You are anticipating your first visit to The Acupuncture Fertility Centre. What should you expect for your Initial Fertility Consultation?
One or Two?
First of all the invitation to attend will be open to both of you – as appropriate. Secondly you will be asked to bring along a completed consultation form. This will be emailed to you in advance as part of your welcome pack. This process will help speed things along and allow me to tailor the treatment to your circumstances.
During the session the questions will fall into the following categories:-
- Tests, evaluations and previous treatments
- Lifestyle changes you have made
- Your general health
- Your reproductive health
The assessment is also likely to include a check of your pulse and tongue and an evaluation of your abdominal temperature. The aim of the session will be to put together a strategy to your desired outcome.
And ladies (depending on circumstances) you will be asked to start taking your daily temperature (the so-called basal body temperature) so that we can evaluate how effectively your menstrual cycle is working. This was discussed in a previous blog.
The three steps to take you forward will be:-
The diagnosis will be individualised according to the principle of traditional Chinese medicine, developed over more than 2,500 years. Treatment may include acupuncture needles, moxibustion (warming therapy to improve circulation), massage, cupping, dietary advice and exercise.
These are clearly not the work of just one session – after all, Rome wasn’t built in a day – but the aim is to put the explained into the unexplained so that you can feel confident that you are in good hands..
Here’s to making a difference!
Thank you for all your help throughout our journey in bringing this little man into the world! R.
Dear Magic Martin,
There are no words that can really say how eternally grateful we are to you. You helped to change our lives and give us this special gift. A.H.
[Your Initial Fertility Consultation Explained]