Fertility & Women’s Health
Chinese wisdom sees every woman as an individual with her own unique needs and bodily rhythms. As such, every treatment is as unique as you are. We closely observe your monthly rhythms, your sleep patterns, emotional fluctuations and menstrual cycle to come up with the best combination of treatments that is most tailored to you. I work to balance your hormones, reduce inflammation and strengthen your energy and vitality.
Chinese Medicine is a crucial treatment to help prepare your body for pregnancy. Given the important task ahead, it is important to ensure that a woman’s body is as healthy and strong as possible. Acupuncture’s therapeutic effects work to improve egg quality, increase blood circulation to your uterus and ovaries, regulate reproductive hormones, help balance your endocrine system and lower harmful stress levels. Because your body begins to develop your eggs 120 days before they are released, it is important to begin optimal preparation 3-6 months prior to conception.
Some of the ways that acupuncture can assist during this pivotal time include:
Resolve any underlying health conditions
Detoxify your body
Help to adopt a healthy lifestyle
Regulate the menstrual cycle
Improve ovarian function
IVF & Assisted Reproductive Technologies:
Clinical studies have demonstrated 30% increased success of pregnancy and live birth rates when combining acupuncture with ART. By acting on the reproductive, hormonal and immune system, acupuncture helps to create the optimal environment for conception. The optimal plan is to have weekly acupuncture 4-8 weeks before egg retrieval as well as on the day of embryo transfer.
Embryo Transfer Acupuncture:
Research has shown that receiving acupuncture both before and after embryo transfer significantly improves your reproductive outcomes. Acupuncture assists throughout the entire process by relaxing your body and mind (stress is an inhibitor to conception), increasing blood flow to your uterus, balancing hormones, minimizing cramping and relaxing the cervix.