TCM has been helping couples conceive for thousands of years. We draw upon this experience to assist not only natural pregnancy but also in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI) and other types of modern assisted reproductive technologies (ART). TCM treats a wide range of female fertility issues including but not limited to endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), elevated follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), low progesterone levels, luteal phase anomalies, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and recurrent miscarriages. TCM can also help with unexplained infertility related conditions such as increased NK cells, anti-sperm antibodies, etc.
Modern research has shown that TCM can increase the pregnancy rate of IVF. A German study conducted in 2002 showed that the women who underwent IVF and received acupuncture had a success rate of 42.5%, whereas the same number of women who received IVF without any acupuncture treatments had a success rate of 26.3%. A more recent American study showed that 51% of the women who received acupuncture and IVF treatments became pregnant versus only 36% of the women who underwent IVF alone. When examining the women who got pregnant, 8% of the women in the acupuncture group miscarried, while the IVF-only group had a miscarriage rate of 20%. In addition, women who received acupuncture also had lower rates of ectopic pregnancies.
Ways that TCM’s acupuncture and herbal therapy can help you conceive:
• Regulate your period and decrease monthly discomfort
• Help your body balance and regulate hormonal levels that improve follicle growth
• Improve ovarian performance to increase the quality and quantity of eggs
• Increase the thickness of the uterine lining
• Decrease stress and anxiety associated with ongoing attempts to conceive
• Decrease the chance of miscarriages
• Improve seminal quantity, morphology, and motility
• Help lessen the side effects of Western prescription drugs
Our holistic approach treats both female and male fertility issues.
In our clinic, each patient will receive a treatment plan that is specifically created for the individual's conditions and exclusive needs. A standard treatment session will last 3 months and will involve acupuncture and/or herbal formulas. Most couples find that 1 to 2 sessions are necessary to achieve the desired results whereas more complicated cases may require additional treatment. We recommend as a foundation of our treatment strategy a natural and whole foods diet to help strengthen and nourish the body and mind. Please contact us for details about our Three-Month (thirteen weeks) Fertility Programs.
For couples unable to visit our clinic regularly,
or couples wanting to enhance their ability to become pregnant naturally with our standard products, please refer to our Fertilit-Ease products.
Our care does not stop at pregnancy.
A trained and qualified practitioner can safely assist women during pregnancy with morning sickness, gestational diabetes, pregnancy hypertension, breech babies and the birthing process.
Postpartum is a pivotal time for a woman's health.
We can facilitate your recovery after delivery, and we can help you to strengthen your body and calm your mind so you can be better prepared to face the challenges of parenting.