Subfertility and infertility rates are increasing and this may be due to a number of factors. There is evidence that both male and female fertility decline with age however couples are waiting much longer before planning to start a family due to socio-economic pressures.
Since it has gained popularity in the West much research has been carried out on the effects of acupuncture on fertility and it has been shown to boost fertility rates for both male and female. Acupuncture has demonstrated an increase in the quantity, quality and motility of the spermatozoa and it revitalises the female reproductive channels. When used in conjunction with I.V.F. and other fertility programmes it has been proven to dramatically improve the success rate.
Acupuncture is an effective method of treating many underlying gynaecological conditions in preparation for pregnancy. It helps in relieving stress and tension in addition to creating hormonal balance. Scientific research has been used to demonstrate that acupuncture improves the blood supply to the reproductive organs.
Vera has a special interest in fertility and pregnancy which has been influenced by her many years experience as a nurse and midwife. She is also a founder member of the Zita West Network in Ireland which specialises in Reproductive Health.
A good vitamin supplement is vital as a means of improving fertility. This clinic stocks the Fertility Support tablets formulated by Dr. Marilyn Glenville PhD author of Getting Pregnant Faster and one of the U.K. leading authorities on nutrition. These supplements includes the vitamins and minerals which are essential in aiding conception.