How Does Chinese Medicine Optimize Fertility?

Acupuncture and herbal medicine: 

  • Regulate Menstrual Cycle
  • Increase Blood Flow to the Ovaries and Uterus
  • Improve Quality of Ovulation
  • Decrease Physical and Emotional Stress
  • Reduce Likelihood of Miscarriage 
  • Regulate Hormones
  • Reduce Side Effects of IVF medication (and stress/overwhelm)
  • Heal and Regulate Uterus and Menstruation, Post Miscarriage
  • Reduce Anxiety

Natural Fertility & ART

While IVF and assisted reproductive technology (ART) help many struggling couples to conceive, the unerlying condition or imbalance preventing pregnancy is sometimes not addressed. From a Holistic approach, infertility arises when there is an imbalance in one or both partners (in a nutshell). With natural fertility treatment we adress this imbalnce with acupuncture, herbal medicine and dietary therapy. Some of these women conceive naturally, and others via IVF. In the case of IVF or with a history of miscarriage, it is recommended to receive routine acupuncture through the first trimester. This helps to support pregnancy. 

  • Research has shown acupuncture in conjunction with IVF improves chances of conception. The newest research also suggests that acupuncture treatments prior to day of embryo transfer increase IVF outcome. 

Call to inquire about our onsite treatments- pre & post IVF transfer at Oregon Reproductive Medicine and OHSU.