Fertility

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Natural pregnancy & IVF/IUI Support

Whether you are looking for help conceiving through your western medical procedures like IVF or you want to conceive a child naturally, we are here to help. In my practice we've balanced hormone levels, regulated periods, and in some instances they have even returned. Sometimes all the body needs is a little help to it regain it's balance. We treat both male and female infertility with acupuncture and natural supplements.

How does acupuncture help improve fertility and IVF success rates?

  1. Improves the function of the ovaries to produce a better quality egg.
  2. Regulates the hormones to produce a larger number of eggs.
  3. Increases blood flow to the uterus and increases the thickness of the uterine lining.
  4. Relaxes the patient.
  5. Decreases the chance of miscarriage.

Recent studies demonstrated that acupuncture before and after embryo transfer results in much higher pregnancy rates and lower miscarriage rates. This is incredibly exciting news for both first time IVF/ART patients and patients who have tried IVF/ART without success in the past.


Effects of Acupuncture on the Pregnancy Rate in Patients who Undergo Assisted Reproduction Therapy

This is the original study on acupuncture and IVF that made such a big splash. It was published in the Fertility and Sterility journal which is the internationally recognized peer reviewed journal for Reproductive Endocrinologists and other health care professionals in the field. One hundred and sixty patients were involved in the study; eighty received acupuncture just before and just after IVF transfer, the other eighty did not receive acupuncture treatment. The results: those who received acupuncture had an ongoing pregnancy rate of 42% and those who received sham acupuncture had ongoing pregnancy rates of 26%.

[+] - Source: American Society For Reporoductive Medicine / Elsevier Science Inc (Fertility & Sterility, Vol.77, No.4). Publish Date: April, 2002

Feel free to call and set up a consultation to discuss how acupuncture can help you achieve pregnancy.

Fertility massage may compliment your acupuncture treatment plan offered by massage therapist Kim Hebert.