ACUPUNCTURE & FERTILITY
Schedule this complimentary consultation if you are new to acupuncture or you have questions about acupuncture treatment for fertility. During this session, you will have the opportunity to discuss your health history, and learn how acupuncture can benefit fertility and related health concerns. Acupuncture treatments for infertility are customized according to each client's unique health history. We encourage all of our fertility clients to book a complimentary consult if you would like to discuss your specific needs prior to scheduling an initial acupuncture appointment.
initial fertility consultation
80 minutes $145
Fertility clients benefit from a comprehensive approach to evaluating and treating many common conditions related to women's health and infertility. During this session, we will review your health history, complete an initial acupuncture session, and develop a customized treatment plan. We will also work to optimize each cycle whether you are trying to conceive naturally or you are searching for an integrative therapy to complement IVF. Integrative treatment plans may include nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, functional medicine testing, lifestyle modifications, as well as other modalities when appropriate.
In addition to completing a health history in advance of your appointment, it will be helpful to gather any recent lab work that you may have had during your last annual exam or physician appointment. Please be sure to bring a list of all medications and supplements you are currently taking as well as a recent copy of any cycle protocol if you are going to begin or currently in the middle of an IVF or other assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycle.
50 minutes $95
Follow-up acupuncture sessions for fertility may include additional modalities such as nutritional counseling, lifestyle recommendations, and stress management techniques to benefit fertility, pregnancy, and beyond. We believe that a team approach benefits our patients. As a result, we coordinate care with your endocrinologist or other health care providers when appropriate. Additionally, we'll work with you to schedule the timing of acupuncture sessions before and after natural or ART cycles such as IVF. If you are a new patient and are booking online, schedule an initial acupuncture session for your first visit.
herbal medicine consultation
80 minutes $145
Chinese herbal medicine can be an important treatment tool for patients trying to conceive. Customized herbal formulas are prescribed according to each client's diagnosis and health condition. Formulations can be prepared in different forms according to client preferences. All herbal preparations are certified organic by the USDA and BCS Oko-Garantie, a leading international certifying agency. This session also integrates the use of food for medicine and reviews nutritional supplementation when appropriate.
fertility nutrition consultation
80 minutes $145
Discover an integrative approach to food, combining Eastern and Western nutritional therapies to benefit fertility and beyond. This session focuses on the benefits of specific dietary practices found in research to benefit fertility. Food sensitivity testing is also available for clients to address delayed immune reactions to common foods, colorings, and additives.
More About Acupuncture and Fertility
At OMBE, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, as well as other lifestyle modifications are combined to benefit both fertility and the overall health and well-being of each patient for the preparation of a healthy pregnancy. Research studies from around the world have shown acupuncture to be an effective treatment modality for a wide range of underlying health conditions related to infertility. Acupuncture can be beneficial for the treatment of amenorrhea, endometriosis, low ovarian reserve, luteal phase deficiencies, male factor fertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid disorders, and unexplained fertility.
The integration of Western and Eastern medicine in recent research has shown that acupuncture has the ability to improve sperm counts, blood flow to the uterus, ovarian function, as well as reducing symptoms of stress experienced by most women undergoing infertility treatment. The combination of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine with in vitro fertilization (IVF) has also been shown to increase the rate of clinical pregnancies and live births in several studies. Following an appropriate course of acupuncture during IVF cycles, patients have experienced an increase in the number of follicles and embryos, thickening of the uterine lining, as well as less complications following ART procedures. Additionally, patients report fewer side effects from medications, reduced anxiety, and improved postpartum recovery. All clients trying to conceive are welcome to schedule a complimentary consult in advance of an initial acupuncture session.