Acupuncture for Fertility and Pregnancy support is one of our favorite specialties. We know that you may be experiencing serious barriers to fertility, but in many cases fertility is a natural byproduct of a healthy, balanced body, mind, and spirit. In fact, we almost never use the words infertile or infertility at Acupuncture Buffalo. We are guided by the belief that most cases of ‘infertility’ are actually just delayed fertility. We have to remember that we, too, are instruments of nature subject to the same laws of fertility that influence the fertility of all of nature. We would never look at an apple tree with no fruit and call it infertile. We would make sure it is getting good light, check the soil nutrient quality, fertilize, give it plenty of fresh water, and try to ease any stressors that may cause it to delay fertility. We can nourish ourselves in many of the same ways. At Acupuncture Buffalo, we use acupuncture, nutrition, and Chinese medicine to increase blood supply to the uterus, balance the hormones in the endocrine system, lessen inflammation, and help your body to cope with stress with greater ease. For many people, this is all it takes to achieve pregnancy.
We also work with patients who are undergoing treatment with some of the most respected OBGYNs and reproductive endocrinologists in Buffalo, New York. Getting acupuncture fertility treatment alongside assisted reproductive technologies has been shown by multiple studies to improve the outcomes of treatments such as IVF. At Acupuncture Buffalo, we have upmost respect for the work of your fertility doctors and we will never use any herbs or nutritional products that could interact with the fertility medicines you have been prescribed. If you are planning to begin IVF, please contact us as soon as you make this decision. Ideally we would like to begin 4-8 weeks before the procedure to prepare the reproductive system, and calm the nervous system so that you can be as present as possible throughout this amazing experience.
Supporting fertility quickly turns into supporting pregnancy. For most women, we treat them every two weeks during the first trimester and monthly for the remainder of the pregnancy. For the women who have maintained our acupuncture for pregnancy protocol, we have had only two reported C-section births in 5 years of practice.
Many people ask if we do labor induction treatments. The answer complex. Patients who are receiving prenatal care at Acupuncture Buffalo rarely need induction treatments. A healthy delivery starts with the care that we begin in the first trimester and continues throughout pregnancy. We believe that doing induction treatments outside of the context of ongoing pregnancy care is not particularly helpful. Without ongoing knowledge of the patient and the specifics of their pregnancy, we believe it is difficult to provide particularly effective late term care. We would love to start working with you during your first or second trimester to have the healthiest pregnancy and delivery possible, so please contact us if you are pregnant or would like to be!
Some of the fertility and pregnancy specifics that we treat:
Low Ovarian Reserve
Luteal Phase Defect
Male Factor Infertility
Stress-Related Hormone Imbalances
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