From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, fertility is viewed as an extension of a well functioning organism. Inability to conceive is a sign that one or several body systems are not performing optimally, resulting in infertility. When imbalances are corrected with acupuncture and herbal treatment, health and fertility naturally improves.
At Blessing Acupuncture, we focus on gently re-establishing body functions in order to facilitate conception, a healthy pregnancy, and successful delivery. Our treatment is centered around correcting the underlying problems and achieving the best conceivable health, including sleeping well, eating well, eliminating well, and menstruating well. The preferred approach is to strengthen the patient's underlying deficiencies and improve her overall well being before she attempts pregnancy. This is to ensure the best environment for the growing fetus, as well as to keep the woman strong and healthy during and after the pregnancy.
Traditional Chinese Medicine can play an important role in preparing a well functioning body with sufficient resources to carry another life to term. When following an individually tailored treatment plan consisting of acupuncture, herbs, exercise and diet, many patients become pregnant naturally. However, in some cases, Assisted Reproductive Therapies (ART) like IUI and IVF should be considered and in these instances, a complementary treatment plan will be discussed with the patient.
Studies have shown that acupuncture significantly increases the success rate of ART treatments. In addition, while infertility techniques such as IVF can yield great quantities of eggs per cycle and thereby increase the chances of conception, the focus of Traditional Chinese Medicine is always on quality - both of the eggs and the health of the woman undergoing treatment. Not only does acupuncture increase the likelihood of conceptual success, but it also reduces the side effects and discomfort often associated with artificial hormone manipulation.
Current research and time-tested experience shows that Traditional Chinese Medicine is able to: