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Fertility and Pregnancy

My particular areas of special interest are fertility and pregnancy. In the area of fertility treatment I work using the TCM approach, and also, with increasing frequency in recent years, work using acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy for women undergoing assisted fertility treatments such as IVF or IUI.

Acupuncture can be used prior to conception, throughout pregnancy, during labour and for post-natal problems. It offers a safe, drug free alternative for some of the conditions that may arise during pregnancy. In late pregnancy Moxibustion may be used to turn a breech presentation. Acupuncture can also be used to induce labour. During labour it can assist pain control and help the mother to remain as relaxed and comfortable as possible.

Pregnancy Related Conditions Commonly Treated with Acupuncture
Pre-conception care and nutrition, morning sickness, threatened miscarriage, heartburn, oedema, anxiety, painful urination, retention of urine, constipation, headache, induction, labour pain, haemorrhoids, anaemia, mastitis, post-natal depression.

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