Fertility and Acupuncture Las Vegas
Infertility is a growing problem in the US. High levels of stress, toxic environments, and starting families later in life all increase the odds of fertility issues. PCOS, reduced ovarian reserve, low egg quality, high FSH, irregular periods, annovulation, endometriosis, luteal phase defect, reduced sperm count and quality, unexplained infertility: these are all diagnoses that acupuncture and Chinese medicine can correct.
Conventional fertility treatments are expensive. They also don't resolve underlying imbalances in hormones, nutrition, stress, or health. For some couples, IVF is the right option, other couples would prefer to address fertility in a more holistic way.
Conventional in-vitro and IUI treatments work on a quantity orientation: getting more eggs improves the odds of success. No attention is focused on improving the quality of the eggs or sperm, because there really isn't a way for Western fertility treatments to do that.
From a Chinese medicine perspective, Infertility is the body's way of saying that the couple can't have a child because they are not in a healthy place physically, or something isn't functioning properly. A healthy conception leads to a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Every single fertility issue can be addressed and improved by Chinese medicine and acupuncture. While I cannot guarantee that the result will be a pregnancy, my success rate is between 40-70%, depending on the diagnosis.
The body is wise: I believe that you do not have the "symptom" of infertility for no reason. It is your body's way of letting you know that right now, your health is not in a place to create and nourish a baby. The key, then, is to bring you and your partner back to health so you can conceive. Yes, both of you: 30% of all infertility is the result of issues with the man's fertility. Hormonal imbalances, period problems, low sperm counts, PCOS, infertility with no known cause: these conditions can all respond to treatment with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
Acupuncture can also do things that Western medicine can't. Did you know that acupuncture is the only known modality that can actually change the body’s ability to produce and regulate hormones, in the woman or the man?
Furthermore, acupuncture and Chinese herbs have fewer side effects and/or complications than Western infertility treatments. It's a lot less expensive and invasive, too.
Acupuncture alone can help increase your fertility. However, if you choose to undergo IVF or IUI, acupuncture works in conjunction with your other treatment to significantly increase success rates.
Acupuncture and herbs do not work like conventional medicine: they do not “force” the body to do anything, nor do they override the body’s natural reactions. They work with the body, using the body’s own wisdom and healing power. As a result, it might take several treatments before you notice any difference. The benefit of this gentle, whole body approach is that you will feel better all over. Treatments will address your specific imbalances, and they will strengthen and nourish all of you. You will feel more energized, more settled, and more like yourself: and your health translates into increased fertility. That is the power of Chinese medicine: ALL of you feels better, not just the fertility issue!
If you go into conception healthier, it improves the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby, too.
I think of myself as a healthy fertility and pregnancy counselor. Acupuncture is really only one piece of the puzzle. I am here to guide you through the lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, sleep, sex, relaxation) and give you acupuncture treatments, and possibly herbs, that will make you healthy and increase your success of a successful conception AND pregnancy. The more you are willing to make changes to create a healthy environment within yourself, the more likely you will conceive and have a successful pregnancy.
I have some personal experience with fertility issues: I suffered from three miscarriages during the years I was trying to get pregnant. I understand the pain, loss, frustration and grief fertility issues can cause, and my experience helps me understand and help you go through this process.
If you are interested in improving your fertility in a natural, safe and effective way, please give me a call. I am happy to speak with you about how acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help you improve your fertility.
Please call me at (702) 539-9185 for an appointment.
Dr Lisa Grant, OMD
Spring Mountains Acupuncture, Summerlin, Las Vegas
9414 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89134