Infertility & ART Success – Specially Trained for Fertility!
A hand in 290 pregnancies and counting…
There are protocols to treat infertility related to unexplained causes, menstrual irregularity, high or low hormone levels, advanced age, endometriosis, fibroids/cysts, polycystic ovaries (PCOS), partial tubal blockage, and low sperm count and motility. TCM can also be used to treat habitual miscarriage. If you are seeking treatment with just TCM, we strongly suggest you read the book:
Making Babies: A Proven 3 Month Program for Maximum Fertility by Sami David and Jill Blakeway which very clearly outlines our philosophy and approach.
We closely follow the protocols outlined and feel like our patients who read the book are better consumers of both western medicine and TCM.
Several recent research studies have also shown that standard acupuncture protocols can be used to increase the success rate of invitro-fertilization. In fact several well known IVF specialty clinics now require all patients to go through the acupuncture protocol prior to transfer. These protocols can also increase the effectiveness of IUI. Standard protocols for enhancing assisted techniques usually require 6-12 treatments.
If you seek treatment for infertility or enhancing assisted techniques, we will discuss all of your options thoroughly and proceed in the manner you feel most comfortable with. With TCM only, 3-9 months is a good test. You should feel improvements within your first 2-4 menstrual cycles and long term treatment should feel intuitively appropriate by the time you reach that decision. Male issues can usually be treated with herbs only and within 3 – 6 months.
The cost of aggressive treatment with TCM can range from $1,000-$2,000. Compared with $10,000 – $20,000 for IVF, TCM provides a humanistic, nurturing, and cost-effective approach to treating infertility.