The Infertility Cure
Using acupuncture and herbs, Dr. Pi has been very successful treating the many conditions associated with an inability to conceive:
- Hormonal imbalances
- Amenorrhea, anovulatory, luteal phase defect
- Endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, tubal obstruction, uterine fibroids
- Advanced maternal age, recurrent miscarriage
- Stress, insomnia, depression, fatigue
- Immunologic infertility
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Male factor infertility
The combination of acupuncture and special herbs increases the chances of conceiving and delivering healthy babies via many routes, including:
- Improving the function of the ovaries to produce better quality eggs
- Regulating the menstrual cycle (and its hormones) to produce a larger number of follicles
- Increasing blood flow to the uterus and increasing the thickness of the uterine lining
- Relaxing the patient and reducing stress
- Decreasing risk of miscarriage
- Decreasing risk of ectopic pregnancy
- Improving live birth rate
With regard to acupuncture and assisted reproductive techniques (A.R.T.), while acupuncture may increase the success rates of A.R.T. (including IVF, ICSI, IUI and others), our goal is for you to conceive naturally, if possible, without the need for A.R.T. Yet for women who for various physical reasons will not be able to conceive without the use of A.R.T., Dr. Pi will balance and prepare your body so your chance of success is significantly increased.
Acupuncture before and after A.R.T. is associated with increased success rates, increased live birth rates, and reduced risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancies.
When should I start getting treated with acupuncture to enhance my fertility?
Acupuncture, similar to physical therapy or psychotherapy is a ëprocessí oriented modality of medical intervention. It is better to do more than less. It is recommended that patients be treated three to four months before an insemination, IVF or donor-egg transfer.
When should I stop getting fertility-related acupuncture?
Acupuncture for the infertile patient as well as the patient suffering with repeated pregnancy loss must be continued after pregnancy is achieved to increase the odds of a successful, full-term pregnancy. Because 90% of miscarriages occur within the first trimester of a pregnancy, treatment should be continued until week thirteen to help prevent miscarriage.