Chantal J. kindly agreed to share her experience of using acupuncture for endometriosis and natural fertility.
Why did you come for acupuncture treatment?
I had recently been diagnosed with stage three endometriosis after being referred to a gynaecologist for unexplained infertility. As surgery didn’t improve my painful symptoms I started to look for alternative treatment.
What was your experience with acupuncture?
I had weekly sessions with Siân over a few months. I was amazed at the tingling sensation of the acupuncture points and found the sessions very relaxing. Siân also showed me how to use moxibustion at home to warm my pelvic area. During one session, Siân also helped me with a bad cough by using acupuncture points to clear my chest. After treatment I would feel very energised and I would always sleep really well that night.
How did acupuncture help you?
A few months after finishing treatment, we were successful with our first round of IVF and I gave birth to our daughter in 2019. I feel acupuncture really helped to prepare my body for what was to come. As well as the physical benefits, the sessions with Siân also helped me release lots of the pent up emotion and anxiety I was feeling at the time.
For women considering acupuncture for endometriosis and natural fertility what advise would you give them?
I would definitely advise them to try it as part of a holistic approach, together with a healthy lifestyle.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Acupuncture treatment really helped me feel positive about overcoming my symptoms as well as improving my fertility in a natural way.