ACUPUNCTURE AND FERTILITY
CONSCIOUS CONCEPTION | C2© For FERTILITY
Having Healthy Babies the HEALTHY Way ©
I don’t like using the term INfertility. If you are having challenges becoming pregnant or habitual miscarriage, you might want to stop using the word as well. Labeling ourselves serves no real purpose. Empowering labels – like ‘healthy’, ‘balanced’ and ‘focused’ help keep us on the right track. It’s not just about positive thinking or ‘acting-as-if’. Our minds and consciousness are powerful and it is important that we think clearly and with purpose.
There is a lot of information on the web explaining infertility and fertility. Poor ovarian reserve, ovarian and uterine cysts, premature ovarian failure, fallopian tube blockages, endometriosis, hormonal imbalance, PCOS all contribute to problems becoming pregnant. Statistics are always changing. Over the past few years cases of ‘unexplained infertility‘ have been on the rise and it’s usually blamed on age. I don’t really agree with that. There are many reasons a woman in her 30’s cannot get pregnant.
Male infertility issues (Male Factor) are often not talked about much. Reproductive Endocrinologists (western infertility doctors) sometimes brush off poor semen analysis results (low sperm count, poor morphology and slow motility). They see it as something that can be worked out in the lab. I don’t agree with that either. If the sperm is not healthy, the smart thing to do is to help the patient create healthier sperm. Varicoceles, which affect sperm quality can be corrected surgically. Other than that, Western medicine does not have much to offer to improve sperm quality. Poor semen analysis results can be a major contributing factor to a couple’s fertility problems. To be honest, it bothers me to see the ‘blame’ very often unfairly placed on women.
(If you would like to learn about infertility, including medical causes, statistics and info on how acupuncture and herbal formulas can help improve fertility, check my What is Infertility page.)
Conscious Conception C2© Therapy for Fertility
I see things differently. Conscious Conception© is a hybrid fertility therapy I developed over the years. It incorporates Oriental Medicine, acupuncture, customized herbal prescriptions, homeopathy, nutrition and contemporary therapies. The goal is to promote an optimum state of health that increases the chance of pregnancy in a NATURAL and HEALTHY way.
The idea is that the sperm and the egg are the root of your unborn child. They should reflect the very best you have to offer, as opposed to being just ‘ok’. Not everyone considers this important when creating a family. Many never even think of it. Conscious Conception© heightens awareness in order to fully participate in all parts of the life you are creating.
Oriental medicine, which includes acupuncture and herbal medicine, has been famously successful in helping with fertility problems. It helps with irregular menstrual cycles, endometriosis, PCOS, regulating HPO axis, increasing blood flow, among others. It is also known for the ability to improve the quality of sperm. My C2© fertility plan includes acupuncture, customized herbal formulas, nutrition and healthy foods, positive lifestyle changes and a few other modalities. I have personally treated couples who have become pregnant naturally – overcoming sperm abnormalities. It is possible.
My therapeutic approach is fully compatible with ART (assisted reproductive therapy) which includes IVF and IUI. By starting acupuncture and herbal treatment 3 months before an ART cycle, it can increase the chance of a successful pregnancy and healthy child. Even if acupuncture treatment starts a short time before ART, it can still help increase the ‘odds’ of a successful IVF or IUI cycle – reducing costs and, more importantly, the emotional upset of an unsuccessful one.
In over 10 years of specializing in fertility, I have seen many couples follow my C2© fertility protocol and go ‘natural’ – instead of ART – becoming parents to healthy babies. Historically, my couples become pregnant after about 3 months of C2© acupuncture. Many others couples who have gone ART have had successful transfers and birthed healthy babies as well.
If you are struggling with fertility issues – know this. There is always hope. With Conscious Conception© therapy, you can transform that hope into certainty.
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