Fertility/Pregnancy/Post-Partum

Acupuncture is a safe and effective medical procedure with minimal risks when performed by an accredited acupuncturist.

Acupuncture can be used as a first line treatment of fertility issues as well as enhance conventional therapies such as fertility enhancing medications, and any phase of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) and invitro fertilization (IVF). Acupuncture helps to regulate hormone levels and endocrine function, adjust imbalances of sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, promote blood flow to the uterus, and qi (energy) flow through the urogenital system of both female and male patients. Acupuncture provides restoration of natural cycles, promotes relaxation of muscles, and decreases stress levels. Acupuncture also promotes the removal of spiritual and mental blocks to allow the patient to move forward and feel nurtured during their fertility journey.

My husband and I were eager to start acupuncture with Lisa when some initial attempts to improve fertility did not succeed. We found Lisa to be extremely knowledgeable in her practice as well as a great support during a difficult time. Coupled with Lisa’s guidance about Chinese herbs and lifestyle changes, acupuncture proved to be an invaluable part of our fertility journey to a successful pregnancy. Plus – the sessions are so relaxing! We highly recommend Lisa.  – J.M.

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Bai Shao Yao or White Peony & Dahlia

Conditions Treated

For Enhancing Fertility and Infertility:

  • Irregular cycles
  • Amenorrhea (no cycle)
  • Anovulation (no ovulation)
  • Endometriosis
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Luteal Phase Defect
  • Ovarian cysts
  • PCOS
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Unexplained Infertility
  • Anxiety

Acupuncture assists in ART (IUI/IVF) by:

  • Improving the lining of the uterus for better implantation
  • Improving the quantity and quality of the follicles (120 days)
  • Significantly reducing stress
  • Decreasing the chance of miscarriage
  • Improving male factor issues such as low sperm count, decreased sperm  morphology decreased sperm motility, prostate issues, anxiety, depression, and low back pain
  • Managing the side effects of fertility medications

Please see two links below for local research-based studies.

Acupuncture Shows Promise in Improving Rates of Pregnancy Following IVF, National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health
https://nccih.nih.gov/research/results/spotlight/020808.htm

Acupuncture Clinical Trial a Boon for Women Experiencing Fertility Challenges, UVA Today
https://news.virginia.edu/content/acupuncture-clinical-trial-boon-women-experiencing-fertility-challenges

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