Laurel’s fertility solutions treatment provides a 70% success rate in achieving pregnancy.

Many gynecologic disorders may be able to be treated by the assistance of herbal medicines and acupuncture.

Some of these include:

  • Postpartum Disorders

  • Irregular Periods

  • Emotional Imbalances Related To Hormones

  • PCOS

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Premenstrual Disorders

  • Endometriosis

  • Infertility

  • Heavy Bleeding

  • Menopausal Symptoms

When performed by the right acupuncturist, traditional herbal medicine and acupuncture therapy can be very effective in balancing many imbalances which are the cause of complex hormonal and physical disorders that lead to infertility or reduced fertility. Proper lifestyle and nutrition are very important in achieving balance and wellness. Once this has been achieved, conception is far more likely. Included during the first visit is customized lifestyle plan and nutrition counseling according to each patient’s diagnosis.

Infertility treatment with acupuncture normally requires a commitment to allow plenty of time to re-balance your body’s systems. Should there be menstrual problems, the treatment must progress until a minimum of three normal cycles are achieved. After that, you must allow yourself a minimum of six months, preferably 18 months, to get pregnant. Please call me for information on traditional medicine and acupuncture treatment for infertility or other problems.


Using acupuncture to treat infertility and increase natural fertility

The American Pregnancy Association suggests that acupuncture can be an effective way to address many of the problems affecting fertility. Specifically it can alleviate an under-functioning thyroid (hypothyroidism) or an over-functioning thyroid (hyperthyroidism). A malfunctioning thyroid can affect ovulation which in turn can impede a woman’s ability to become pregnant. Spasmed tubes can also be treated with acupuncture. Different issues complicating conception for example endometriosis, irregular cycles, anovulation can be treated with acupuncture. To more completely resolve these issues the acupuncture treatments may be bolstered with herbs, diet and lifestyle changes and traditional western medicine.

Among the other fertility related conditions that can be addressed by acupuncture in combination with other treatments include:

  • Elevated follicle stimulating hormone

  • Repeated pregnancy loss

  • Unexplained or idiopathic infertility

  • Luteal phase defect

  • Hyperprolactinemia, though when not caused by a prolactinoma

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome with annovulatory cycles

  • Male factor, which includes men affected with sperm-DNA-fragmentation

Typically a woman who uses acupuncture to enhance her chances of becoming pregnant will start a series of treatments three or four months before attempting to conceive. Many women attempt to conceive naturally. Assisted Reproductive Therapies (ART) such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), artificial insemination, donor egg transfer can also be used when necessary. After pregnancy occurs, acupuncture usually continues through the 12th week in order to address pregnancy discomforts such as morning sickness, nausea, headaches, fatigue, and anxiety about holding the pregnancy.

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couple pregnancy testAcupuncture for Infertility – Effective Treatment

When you and your partner have decided it’s time to have a child, it’s difficult to wait. It’s even more difficult to hear that you can’t conceive naturally, and it can be disheartening to many couples when their doctor recommends fertility treatments. The first thing that pops into most people’s heads when thinking about fertility treatment is that they’re costly and also come along with health risks that some may deem too steep. However, when you’re faced with either fertility treatments or not getting the child you’ve dreamed of, it’s difficult to weigh the pros and cons.

Thankfully, there is a natural alternative that won’t break the bank, and it’s useful in treatment of both men and women.

The use of acupuncture for fertility has been proven to be very effective. Acupuncture, briefly defined, is the ancient Chinese practice of inserting ultra-thin, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points on your body.  When performed by a trained professional, acupuncture is considered to be of no risk to the patient – and the benefits are substantial.

Acupuncture for Infertility – How It Works and Studies

According to the American Pregnancy Association, acupuncture has been proven quite effective in the treatment of infertility, for a number of reasons. Acupuncture can be useful in the treatment of health problems like hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, which affect fertility. It is also quite useful in reducing stress, which is often a key factor in fertility for both men and women. It even goes as far as to help treat spasmed tubes, and it has been shown to improve ovarian and follicular function, improving the likeliness of a woman who’s suffered from Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or endometriosis’ chances of conception. One study, conducted by Indiana Reproductive Acupuncture in 2007, showed that there is a direct correlation between acupuncture and higher pregnancy rates; on average, acupuncture combined with fertility treatment increased conception rates by a staggering 26%.

Western Medical Infertility Treatments vs. Acupuncture

pregnant motherWhen a woman undergoes fertility treatments in the United States, IVF alone on average can produce a 23-32 percent pregnancy rate. However, the medications also commonly cause side effects such as abdominal tenderness, bloating, fluid retention, weight gain, nausea, and more.

By contrast, acupuncture treatment for infertility has no side effects, while performing the same function as drugs do: stimulating the hypothalamus to effectively balance the endocrine system and its hormones and get to the root cause of infertility in women, as well as in men.  Acupuncture has been proven to increase pelvic blood flow including to the uterus and ovaries.

Laurie’s patients have average a 70% success rate in getting pregnant, with or without western treatments and medications.

There’s also a rather large difference in the cost of acupuncture versus the cost of fertility treatments; medications for fertility treatment are between $3,000 dollars and $8,000 dollars on average.   Acupuncture is less costly by a landslide, with the initial consultation being between $100 and $300 dollars on national average, and each visit afterwards costing as little as $75 to $150 per session.

Acupuncture Can Work With Or Without Western Medical Infertility Treatment

If you or a loved one is having trouble trying to conceive, but you want to avoid the high costs and risks of fertility treatments, or you want to seek natural alternatives first or alongside your current fertility treatments, contact us to discuss acupuncture for infertility therapy.

Trying acupuncture first certainly can’t hurt!

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