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Acupuncture for Fertility

Fertility problems feel like a brick wall in the way of something so wanted and wonderful. The good news is, acupuncture medicine has helped individuals and couples scale this brick wall for thousands of years. (The bad news is, most folks still don't know about it.) 

 

If you're thinking about starting or growing your family, it's never too soon to come in for a consultation. We'll introduce you to our family planning program and show you exactly what acupuncture can do to regulate your cycle, increase your body’s resources, soothe stress, and break down barriers to a healthy conception, pregnancy, and birth. 

Some examples

Female infertility

Male infertility

Thin uterine lining

Trouble with ovulation 

Birth control-related infertility

PCOS

Miscarriage

Frequent miscarriage

Irregular menstrual cycles

Pelvic inflammation

What treatment looks like
  • We work with couples trying to conceive naturally or alongside assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF and IUI. 

  • We'll ask you to chart your cycle and basal body temperatures so that we can identify any problems and measure progress.

  • We like to work with both partners trying to conceive.

  • We use a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine because it works best.

Carolyn's Story

I had been trying to conceive for almost a year before I came to see Jonathan. Within 6 months, I was pregnant!

My husband and I had been monitoring my cycles for a few months before seeing an OB for fertility support. We learned that my egg count was lower than expected and that it would be extra hard for us to conceive, even with the help of medicine. We were then on various cycles of clomid and trigger shots, all with no pregnancy. We were at the point of considering IVF when I decided to give acupuncture a try.

At the time, I sought out acupuncture for two reasons – to help with chronic pain in my ankles for which I could no longer take ibuprofen given our attempts to conceive, and for fertility support. New, and maybe somewhat nervous to try acupuncture, Jonathan made it easy to trust him and relax. He was kind, knowledgeable, and patient. Within the first few treatments, I had significant pain relief in my ankles. A relief that has persisted, decreasing my overall reliance on ibuprofen for management.

 

We were then able to focus on my fertility journey. Jonathan took things in steps with me, first just focusing on acupuncture and heat. As I became more comfortable, he showed me how to track my basal temperatures and then tailored his treatments accordingly. And finally, we incorporated herbs into my therapy – constantly adjusting them based on my symptoms and response.

 

Throughout my pregnancy, we continued therapy to help with my nausea and other pregnancy related symptoms. I remain incredibly grateful for Jonathan's care, attention, and support; and for helping us complete our family with a beautiful baby girl.