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Fertility Treatment

Acupuncture for Fertility

Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine that uses hair-thin, surgically sterilized needles to stimulate specific energy pathways in the body. It is the strategic use of these points that helps regulate and balance the flow of energy and blood in the body, thus allowing for symptom relief and effective treatment of both chronic and acute conditions, including infertility.

How Does Acupuncture Help Fertility?

Laboratory and clinical studies have shown Acupuncture to have an effect on the central and peripheral nervous systems. It causes the brain to release opioids, the body’s natural painkillers, as well as other endorphins that moderate the stress response and help to balance hormone levels in the body.

Acupuncturists at CNY Healing Arts (our sister company for all things healing arts) are extensively trained in assisting those attempting to become pregnant naturally and those who are undergoing fertility treatments. Each day, they work together with the staff at CNY Fertility to assist couples in achieving their dream of pregnancy. And, they continue to work with women, once pregnant, to moderate symptoms and help to prepare a woman’s body for labor and delivery.

Research has revealed that women doing in-vitro fertilization treatments were 65% more likely to conceive when they used acupuncture in conjunction with their western medical treatment. Additional studies support the significance of acupuncture for the outcome of assisted reproductive medicine, and that acupuncture administered on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome of IVF.  Acupuncture is also associated with higher clinical pregnancy rates and live birth rates.

 

  • Acupuncture For Fertility Helps:

    • Regulate the menstrual cycle
    • Improve sperm count and motility
    • Reduce stress and anxiety associated with infertility
    • Normalize hormone and endocrine systems
    • Improve blood flow to the uterus
    • Decrease chance of miscarriage
    • Increase the chance of pregnancy for women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF)
What to Expect

Your First Appointment

During your first visit, your fertility acupuncture specialist will assess your areas of imbalance and create a specialized program using a combination of acupuncture, herbal remedies and lifestyle recommendations. Your first treatment will last approximately one hour and will include a full intake and acupuncture experience. If this is your first time receiving acupuncture, you may be surprised to learn that acupuncture is painless and deeply relaxing. Many people begin to notice the physical and emotional benefits of acupuncture after their very first session: from improved sleep patterns to reduced pain and increased energy.

What to Expect

Preparing for Treatment

Ideally, clients start their acupuncture for fertility protocol approximately 3 months in advance of any planned fertility treatment, but starting any time is beneficial. While more specific recommendations may be made by your acupuncturist based on your individual needs, many start with 4 treatments per month scheduled strategically at specific times during your cycle.

Treatment One

during the follicular phase

Treatment Two

during ovulation

Treatment Three

during luteal phase

Treatment Four

during menstruation

What to Expect

Acupuncture with IUI Cycles

As with all protocols, we recommend you prepare your body with 90 days of acupuncture as mentioned above. With the start of your IUI cycle, we generally recommend:

Treatment One

after heavy flow of menstruation

Treatment Two

before trigger shot

Treatment Three

immediately before the IUI

Treatment 4

a week after the IUI

What to Expect

Acupuncture with IVF Cycles

Treatment One

after heavy flow of menstruation

Treatment Two

before egg retrieval

Treatment 3 & 4

Immediately before and after embryo transfer.

Treatment Five

3-5 days after embryo transfer

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