Fertility Acupuncture is something you may have heard of, but what is Advanced Fertility Acupuncture?
Naava Carman is a Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncturist and herbalist who has specialised in treating female and male fertility, gynaecology and obstetrics for over 20 years.
Her London practice is focused on women who are 38-45 years old with complex, multifaceted fertility issues, such as autoimmune disorders, unexplained infertility, failed IVF, recurrent miscarriage, hypermobility, PCOS, endometriosis and other inflammatory conditions.Naava is also a committed educator, having run training courses and given lectures across the UK and internationally for a number of years. Last year she launched her own online training platform for practitioners wishing to gain an Advanced Level Diploma in Fertility Acupuncture. Naava is a member of the RCHM, a registered Supervisor for the British Acupuncture Council and a Mentor for Doula UK.
Naava and I share many common ground areas in our ethos and thinking within the Fertility Arena. I was particularly interested in finding out more about her acupuncture practice and the Diploma for practitioners.
Naava shared some interesting information regarding the effects of acupuncture. If you've heard me speak before, you will know she spoke my language as it was science based, with mention of an MRI study showing body systems affected during acupuncture.
We discussed the importance of using Chinese medicine, including fertility acupuncture and herbs along side western medicine. She also discussed a subject I always refer to, the importance of doing the work 3 cycles before conception.
Another subject you've heard me take about before is how male fertility factors can be too simply overlooked in the medical profession, particularly DNA Fragmentation. Naava also shared some fascinating research findings regarding sperm health in males conceived via Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).
The Advanced Level Diploma in Fertility Support Acupuncture
developed by Naava has 5 modules and covers more complex fertility issues including immunology factors, PCOS, Endometriosis, obstetrics to name a few. It is an excellent course for acupuncturists and requires a high level of clinical understanding and clinical experience, before yo can be a registered practioner.
You've heard e talk about the importance of support before and Naava explains how she too offers support as well as knowledge, expertise guidance and treatment. This is a huge part of working with someone on this important and challenging journey. Her company is actually called the Fertility Support Company.
It is always a pleasure to chat with Naava, and I'm thrilled that I was able to bring this episode to you
You can find more details of her and her clinic and a list a registered practitioners here
For details of the advanced level Practitioner diploma, you can find more details here
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