Fertility Acupuncture Testimonial
As we are on our last round of IVF and have tried everything else it's amazing all the different things people have tried then we googled acupuncture and the benefits for both mother and baby and decided it was for me.
It was amazing. It was lovely and calm and had a nice warm atmosphere. I am on the fertility roller coaster and this was such a calming experience Rachel was fantastic she called it my spa day to myself...I am so looking forward to the next session would recommend Harmony.
The Harmony Clinic is the bridge between your GP and an Assisted Fertility Clinic. 50% of the patients I see do not or did not need IVF treatment. An initial Fertility Consultation at the Harmony Clinic will work through the following:
Ascertain if you are Ovulating
Strengthen your cycle via Herbs and Foods
Analysis the viability of the sperm for natural fertility
Improve Sperm quality including motility, mobility and morphology when necessary
Strengthen the ovulatory cycle via herbs and foods stuffs
Recommend correct supplementation for both parties
Advise on best foods to optimise Fertility
Advise if Lifestyle changes are required
Advise if Chinese Herbs or Medicinal Mushrooms are required.
Please write down the health history of both you and your partner on one page in chronological order, include any medication, antibiotics, or steroids you have been on since you were at school.
A health history of both families, what illnesses run through the family, including for example, Crohns Disease, IBS, Coeliac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease etc.
Female Bloods to include: TSH, FSH, Free T4, Vit D3, Prolactin. Day 3 and 21 Bloods Optional. If your Dr will do your AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) great, but if not don’t worry about it. If an Autoimmune Disease has been diagnosed, please include ANABs (Anti-Nuclear Antibodies).
Please have a recent Sperm Test* from the Waterstone Clinic (within three months). You do not need a referral from your Dr for a Sperm Test. They cost €125 (Summer 2021). The clinic will send the kit out to you and you send back in the sample. The results go up on the Waterstone portal and results will be available on the same day as the test.
*If you are serious about getting Pregnant a recent Sperm Test is essential. 50% of Infertility is Male Factor and in most cases it is very fixable. I will not take on new fertility cases without a Sperm Test. Your partner may have children from a previous relationship but we still need a recent sperm test. Trying to get pregnant without a sperm test is like having a car with a faulty petrol gauge – you don’t know whether the car will start or not or how long it will go for!!
Complex Infertility is any couple who have had multiple miscarriages or multiple failed IVF or Assisted procedures. In addition to all the information required for the Initial Fertility Consultation we would also require the following:
If IVF treatments have taken place:
Date of each IVF Treatment
Number of eggs collected for each treatment
Number of eggs fertilised from each treatment
Number of blastocycsts
Number of eggs frozen if any
If Miscarriages have taken place:
When did conception take place?
At what stage did the miscarriage take place
Please bring any additional paperwork you may have from Pregnancy Loss etc.
Acupuncture assists female fertility by:
Increases blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
Thickens the endometrial lining
Help produce more follicles
Improves egg (ova) quality
Reduces High FSH
Reduces High E2
Reduces High Prolactin
Reduces the chance of miscarriages
Regulates and stabilize hormone levels
Balances immune function
Regulates Thyroid Hormone Levels
Stress relief, energy improvement, weight control
Improves the outcome of ART procedures
Increase the success rate of IVF/IUI
No side effects
Research shows that acupuncture pre and post implantation dramatically increase the chances of a successful implantation. This is because the pre-implantation treatment increases blood flow to the womb which makes the “Oven” very warm and inviting to the embryo.
In addition, pre-implantation acupuncture ensures that the immune system is completely relaxed so when the embryo is inserted there is less chance of the body’s immune system rejecting or killing off the embryo.
The objective of the post-implantation session is to completely calm the nervous system and reassure it that all is well with the body’s new addition and aid implementation of the new embryo. Auricular Acupuncture is used pre and post to regulate the body’s hormones.
The pulses act as a great indicator to the acupuncturist as to determine how the body is accepting the embryo on the day of implantation.
Please use the form or contact the clinic by text to 0872366155 or email email@example.com only. Please do not use Whats App or Facebook or Instagram messages looking for appointments because we are unable to keep track of all media.
If the clinic has not responded to your query within three working days please send it again as sometimes we are overwhelmed with enquiries.
The clinic is very busy and some appointment times are booked weeks in advance and are difficult to come by;
If you do not show up to an appointment you might have to wait for a prolonged period of time to get a new appointment
If you cancel an appointment within 48 hours a 50% cancellation charge applies, if it is within 24 hours 100% cancellation fee applies. However, we will endeavour to fill the slot if possible.
All new clients must be seen in the mornings – pre 2pm. New clients will not be able to get an evening slot until after their consultations.
The clinic does not open on weekends or Friday afternoons
For Nutritional Consultations please send back your paperwork three working days prior to your appointment.