Based in Manchester
with health clinic in Didsbury
Natural Fertility Treatment
Infertility is estimated to affect around one in six or one in seven UK couples at some point – approximately 3.5 million people experience difficulties getting pregnant. If you are considering fertility treatment options, acupuncture is a natural fertility treatment which can help increase your chances of getting pregnant, enhance IVF, improve pregnancy and support post-natal recovery.
Acupuncture helps relieve stress redress hormonal imbalances and restore the healthy function of body and mind, increasing your chances of getting pregnant and improving your pregnancy.
Male and female infertility issues
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Increase your chances of getting pregnant
Couples who want to improve chances of IVF success
Redress hormonal imbalances
Women who would like to enhance their pregnancy
Support women during post-natal recovery
Acupuncture has a long and successful history in reproductive medicine and significant research has found that acupuncture treatment can have a positive affect on those trying to get pregnant and can actually help to conceive. Previous studies have proved the effectiveness of acupuncture for infertility:
A 2008 study published in the British Medical Journal found that acupuncture given with embryo transfer can improve rates of pregnancy by 65% in women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
A 2004 study conducted by the Reproductive Medicine and Fertility Center in Colorado found that 51% of women who underwent both IVF and acupuncture treatment at the same time became pregnant, while only 36% of those who only underwent IVF did. The latter group also had higher rates of miscarriage and stillbirth (20%) compared to those women who had received acupuncture (8%).
A report published in the journal Fertility and Sterility (2002) found the pregnancy rate in the group receiving acupuncture group was 42.5%, compared to the group which did not receive the therapy, where the rate was 26.3%.
A 2005 study conducted by Shanghai University in China found that acupuncture also helped treat male infertility. Of the men who participated, those who had acupuncture had an increased percentage of sperm in their semen; their sperm structure and morphology was also healthier than their counterparts who did not undergo acupuncture infertility treatment.
'When I discovered that I was pregnant, I continued to see Joshua for treatment to keep me calm and because I just felt supported and physically much better after each session. Now, that I have had my little boy, I feel that having acupuncture with Joshua was a big factor in me getting pregnant and I would certainly recommend him to anyone having fertility problems.'
Joshua Enkin provides acupuncture fertility treatment for couples who would like to take a pro-active and planned approach to starting a family. Joshua is a qualified, highly experienced acupuncturist and member of the British Acupuncture Council a founding member of the Zita West Network and Zita West affiliated fertility acupuncturist.
Acupuncture fertility treatment can help increase your chances of getting pregnant. enhance IVF, improve pregnancy and support post-natal recovery. If you are trying to get pregnant, consider the benefits of choosing a Zita West affiliated acupuncturist..