Fertility and Assisted Reproductive Therapies: IVF, and IUI
Acupuncture can increase fertility by up to 60 - 70%, and for this reason is very commonly sought after for increasing chances of conception alone and in combination with ART. I offer the Stener-Victoran-Paulis protocol, popularized by Drs. Magarelli and Credennda. There is a lot of great research showing the efficacy and improvement in fertility rates using these protocols. These protocols offer very high success rates for IVF and IUI, and also improve conditions such as dysmenorrhea, or painful periods, by greatly increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs.
Common pregnancy concerns treated successfully are:
All Aches and Pains
Nausea and Vomiting
Anxiety and Depression
Decreases Miscarriage Rates
Boosts Immune System
In preparation for birth we work to empower you with knowledge for a safe, natural labor and address concerns and anxiety. Acupuncture naturally decreases pain and increases stamina during labor when performed regularly during pregnancy, or in close succession near your due date. Weeks leading up to your due date, acupuncture will soften the cervix, and encourage the body towards natural labor and delivery. The most optimal circumstances are created in your body via acupuncture, giving you the support and courage needed for the safest birth possible.
Postpartum care takes ancient methods that are still applicable in these modern times to regain and maintain health after childbirth. These include mother roasting, setting the sacrum, and binding the body back into place - all done in a ritualistic, nurturing manner to honor the body's birthing process. Deep relaxation is experienced, fortifying both Mother and Baby, making each calmer and happier with stronger immune systems. Recovery rates are faster, for both vaginal and caesarian births with proper postpartum care and support provided by these soothing techniques.
Menopause and Perimenopause
This transitional stage in women's lives can be challenging, requiring expertise from traditional as well as modern health supportive practices.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be very helpful for mitigating symptoms that many women experience, such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, energy level fluxuations, and joint pain. Herbal formulas are especially useful for relieving many of these symptoms.