Fertility Care

Are you struggling with infertility? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which includes acupuncture and herbs, has a long history of successfully treating infertility and women's health issues that dates back centuries. When used in conjunction with each other they can offer an effective therapy for those wanting to conceive naturally or adjuvunct therapy to an IUI/IVF cycle. Recent research shows us how effective acupuncture can be in increasing pregnancy rates, reducing miscarriage, and supporting a healthy pregnancy.

Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rates in patients who undergo assisted reproductive therapy

Influence of acupuncture on the outcomes of in vitro fertilisation when embryo implantation has failed: a prospective randomised controlled clinical trial.

Acupuncture for ovulation induction in polycystic ovary syndrom: a randomized controlled trial

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) describes the female reproductive system as a network of channels and organs connected by energy that responds to hormonal changes, stress, chemicals, poor diet, lack of sleep, and emotional upset. These stressors can cause imbalances that negatively affect our organ system's health and energy. Sometimes even a slight ripple can throw us off causing us to have a decline in our fertility. However, in the same way our reproductive system responds to stressors it responds to positive changes too, that's why our clinic has a multifaceted approach to your care and why I believe we are so successful. When working with our fertility patients we utilize different modalities such as acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, fertility exercises, Mayan abdominal therapy, fertility coaching, essential oils and much more to help you to conceive.

 

Some of the fertility benenfits you will experience with regular acupuncture are:

 

  • Reduced stress/anxiety

  • Reduction of painful or irregular bleeding

  • Regulation of the menstrual cycle (ovulation disorders/PCOS)

  • Reduce stress/anxiety

  • Decrease the chance of miscarriage

  • Prevention of morning sickness

  • Treatment of “baby blues” or PPD

  • Naturally turn a breech presentation

  • Reduce side effects of IVF medications

  • Improve blood flow to the reproductive cavity/ovaries to allow optimal response to stimulation meds

  • Improve blood flow to increase endometrial lining at anytime of your cycle, especially helpful in estrogen priming protocols

  • Pre ET acupuncture relaxes cervix for an easier transfer

  • Post ET acupuncture to for sedative and analgesic effects

  • Acupuncture to encourage implantation during your TWW

  • Reduce stress/anxiety during your TWW