Acupuncture for Fertility
According to Chinese Medicine, a woman is not infertile, she is just not pregnant yet. The majority of the women who come to my clinic DO get pregnant. Acupuncture helps on a physical and emotional level to enhance your fertility and cope with the roller coaster of emotions!
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine treat fertility issues holistically using an integrative health approach. In my practice, I work with each patient to develop an individualized treatment plan according to their specific needs. Whether you are trying solely with natural methods or you wish to optimize your chances using Western methods, acupuncture has been shown to greatly increase the changes of getting pregnant and staying pregnant.
These are some of the ways in which acupuncture can enhance fertility:
Acupuncture balances hormone levels and regulates the endocrine system
Improves the function of the Ovaries producing higher quality eggs
Increases blood flow to the reproductive organs and the Uterus in particular, thus increasing the thickness of the lining of the Uterus which helps implantation and reduces miscarriage
Relaxes the muscles in the Uterine wall to help insure implantation
Relaxes and de-stresses the whole body
Prevents contractions early in pregnancy and post-IVF transfer which helps to prevent early miscarriage
The following are just some of the conditions that acupuncture can help:
Unexplained infertility (majority of women, 60%)
Using Acupuncture for IVF and IUI Support
Many of my patients choose assisted reproductive technology or "ART". These procedures can include IVF, ICSI and IUI’s. Clinical research has shown that acupuncture can be very beneficial by increasing the odds of conceiving a viable pregnancy as well as delivering a healthy baby at the end of pregnancy.
Can Acupuncture Increase the Effectiveness of IUI/IVF Treatment?
If you are planning to try ART, it is beneficial to start acupuncture three months before the procedure. This allows:
Reduced stress and anxiety
Increased blood flow to the uterus
Healthy cervical mucous
Increased thickness of the uterine lining
Improved ovarian function
Reduced side effects from the medications
Whether you are planning to have an ART procedure or you are in the middle of an ART procedure, acupuncture is proven to increase success rates.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule a review for your specific needs.