Acupuncture for Treating Infertility in Encino
Studies have shown that acupuncture can help alleviate some of the problems which affect fertility such as hypothyroidism – under-functioning thyroid or hyperthyroidism – over-functioning thyroid.
Acupuncture is an excellent treatment option for those suffering from infertility and other fertility issues. To better understand if acupuncture is a possible treatment option for you it’s important you consult with your gynecologist and a licensed acupuncturist, as sometimes acupuncture is a precursor to getting your mind and body ready for more extensive medical procedures like in vitro fertilization (IVF) or donor-egg transfer. This may not be the case for you, but depending on the number of prior pregnancy attempts this can affect your treatment and outcome.
Acupuncture can help to improve the ovarian and follicular function, as well as increase blood flow to the endometrium, helping to facilitate a thick, rich lining.
Effective acupuncture treatment for fertility/infertility requires consistency, our licensed Encino acupuncturist can devise a treatment plan suitable for your bodies needs that can change over the course of treatment, but the more treatment you have the better possible outcome.
For those seeking acupuncture treatment from our Encino office prior to insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF) or donor-egg transfer, patients should inquire to begin treatment about three to four months prior in order to have a therapeutic effect.
For those undergoing an embryo transfer, most often enough, patients are advised to start and continue treatment pre and post embryo transfer. Typically most miscarriages occur within the first three months of pregnancy, which is why many patients will continue treatment until the end of their first trimester to help prevent miscarriage.