Fertility Acupuncture

Fertility Acupuncture

Congratulations! For those of you who are just beginning the effort to start a family or have been trying for some time, the fertility process is an incredible journey. Acupuncture is a safe and effective tool to support you during each phase of the fertility, pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. For more information, please read the following sections:

About Teresa

My husband and I spent two years trying various methods to conceive, so I know how challenging the process can be. After three unsuccessful IVF and several IUI attempts, I was very fortunate to have a spontaneous pregnancy and gave birth to a healthy beautiful boy in 2012. I am passionate about the role of acupuncture, nutrition and herbs, because I believe they all played a very important role in the arrival of my son.

Acupuncture and Fertility/Conception

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Help Improve Fertility

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are wonderful tools to support pregnancy efforts. When there is difficulty conceiving, acupuncture and herbs can identify the root of the fertility issue and treat it in a safe and effective manner. Recent studies indicate that acupuncture on its own or in conjunction with other assisted reproductive efforts such as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) increase the success rate.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help:

Acupuncture Helps Prepare for Pregnancy

Acupuncture is a safe and natural way to help prepare the body for pregnancy. Receiving regular acupuncture treatments prior to pregnancy can help increase the blood flow to the uterus and ovaries thereby improving egg quality and creating a healthy uterine lining for implantation to take place. Acupuncture can also help regulate the menstrual cycle which makes it easier to predict your fertile period and increasing the chances of conception taking place.

There are a number of other benefits of receiving acupuncture to prepare for pregnancy including:

Treatment Approach

Acupuncture takes a holistic treatment approach by addressing the root of each person's fertility needs. Acupuncture is most effective at preparing the body for pregnancy when it is received once per week for at least 3 months. Women who are taking birth control pills or other hormone-based birth control may require a longer treatment duration prior to attempting conception.

Acupuncture and Infertility

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can be very effective tool for those who have been diagnosed with the following types of infertility:

Acupuncture and IVF

A study published in 2002 shows that acupuncture administered in conjunction with IVF increased pregnancy success rates by 15%. Acupuncture is being used in a growing number of fertility clinics across the U.S. with great results.

Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with the following reproductive procedures:

Acupuncture and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a very unique time emotionally and physically. It is more important than ever to ensure your body is being nurtured to meet the changing demands. Here are some examples of how acupuncture can support the pregnancy during the first trimester.

Second Trimester

Acupuncture can help with some of the following symptoms that can occur in the second trimester:

Third Trimester

Beginning week 36 or 37, weekly treatments are recommended in order to help the body prepare for the birthing process. These treatments help to:

Acupuncture and Postpartum

The birthing process can deplete the body. Acupuncture & moxibustion can help support new moms with: