Cultivating the Soil Before Planting The Seed
Think of preparing your body for pregnancy like prepping land to grow a plant. You need to create a healthy environment with good seeds, fertile soil and proper nourishment.
Total body health creates better reproductive health, naturally increasing your chances to conceive. Chinese Medicine works to identify the internal environment to help the seed grow within you, treating the whole body as well as the reproductive system and processes. Whether conceiving naturally or through IVF and IUI procedures, acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and proper diet can improve your chances for a healthy pregnancy.
Women need to make sure they get a gynecological check-up to ensure their reproductive environment is healthy. If over 35, it is recommended to get blood work to assess hormone levels.
For men, it is important to get a sperm analysis test — especially if time is an important factor for starting a family. Six months of trying could be six months of treatment.
Acupuncture In Conjunction With IVF
Acupuncture has been proven through clinical studies to increase your chances of having a baby by 40%. If you are thinking about going through IVF, it is important to get healthy and balance your reproductive environment to optimize chances of a successful pregnancy. Acupuncture treatment, an herbal regiment and a healthy diet are recommended three months before undergoing IVF.
The treatment stage before hormonal medication prepares and strengthens the female body for IVF.
Acupuncture is used during the transfer stage to:
- Strengthen health once hormones are given
- Increase blood flow to the uterus and relax the patient right before the transfer of eggs
- Stabilize and maintain the uterus in order to better hold the pregnancy
Continued acupuncture treatments through the first trimester can help decrease chance of miscarriage.