Are you trying to conceive? Do you have irregular or absence of periods? Are you
preparing for IVF or have multiple IVF failures? Have you been told you have low
ovarian reserve and poor egg quality?
While my treatment approach is based on the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine, my practice operates in an integrated way, working alongside consultants, IVF clinics and other therapists from various principles. My treatments are designed to identify possible causes that might be hindering successful conception.
I have a good understanding of fertility issues from the western medical perspective and I am able to interpret medical test results. This allows me to create a comprehensive treatment plan. I am able to discuss IVF protocols, tests and procedures and their implications from the Western medical perspective. I can guide my clients in an impartial way which IVF unit or doctor would suit them based on their unique needs.
In terms of the physiological effects on fertility, the underlying theory of how acupuncture works can be explained in three main ways: by mediating the release of chemicals that send messages from the brain – called neurotransmitters – that affect reproductive hormones and organs; by stimulating blood flow to the uterus, thereby making embryo implantation more likely; and by boosting production of chemicals that inhibit stress hormone levels. Many studies have demonstrated the positive impact of acupuncture for natural conception and IVF. My treatment approach to fertility incorporates both research- based and time- tested treatments.
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH MASSAGE
Fertility Massage is a deep pelvic organ / visceral manipulative technique in which the reproductive organs are mobilised. It optimises lymph and blood flow in the pelvis. Organ restrictions are relieved and movement replenished amongst the organs and surrounding structures to enhance their natural and most optimal position and function. The massage aims to optimise health and wellbeing within the female pelvis. This gentle and non- invasive technique is beneficial for women of all ages facing fertility challenges, pelvic pain and pelvic/gynaecological surgery recovery.
This a modern acupuncture technique in which electrodes are attached to the shaft of the acupuncture needles. The electrode provides a gentle vibration to the needle and this maintains a continuous stimulation of the acupuncture point. Electroacupuncture studies have shown to regulate hormones for women with PCOS, thickens thin uterine lining, improves blood flow in the pelvis and improves IVF outcomes.
LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY IN FERTILITY
Preliminary studies have shown promising results to optimise both female and male infertility with LLLT, however more clinical research is needed. A Japanese study used LLLT in women with low or undetectable AMH levels. Out of 188 patients treated, almost 56% reported pregnancy and 36% reported live births. A study in Denmark showed 66% pregnancy rates in women having multiple failed IVF procedures. It is worth noting that younger women don’t respond to LLLT as well as women with advanced fertility age unless there are other complications that are not directly related to age related poor egg quality.
Poor ovarian reserve, High FSH, Low AMH
Amenorrhoea (PCOS, Hypothalamic, Post Birth Control Pill)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Cystitis / Interstitial Cystitis
Irregular periods/Painful periods
Luteal Phase Defect
Suboptimal sperm parameters
Autoimmune conditions / Hashimoto’s / Fibromyalgia
I have been an acupuncturist for 15 years and I specialise in fertility and women’s health. I graduated from Westminster University with a BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture. My first job was at the Zita West Clinic where I worked for 14 years. This clinic is one of the leading integrated fertility clinics in the UK with a cutting- edge approach to women’s health and fertility. There they work with midwives, doctors and nurses, so this was a great opportunity to learn about the medical side of fertility.
Aside from acupuncture, I offer fertility massages to optimise reproductive health and I am a certified Mercier Therapy practitioner. Over the years I have developed my own unique way of using massage in my practice, which is a combination of many techniques. This has proved to be very effective in helping women to conceive.
Recently I have introduced Low Level Laser Therapy to my practice. Some studies have shown promising results for improving pregnancy rates for women with egg quality issues in relation to advanced reproductive age.
I have worked with Eva in the past three years and my patients speak very highly of her and I have remarkable improvement in pregnancy rates in patients who have acupuncture. Also I find how it works in male fertility very promising.
Over the years I have received positive feedback from patients about your caring and skill full professionalism and expert advice before and during fertility treatment
I have visited Eva for acupuncture treatments during a number of IVF cycles. I have always found the treatments very relaxing and they have definitely helped me to approach the cycles in a calm and positive way and to be well prepared as possible. Eva has always been extremely knowledgeable, caring and supportive and I am very grateful for all the help and advice she has given me.
I was worried before that the needles would be painful, but Eva put me at ease and not a single one hurt. I felt that I was kept informed the whole way through the treatment as to what was happening and why it was. I am not being treated for fertility but I would highly recommend Eva and this type of treatment for all types of illnesses.
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