Acupuncture for Infertility
Acupuncture for InfertilityThe two categories of Infertility, primary and secondary, are described as:

  • Primary – Couples that have had unprotected intercourse for at least one year or more without a successful conception.
  • Secondary – Couples that have conceived once, carrying to full term but are unable to conceive again (after one year or more of trying).

Conventional testing and treatment for Infertility can be mild to highly invasive. This includes pelvic ultrasound, laparoscopy or testicular biopsy as well as prescribed medicines, intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization. At Integrated Med Solutions (IMS), an energetic, herbal and nutritional approach to Infertility can, in many cases, replace traditional medical treatments or act as a supportive adjunct.

Acupuncture: Qi Movement
Qi (chee) is the life force energy that can be manipulated by the safe, painless use of hair thin needle placement called acupuncture. After a careful history intake, IMS licensed acupuncturist Dr, Lisanti will determine the best channels to work on in order to open stuck energy that could be impeding your fertility success. Popular Infertility points include: KI18 (Shinguan) located just off center, about three finger lengths above the umbilicus which regulates the Lower Jiao, harmonizes the stomach and regulates the Ren and Chong Vessels all having to do with re-balancing fertility. A popular study by Germany’s Christian-Lauritzen-Institute of 160 women found that acupuncture almost doubles the chances of conceiving especially when administered directly before and after an embryo transfer. New York’s Weill Cornell Medical Center reviewed existing studies of acupuncture and Infertility concluding that acupuncture reduces stress hormones, increases blood flow, improves ovulation cycles, normalizes hormones and in turn improves pregnancy rates.

Botanical Medications: Black Cohosh, Licorice, Dong Quai, Wild Yam
IMS works with potent herbal tinctures, capsules or teas for Infertility. According to your individual history, Dr. Lisanti will work safely and effectively using these below herbs (and others) to potentially reverse your condition.

  • Black Cohosh – Studies show black cohosh carries properties that bind to estrogen receptors, calms nerves, nourish blood vessels and balances hormones.
  • Licorice – Improves menstruation and decreases high testosterone levels in women.
  • Dong Quai – Strengthens a weak uterus and purifies the blood.
  • Wild Yam – Contains progesterone which helps implantation.

Detoxification and Environmental Medicine: Outside Influences
IMS can assess potential environmental influences that may be causing Infertility. This can include heavy metals and toxins from workplace or living conditions. Dr. Lisanti may determine whether a safe detoxification of these toxins may be necessary to clear your system before trying to conceive again.

These are some of the many approaches that can be used to successfully treat Infertility. At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture and naturopathic treatment program that works for you.  In many cases, insurance covers portions of the treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health.  To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980  914.337.2980 or click here to schedule an online appointment.

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