Preparing to conceive – weight loss

If you are overweight a little bit of weight loss goes a long way to improving fertility. Losing 5 kg is a manageable target for most and you can start now. Just moving your metabolism a little bit in the direction of burning off fat stores, can stimulate ovarian activity, improve egg and sperm quality and increase fertility.

Acupuncture is often used, as part of a comprehensive programme, to help control appetite and improve motivation. An analysis of your constitution and the reasons for your weight gain by an experienced acupuncturist will lead to an individualised treatment plan designed to support you in a weight loss programme in a safe and stable manner.

Should you choose to use a Chinese medicine approach to support your weight loss regimen we may recommend using gentle electro acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine . Systematic reviews of trials in this area report encouraging results but larger trials are needed before claims to efficacy can be made.

 

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