Did you Know

My Cardiff clinic is now open!

I can now offer  evening appointments at my Cardiff  clinic at 70 Mertyhyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, South Wales, CF14 1DJ - contact me to find out more.

My book Is Your Mind Fertility Friendly? Is now available to buy from Troubador publishing, Amazon and other major providers.

My relaxation meditation to accompany IVF  - 'Imagery and Visualisation for IVF' is now available from all major digital platforms and hard copies from myself.

March 2012

A recent article in Fertility and Sterility Vol97, No3, March2012 0015-0282 concluded that "Acupuncture improves clinical pregnancy rates and live birth rates among women undergoing IVF based on the results of studies that do not include the Strietberger control. The Streitberger control may not be an inactive control".  View Article

An article in the BMJ suggested that Acupuncture may increase IVF success by 65% — View Article


Contact Me

07866 890643 - jackie@jackiebrown.co.uk

Clinics

www.crgw.co.uk

Usefull Links

www.myfertilityspecialist.com

www.britishfertilitysociety.org.uk

www.acebabes.co.uk
www.endo.org.uk
www.fertilityfriends.co.uk
www.hfea.gov.uk
www.infertilitynetwork.com
www.ivfworld.com
www.verity-pcos.org.uk

IVF Support


Acupuncture 

During the last five years the use of acupuncture in female infertility as an adjunct to conventional treatment such as IVF has increased enormously in an attempt to increase the success rates. During this time the number of studies looking at the effects of acupuncture during IVF has also increased.

iStock_000009269905XSmall.jpgAcupuncture is unique compared with other complementary therapies in that it is one of the most researched forms of complementary medicine, and has been the subject of a number of clinical trials in IVF alone.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture has been used to help with  fertility problems for thousands of years and is now an excellent example of how a traditional approach has been adapted and integrated to work with some of the most advanced and scientific methods in modern medicine today.

A systematic review and meta-analysis published in 2008 in the BMJ concluded that “current preliminary evidence suggests that acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation. The odds ratio of 1.65 suggests that acupuncture increased the odds of clinical pregnancy by 65% compared with the control groups”.

If there are potential benefits that may be achieved by integrating acupuncture as a complementary treatment to IVF, then it seems reasonable to include it as part of the treatment protocol for maximising success. 

iStock_000005013797XSmall (1).jpgSome of the problems commonly seen and supported in our clinic are

  • Supporting couples through IUI, IVF and ICSI
  • Unexplained fertility problems
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • High FSH and hormonal imbalance
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Male fertility problems

Fertility Meditations by Jackie Brown

Pathway to Pregnancy

Pathway to Pregnancy

IVF

Imagery and Visulisation for IVF

Positively Pregnant

Positively Pregnant