Secondary infertility can be extremely upsetting but actually from a TCM point of view it can be explained very easily. Previous birth trauma, lack of correct nutrition, sleep deprivation and the sheer energy zapping nature of little ones could all be contributing to inability to get pregnant again.

Over the last 15 years I have worked with many women and couples to empower them to improve their natural fertility. I recommend an integrated approach and usually offer life style advice in addition to a course of  acupuncture if it is felt it is needed.

My approach is to focus on improving general wellbeing as well as the blood supply.  I encourage flooding the blood with nutrition needed for optimum fertility and hormonal balance through detoxing, supplements and increasing fertility rich foods, taking adequate rest and reducing stress levels.

 “After an emergency c-section (so much for the calm, planned one!!) and a slight traumatic start William is now doing well and piling on the weight! George is a fab older brother and we are loving being a family of four! Tired but happy! Thank you so much for all your help.” Kirsty, Harrogate

If a course of acupuncture is decided upon I focus the sessions on:

  • Improving blood circulation to the pelvic organs, including the ovaries and uterus, allowing the reproductive organs to work to their full potential
  • Increasing blood circulation to the uterus ensures optimal endometrial thickness

With the aim of:

  • Regulating the menstrual cycle
  • Helping to trigger ovulation in some women with ovulatory dysfunction
  • Helping women with PCOS, endemetriosis, dysmenorrhea, pelvic inflammation
  • Reducing stress  by decreasing the activity of the sympathetic nervous system. High stress levels are associated with reduced chances of conceiving as they can have an impact on hormonal balance

Take Action Today:

  • Consider having your homocysteine blood levels and Vitamin D blood levels checked to ensure you and your partner have optimal levels
  • Daily self massage to your stomach and abdomen
  • Reduce your stress by listening to a relaxing meditation
  • If suffering from general coldness keep your tummy and lower back warm wearing a Haramaki
  • Both you and your partner detox your Liver – the blood cleansing organ
  • Ensure both you and your partner fill up on fertility enhancing nutrition

By Amanda Farrar, Abintra Healing From Within – Harrogate Acupuncture Clinic

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