Female Infertility

Did you know Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine can effectively help treat infertility?

Dr. Lin has helped hundreds of women to successfully become pregnant.

Acupuncture enhances endocrine function. It tonifies the body, giving it more chi, thus, a better chi flow. Acupuncture helps the body become more sensitive to its own hormone secretions. It helps reduce inflammatory activities and promotes self-healing. Acupuncture also helps improve and increase blood flow in targeted organs, such as, the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes. Subsequently, this helps with nutrient uptake of the ovaries so that they produce better quality eggs. Enhanced blood flow also helps thicken and strengthen the uterine lining, which results in improved uterine receptivity of an embryo. Acupuncture treatment also releases endorphins and serotonin. This helps make the body relax.

Chinese Medicine can help with the following conditions that impede fertility:

  • Hormonal imbalances: Anovulation, luteal phase defect, amenorrhea, High FSH, unexplained infertility
  • Endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, tubal obstruction, uterine fibroids and cysts, inrregular menstrual cycle
  • Previous failure with in-vitro & Recurrent miscarriage, as well as, Unexplained or undiagnosed causes

Did you know that Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine can improve in-vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes?

A team of researchers in Germany have found that adding acupuncture to the treatment regimen of women using assisted reproductive techniques to have a child can dramatically improve the woman's chances of getting pregnant. Their findings, published in the April 2002 issue of Fertility and Sterility, a publication by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and widely reported in the popular press, involved 160 women undergoing IVF. The study found that 42.5% of those who had acupuncture before and after embryo transfer became pregnant, compared to 26.3% in a control group - a nearly 50% improvement.
Hospitals and clinics in China confirm, annually, that the use of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine before IVF produces a very high success rate.

How many acupuncture sessions will I need?

On average, it usually takes a minimum of three months of weekly treatments.

Can I take herbal supplements and Western fertility drugs together?

Yes, as long as we know which drugs a patient is taking so that an appropriate and safe formula is prepared.

Do I have to take herbs?

In addition to prenatal vitamins, we recommend taking customized Chinese Medicine because it contains specific nutrients that help improve egg quality and strengthen uterine lining.

Can acupuncture help treat infertility if I am over 40?

Many of our patients are in the over-40 category. Acupuncture appears to improve their chances of success in terms of increasing implantation rate, improving egg quality, reducing stress, and enhancing the uterine lining.

How soon should I come in before my IVF or IUI procedure?

Anytime is a good time to start. However, if you have a set start date for your IVF or IUI procedure, you should begin acupuncture treatment at least two months before your procedure.

Male Infertility

Can you help treat male infertility?

Yes. Sometimes infertility is not strictly a woman's problem. Male Infertility accounts for approximately 45% of infertility cases. Thus, it is also necessary to treat the male partner, who may be experiencing a low, or no, sperm count, low, or no, morphology, as well as, low, or no, motility. Sperm analysis helps monitor and validate our progress.

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