A 35-year-old female recently diagnosed with PCOS. Trying to Conceive naturally for 18 months. Menstrual cycle 30-90 days. Erratic flow and very painful with stabbing pains. Currently day 56. Diagnosed Liver Qi Stagnation. Initial treatment aimed at bringing on cycle. Menstrual flow began within 24 hours. Subsequent treatments aimed at shortening the cycle and encouraging more frequent ovulation. Following cycles were 39, 36 and 36 days. Client conceived naturally.
A 36-year-old female diagnosed with unexplained infertility. Trying to Conceive naturally for 30 months. Menstrual cycle very regular at 30 days with very light flow and lasting 2-3 days. Initial treatment started on day 9 of the cycle. The patient normally couldn’t tell from body symptoms if ovulation had occurred. Treatment aimed at reducing stress and stimulating ovulation. A few days after initial treatment, the patient noticed strong pangs in ovary area and increased mucus production. This continued with each cycle after and the following cycles were 26, 32, 28, 28, and 28 days. The flow became heavier and a redder colour and lasted 3-5 days. Patient conceived naturally.
A 32-year-old female trying to conceive for 18 months. Blood tests had shown she was not ovulating and the patient was waiting for an appointment with a consultant. The patient was very stressed and emotionally drained from the regular disappointment of not getting pregnant. She was not sleeping. Menstrual cycle was a regular 23 days. Initial treatment was on day 3. Treatment was aimed at stimulating ovulation and reducing stress and assisting sleep. Simple relaxation techniques recommended. After initial treatment patient “slept like a log” and woke to feel refreshed. Within 3 weeks the patient was feeling more emotionally balanced. Ovulation physical symptoms returned on the 2nd cycle. Patient conceived naturally on the third cycle of acupuncture.
A 29-year-old male presented with poor sperm motility. Diet and lifestyle suggestions were enacted. Over the following 3 months weekly acupuncture treatments were aimed at nourishing sperm and improving overall health and energy levels. After 3.5 months the sperm was rechecked. There was an improvement in motility and quantity. The patient then did an ICSI cycle and 19 fertilised embryos were achieved. A positive pregnancy resulted from this cycle.
A 41-year-old female with a 3-year-old child through IVF. Now had 3 failed IVF cycles. Menstrual cycle was presenting as regular, very painful with a lot of clots and “flooding”. The patient was very stressed and was “really struggling with work-life balance” and constantly getting colds and feeling run down. Acupuncture treatment was aimed at regulating the flow of cycle, reducing stress and boosting immune system and energy. Lifestyle changes in relation to work were recommended which resulted in the patient taking one day a week parental leave. Within a month the patient’s well-being was vastly improved. Within 4 months there was a positive pregnancy result.
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