Treatment Options

Acupuncture

A method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning achieved by inserting disposable solid needles, applying heat or electrical stimulation to multiple acupuncture points.

How does Acupuncture work?

The classical Chinese explanation of acupuncture is that channels of energy run in regular patterns throughout the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others. 

The meridians may be influenced by needling the acupuncture points allowing the acupuncture needles to unblock the obstructions at the dams and reestablishing the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones, which influence the body’s internal regulating system.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.

How does Acupuncture work?

The classical Chinese explanation of acupuncture is that channels of energy run in regular patterns throughout the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others. 

The meridians may be influenced by needling the acupuncture points allowing the acupuncture needles to unblock the obstructions at the dams and reestablishing the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones, which influence the body’s internal regulating system.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.

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 improve drug deliveries to 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.

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 improve drug deliveries to 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.

Meet Our Specialist

Iris Lee, MS, LAc, NCCAOM

Acupuncturist

Iris was born and raised in South Korea where acupuncture and herbal remedies are the mainstream of medicine. She has personally received these Eastern Medicine treatments since early childhood to heal various illnesses and help her stay healthy. Iris’ interest in becoming a practitioner of Eastern Medicine grew stronger when she met a young lady who had never needed to visit a doctor’s office due to illness because both of her parents were acupuncturists. Iris was fascinated by her story, began to study acupuncture herself, and instantly fell in love with this natural medicine. She successfully completed her four-year program and earned a Master’s Degree of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with honors.

Iris has a wide range of clinical experiences, having treated people of all ages for a diverse variety of health concerns including pain and injuries, stress and anxiety, digestive and respiratory problems, autoimmune disorders, skin disorders, allergies, etc. Iris has placed a special focus on the treatment of women's health and fertility improvement as a result of having had suffered from infertility for 7 years after marriage. Having gone through two miscarriages and one surgery, she understands the frustration, anxiety, and depression that most fertility patients experience. Iris received tremendous help from acupuncture and herb remedies in this time and was treated for the root cause of infertility. She is now happily raising two healthy boys.

As an acupuncture practitioner, Iris strongly believes that a healthy woman can have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby, and a healthy postpartum without complications. Her passion in practice is not limited to women's health and fertility, but naturally expanded to postpartum care and pediatrics. Iris feels honored to help women throughout their years from fertility improvement to pregnancy and postpartum, along with other concerns such as hormone imbalance, PMS, stress and anxiety. Through the use of acupuncture, cupping massage, herbal remedies and nutrition, Iris will help to support each patient’s body and mind to their ultimate wellness.
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