Schedule this complimentary consultation if you are new to acupuncture at OMBE. During this session, you will meet with our acupuncturist, discuss your health history, and learn more about the acupuncture process.
Clients benefit from a comprehensive health evaluation incorporating Western and Eastern diagnostic methods. This session includes an initial acupuncture treatment.
All follow-up sessions combine acupuncture with adjunctive therapies such as herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, tui na, cupping, and exercise rehabilitation.
Clients benefit from an integrated approach to fertility treatments. In addition to acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments, the acupuncturist works closely with primary treating physicians to coordinate care when appropriate. Clients should also expect a comprehensive review of diet, exercise, and lifestyle practices that play an important role in fertility. Learn more about the role of acupuncture for fertility and IVF.
A specialized treatment designed for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Facial acupuncture is effective for several skin disorders. Following a skin consultation, a comprehensive treatment plan will be designed.
Customized herbal formulas are prescribed according to each client's diagnosis and health condition. Herbal medicine can be prepared in different forms according to client preferences.
More About Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a key component in Traditional Chinese Medicine and one of the most commonly used medical procedures in the world. At OMBE, your acupuncturist will spend more than an hour reviewing your health concerns and medical history to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Acupuncture treatments are designed to address the underlying physiological cause of each condition and are customized according to each client's unique health history. Adjunctive acupuncture therapies include electroacupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, and tui na.
Recent research has shown acupuncture to be effective in the treatment of anxiety, carpal tunnel syndrome, degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, migraines, rotator cuff injuries, and smoking cessation. Research in the last five years has shown acupuncture to be effective for the treatment of several orthopedic conditions including low back pain and knee osteoarthritis. Acupuncture is also an important treatment modality for several women's health conditions and has been shown in a recent study to improve the rates of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Researchers have suggested that acupuncture may regulate the nervous system, aid the activity of endorphins and immune system cells or alter brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters and neurohormones.
More About Acupuncture and Fertility
Acupuncture is an effective treatment modality for infertility and several women's health conditions. In addition to the treatment of infertility, acupuncture has been commonly used to treat PCOS, endometriosis, amenorrhea, menstrual cramps, irregular menstrual cycles, menopause symptoms, morning sickness, postpartum depression, ovarian cysts, uterine and breast fibroids.
Acupuncture treatments are customized according to each client's unique health history. Treatment protocols can vary greatly from patient to patient even if they have received the same or similar diagnosis. Therefore, we encourage all of our fertility clients to book a 20-minute consult with our acupuncturist before you schedule an initial acupuncture appointment.
Acupuncture and IVF
The combination of acupuncture with IVF, IUI, ICSI or other assisted reproductive technologies, is an example of how Western and Eastern medicine can be combined to improve fertility rates. A 2002 German study found that the combination of acupuncture and IVF resulted in a 42% clinical pregnancy rate compared to a 26% pregnancy rate in a control group not receiving acupuncture.
Following an appropriate course of acupuncture, patients have reported an increase in the number of follicles and embryos, thickening of the uterine lining, improved ovarian function as well as improved sperm count, motility and morphology. Additionally, patients report fewer side effects from medications, reduced anxiety and improved postpartum recovery.
If you are new to acupuncture or you have a question for our acupuncturist, please contact OMBE to schedule a complimentary consult at our Boston location.