“I believe modern medicine must embrace alternative health treatments to provide the best results. I have a close working relationship with acupuncturists and herbalists to provide the highest quality care.” Dr. Kee Ong
Research has shown that complementary therapies can play a significant role in increasing the success of fertility treatment. This research has examined the interplay between fertility and environmental and lifestyle factors as well as the impact of specific complementary therapies.
Its extremely important to be assessed and prescribed specific herbal medicines and supplements that are appropriate for your individual situation and treatment.
Herbal medicines and supplements can increase fertility, however they can also interact with drugs you may have been prescribed if undergoing IVF treatment and if used incorrectly, they can interfere with your fertility and chances of success.
Dr. Ong works closely with expert Naturopaths who are highly experienced in this area.
Herbal medicines should only be used in between IVF cycles and discontinued at the beginning of an IVF cycle unless Dr. Ong has specifically advised you otherwise.
It is well researched and widely accepted that acupuncture increases the success rates of IVF treatment.
Patients should try for weekly visits with Dr. Ong’s trusted acupuncturist for the month prior to their embryo transfer.
This can also assist with managing stress levels and identifying and correcting any imbalances that may be present.
Dr. Ong may recommend two acupuncture treatments on the day of your embryo transfer, one prior and one immediately after.
He may also recommend one or two additional treatments in the weeks following your embryo transfer if you have had a history of miscarriage.
If you’re about to begin your IVF cycle, using acupuncture on the day of transfer only with no lead-up treatment has still been shown to improve your chances of a positive pregnancy outcome.
Hypnotherapy has been shown to extremely useful in managing and reducing stress levels and is believed by many researchers to increase IVF success rates.
Dr. Ong will determine and recommend the number and timing of hypnotherapy appointments depending on your individual situation.
Patients using hypnotherapy purely to enhance IVF success may only need one visit, (usually 2-3 days prior to embryo transfer); but if you are experiencing very high levels of stress, Dr. Ong may recommend several sessions.
A healthy diet along with exercise helps to build a strong foundation for pregnancy and improved fertility.
Complementary therapies such as massage, acupuncture, herbal medicine, meditation and yoga can help regulate your menstrual cycle, improve fertility, vitality and boost ovulation.
Improved health before conception can help enhance the quality of sperm and egg, lower the rate of miscarriage and increase fertility.
Homeopathy may be helpful in treating various problems such as endometriosis, recurrent miscarriages, infections and low sperm count.
Aromatherapy with massage may improve the hormonal and immune system, support sperm production and ovulation and may also help in treating fibroids.
Infertility can cause great emotional stress, anxiety and pressure on couples.
Holistic care can be helpful in lowering your anxiety and dealing with emotional stress while also increasing the chances of conception.
Massage also relieves stress and has a direct positive effect on fertility.
You may experience intense feelings and stress at various times on your journey from initial contact right through to becoming a parent. We understand and our entire team is committed to supporting you and helping you to cope as effectively as possible.
We believe that Counselors can be an integral part of your journey providing additional one-on-one support when you need it.
Whether you need a little extra support as an individual or with your partner, Dr. Ong works with Counselors with extensive therapeutic experience and who specialise in the field of infertility and reproductive loss.
We are all here to help guide you through your medical treatment, the uncertainty of the outcomes and can provide advice and assistance in dealing with family, friends, work and the fertile world during this time.
Dr. Ong’s team approach to fertility care gives you the very best support system and chance to conceive.
We believe in comprehensive care for the body, mind, emotions and spirit and will ensure you receive the best possible advice on the most appropriate complementary support for you.