Women’s Health & Fertility
Infertility can disrupt any couple’s hopes and dreams. Many individuals turn to Western Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) for treatment. Whether you are seeking to enhance fertility naturally or to increase the effectiveness of ART while minimizing side effects, the Natural Fertility Program can help.
Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) has a 2000 year-old tradition of treating infertility. Naturopathic Medicine involves stimulating the body’s ability to balance organ systems, such as the reproductive and hormonal systems. Our Natural Fertility therapies focus on bringing balance to the body and improving all phases of pregnancy including pre-conception, conception, carrying, delivery and postpartum.
CCM and Naturopathic Medicine address the core of infertility by balancing the menstrual cycle and improving the quality of eggs, endometrial lining, cervical fluid and sperm. Not only are these therapies gentle, safe and effective, they also have a very low risk of side effects and naturally calm the nervous system. The Natural Fertility Program includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, homeopathy and lifestyle changes.
According to CCM and the principles of Naturopathic Medicine, a healthy body is a fertile body. By enhancing the body’s internal terrain, an environment conducive to fertility is created. This approach also has the advantage of setting the stage for long- term balance in other areas of health and wellbeing.
Your treatment program will be designed to meet your needs based upon your CCM pattern of disharmony. This approach addresses infertility associated with advanced maternal age, luteal phase defect, PCOS, endometriosis, hormonal imbalances and unexplained causes. Your unique obstacles to conception will be addressed with acupuncture, nutrition and herbal medicine. The reproductive health benefits that affect fertility for women include:
- Regulates hormones and ovulation
- Improves ovarian function which produces healthier eggs
- Helps thicken insufficient uterine lining
- Increases pregnancy rates in women with PCOS
- Increases pregnancy rates in women with fallopian tube obstruction
- Strengthens the immune system
- Reduces stress and promotes balance
- Dramatically increases success rate of IVF
- Promote local circulation in ovaries and uterus
- Help to support a smooth and timely ovulation
- Supporting proper progesterone levels
If ART is the right choice for you, acupuncture can dramatically increase the effectiveness of this technology and alleviate unwanted side effects. It can also support you before, during and after In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and Hormonal Therapies.
Men reap the benefits of Natural Medicine for enhancing fertility as well. Ensuring normal sperm count with 50% motility and 60% morphology is a significant factor for a couple trying to conceive. The reproductive health benefits affecting fertility for men include: