Difficulty in falling pregnant is rapidly on the rise. Each person’s individual circumstance and response is different, and lifestyle factors may or may not affect fertility.However, it can’t be ignored that those who are affected are often left without answers to why, trying to conceive has become so difficult.
Some couples may find having a baby is not as easy as they thought, often trying up to a year or more with no success. Others may find they are able to get pregnant but miscarry shortly after. There is also now becoming a large percentage of secondary infertility, where a couple may have had no issues conceiving their first child, only to find they are struggling to conceive again.
Essence of Health is a multidisciplinary clinic offering a wide range of treatment modalities to provide you with support on your journey.
Sandra Sapio has a particular interest and dedicated focus in her practice towards supporting Natural Fertility and has been practicing since 2003. Essence of Health has become a highly referred to clinic by our patients and other Allied health care practitioners in Adelaide for couples trying to increase their chances of Natural conception.
We have literally hundreds of babies of mothers and couples who used our clinic to help support them in their journey, some more complex than others, but each just as special.
The clinic uses Naturopathy and forms of Traditional Chinese medicine such as Acupuncture and herbs. There is continuing research about how the selection of specific supplements in Naturopathy may support an improvement in gynecological conditions and IVF treatment. Health practitioners may
recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment.
Chinese medicine philosophy and Qi movement
As many as 8O% of all miscarriages happen within the first trimester. Support within the first trimester is recommended to reduce the physical and emotional stress associated with the trauma, anxiety and grief experienced from previous losses. The traditional Chinese medicine philosophy is all about the movement of “Qi”. If the flow of Qi becomes blocked, or there is inadequate supply of Qi, the body fails to maintain harmony and the potential for blood flow restrictions could occur. Practitioners of Chinese Medicine believe that the stronger the Qi, the stronger the blood flow, as Qi influences blood. Building a good endometrial lining for women undergoing IVF treatment is important prior to conception and one way that may help build it is by improving the blood flow throughout the body. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs attempt to improve Qi and blood flow, which may help with building a good endometrial lining.
Our clinic offers Acupuncture which may be able to help pregnant women throughout their entire pregnancy with some symptoms such as pregnancy related musculoskeletal pains and nausea and vomiting.
Chinese herbal formulas used at the clinic are classified as A grade, manufactured in Australia “Good Manufacturing Practice” in a certified facility, which are produced to the most rigorous standards. We carry a large selection of Chinese herbal formulas that are commonly used to support fertility, and the ability to order many more formulas that will be chosen to best suit your individual needs.
In addition to care and advice provided by your health practitioner, Lifestyle, Diet and Supplementation advice is recommended as part of an ongoing service to ensure optimal health and nutrition in the lead up and during your pregnancy.
Sandra prescribes formulas containing premium quality vitamins, mineral, antioxidants, herbs, EFA and amino acids that have fundamental nutrients required in the growth and development of cells and their structure and division.
Naturopathy is also incorporated into treatments to give patients the highest level of personalised care.