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.