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Reproductive Fertility and Pregnancy Acupuncture

Health Pointe Jacksonville offers comprehensive treatment programs designed to enhance and enrich fertility utilizing acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or with the help of assisted reproductive technology, we are here to support you through your journey.

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Fertility and prenatal acupuncture care helps to achieve a happy and healthy pregnancy with the ultimate goal of helping you have a happy and healthy BABY.

If you have been trying to conceive for a while, you may be feeling frustrated, helpless, sad or angry. Please know that you are not alone and that there is help! Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can assist you in any stage of infertility. Whether you are trying naturally, taking Clomid, using fertility medications, using Artificial Reproductive Techniques (IVF/IUI/FET), or working with a donor program, our fertility plan program is designed to help and support you using proven techniques with exceptional care!* Our clinic specializes in all facets of reproductive health including acupuncture for fertility, miscarriage prevention, ovulation disorders, menstrual irregularities, hormone imbalance, and pregnancy care.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can assist you in any stage of infertility.

Targeted Acupuncture Fertility Treatments

It makes sense that healthy bodies are more likely to make healthy babies. Therefore, as you begin to consider starting a family, it is necessary to commit to investing in your health and body prior to conception in order to get in the best fertility shape possible. The acupuncture fertility plan here at Health Pointe Jacksonville begins with a full health history that will be used to develop a personalized plan to increase your chances of conceiving. For natural conception fertility assisted treatments we suggest committing to 3-6 months of treatment. While some patients have success in as little as 6 weeks conceiving, others may take a longer course of treatment.* Common treatment prescriptions for fertility may include acupuncture & oriental medicine techniques, herbal prescriptions, nutritional and exercise adjustments, lifestyle changes, patient education, or a combination of all the above to bring your system back to its proper and highest functioning state. Many fertility acupuncturists refer to this treatment phase as “harvesting the soil before planting the seed”.

Using acupuncture to assist conception alone can achieve anywhere from 45-60% clinical pregnancy rate¹‚², and in many cases involves the treatment of both partners. For example, a man could have an abnormal sperm analysis and a woman unexplained infertility. In either case, our acupuncture fertility plan is very beneficial in improving overall health and greatly improving chances of conception while creating an environment where new life may flourish. For patients struggling with infertility, I recommend a family consultation to determine the best plan of action.

Benefits for Females

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine may enhance fertility by:

 

Benefits for Males

Traditional Chinese medical theory applies equally for male factor infertility. A man’s low sperm count, poor motility, morphology, or sexual dysfunction can be treated with great success. Treatments assist this process by:

 

IVF/IUI-Acupuncture Combined Treatment

Several landmark research studies have shown that combining acupuncture with the IVF pre and post embryonic transfer dramatically increases the chances for conception by as much as 50%. And that’s just for the day-of-transfer treatment statistic. For best results, our acupuncture assisted IVF treatment program begins with weekly treatments several weeks prior to the stimulatory phase of the IVF cycle, twice weekly during the stimulatory phase, continues through the implantation procedure with a pre and/or post transfer treatment, as well as one week after the transfer. These additional treatments help to prepare the patient for optimum fertility and to achieve even better results. These added treatments prior to the transfer can better boost conception rates by as much as 70%.² Considering the national average of conception with the first IVF treatment alone is just 24%, and most couples will go through 3-5 rounds of IVF cycles, a 70% increased boost using acupuncture assistance is A LOT!

IUI patients are typically treated once a week throughout, with increased frequency as necessary.

Acupuncture works to improve success rates of these interventions by increasing blood flow to the ovaries during the stimulation phase of IVF or a medicated IUI cycle, improving the effectiveness of the drugs given. It also relaxes the uterus and addresses uterine spasm after embryo transfer or IUI. Acupuncture also reduces stress and offsets side effects from the fertility drugs.*

Once pregnant, continued care and treatments may be suggested to:

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Prenatal care

Prenatal acupuncture can provide SAFE and gentle care during this most precious time of your life. These treatments can provide relief of so many discomforts experienced in pregnancy including: sciatica, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome (AKA prenatal hand numbness), nausea, depression, headaches, fatigue and breech position. Receiving acupuncture during pregnancy statistically reduces labor and delivery pains and allows for a smoother and healthier delivery.

*Results may vary

¹http://www.theguardian.com/society/2008/feb/08/health.healthandwellbeing

²Paulus, Wolfgang, MD, et al.,” Influence of Acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy.” American Society for Reproductive Medicine / Elsevier Science Inc (Fertility & Sterility, April 2002, Vol.77, No.4).

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3840 Belfort Road #305
Jacksonville, FL, 32216

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