Traditional Chinese Medicine sees individuals as personal ecosystems, with each part depending on, and influencing, all the other parts. This “whole body” approach means that treatment addresses the complete systems of your body rather than just attending to your symptoms. As a result of such a treatment strategy, most patients experience an improvement in their specific condition and also a better overall sense of health and well being.
The ideal time to begin preparing your body for a baby is three months before conception. It’s recommend to have twice weekly treatments until a positive pregnancy test is found and once a week for the first trimester to reduce the risk of miscarriage.
Acupuncture in relationship to infertility is especially popular with IVF. Studies have shown an increase in success rates with IVF from 10-65%. Because IVF is such an expensive and time-consuming process it makes sense to do whatever one can to increase the chance of success. Acupuncture treatment is relatively inexpensive when compared to IVF and offers many benefits. Acupuncture relieves side effects of hormones associated with IVF. It also improves blood flow to the ovaries and uterus. It also reduces stress during the stressful process of hoping to conceive.
There are many different patterns of imbalance related to infertility, and this is where Chinese medicine excels. It investigates all aspects of the patients health history, diet, and lifestyle which may be affecting the ability to conceive.