Acupuncture & Fertility
Garden Acupuncture explains how Traditional Chinese Medicine can help with all OBGYN health concerns.
Acupuncture is a wonderful option for those who are having difficulty conceiving or just want to prepare their bodies for a healthy pregnancy.
Whether there is irregular or absent menstruation, PCOS, recurrent miscarriages or any number of other common complications, Chinese medicine can help. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs help bring qi and blood circulation to the uterus and reproductive organs, therefore creating a healthier environment for new life. Regular treatments bring hormones and body temperature back to normal levels for the corresponding time of month. This is very important for ovulation and therefore for conception.
With fertility issues most people automatically think of the female but sometimes the imbalance lies within the male partner. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can also effectively increase sperm quality, count and motility with very few treatments. http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/archives2005/oct/10infertility.html
When a Western doctor diagnoses a woman with infertility, they often categorize it as idiopathic, which means they cannot determine the cause. This can be very frustrating and disheartening. In Eastern medicine there is always a diagnosis and the issues can be easily explained. Having a clear vision of what is happening within the body, the treatment plan, how TCM works and the anticipated outcome gives much-needed comfort and hope to the individual and/or couple.
The benefits of choosing acupuncture are numerous. 1. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs make you feel even better than before you started. They regulate your cycle naturally, relieve painful menstruation and ease symptoms of PMS by working with your body, not against it. Western medicine can cause many severe side effects. By forcing your body into processes by injecting massive doses of artificial hormones usually causes weight gain, emotional upset, fatigue and many other undesirable issues.
2. TCM is affordable. The average price of an acupuncture treatment is $100. Our office offers a 3 month fertility program, including acupuncture and Chinese herbs for $3,000. Western medicine: one in vitro fertilization $10,000-25,000.
3. TCM is safe and effective. It improves your health, causes no negative side effects and has success rates equal to or greater than western methods. Plus, according to a recent German study, acupuncture done with IVF can increase the chances of conceiving by 58% Western medicine: Success rates for IVF vary greatly (6-55%) depending on the age of the woman and the clinic used.
We are proud that Garden Acupuncture has the only specialist in Brooklyn that has been trained by one of the leading experts in fertility, Dr. Randine Lewis, PhD. Alex Goldberg had the esteemed privilege of learning directly from Dr. Lewis in intensive retreats over several months. For more, easy to read information on this integrative approach to fertility, check out her book The Infertility Cure.