The Fertility Support Company Approach to Treatment
At the Fertility Support Company all patients start with a consultation with Naava Carman. As an acupuncturist and herbal medicine practitioner, Naava has been using Traditional Chinese Medicine to support patients with fertility issues for almost 15 years. The consultation will begin with Naava taking a detailed medical history, as well as discussing wider issues such as nutrition and stress levels.
In many cases Naava will use her experience of working with men and women who have faced the full range of fertility issues to recommend Western medical diagnostic tests that may assist in identifying the underlying cause of a fertility issue, such as hormone tests at particular times in a cycle. Naava may also recommend that a patient sees another one of The Fertility Support Company practitioners for Western medical treatments, nutritional support or emotional/psychological support.
From the medical history, symptoms and test results Naava will make a diagnosis using Traditional Chinese Medicine. She will then prescribe, as appropriate, a treatment of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Treatment is tailored to each individual but usually acupuncture is given once a week for around three months. Thereafter acupuncture is given once or twice per month. Herbal medicine is prescribed on a monthly basis and modified as the treatment progresses.
Your first appointment with Naava will be focused on taking a history, discussing your symptoms and the approach that Naava would like to take. In most cases no acupuncture is given during the first appointment.
When coming for your first appointment Naava usually suggests that you bring the person who will be supporting you through your treatment. This enables you to feel more comfortable, and allows the person who supports you to be fully informed about your treatment.
You will be encouraged to ask as many questions as possible because the more informed you are, the better you will be able to understand and participate in your treatment. Additionally, the more information you can bring with you about your condition, including the results of past blood tests or investigations, the better equipped Naava will be to make the best diagnosis.