People who are trying to conceive commonly report higher than normal levels of anxiety, and this is true for both females and males. Anxiety levels in people going through IVF are considerable. This is an area that should receive more attention because not only does it impact on quality of life, it is one of the reasons often given for deciding to discontinue Assisted Reproductive Treatment (ART). The conclusion drawn by the authors of this study is that acupuncture is a low-risk therapy with benefits for reduction of anxiety, and to support couples going through IVF.
Acupuncture for Endometriosis Pain and Fertility
There is now an accumulating body of research supporting the use of acupuncture to reduce pain and other symptoms in women with endometriosis. Many of these studies also report significant improvements in quality of life outcomes in women using acupuncture compared to those not given acupuncture (Giese & Heirs, 2022).
Heather Valente – Acupuncturist
If you ask Heather what the most important thing in her world is, she’ll very quickly tell you it’s family. She’s an amazing mum to two gorgeous kids aged 10 and 8, and with the support of her wonderful husband Morrie she manages to juggle everything around some long days in clinical practice.
Acupuncture is commonly recommended as a method of starting the birthing process moving for women who have passed their due date in pregnancy. With a reputation for being able to gently encourage the body to begin it’s work, the popularity of acupuncture as an induction method is rising.