-Support to Regulate the Menstrual Cycle-
Both acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used for centuries to improve fertility in both women and men. More and more scientific research is being conducted proving it’s effectiveness, both alone or in conjunction with Western medicine. Acupuncture and herbs can be useful at any and all stages of your fertility journey.
There isn't a one size fits all treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
There are several different fertility types according to Chinese Medicine. Two women could be undergoing IVF or IUI and their treatment plan prior to and after transfer could vary greatly depending on their fertility type. Even without western medical intervention, each person is treated on a case by case basis determined by fertility type, present symptoms, health history, and blood work/ lab values.
In addition to treating issues of unexplained infertility, we also treat underlying conditions that can make conception and/or pregnancy difficult.
- Irregular Menses
- Egg Quality/ Quantity
- Hormone Imbalance
- Luteal Phase Defect
- Premature Ovarian Failure
Support to Regulate the Menstrual Cycle
Healthy cycles are a great indicator of harmony within the body. When the cycle is off it can be seen as a little tap on the shoulder that some sort of balance needs to be restored. These taps can manifest as painful periods, irregular or inconsistent cycle lengths, prolonged bleeding, mid-cycle spotting, intensified PMS symptoms, and the list goes on. The root cause of these disruptions is often not the hormones themselves, but can be an underlying imbalance with blood sugar, chronic stress affecting the adrenals, or a lack of strong communication between the pituitary gland of the brain and the ovaries, often due to birth control use. Our goal together is to find what’s at the root of your cycle irregularity and bring it back into harmony using acupuncture, herbs, and lifestyle/ diet recommendations customized to you.