Acupuncture is a treatment modality in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Thin hair-like needles are inserted on multiple acupuncture points to promote Qi(energy) and blood flow to all the organs. Acupuncture encourages natural healing and homeostasis, resulting in overall wellness.
What is Fertility Acupuncture?
Fertility acupuncture is a specialty. At RFC, our highly trained acupuncturists are experienced and knowledgeable, specialize in women’s health and fertility. Fertility Acupuncture is a great way to improve blood circulation to reproductive organs, regulate hormone imbalance, help follicles grow, and relieve stress and anxiety that you may have along the fertility journey. With a holistic approach, the treatment is not limited to your reproductive system only. It goes beyond the whole body system because all systems should be well balanced to support reproduction.
Fertility-specialized acupuncturists here at RFC will provide a tailored treatment to each patient to promote optimal health. Your body can entirely focus on reproduction which is the top priority during your child-bearing years. Pregnancy is a natural process, and if you have difficulty conceiving, let us help you. We are here to listen, care, and provide the best treatment possible. We will work together to treat the root cause to improve your chances of success. Fertility acupuncture will help naturally support you.
Benefits of IVF and Acupuncture
Improve follicle growth and development
Treatment can increase blood flow to the uterine artery, leading to a thicker endometrial lining and increased implantation and pregnancy rate.
Enhance fertility factors for males
Acupuncture can help increase sperm count, enhance sperm motility and morphology, as well as increase semen volume.
Support all phases of the IVF cycle
Acupuncture helps your body process medication more effectively to supplement your ovaries and uterus, reduce inflammation, as well as alleviate abdominal cramping and bloating after egg retrieval.
Improve your success rates for IVF
One study finds within their group, 42.5% successfully conceived with acupuncture treatment, as opposed to the group who received no treatment and had a 26.3% success rate.
Reduce and alleviate stress and anxiety
Stress can disrupt ovulation, and absorption of nutrients. Acupuncture can increase serotonin and endogenous opioid peptide while decreasing cortisol.
When is the best time to start Fertility Acupuncture?
When you start dreaming about having a baby and growing a family, that is the best, golden time to start fertility acupuncture. At RFC, we highly encourage our patients to spend a minimum of 3 months of preconception care period, or in other terms, the time recommended to prepare your body for successful conception. We understand that you might not have the required three months to prepare for pregnancy. If this is the case, please contact us to customize your treatment plan to create the most optimal chance of success.
During the preconception care, our focus is on optimizing your condition, best suitable for pregnancy. Just like you take time to do prep courses before an important exam or game.
Benefits: prepare a healthy pregnancy by improving overall wellness – making sure all your systems are working well, supporting the reproductive system, a higher chance of conception, reducing the chance of miscarriage and pregnancy complications
As fertility coaches and acupuncturists, we are here to provide a personalized coaching service – nutrition, fertility-boosting diet, supplements, and a healthy lifestyle. Fertility Acupuncture will guide you to get to your goal faster and healthier.
If you are already in an IUI or IVF cycle...
We strongly recommend setting up an initial consultation as soon as possible so that we can have enough time to see improvements before your next step.
We will focus specifically on improving egg/sperm quantity and quality, uterine environment, supporting insemination and embryo transfer day, implantation support – targeted treatment at each stage and every step of your ART(Assisted Reproductive Techniques).
The Benefits of Fertility Acupuncture at RFC
1. We work closely with your Reproductive Endocrinologist and coordinators at RFC.
Accessible to your medical record, in-depth discussion with them to improve your chance, teamwork to make the dream work.
2. One stop for all service.
Doctor’s visit, blood work, ultrasound, and acupuncture all happen at the same place. We are conveniently located inside of RFC.
3. Guaranteed consistent high quality of care
Our specialized fertility acupuncturists have been helping RFC patients and have yielded a high success rate and high satisfaction from patients.