Fertility

Whether you want to enhance your natural chances for pregnancy, need help maintaining your pregnancy (chronic miscarriages), or you are hoping to improve the success of your western fertility treatments,

acupuncture can help.

 

Chinese Medicine has enhanced fertility naturally for thousands of years. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help address a wide variety of  health concerns bringing your body back into balance and enhancing your fertility.

Very few people are truly infertile.

At Queen Anne Acupuncture, I use acupuncture, herbs, and nutritional counseling to improve fertility by promoting a healthier endocrine system. I strive to strengthen and rebalance your body to promote and maintain a healthy pregnancy. In my 10 years of observing and treating fertility issues, I have found that most women require consistent treatment for an average of 3 months before achieving pregnancy. For some women, it is shorter, for others much longer. I have rarely encountered a couple who did not carry a baby to term after a year of treatment. A year seems like a lifetime when your desire for a baby is so strong, but in the scheme of your child’s entire life, a year is a drop in the bucket.

Acupuncture increases your chances of pregnancy through natural conception, IVF, IUI, and other ARTs because it has been clinically shown to:

  • Regulate and stabilize hormone levels
  • Help produce more ovarian follicles
  • Increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
  • Thicken the endometrial lining
  • Reduce stress
  • Increase cervical fluid
  • Increase endorphin production, which, in turn, has been shown to affect the release of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), a decapeptide involved in regulating reproduction
  • Increase sperm count and motility

I can significantly increase your chances of conception if your fertility challenges are caused by:

  • Amenorrhea (no periods)
  • Elevated FSH
  • Endometriosis
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Luteal phase defect (LPD)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Premature ovarian failure (POF)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Stress
  • Poor egg quality
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Thin endometrium
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Low sperm count or low sperm motility