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Acupuncture Increases Fertility and IVF Success Ra...

Acupuncture Increases Fertility and Success Rates

for Women Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

Researchers have scoured the major medical databases for research being done on acupuncture alongside fertility and infertility treatments — especially IVF.  They found seven reputable fertility studies with 1366 participants.  I’ll spare you the statistical analysis and give you the great news:   Acupuncture increases fertility!  The evidence from this very reputable study suggests that acupuncture improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing IVF

We often hear the word infertility, and all too quickly adopt that label.  Not to dismiss serious barriers to fertility, but for most couples fertility is all about creating the right conditions in the body, mind and spirit so that conception can occur.  It’s much like helping a fruit tree by giving it good soil,  good water and the appropriate fertilizer.   At our Buffalo, NY,  clinic we help many couples to conceive long before IVF is even a consideration.  For those patients who do have serious fertility challenges, we work in tandem with your IVF treatments to not only increase your chances of success, but also to help you stay peaceful, balanced and present for the whole experience.

This article was published in the British Medical Journal, but is just as relevant here in Buffalo :-)  The Full article can be found at:

Even if you are not in the Buffalo, NY area, feel free to contact us so that we may help you find acupuncture treatment for fertility in your local area.

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Buffalo, NY – Acupuncture Improves Postopera...

acupuncture for postoperative pain Buffalo NYGreat news from the British Journal of Anaesthesia regarding acupuncture and it’s use in treating post operative pain. This article, done in 2008, examined all of the research found in four of the world’s major databases for peer reviewed medical research that covered the use of acupuncture for treating post operative recovery. They looked only at randomized controlled trials using acupuncture vs. sham acupuncture as a control.

Specifically, they looked at postoperative pain intensity, opioid consumption, and opioid related side effects. They found that the acupuncture patients:

- consumed less opioid pain killers
- experienced significantly less pain
- had fewer side effects like nausea, dizziness, sedation, itchiness, and urinary retention

The conclusion:
“Perioperative acupuncture may be a useful adjunct for acute postoperative pain management.”

Would you like to find supportive care in Buffalo, NY that makes your recovery faster, less painful, and lessens uncomfortable side effects? We’ve known for years that acupuncture does all of this and helps you take control of your health so that you can feel your best and experience balance and true presence.

If you would like to feel better than you ever thought possible, give us a call in to see how acupuncture can work for you!

1109 Delaware Ave.  Buffalo, NY 14209
Posted: 10/20/2008; Br J Anaesth. 2008;101(2):151-160. © 2008 Oxford University Press

Is Fasting for Me? What does Acupuncture Have to S...

Many people ask me what I think about fasting as a method of cleansing the body. It is quite a big topic with no simple answers. Check out the following video response (in two parts) to the question of fasting. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine in general tend to not recommend fasting for everyone, but for some of us it can be especially helpful. If you are living in Buffalo NY and you are considering a juice fast, now is the best time. Watch these videos to see why springtime in the north is a perfect time to cleanse the body.

If you would like to feel better than you ever thought possible, give us a call in Buffalo NY to see how acupuncture can work for you!

Juice Fasting for Health 1 of 2
Juice Fasting for Health 2 of 2

Acupuncture for Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and Stress

Yet another positive peer-reviewed study on the effects of acupuncture from the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (June 2007).  This time the study is on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Researchers studied 73 people with a diagnosis of PTSD.  They looked at scores for depression, anxiety, and impairment.  One group in the study was assigned to 12 weeks of psychotherapy (cognitive behavioral therapy), one group was given 12 weeks of acupuncture, and the control group was put on a wait-list with the option to get treatment later or accept a referral.

The results showed that both the acupuncture patients and the psychotherapy clients both experienced statistically significant improvements in their anxiety and depression, and the benefits lasted for three months after the treatment ended.

Many of our patients at our Buffalo NY clinic get the best of both worlds by combining acupuncture and psychotherapy.  …and they swear by the results!  We see great results not only with PTSD but with most depression and anxiety symptoms.

If you would like to experience renewed energy and a more peaceful mind.  Give us a call for a free consultation.


1109 Delaware Ave.

Buffalo, NY 14209


1: Hollifield M, Sinclair-Lian N, Warner TD, Hammerschlag R. Acupuncture for
posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled pilot trial. J Nerv Ment
Dis. 2007 Jun;195(6):504-13. PubMed PMID: 17568299.

Goodbye Migraines

headacheThe British Medical Journal (March 2004) reports that acupuncture helps people who suffer from chronic headaches, especially migraines, experience fewer headaches and a better quality of life than those who received standard medical care alone.

This was a large study enrolling 401 patients who reported having at least two headaches per month.  Most patients reported having migraine headaches.   Half the participants received 12 acupuncture treatments over three months along with standard medical care.  The other group continued with standard medical care only.

These results were compiled one year after the treatment.  The group who received acupuncture treatment had the following benefits:

  • 22 fewer days with headaches
  • 15% less medicine required for headaches
  • 25% fewer doctor’s visits
  • 15% fewer sick days

The British researchers concluded that acupuncture is a relatively cost-effective headache treatment when compared with other medical care for headaches that is covered by the National Health Service of the United Kingdom.

Sounds like a great idea for American health care reform.  The good news is that you can get this kind of care right here in Buffalo, NY.

Isn’t it time that you had some relief from your headaches?  Give us a call for a free consultation.

(716) 941-HEAL

1109 Delaware Ave.

Buffalo, NY 14209

What to Expect

What Will Happen During our First Treatment?

After you fill out your paperwork, you and I will spend about an hour talking about where you have been and where you would like to be with the health of your body, mind, and emotions.

After the interview, I will preform a traditional Chinese pulse diagnosis, do a physical exam, and design a treatment plan for you.

Your first acupuncture treatment will follow and will take about an hour.

How long will I be In Your Office?

As you can see, we have a lot of work to do.  Assume that your first visit will take around two and a half hours.  Don’t worry, the follow ups will only be about an hour in length

What to Eat

Make sure you eat a reasonable meal before acupuncture.  If it has been a few hours since your last meal, have a snack.  Acupuncture on an empty stomach can make some people lightheaded or dizzy …and that could ruin your otherwise delightful experience.

What to Drink

Drink plenty of water, and please no coffee or alcohol on the day of your acupuncture treatment, and no alcohol the day before treatment.

What to wear and what not to wear

How you dress is not important.  The important thing is not to wear any perfume, deodorant,  scented shampoos or body products.  You can put all of that on as soon as you leave.  Some of our patients are seriously allergic to these fragrances and these smells mask signs and symptoms that I use in my diagnosis and treatment planning.


  • Make sure to eat a snack before treatment
  • Drink plenty of water
  • No coffee or alcohol on treatment day
  • No alcohol the day before treatment
  • Please refrain from wearing perfume, deodorant, scented shampoos or body products in our office

Take a leap!  Come experience the best Acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment you will find in Buffalo and Western New York  If you are ready to experience true heath from the inside out, call to schedule an initial appointment or an in-person free consultation.

Intake Forms

Click the button below to print out the intake forms and get some information about what you can expect during your acupuncture treatment with Ashlyn.


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