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Fertility & ART Support
Although not uncommon, relatively few people are actually completely infertile. Most individuals simply have trouble conceiving due to certain imbalances which decrease fertility in both men and women.
Research has shown that consistent Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine treatments, along with dietary and lifestyle changes can improve the success rate of Western fertility treatments. By bringing the body back into balance naturally, Asian medicine supports the body's ability to conceive by increasing fertility. For this to occur, there a number of aspects of health that must first be addressed.
By supporting and regulating the menstrual cycle, fertility and chances of conception can be greatly increased through the use of Asian medicine. Treatments aim to increase blood flow and circulation to the Uterus, thickening the lining of the Endometrium, restoring balance in Hormone levels, reducing any associated emotional Stress including anxiety, and increasing overall egg production and health by maximizing the function of the reproductive organs. By working with your OBGYN as well as making changes in diet and lifestyle, positive changes can be observed by taking regular lab values which measure hormone levels.
Each phase of the Menstrual Cycle is addressed using a combination of modalities including but not limited to Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Tui-Na Massage, Herbal Formulas, Dietary recommendations, and changes in general Lifestyle. Our treatment plan consists of 1 visit per week for 3 full menstrual cycles. This allows our practitioners to address each of the 4 phases in 1 menstrual cycle that occur over the 90 day lifespan of a single egg. As the rhythm of each cycle is observed and brought into balance, our practitioners are able to maximize the chances of conception by broadening the timeframe where conception is most probable while helping to increase egg production and health.
Unlike female eggs, male sperm is produced much quicker and has an average lifespan of roughly 72 days. Similar to labs that assess the hormone levels and egg quality in females, it is highly recommended to assess the health and vitality of male fertility using sperm analysis. Throughout this 72-day period, there also is a timeframe which maximizes chances of conception involving supporting the vitality and quantity of male sperm.
Weekly Acupuncture, use of Herbal Formulas, and Dietary as well as Lifestyle changes can also greatly influence the health of male sperm and increase the chances of conception.
IUI & IVF Support
Not only can Acupuncture and Asian Medicine help increase fertility and conception in both men and women, it can also support Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments along with other Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures. Our treatment protocol of 10 visits can help couples prepare for IUI, IVF or ART therapies by maximizing egg and sperm production and health as well helping to restore balance of hormone levels associated with fertility and conception.
Use of Asian Medicine can aid in the IUI, IVF or ART procedures by:
Help couples prepare for IUI/IVF procedures
Improve the quality of female eggs and quantity of male sperm
Regulate male and female hormone levels to maximize reproductive health
Increase blood circulation to the sex organs
Reduce emotional stress associated with conception
Optimize the window of conception
Western Conditions treated by Asian Medicine:
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
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