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Fertility, ART, IVF, IUI, Pregnancy, Post-Natal, Intimacy & Sexuality

5 Elements Acupuncture benefits Women's Health, Men's Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gynaecological, Pelvic, Urinary, Fertility, Infertility, ART, IVF, IUI, Natural and Assisted Conception, Pregnancy and Delivery.  

Research shows that Acupuncture benefits by: 

  • reducing stress and anxiety

  • improve blood circulation

  • regulating hormones and menstrual cycle

  • support sperm health

  • increasing conception/implantation success

  • reducing side effects during ART

  • increase successful pregnancy

  • increasing full term pregnancy success

  • supporting natural delivery

  • supporting post-natal recovery

To begin, your medical history is taken, a pre-conception plan is made for you.  Natural conception leading to a successful pregnancy can take 12 - 18 months.  A lead in period of 3 - 6 months is suggested for the pre-conception plan, to give you time to make any necessary lifestyle adjustments.

Physical health is supported with regular acupuncture treatment, to address any health issues, to balance energy, to boost the immune system, to balance the hormones, to reduce body response to stress and to support through all stages of the journey.  Acupressure, Moxibustion, Meditation and Tapping Techniques are also recommended.

Lifestyle changes include: increase sleep, reduce stress, NO alcohol/drugs/cigarettes, regular exercise, balanced nutrition and meditation.

Emotional health is as important as physical health in 5 Elements Acupuncture.  We explore any fears, past traumas or other emotions that may need to be addressed.  

Lifestyle changes: reduce stress, address fears or blocks to conception, strengthen bond with partner.

Sexual health and intimacy is equally important in 5 Elements Acupuncture.  Sex is energy. Treatment will support and enhance your sexual energy and intimacy.

Lifestyle changes: guided exercises and meditation to promote and develop intimacy, bonding and sexual energy.

Your treatment plan will support your health and encourage the deeper bonding and intimate space necessary for creating your family.  It is designed for you to transition through all stages of your journey to fertility, conception, pregnancy, labour and post-natal recovery. 

For further information you can click on the following links.

Food Fitness Fertility Emer and Siobhan provide all of you Nutrition and Fitness needs through Fertility, Pregnancy and Post-Natal https://www.foodfitnessfertility.com/

Zita West is a renowned acupuncture fertility expert  https://www.zitawest.com/

Esther Perel is a leading couples psychotherapist and has an excellent podcast series 'Where do we begin'  https://www.estherperel.com/

Testimonial

I’d highly recommend Element Acupuncture!! Acupuncturist Mary is the sweetest, kindest lady, she is so experienced and professional. She really helped to prepared me for the delivery of my bundle of joy. Mary made the last few weeks of my pregnancy more comfortable and I felt very relaxed and focused for the big day! Thank so much Mary!!

F.F.

"I had dabbled in acupuncture in the past but never felt fulfilled after the experience...that was until I met Mary.  A warm, safe & welcoming environment set the tone for what became a journey for me both physically & emotionally. I originally attended Mary with the intention of having Cosmetic Acupuncture. However I soon realised that 5 element acupuncture was to play a huge part in my overall well being. Mary's caring, calm yet professional way made me feel at ease from the start.

We started a therapeutic journey together which ultimately led to me discussing my desire to become pregnant but how it hadn't "happened". Being the wrong side of 30 I knew my time was running out but didn't want to embark on the IVF journey. So instead Mary took me on a holistic journey over 3 months involving lots of chats, meditation & applying the principles of 5 Element Acupuncture. Fast forward 9 months later & we welcomed the greatest joy to our life...our happy, healthy little baby boy.

Mary was with me throughout my entire pregnancy...low energy, sinus congestion, digestion, back ache, hormonal days...all the things that came with each trimester Mary adapted the treatment as necessary. At the final "hurdle" I was due to be induced. Mary again saw me every day in the run up to this & as a result I avoided induction & laboured naturally. So I couldn't but recommend Mary & 5 Element Acupuncture as an alternative for anyone considering fertility treatment. My little boy has great a connection with Mary already & I have a feeling he's going to be a regular customer going forward too."     
- M. C.