Clinical pregnancy and ongoing pregnancy rates in the three groups.
Clinical and ongoing pregnancy rates were significantly higher in the ACU 1 group as compared with controls (37 of 95 [39%] vs. 21 of 87 [26%] and 34 of 95 [36%] vs. 19 of 87 [22%]). The clinical and ongoing pregnancy rates in the ACU 2 group (36% and 26%) were higher than in controls, but the difference did not reach statistical difference.
Acupuncture on the day of ET significantly improves the reproductive outcome of IVF/ICSI, compared with no acupuncture. Repeating acupuncture on ET day +2 provided no additional beneficial effect.
3. Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy
Objective: To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in assisted reproduction therapy (ART) by comparing a group of patients receiving acupuncture treatment shortly before and after embryo transfer with a control group receiving no acupuncture.
Design: Prospective randomized study.
Setting: Fertility center.
Patient(s): After giving informed consent, 160 patients who were undergoing ART and who had good quality embryos were divided into the following two groups through random selection: embryo transfer with acupuncture (n = 80) and embryo transfer without acupuncture (n = 80).
Intervention(s): Acupuncture was performed in 80 patients 25 minutes before and after embryo transfer. In the control group, embryos were transferred without any supportive therapy.
Main Outcome Measure(s): Clinical pregnancy was defined as the presence of a fetal sac during an ultrasound examination 6 week after embryo transfer.
Result(s): Clinical pregnancies were documented in 34 of 80 patients (42.5%) in the acupuncture group, whereas pregnancy rate was only 26.3% (21 out of 80 patients) in the control group.
Conclusion(s): Acupuncture seems to be a useful tool for improving pregnancy rate after ART.
4. Does acupuncture treatment affect sperm density in males with very low sperm count? A pilot study
- B. Bartoov
- First published: January 2000Full publication history
- DOI: 1111/j.1439-0272.2000.tb02862.xView/save citation
- Cited by (CrossRef): 26 articlesCheck for updates
Male Fertility Laboratory, Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel. Tel.: 972–3–5318219; Fax: 972–3–5343679
Summary. Classic therapies are usually ineffective in the treatment of patients with very poor sperm density. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of acupuncture on these males. Semen samples of 20 patients with a history of azoospermia were examined by light microscope (LM) and scanning electron microscope (SEM), with which a microsearch for spermatozoa was carried out. These examinations were performed before and 1 month after acupuncture treatment and revealed that the study group originally contained three severely oligoteratoastheno-zoospermic (OTA), two pseudoazoospermic and 15 azoospermic patients. The control group was comprised of 20 untreated males who underwent two semen examinations within a period of 2–4 months and had initial andrological profiles similar to those of the experimental group. No changes in any of the parameters examined were observed in the control group. There was a marked but not significant improvement in the sperm counts of severely OTA males following acupuncture treatment (average = 0.7 ± 1.1 times 106 spermatozoa per ejaculate before treatment vs. 4.3 ± 3.2 times 106 spermatozoa per ejaculate after treatment). A definite increase in sperm count was detected in the ejaculates of 10 (67%) of the 15 azoospermic patients. Seven of these males exhibited post-treatment spermatozoa that were detected even by LM. The sperm production of these seven males increased significantly, from 0 to an average of 1.5 ± 2.4 times 106 spermatozoa per ejaculate (Z = -2.8, P≤0.01). Males with genital tract inflammation exhibited the most remarkable improvement in sperm density (on average from 0.3 ± 0.6 times 106 spermatozoa per ejaculate to 3.3 ± 3.2 times 106 spermatozoa per ejaculate; Z = -2.4, P≤0.02). Two pregnancies were achieved by the IVF-ICSI procedure. It is concluded that acupuncture may be a useful, nontraumatic treatment for males with very poor sperm density, especially those with a history of genital tract inflammation.
5. Quantitative evaluation of spermatozoa ultra-structure after acupuncture treatment for idiopathic male infertility
To evaluate the ultramorphologic sperm features of idiopathic infertile men after acupuncture therapy.
Prospective controlled study.
Christian-Lauritzen-Institut, Ulm, IVF center Munich, Germany, and Department of General Biology, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
Forty men with idiopathic oligospermia, asthenospermia, or teratozoospermia.
Twenty eight of the patients received acupuncture twice a week over a period of 5 weeks. The samples from the treatment group were randomized with semen samples from the 12 men in the untreated control group.
Main Outcome Measure(s)
Quantitative analysis by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was used to evaluate the samples, using the mathematical formula based on submicroscopic characteristics.
Statistical evaluation of the TEM data showed a statistically significant increase after acupuncture in the percentage and number of sperm without ultrastructural defects in the total ejaculates. A statistically significant improvement was detected in acrosome position and shape, nuclear shape, axonemal pattern and shape, and accessory fibers of sperm organelles. However, specific sperm pathologies in the form of apoptosis, immaturity, and necrosis showed no statistically significant changes between the control and treatment groups before and after treatment.
The treatment of idiopathic male infertility could benefit from employing acupuncture. A general improvement of sperm quality, specifically in the ultrastructural integrity of spermatozoa, was seen after acupuncture, although we did not identify specific sperm pathologies that could be particularly sensitive to this therapy.
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