Natural Pregnancy & Fertility Care

The Gift of Fertility

One of the most precious gifts is to bring a child into this world. Many couples face difficulties conceiving, and even after conception, may face problems bringing the pregnancy to term, leading to frustration and increased stress.

Infertility research using acupuncture to enhance fertility is providing reasons for optimism in an area that has caused frustration for many. The American Society of Reproductive Medicine defines infertility as occurring when "a couple has one year of regular intercourse without contraception and has been unable to conceive." So how can acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine help?

True Acupuncture can help to nourish, strengthen and prepare a woman's body for pregnancy, and also help improve sperm motility, quantity, and quality in men. When your body is healthy and balanced, the likelihood of conceiving and producing a healthy child increases. My goal is to use the classical in-depth pulse diagnosis to understand why this has become a difficult process for you.

With True Acupuncture, I treat each individual according to the unique imbalances that may be delaying conception. For women, proper assessment at each segment of your cycle will allow better understanding of how to customize the acupuncture treatments for you. With modern TCM acupuncture, a woman is often treated with point protocols established for each part of the cycle -- in other words, the same points are used over and over again for every woman, depending on where she is in her cycle, without proper evaluation of the differences between woman to woman. 

Chinese herbs also play a strong role in increasing the chances of conception by gently correcting underlying deficiencies and clearing obstructions. Instead of taking synthetic hormones, why not increase your overall well-being in a safe and natural way with our Chinese Herbal Formulas?
Benefits of using acupuncture and herbs to enhance fertility include:

For women

  • Regulation of your hormones
  • Improvements in uterine function with increased blood flow
  • Improved ovarian function
  • Increased conception with or without assisted reproductive technologies (ART)
  • Increased full term births and live birth rates
  • Lower rates of ectopic pregnancies
  • Reduce stress and improve overall well-being

And for men

  • Improved semen quality, motility, and quantity
  • Regulation of hormones
  • Reduce stress and improve overall well-being

The benefits of approaching infertility in this way means that it is:

  • Safe, gentle and natural
  • Customized just for you
  • Cost effective, as compared to in vitro fertilization (IVF) or other methods
  • Minimizes undesired side effects from invasive procedures and drug therapies
  • Safely works in conjunction with women who are already undergoing IUI & IVF treatment.

In fact, a study in the British Medical Journal (Feb 2008) has shown that women undergoing IVF were sixty-five percent more likely to become pregnant when the procedure was combined with Acupuncture.

Even after conception, these natural methods remain safe in supporting the woman and fetus during the pregnancy. At least once per month True Acupuncture treatments is recommended during pregnancy to help minimize morning sickness (which actually often occurs in the evening), fatigue, back pain; difficulty sleeping; maintain proper blood sugar and overall health. During pregnancy, it is difficult to take over the counter medications or other herbal supplements and acupuncture remains one of the safest treatment modalities (even for the common cold during pregnancy, for example) during this time.