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Enhancing Your Body's Reproductive Ability
At the Acupuncture Wellness Center, our Fertility enhancement program offers a comprehensive approach to support and improve the body's natural potential for a healthy pregnancy. The use of acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicinal formulas for enhancing fertility can be found in text for Chinese medicine dating back to 11 AD, making it the oldest continuously used system of medicine in the world. It is completely natural, free of pharmaceuticals and has been proven safe and effective for millennia.Not only does Acupuncture increase the body's ability to conceive and have a healthy baby, it also revitalizes the body's overall health and wellbeing which makes the whole process more pleasant. Some of the side benefits of these treatments are: improved sleep, immunity, and energy. These sessions also create a calmer disposition through the release of emotional stress, and allow for an overall improvement of the body's digestion and ability to renew itself.
Benefits of Chinese Medicine for Enhancing Fertility:
Help nourish the health of the ovaries and improves development of the follicles
Increase blood flow to the uterus - helps to increase the thickness of the uterine lining
Increase the body's ability to conceive while decreasing the chances of miscarriage
Assist with successful IVF - increased blood flow creates a thicker, more nutrient rich uterine lining and improves ovarian response
Improve fertility issues for Men - improves the quality of semen, morphology, and motility factors
Reduce the negative effects of stress associated with the fertility process and increase calmness by regulating the sympathetic nervous system
Researchers from the Weill Cornell Medical Center concluded that acupuncture helps to:
Normalize the hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation
Reduce anxiety and stress hormones that can significantly decrease fertility
Increase blood flow to the uterus which improves the chances of a successful implantation
These positive effects may be helpful in the treatment of the following conditions that contribute to diminished fertility:
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Unexplained fertility
- Advanced maternal age
- Poor egg quality
- High FSH, poor responder
- Uterine fibroids
- Luteal phase defect
- Male Factor
The Benefits of Acupuncture treatments continue build upon the previous treatment and therefore the accumulated result is far better than the individual treatment. There is increased value to doing more treatments than less.
Patients are commonly treated for three to four months before progressing to insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF), or donor-egg transfer. This progressive flow of treatments has a therapeutic effect.
Clinical observations from the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness suggest that the most effective fertility treatments involve a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and traditional medicine. Of-course, conception also can occur when Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine are used without Western Medical interventions.
A recent study published in Fertility and Sterility, found that the use of Acupuncture with In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) achieved a 42% clinical pregnancy rate compared to 26% in a control group that did not receive acupuncture. This study was based on the woman receiving acupuncture for ONLY one day, shortly before and after the transfer of the embryos.
Clinically, this rate increased to 60% when using a broader support of both Chinese herbs and acupuncture in preparation before, during, and after IVF. At the Acupuncture Wellness Center, we support our IVF patients with a thorough approach to increase the effectiveness of the process.
In cases of male factor infertility, only a small percentage of cases can be attributed to a treatable condition. Most infertile men are not given a definitive diagnosis in Western Medicine.
Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture can greatly improve male factor infertility including semen quality and motility, which will dramatically improve your ability to conceive naturally or increase the success rate of IUI or IVF.
The causes of infertility are many: endometriosis, ovulation problems, tubule factor, hormonal imbalance, unexplained infertility, male factor, poor ovarian reserve function, poor egg quality, premature ovarian failure (POF), luteal phase defect, habitual miscarriage, thin endometrium, irregular period, amenorrhea, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), abnormal uterus, immunological infertility, etc.
These causes can be determined by a Western medical reproductive work-up. Western medical methods for treating infertility are highly technical and expensive, and recent reports indicate a relatively low success rate.
Because of this, alternative methods, such as Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture are becoming quite popular.
At the Acupuncture Wellness Center, we focus on the individual needs of the couple and customize the treatment of reproductive enhancement. We thoroughly examine your overall health to identify where imbalances are, then develop a treatment plan that is appropriate for you.
For best results, most couples have greater success using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine before attempting more technically advanced methods such as medications, intrauterine insemination (IUI) and IVF. This is because good health is a fundamental precursor to conception.
However, in certain cases of infertility, especially in women with disruption affecting both fallopian tubes, assisted reproductive technology (ART), such as IVF, is normally the primary treatment, with acupuncture as a support.
In general, it is recommended to implement acupuncture and herbal medicine for at least 3-6 months before considering more high risk, invasive and expensive reproductive technologies. Starting with Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture as a primary step is strongly recommended and extremely successful.
We believe the reason for the great success rate in our center is because the mind, body and spirit treatment completely balances the body's energy flow, harmonize the hormonal system, and enhances the body's innate health and vitality to function at it's optimum and be able to conceive smoothly.
3 treatments plus Evaluation and Fertility Care Plan
package of 6 treatments plus Evaluation and Fertility Care plan
package of 10 treatments plus Evaluation and Fertility Care plan
Customized packages are also available!
PAULUS W., ET. AL., INFLUENCE OF ACUPUNCTURE ON PREGNANCY RATE IN PATIENTS WHO UNDERGO ASSISTED REPRODUCTION THERAPY. FERTILITY AND STERILITY, VOLUME 77, APRIL 2002, 721-724