Acupuncture for Fertility

The benefits of herbal medicine and acupuncture for fertility are well-documented. Traditional Chinese Medicine supports fertility in a unique way because it:

  • Diagnoses people based on their individual constitution, not their age
  • Treats the imbalances of the whole body
  • Treats both men and women
  • Helps to relieve stress and anxiety around the process of conception

The practitioners at Six Branches Family Acupuncture have helped many couples in their process of becoming pregnant, treating both women and men for issues of infertility such as:

  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Unexplained Infertility
  • Decreased Ovarian Reserve
  • Elevated FSH
  • Egg Quality
  • Annovulation After Stopping Birth Control
  • Recurrent Miscarriage
  • IVF Support
  • IUI Support
  • Low Libido
  • Low Sperm Motility
  • Poor Sperm Morphology
  • Low Sperm Volume

Treatment plans includes regular acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional guidance, and stress reduction techniques. Please expect treatment with acupuncture for fertility to be a 3-6 month process at minimum. Women looking for IVF support also benefit from regular acupuncture for at least 3 months before beginning an IVF cycle, as we try to improve the quality of eggs as they are developing.

 

Acupuncture for PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) can develop for a broad range of reasons.  At Six Branches Family Acupuncture, we help you get to the root of the problem.  We’ve worked with many women with PCOS.  In addition to addressing ovulation, we can also address symptoms such as acne and hair loss that are common with PCOS.

Acupuncture for Unexplained Infertility

Sometimes there is no western medical reason to explain why a woman isn’t getting pregnant.  In many of these cases, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may have some answers.  Additionally, trying to get pregnant for a long period of time can put a lot of strain on individuals, couples and relationships.  Stress interferes with the body’s functioning in all kinds of ways, including influencing the regular hormonal balance of the body and affecting fertility. Acupuncture for fertility can help relieve that stress so that the body can function better, your hormones can be more balanced, and your little embryo can settle in to a calm environment.

Acupuncture For Male Infertility

Male factor infertility is an issue in about 1/3 of all infertility cases.  Herbal medicine and lifestyle changes can help improve low sperm volume and poor sperm motility and morphology.  Even if you are going through an IVF cycle with ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection) you want the sperm to be the best quality it can be.  Herbal medicine and acupuncture can make real changes to the sperm quality that can dramatically change fertility outcomes.

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Helpful books:

Making Babies: A Proven 3-month Program For Maximum Fertility by Sami S. David and Jill Blakeway

The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program For Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies by Randine Lewis

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