FERTILITY ACUPUNCTURE

Planning For A Baby – Fertility Treatment and Care

Acupuncture and herbal medicine are powerful tools in the field of fertility support and are exceptionally important for those who wish to conceive.

We are here to support women, men, and their families before, during, and after pregnancy, and that includes helping them successfully conceive. There are many reasons why couples seek fertility acupuncture therapy and we integrate all aspects into the care you will receive. We will work with you to figure out the right course for you to take. This may include changing your lifestyle and diet, helping you eliminate environmental toxins that inhibit fertility, adding supplements or herbal medicine to boost fertility, or working together with your Western team, all to improve your ability to conceive and carry a healthy baby to term. Our goal is not only to help you get pregnant, but to stay pregnant and carry to term, delivering a healthy baby from a happy and healthy mama. Please see our page on Pregnancy Acupuncture for more information about this stage of your care!

We are willing to work with you whether or not you are using Assisted Reproduction Therapy (ART) such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).
Many studies1 have been conducted evaluating whether acupuncture can truly affect the rate of successful pregnancy from these procedures. The results are positive! And, patients who experience more regular acupuncture2 have even higher rates of success, even after previous failed attempts3.

What kind of a fertility plan would I have?

Our treatment plans are completely individualized and differ from person to person because they are customized to your specific needs. You can expect to come in from one to two times a week, or sometimes just two times a month, for at least three months depending on your individual situation. In this regard, men and women share a common requisite: a woman’s cycle takes approximately three months to balance and harmonize, and a man’s sperm take three months to develop and mature. We will also discuss Chinese herbal formulae and supplement, dietary, and lifestyle recommendations to help balance and strengthen your body and prepare for your coming miracle.

These plans usually incorporate many of the following modalities:

• Personalized Chinese Medical Fertility Diagnosis and Discussion
• Acupuncture
• Moxibustion
• Chinese Herbal Medicine
• Quality Supplements
• Home Self-Care
• Stress Reduction
• Diet & Exercise
• Fun Time!

Best Fertility Outcomes

When using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to support fertility, the sooner we begin, the better the results. It is best to start as early as possible. We will work with you wherever you may be but realize that planning ahead will give you the best results. When you devote time to preparing your body for conception, your likelihood of becoming pregnant increases significantly. And, it does take time to prepare your body, mind, and spirit for a baby. Acupuncture balances a woman’s reproductive cycle, and herbal medicine helps to improve the quality of her eggs. The same holds true for men, too. Acupuncture helps to balance his hormones and herbal medicine significantly improves the number, motility, and quality of his sperm4.
We recommend at least three months of treatment for regulating cycles and preparation for both men and women. However, we will absolutely support you in whatever stage you are, and any treatment can improve fertility outcomes5, even if you are reading this the day before your transfer!
Did you know, the health of your baby is quite dependent on the health of the mother and the father? What we mean by this is the health of the eggs and sperm that you are contributing to this new life is just as important as how healthy either of your are at the moment of conception. The quality and vitality of these most important of ingredients determines the enduring vitality of your baby. And you determine the quality of your contribution by how you prepare. Thus, the preparation of your bodies is important to give your child-to-be the best starting point they can have.

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