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“After 3 years of trying to get pregnant unsuccessfully, we were prepared to try anything. Plus it helps with restless legs”

After 3 years of trying to get pregnant unsuccessfully, we were prepared to try anything. I came to see Dr Vitalis over a year ago for fertility acupuncture. I made weekly visits to Vitalis and am now 8 months pregnant.

I also had help with restless legs. I had my veins lasered to try to combat this. The laser treatment for my legs helped, but only briefly. After four months the symptoms slowly returned. And especially since I became pregnant the symptoms have been keeping me up until the early hours of each morning (and apparently, around 20% of pregnant woman suffer from this). I would spend at least 4 nights a week on the couch trying to get to sleep with my legs twitching and keeping me up.

In desperation, I’ve tried everything from tonic water, magnesium, walking, massage and nothing worked. Dr Vitalis suggested I try acupuncture for this. I am now getting a restful night’s sleep now. I have been sleeping solidly through the night. I feel like a new person! Thank you to Dr Vitalis and Dr Roberta for all your help.

Nicola Jost

How acupuncture helps fertility

5 New Discoveries about how Acupuncture helps Fertility

A number of recent studies focus on how reproductive acupuncture helps fertility and improves IVF success rates. Here is a summary of the most important discoveries.

Acupuncture perfects the uterine lining

It¬†improves the chances of triple-line pattern uterine lining. This kind of lining is much preferred when you’re trying to conceive, as it gives you a higher chance of successful pregnancy.

Improves blood supply

Acupuncture improves blood supply to the uterine lining. Previously we already had studies showing improved blood flow to uterus and ovaries. This study has shown that even uterine vascularisation has improved following 3 months of treatment. Uterine blood flow is essential for conception.

Increases uterine receptivity

This time-tested therapy also improves uterine receptivity. A protein HOXA10 has been measured in the uterine lining. HOXA10 has an important function in regulating endometrial development during the menstrual cycle and in establishing conditions necessary for implantation of an embryo. Hoxa10 expression is lower in women with endometriosis, PCOS and hydrosalpinx.

Regulates sugar levels

It helps to regulate sugar levels. The glucose levels are especially important to both PCOS and diabetic patients.

Optimises ovarian volume and AMH

Acupuncture benefits PCOS patients by normalising ovarian volume and AMH.

How much acupuncture does one need to have to improve fertility? One session can already make a difference, but to see measurable improvements to your fertility, you need to commit to at least 18 sessions or three months of treatment.

Contact Dr Vitalis to discuss your situation or learn more about reproductive and IVF acupuncture.

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IVF acupuncture – a video report

Acupuncture improves IVF success rates. One of my Acupuncture and IVF patients has emailed me this video I’m happy to share here.

If you would like to learn more about acupuncture and IVF research, check out this website.