Infertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth
Acupuncture and infertility
One of Michael Boyer’s specialties is the treatment of infertility using acupuncture and herbs. He has a high success rate with women and men who have been trying to conceive naturally or through medical technology such as invitro-fertilization and other assisted fertility procedures.
For many centuries acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been used to improve fertility for millions of couples. Acupuncture and herbs are appropriate for women and men with the following conditions:
- Hormonal imbalances (clinical and subclinical)
- Unexplained infertility
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Irregular menstruation
- Low sperm count
- Low motility
How does Chinese Medicine treat infertility?:
Traditional Chinese medicine views the reproductive system as a network of channels and vessels which deliver Qi (energy) and blood to the internal organs keeping hormonal activity balanced and functioning normally. This network can become damaged by stress, poor diet and exercise habits and toxins in the environment, all of which can throw the body and it’s systems out of balance.
The reproductive process is so delicate that in some cases even a slight imbalance can throw the system off enough that it becomes difficult to conceive. Chinese medicine uses acupuncture and herbs along with diet and lifestyle changes to gently direct the whole body back into balance, thereby enabling conception to happen naturally.
Are acupuncture and herbs compatible with western fertility treatments?:
Yes, for those couples who have had trouble conceiving and have chosen to use assisted fertility treatments, including acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy has proven to significantly increase the odds of success.
IVF is statistically more effective when combined with acupuncture
Acupuncture is a proven method for increasing the odds of conception for couples going though assisted fertility. Recently there was a study that was published in western medical journals which showed that acupuncture can increase the odds of success during assisted fertility treatments by over 40%.
Click on the links below to view research on acupuncture and fertility.
Related conditions which for which acupuncture and herbs are appropriate:
Michael Boyer has enjoyed excellent success in treating the following conditions:
- Morning sickness
- Stimulating the onset of labor in full term pregnancies
- Post natal difficulties including fatigue, anemia, low milk production and vaginal dryness
- Post partum depression
- Menstrual difficulties including cramping and pain, migraines, nausea, heavy bleeding, mid cycle bleeding, amenorrhea (no period).
- Menopausal problems including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, depression and low sex drive
- Other gynecological problems such as chronic yeast infections, pain during intercourse and herpes simplex.