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Fertility- Men & Women


Both male and female fertility can be greatly enhanced through acupuncture and herbal treatments. We know this through medical research, an ever-increasing body of scientific studies, and a burgeoning community of practitioners' clinical observations and success rates. Some of the more global (and therefore powerful and clinically significant) pathways of fertility enhancement include reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, balancing the endocrine system, and enhancing the vitality of moms and dads-to-be.

Mother Breastfeeding Baby

Infertility affects men and women equally. Many couples are facing multiple factors that decrease their fertility. If you and your partner intend to have children in the future, it is not too early to start now in building an understanding of the aspects of your reproductive health that are measurable and treatable. Seeking acupuncture and herbal treatment before you are ready to start "trying" benefits everyone, as it can prevent entering into the emotionally and physically challenging and expensive world of assisted reproductive technology, which is a blessing when necessary. Heather is very passionate about teaching female clients about their reproductive cycle, how to spot times of peak fertility, and how to get their cycle and lifestyle on track for a healthy and successful pregnancy.

If you are undergoing ART treatments such as IUI or IVF, having an extra care-giver on your team who can help you make sense of test results, various treatment options, likely time frames, and your state of physical and emotional health along the way can be a saving grace. Heather's female patients find it very encouraging when they come in after working with her on their diet and lifestyle to find that their cycle is predictable or regulated. These are the beginnings of opportunity at Within. These are often achievable goals that support your treatment with an MD.

Aspects of Fertility that Benefit from Chinese medical treatment: 

  •   low sperm or egg quality or motility

  •   poor circulation to reproductive organs

  •   thin endometrium

  •   anovulation

  •   luteal phase defect

  •   recurrent miscarriages

  •   uterine fibroids (under 5 mm)

  •   low sperm count

  •   endometriosis

  •   estrogen dominance

  •   primary ovarian insufficiency

  •   PCOS

  •   thyroid or HPA axis dysfunction

  •   support for fertility treatments with an MD

The above list of fertility-related conditions we treat is not comprehensive. If your condition is not listed, please feel free to call or email the clinic to schedule a free 15 minute initial phone consultation. If we do not feel that we are the best health care providers for you, we will provide you with referrals to help you on your way to better health.

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