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IVF and Acupuncture

a blog by Marc Sklar, December 26, 2013

Acupuncture is an oriental technique well known to help women with reproductive health conditions such as PCOS and Endometriosis. What most of you might not know is that it can be a key element to help achieving a healthy full term pregnancy. Acupuncture can treat mostly anything but things that are anatomical defects, that’s why is the perfect natural way to help with advance maternal age problems, poor egg quality or low sperm count, morphology or sperm motility, just to name some examples.

Acupuncture is one important part of Chinese Medicine, but not the only natural technique that can help you getting pregnant, both naturally or with assisted reproductive methods. There are other complimentary methods, as important and that should be combined with your acupuncture treatment to achieve optimum results: mayan abdominal massage, botanical herbs or nutritional and diet recommendations,…

A patient going through fertility challenges should contact their reproductive endocrinologist/obgyn after 6 months trying to conceive without getting pregnant or after a miscarriage. Your fertility acupuncturist will work in conjunction with your western practitioner to plan on a treatment lasting at least for 3 months.

We always suggest to patients going through IVF that they should come for a weekly visit at least 3 months before their IVF transfer.It is also important to consider having a treatment right before and after the IVF procedure. You should get an acupuncturist specialized in fertility with experience in going with their patients to the transfer, so you can get acupuncture on site and increase the success rate of your IVF.

If you are going through an assisted reproductive fertility process, the best way to find an acupuncturist in your city who specializes in oriental reproductive medicine is to visit the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine website and find a list of board certified specialists.

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