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Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm

Fees

$90 Initial consult and treatment
$40 to $65 Sliding scale

Acupuncture for Infertility

Acupuncture is frequently combined with herbal medicine in addressing the many causes of infertility and has been for centuries.

It is a natural approach that boosts fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, balancing the endocrine system, and reducing inflammation. Among many other benefits, acupuncture can provide better blood flow to the ovaries and uterus creating a stronger chance for an egg to be nourished and carried to term. Also, it is often used in conjunction with the treatment of IVF, IUI and embryo transfer.

“Our goal of an infertility treatment from a Chinese medicine perspective is not just to get pregnant, but to stay pregnant and to have a healthy baby.”

Acupuncture commonly treats:

  • Pregnancy loss
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disorder
  • Endometriosis
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety

What to expect during an acupuncture fertility treatment:

For your first acupuncture treatment, you will be asked in-depth questions about your health, diet, and emotional state. You will be asked for a description of your menstrual cycles and state of blood during your period. Based on the information, a pattern of imbalances emerge determining the course of treatment.

Acupuncture treatments typically last an hour and are recommended once a week and twice a week if over the age of 40.

Clinical Studies on the benefits of Acupuncture and infertility:

Recent studies have brought more attention to the benefits of acupuncture in conjunction with Western fertility treatments. A study in Tel Aviv University reported that acupuncture treatments increased conception rates by 25% when combined with IUI. 65.5 percent of the test group were able to conceive, compared with 39.4 percent of the control group, who received no herbal or acupuncture treatment.

I had been getting IUI treatments from my fertility doctor with little to no success. I then became very run down, no energy and decided to stop all treatments. My husband and I then decided after two months of recouping to begin acupuncture treatments, after three weeks of treatment we became pregnant. We are so happy and highly recommend acupuncture to anyone who with infertility issues.

C.M., Lake Jennings, CA

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