At Inner Peace Acupuncture, we love to play detective. There’s never just one culprit that ’s preventing you from pregnancy. And we love to help uncover the true underlying causes.
Here is how we do it
During the initial discovery session, we go over your past, present and family health history in detail. Why? Because we want to know what your health was like growing up, what it is like now, and if genetics played a role.
We’ll also talk about your diet (this is a biggie,) daily habits, social lifestyle, sleep pattern, digestion, energy level, emotional well-being, and anything else that comes to mind.
Why? Because Chinese medicine is not a on-size-fits-all medical system. Each person is unique and requires a different treatment plan. The detailed questioning helps us to zone in on the problem.
After we have a solid grasp on your energetics and where the imbalances are, we customize your plan with recommendation for any adjustments to diet, lifestyle, and supplements. The plan also includes a prescription for the frequency of acupuncture treatments needed (usually once per week) and how long you can expect the treatment cycle to be.
We know you have some questions. Over the years, we’ve noticed the same ones popping up. Here is a mini-FAQ that may be able to answer some of yours. And if you have a question that’s not addressed here, feel free to pick up the phone and call.
How long do I need to come for treatments?
You don’t need to come for treatment forever…although you could. Most of our patients conceive within 3-6 months unless there are serious underlying medical conditions that we weren’t aware of. Some take a little longer, some get pregnant right away. It just depends.
What conditions have you treated?
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are effective in treating the following conditions (click on each for more information):
- Unexplained Infertility
- Amenorrhea – No Period for longer than 3 months
- Irregular Menstrual Cycle
- High FSH/ Low Ovarian Reserve/Poor Egg Quality
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Recurrent Miscarriage
From a Western Medicine point of view, Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York reviewed studies and concluded that acupuncture enhances fertility by:
- Regulating the menstrual cycle.
- Improving blood flow to the ovaries and uterus.
- Improving ovarian function and stimulating the production of follicles and enhance their quality.
- Increasing the thickness of uterine wall lining and reducing uterine contractions to improve chances of implantation.
- Reducing stress and anxiety.
What happens if I’m not pregnant after 6 months?
If you’re not pregnant after following our suggestions step-by-step along with consistent treatments, there maybe hidden medical conditions. These conditions may be polyps, blocked tube, uterine infections, structural issues with uterus, etc. We’ll refer you to a Reproductive Endocrinologist within our network if you don’t already have one.
Do you ever have people who don’t become pregnant even with your help?
Of course! Everyone’s situation is different and it’s possible that even giving it 110% doesn’t equal results. Some of these patients will move on to IUI or IVF, and use acupuncture in conjunction with the treatments to ensure success the first time around.
The best advice we can give you is: Take daily actions towards achieving your goal. It’s the best way to ensure that there are no regrets.
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