The first session will take about an hour. The acupuncturist will ask questions about your symptoms, your medical history, and general questions about your diet and lifestyle in order to build a complete picture of your health. Then appropriate acupuncture points for your individual treatment can be selected. Subsequent treatments will take about 45 minutes.
There will be a brief consultation to determine how you have been since the last treatment, then fine needles are inserted and left in for 25 minutes.
The needles used are very fine, and acupuncture is not painful. You may briefly feel a pin-prick as the needle is inserted. Patients describe it as a feeling of heaviness in the arms and legs or a slight scratchy feeling.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments will depend on the patient, and the duration of symptoms. Most people experience a significant improvement in symptoms within six treatment sessions.
Acupuncture treats the person, not the symptoms, and women often notice that they feel better in themselves, with more energy, better digestion etc. A couple may choose to have a course of IVF. Acupuncture can help both parents prepare for this, and support them through the journey.
Hormone treatment for women can cause side effects and acupuncture can moderate these symptoms without diminishing the effect of the drugs. The quality of the eggs collected is vitally important and acupuncture treatment beforehand can help women be in the best possible health.