Acupuncture | Fertility the Acupuncture Way
Fertility Solutions - A Holistic Approach
Infertility has become one of the most unspoken health issues that has come up in recent years. Fertility challenges can affect both men and women to varying degrees. However, with the advent of assisted fertility techniques such as IVF, IUI, ICSI many have been able to go on to have happy healthy families through some of these reproductive technologies.
Acupuncture has been successfully used to address some of the women's health issues that can affect fertility for many years-from irregular cycles, lack of cycles (ie. amenorrhea), polycystic ovarian syndrome, ovulation challenges, luteal phase defect, poor ovarian reserve, endometriosis, among other female health issues such as PMS, painful menses, and long term hormone use that can sometimes be indicators of potential fertility challenges down the road.
Acupuncture is an effective and natural way to regulate menstrual cycles as well as ovulation, hence allowing patients to know when their fertility is optimal. It has also been helpful with men in increasing sperm count and motility, as well as potentially helping with improved circulation and morphology.
In conjunction with Acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas may be used at different phases of the cycle, as well as vitamins, minerals and other herbal supplements that may be used to improve fertility in both men and women.
Hormone testing and other labs may also be used to help identify the underlying challenges that can affect fertility-from thyroid function, blood sugar issues, mechanical blockages, chronic digestive conditions, etc.
Corrective diet and lifestyle counseling are an integral part of fertility treatments not only to help improve fertility but overall health for the couple and also to ensure a healthy pregnancy for both mother and baby.
Treatments are individually designed to support the patient's health and situation-whether they are seeking complementary treatment alongside assisted reproductive techniques or if the patient is seeking natural approaches to fertility.