Fertility Acupuncture Brisbane
Perhaps you’re considering methods to try before the more expensive and invasive options, or perhaps you’d like to use Acupuncture in conjunction with IVF.
A recent systematic review found a course of tailored acupuncture treatments may improve pregnancy rates and follicle size for women undergoing clomid (Clomiphene citrate) treatment with anovulatory infertility (no ovulation).
If you’re eager to conceive but nervous about popping pills or seeking medical intervention, Brisbane Livewell Clinic offers natural Fertility treatments using Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Our experienced practitioner’s design personalised treatment plans to help couples conceive naturally using the methods that are right for you to help restore your body’s natural balance.
We want you to have the safest and best experience with Fertility as possible, and we welcome your questions.
How Does Acupuncture for Fertility Work?
You will have a treatment program tailored to your specific needs and goals. Treatment plans include using a combination of Acupuncture & TCM to address a wide range of symptoms related to Fertility issues:
Talk to us about:
- Menstrual Irregularities
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Fallopian Tube Blockage
- Thyroid problems
- Autoimmune conditions
- Hormonal Irregularities
- Miscarriage history
- Ovulation issues
- Blood Pressure issues
Can Acupuncture be Used in Conjunction with Fertility Treatment like IVF?
Yes. Studies show that women who receive acupuncture alongside IVF treatment do have a higher rate of pregnancy than those undergoing IVF alone. 
Ask our friendly, discreet staff for more information.
Acupuncture for Male Fertility is Also Available.
Talk to your practitioner about having couples Acupuncture to address:
- Poor Motility
- Low Sperm Count
- Premature Ejaculation
- Fertility and performance concerns
- Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture uses very small needles to stimulate certain acupuncture points, and some people are surprised that they don’t feel anything in a lot of areas!
However, some people can experience a little tenderness, especially in tight places. This feeling is similar to a massage therapist massaging an area with a knot in it that you didn’t know you had.
Most clients find they get used to the sensation rather quickly. After the first session, the mystery of how it will feel to you is solved!
Couples Acupuncture maybe your favourite activity on the calendar!
What to Expect at Your First Acupuncture Consultation
- Get the Proper Diagnosis
At your first visit our experienced acupuncturist starts with a relaxed yet thorough consultation so we can understand your unique concerns, and create a course of treatment which suits you best.
We use the internationally recognised MRS mini-survey, conversation and other assessment tools to understand what needs attention immediately, and in the mid to long term.
- Find Relief with Acupuncture
From the very first visit, our gentle acupuncturist uses this soothing and healing therapy to help reduce the number and intensity of hot flushes, to help with sleep and mood concerns, to promote deep relaxation, and to support the other therapies we provide.
- Medicine Specifically Prepared For Your Condition
Herbs play a prominent role in healing. Herbs can be dispensed as an “off the shelf” formula or our practitioners can create a formula specifically designed for you. Our clinic has over 100 herbs to suit your specific needs. Our practitioners can modify your herbal formula as treatment progresses to ensure your medicine suits your current condition.
From time-to-time, we may prescribe particular nutrients and supplements, as well as herbal medicines.
- Walk Away With a Plan
Acupuncture is part of a holistic system of mind-body medicine, so our acupuncturist works with you to create an easy, simple plan to support your fertility treatments, leading you to an optimal pregnancy.
As each woman is different, we understand the need for flexibility and common sense.
For most women, your plan will have an emphasis on food and nutrition; for others, it will be about emotional health and well-being, good sleep and stress management.
Some women will need the help of our naturopaths to support their entire hormonal system, particularly if there is diabetes or pre-diabetes or thyroid problems.
For women struggling with aches and pains, massage, as well as acupuncture and exercise therapies, will be suggested.
From your first visit, we’re here to help you get the most out of your middle years, and beyond.
Acupuncture is widely considered a safe therapy, but occasionally, as with all therapies – conventional and complementary – results may vary, and adverse reactions may be experienced.
For those that do experience adverse reactions to Acupuncture, the most common are itchiness and soreness at the site of the needles, light-headedness, mild bruising and muscle twitching.
Fertility Acupuncture Brisbane – You’re encouraged to communicate with your practitioner, they are there for you.
 Qian, Y. et al., 2017, ‘Therapeutic effect of acupuncture on the outcomes of in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis’, Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol:295, pp. 543-558. doi: 10.1007/s00404-016-4255-y.
Generally speaking, the most important times to have acupuncture are: During the follicular phase - day 5, 6, 7 or 8 of your menstrual cycle (day 1 being the first day of heavy flow) The day before, day of or day after ovulation (as indicated by your LH surge) During implantation time (6 - 10 days after ovulation). Consultation with a Naturopath is also recommended to support a holistic wellness treatment.
Acupuncture treats a wide range of symptoms related to Fertility issues that may help women conceive. It does not hurt that it also relieves stress and helps you relax, which also may increase your chances of getting pregnant. Consultation with a Naturopath is also recommended to support a holistic wellness treatment.
Our experienced practitioner’s design personalised treatments for once a week except when you're menstruating, so most women should be receiving acupuncture treatments roughly three to four times per month. Consultation with a Naturopath is also recommended to support a holistic wellness treatment.
It is better to do more than less. Patients are commonly treated for three to four months in conjunction with IVF. Consultation with a Naturopath is also recommended to support a holistic wellness treatment.
Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, and treating health issues related to Fertility. Our experienced practitioner’s design personalised treatment plans to help couples conceive naturally using the methods that are right for you to help restore your body’s natural balance.