Fertility / IVF

Geraldine has much knowledge and experience with pregnancy and childbirth acupuncture. For Women, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can improve fertility and pregnancy rates in several ways.

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Geraldine has much knowledge and experience with pregnancy and childbirth acupuncture. For Women, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can improve fertility and pregnancy rates in several ways.

  • Improve ovarian function to produce better quality eggs
  • Regulate hormones to produce a greater number of follicles
  • Increase blood flow to the uterus and increase the thickness of the uterine lining
  • Relax the patient and decrease stress levels.
  • Prevent the uterus from contracting
  • Lessen the side effects of drugs used in IVF and gynaecology
  • Strengthen the immune system (very important as Western Medicine treatments usually decrease immunity)
  • Decrease and prevent the chances of miscarriage

 

All thorough initial consultation will be carried out to diagnose your reason for infertility and then a treatment plan will be designed especially for you and your body. This will include regular acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary changes, nutritional supplementation and incorporating other aspects of natural fertility management practices..

Acupuncture offers women and their partners the opportunity to prepare for conception through optimising their general and reproductive health and providing natural fertility support where necessary.

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Preparing for IVF with Acupuncture

Acupuncture can make a significant contribution not only to how you feel during your IVF cycle but also to your chances of success. It is best for the preparation to begin three months before IVF treatments begin. In this time, the goal of the acupuncturist is to improve the function of the ovaries to produce good quality eggs.

There are many ways acupuncture can support couples using IVF. For example, there have been some clinical trials undertaken over the past few years which suggest acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer improves implantation rates..

  • Acupuncture before and during the medication phase of IVF prepares the uterine lining and has been shown to improve hormone levels and may also increase pregnancy rates.
  • Acupuncture has been shown to reduce anxiety levels associated with infertility and IVF.
  • Acupuncture has been shown to improve sperm morphology and motility.

Anecdotal clinical evidence, as yet unproven in clinical trials also suggests that

  • Acupuncture is effective in reducing IVF side effects.
  • Acupuncture during the first few weeks of pregnancy is helpful for women who have had a history of infertility and/or miscarriage.

Our Partners

Our Partners

Aviva & Geraldine Rudkins Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Kilkenny Ireland
Bupa & Geraldine Rudkins Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Kilkenny Ireland
Laya & Geraldine Rudkins Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Kilkenny Ireland
VHI & Geraldine Rudkins Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Kilkenny Ireland

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