Acu-Light Fertility Protocol
Combining the best of pre-conception acupuncture support with LED-Photobiomodulation. Creating an environment that supports the body’s ability to self regulate and thrive, including optimal fertility.
The Life + Lemons approach is to support the body’s innate ability to heal and to self-regulate. This works alongside your current acupuncture treatment plan where diet, lifestyle, stress and sleep may also be a consideration.
During this 12 week programme, we are working to support optimal egg quality, reduce any internal scar tissue or chronic inflammation.
These are 60 minute treatments whereby we have a short consultation followed by your acupuncture treatment, tailored to where you are in your cycle. This is then followed by 20 minutes of light therapy placed over the lower abdomen.
What does each week look like?
Phase 1 | Follicular Phase
4 x 60 minute treatment
Phase 2 | Luteal Phase
2 x 60 minute treatment
These are incredibly relaxing treatments as the warm glow of the light penetrates deep into the uterus.
I am interested so how do I book in?
Simple! Book a free initial 1-2-1 consultation online to assess if this is right for you. Consider it a discovery call. Please note, I’m currently only taking 8 fertility patients on, using this 12-week acu-light fertility protocol due to a limitation of my time. So please reach out to me if you are interested.
Is it okay for me to keep TTC throughout this proramme?
Absolutely, it’s encouraged 😉
I am going through IVF / IUI soon, would this still be beneficial?
Absolutely! We would use a different ART protocol specifically to support you in the run up and throughout your fertility treatment. Please get in touch for more details and we can schedule a free 1-2-1 dicovery call to see if it’s right for you.
What happens when I end the 3 months and I am still not pregnant?
You move to what I call a maintenance plan which is less intense than the Acu-Light protocol. It’s encouraged to maintain regular fertility acupuncture treatments, but we would also investigate further as to what was going on.
There are 3 different price plans depending on how the time/financial commitment you can make and the underlying health condition that may be contributing towards your fertility.
Light | 4 x acu-light treatments per month for 3 months.
Gold | 6 x 60 minute acu-light treatments per month for 3 months. A 60 minute natural fertility blueprint call + 30 minute review.
Inner Circle | This is reserved for those ladies wanting to go all in. You will be invited to do the 12 week “The Fertile Flow Formula” alongside your acu-light treatments.
Until recently, Western reproductive medicine has traditionally maintained that ageing and declining egg quality is an irreversible process.
However, ground-breaking research with low level light therapy conducted in Denmark and Japan is showing that it may be possible to improve egg quality, slow down the ageing process and significantly improve fertility in women and men.
The studies show that low level laser therapy (LLLT) used on acupuncture points on the neck and over the ovaries appears to enhance mitochondrial activity and ATP production, increase blood flow and helps to reduce oxidative damage.
We see enormous potential in this research for women who are struggling to conceive—particularly those who are of advanced maternal age, diagnosed with poor egg quality or have been diagnosed with endometriosis and PCOS.
All our cells are powered by little structures called mitochondria. Eggs have about 200 times more mitochondria than any other cell.
When eggs are developing, they use a tremendous amount of energy. And early embryo division and implantation requires lots of energy. After 35 years, the mitochondria wear down. At age 40, nine out of 10 eggs are abnormal.
Studies show that the mitochondria of older eggs is capable of producing significantly less ATP, which is the source of cellular energy. This has a significant impact on fertility, as the rate of division and successful implantation of embryos has more to do with how much energy (ATP) than with maternal age per se.
Consequentially, the capacity of the cold laser to improve the ATP production of eggs has a potentially dramatic effect on their viability.
Furthermore, it is known that older follicles have fewer defenses against cellular damage caused by oxidative stress, and that this is related to poorer IVF outcomes.
Studies suggest that LLLT treatment could also help with this condition, along with other complications, which impede fertility later in life.
Increasing energy level (ATP) in the cells, improved blood circulation, softening of scar tissue and a reduction in inflammation.
These factors are all beneficial to female reproduction in general and to the receptivity of uterine lining.
The recent studies in Japan and clinical results in Denmark have delivered very promising results in this direction.
The Danish report showed that LLLT had a pregnancy rate of 66% success for women after at least 4 years of failure with other ART methods. LLLT studies have also pointed to the efficacy of laser treatment in raising the quality of the male partner’s semen in particular motility.
Similarly, the Japanese studies have shown a connection between improved fertility and laser therapy, concluding that even in low doses, laser therapy can help improve the woman’s chances of conception.
Under the direction of Dr Toshio Ohshiro at Sanno Hospital, an extended trial on LLLT was performed in 701 infertile patients, 156 (22.3%) of whom became pregnant. This resulted in a successful live birth rate in over half (50.1%) of those pregnancies.
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