This article has to do with the treatment of infertility. My approach integrates the concepts of Eastern and Western medicine. Male fertility is more straightforward then female fertility, and so we’ll discuss females first:
My goal is to treat the root cause of your infertility in addition to helping your body regulate your hormones and menses to achieve and sustain a healthy pregnancy. Your body may be experiencing one or more obstacles to conception.
If you’ve been told you have unexplained infertility or there’s no other significant underlying cause to the infertility, acupuncture treatment will support your body to optimize the four phases of your cycle, with a special focus on stress reduction.
If you do have an underlying condition, we can address the specific condition, as well as regulate your menstruation, balance hormones and significantly improve the probability of a successful pregnancy. Treatment can be used if you are not opting for any of the usual traditional Western medical treatment and want to use only alternative medicine. It can also be used to support the success of traditional Western treatment up to and including IUI, and IVF.
My methods, taken from Chinese medicine, improve the effectiveness of each of the four phases of the menstrual cycle: Phase 1, the week of menstruation; Phase 2, the follicular phase, and the week following the last day of menstruation, Phase 3, the ovulatory phase, the week that ovulation occurs; and finally, Phase 4, the luteal phase, which is the week before menstruation.
Treatment varies as the phase of the cycle changes. If there are additional underlying imbalances that need to be corrected, I treat those as well.
For example, if your infertility is related to having fibroids, I add treatment throughout the month to help with the fibroids in addition to treating the appropriate phase. Treatment can individualized to address specific symptoms. From the viewpoint of traditional Chinese medicine, some of the underlying causes of fibroids may be blood stagnation, with the additional problem of deficiency, cold, phlegm, heat, or qi stagnation. All of these conditions are treated differently, so good diagnosis is essential.
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