IVF acupuncture, Melbourne 

 

Introduction

Robert has over a decades experience working with patients who have fertility, pregnancy or women's health concerns and those undergoing IVF treatments. Robert incorporates the latest scientific research into his treatments and combines these with traditional, holistic approaches. He commonly works with gynaecologists, obstetricians, and reproductive specialists and firmly believes in the integration of medicine, combining the best of East and West. Robert completed his clinical internship in the Gynaecology department of Shanghai Shu Guang Hospital and went on to complete further training in natural fertility and IVF support. 

If you are interested in making an appointment with Robert or would simply like to have a chat, please feel free to contact Robert at the clinic on 03 9337 8572 or send him an email at robert@essendonnaturalhealth.com.au

 

IVF Support and Acupuncture

Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment and you should consult your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture and natural medicine may be able to help you. For more information, please feel free to email Robert.

 

Acupuncture and natural medicine with robert

Whats involved? 

A typical consultation begins with Robert assessing the health of both partners. The first step is to understand the current state of health and wellbeing in each partner to determine what kind of care is required and for whom. This involves seeing the male partner's semen analysis (if required), blood tests, and an understanding of the state of his general health. Men are very simple in this regard, for women its a little more complex. For the female partner, Robert needs to understand the cycle regularity, quality of menstruation, ovulation timing/quality, cervical mucus quality, viewing of Basal Body Temperature charts if available, hormonal panels and other blood tests, internal ultrasound/tubal patency/laparoscopy results (if they have been performed), and a general understanding of her health. 

What methods are utilised? 

Robert utilises a versatile approach to encourage self healing that explores both the East Asian and western traditions of medicine. This may involve acupuncture, both traditional Chinese and very gentle Japanese styles of practice, moxibustion (heat therapy), Cupping therapy, soft tissue release techniques such as abdominal massage, dietary and lifestyle modifications, Herbal medicine including Chinese and Western herbs, and integrative natural medicines.  

Why see Robert? 

Robert has over a decades experience working with patients who have fertility, pregnancy or women's health concerns and those undergoing IVF treatments. Robert incorporates the latest scientific research into his treatments and combines these with traditional, holistic approaches. He commonly works with gynaecologists, obstetricians, and reproductive specialists and firmly believes in the integration of medicine, combining the best of East and West. Robert completed his clinical internship in the Gynaecology department of Shanghai Shu Guang Hospital and went on to complete further training in natural fertility and IVF support. 

How long does an acupuncture session go for? 

Acupuncture consultations last for one hour and the needles are retained for about 25-30 minutes. 

What are your fees? 

Initial Acupuncture & Natural Medicine Consultation $125.00 (One Hour)

Follow Up Acupuncture & Natural Medicine Consultation $90.00 (One Hour)

Herbal medicine and supplements are an extra cost. These are always discussed with you prior to dispensing. HICAPS in available onsite for instant private health rebates and concession is available for students and pension card holders. 

Do you see LGBTI couples undergoing medical fertility treatments? 

Yes, all are welcome at the clinic. Robert has a lot of experience in working with same sex couples undergoing IVF treatments. 

Do you see couples or individuals undergoing donor egg/donor sperm programs? 

Yes, Robert works with couples and individuals who are undergoing donor egg or donor sperm programs in Australia and overseas. Robert has a good knowledge of egg donor programs in Greece, Europe, and  South Africa, having worked with patients undergoing these programs over the last ten years. 

Are there any reproductive specialists that you recommend? 

There are many wonderful, passionate reproductive specialists in Melbourne. The following practitioners are a few who Robert has professionally communicated with over the years and personally recommends:

Dr. Lynn Burmeister (Hawthorn/Geelong, No.1 Fertility): For her dedication to the field, her thoroughness in investigating the causes of infertility and repeated pregnancy loss, and her ability to think outside the square when faced with the fertility challenges of her patients.

Dr. Nick Lolatgis (Monash IVF): For his endeavour to understand 'unexplained infertility', his willingness to experiment and try new avenues where required, and his dedication in helping those who's other IVF specialists have long given up on. 

Dr. Manuela Toledo (Melbourne IVF): For her thoroughness and willingness to integrate with natural and complimentary medicines.

 

If you are interested in making an appointment with Robert or would simply like to have a chat, please feel free to contact Robert at the clinic on 03 9337 8572 or send him an email at robert@essendonnaturalhealth.com.au

 

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