Schedule this complimentary consultation if you are new to acupuncture or you have questions about acupuncture treatment for fertility. During this session, you will meet with the acupuncturist, discuss your health history, and learn more about how acupuncture can benefit you. Acupuncture treatments for fertility are customized according to each client's unique health history. Treatment protocols can vary greatly from patient to patient even if they have received the same or similar diagnosis. We encourage all of our fertility clients to book a consult with our acupuncturist if you would like to discuss your specific needs prior to scheduling an initial acupuncture appointment. Book online.
Clients benefit from a comprehensive health evaluation incorporating Western and Eastern diagnostic methods. The acupuncturist will work with you to develop an integrative treatment plan including nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, functional medicine testing, as well as other modalities when appropriate. This session includes an initial acupuncture treatment. In addition to completing a health history in advance of your appointment, it will be helpful to gather any recent lab work that you may have had during your last annual exam or physician appointment. Please be sure to bring a list of all medications and supplements you are currently taking as well as a recent copy of any cycle protocol if you are going to begin or currently in the middle of an IVF or other assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycle. Book online.
Clients benefit from an integrated approach to fertility treatments during all follow-up acupuncture sessions. In addition to acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments, the acupuncturist works closely with primary treating physicians to coordinate care when appropriate. Clients should also expect a comprehensive review of diet, exercise, and lifestyle practices that play an important role in fertility. If you are a new patient and are booking online, schedule an initial acupuncture session for your first visit. Learn more about the role of acupuncture for fertility and IVF. Book online.
More About Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a key component in Traditional Chinese Medicine and one of the most commonly used medical procedures in the world. During your initial acupuncture session, the acupuncturist will spend over an hour reviewing your medical history and health concerns to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Acupuncture treatments are designed to address the underlying physiological cause of each condition and are customized according to each client's unique health history. Adjunctive acupuncture therapies include electro-acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, functional medicine testing, cupping, gua sha, and tui na.
Research has shown acupuncture to be effective for the treatment of a wide variety of health conditions including anxiety, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal disorders, high blood pressure, insomnia, migraines, seasonal allergies, as well as smoking cessation. Acupuncture has also been shown to be effective for several chronic pain and orthopedic disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, degenerative disc disease, low back pain, rotator cuff injuries, and knee osteoarthritis.
Acupuncture is an important treatment modality for several women's health conditions including amenorrhea, endometriosis, fibroids, hot flashes and menopausal symptoms, infertility, irregular periods, painful periods, pelvic pain, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Researchers have suggested that acupuncture may regulate the nervous system, aid the activity of endorphins and immune system cells, decrease inflammation in the body, or alter brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters and neurohormones. Book online.
More About Acupuncture and Fertility
Research has shown acupuncture to be an effective treatment modality for the treatment of several underlying conditions related to infertility. The combination of acupuncture with in vitro fertilization (IVF) or other assisted reproductive technologies (ART), have been found in research to result in higher clinical pregnancy rates. More importantly, several studies have shown that acupuncture treatments in the weeks prior to IVF and during pregnancy can lead to higher live birth rates.
Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or you are searching for an integrative therapy to complement IVF, we will work with you to optimize your next cycle. We believe that a team approach benefits our patients. As a result, we coordinate care with your endocrinologist or other health care providers when appropriate. We welcome all families trying to conceive and work with clients at various stages of family building including donor egg, donor sperm, surrogacy, as well as adoption.
At OMBE, the acupuncturist integrates acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, as well as other lifestyle modifications to benefit fertility, pregnancy, and beyond. Following an appropriate course of acupuncture during IVF cycles, patients have experienced an increase in the number of follicles and embryos, thickening of the uterine lining, improved ovarian function as well as improved sperm count, motility, and morphology. Additionally, patients report fewer side effects from medications, reduced anxiety, and improved postpartum recovery. All clients trying to conceive are welcome to schedule a complimentary consult in advance of an initial acupuncture session. Book online.
Acupuncture During Pregnancy
Acupuncture is an effective and safe treatment option throughout pregnancy. Benefits during pregnancy include assistance with morning sickness, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, heartburn and other digestive disorders, as well as common prenatal orthopedic concerns including carpal tunnel and low back pain.
Additionally, research has shown acupuncture to be effective for breech presentation as well as labor induction when appropriate. A more recent study has shown that acupuncture leading up to labor and delivery can decrease the length of first and second stages of labor for moms. Moms receiving acupuncture prior to delivery also report improved postpartum recovery. Breastfeeding complications are often complex requiring extra support for moms in the form of a lactation consultant or other qualified professional, however, acupuncture can improve milk supply as well as address common lactation issues. Book online.