Pregnancy and Woman’s Health

Acupuncture Treatment Fertility and Menstrual Health

Acupuncture Treatment for Fertility and Woman’s Health Issues

Always try acupuncture when trying to get pregnant. Even with IUI or IVF. Always. To date I have helped 81 women get pregnant without drugs – most of whom already had failed rounds of IVF. One had been deemed “infertile” for 13 years and had already adopted a baby girl. It took us just 2 1/2 cycles to conceive. I would love to keep that number growing… stories like this alive.

Who knows more about having children than the Chinese?  They must be doing something right with all those people! Light jokes aside, painful periods, polycystic ovaries, amenorrhea, and symptoms of menopause may also be eased using acupuncture treatment and especially herbal medicines. These topics are some of the most widely researched and reached conditions using TCM. Plus, they just happen to be a specialty I have taken to naturally for well over a decade.

Based on my past experiences, I was asked to assist 2 fully-funded research trials through the University of Western Sydney

  1. Acupuncture with IVF – a trans-Tasman multi-year study
  2. Acupuncture for period pain – Auckland based PhD study through The Body Workshop and Mike Armour.

One of my most memorable patients presented to me with a grapefruit sized painful ovarian cyst. I had seen her before for other complaints, and she stopped in to get balanced before surgery 13 days away. I asked if she’d like to shrink the cyst prior to surgery and she looked at me wide-eyed, as if that was even possible?? Of course it was – I had done it numerous times. I treated her 3 times, prescribed herbs, when the surgeon opened her abdomen… there was no cyst at all! He closed her up, but before sending her home asked what she had done between her last scan and the op? Only acupuncture and herbs, she said. The poor misinformed doctor proclaimed that it couldn’t have been that: it must have been spontaneous reabsorption. That does indeed happen. But the fact that I had specifically diagnosed and treated her for a cyst should prove otherwise. Either way, my patient was pain free and I continue to help women “spontaneously reabsorb” their cysts and fibroids too.

For conditions I can’t help directly, here at Promed House we have several other modalities including functional medicine such as the amazing and thorough DUTCH test, nutritional medicine through Rachael van der Gugten or other therapies.