An initial consultation is given to review your complete medical history, taking into account lifestyle, general medical history, western medical test results, menstrual patterns, body basal temperature, nutritional and emotional health. Where necessary we can arrange for blood tests and semen analysis; stool, or referral to a gynaecologist or male infertility specialist.
On the basis of the medical history and test results, we are able to establish the appropriate treatment for you. Comprehensive preconceptual advice is given accordingly, and a unique treatment programme can be drawn up to address each patient’s individual needs.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are the principal forms of treatment at Conceive, in light of the growing body of evidence of the efficacy of Chinese medicine in the field of reproductive medicine. It has become steadily more recognized by the medical profession in the UK, and an increasing number of gynaecologists and midwives now work together with Chinese medical practitioners to support their treatment. Acupuncture, in particular, has become the number one complementary treatment to support and enhance the results of IVF.
Nutritional advice is also an important part of the treatment programme, and, where necessary, we can refer for counselling, hypnotherapy or, cranial osteopathy, to address your emotional and structural health. We also offer pregnancy massage and reflexology.
For those seeking a purely natural approach, Chinese medicine can be used alone; but equally they can be used to great effect in combination with western medical procedures.