Stress alone can be a huge hurdle when dealing with fertility issues.  Acupuncture helps to balance hormones and the body creating an optimal environment for conception. 

I work with my patients to help them reach their goal of pregnancy, as well as, being a support to them during their time trying to conceive, throughout pregnancy and after to help keep them balanced. 

Going through fertility treatments can be incredibly stressful, and if you have not experienced it, people don’t understand how emotional it can be. We often blame ourselves. That something is wrong with our body because there is no answer.  Sometimes there are answers/conditions, for example, endometriosis, that can make it more challenging to get pregnant however it doesn’t make the stress or emotional strain any easier.

We see in movies and on television how a couple decides to have a baby and most of the time by the next episode they are pregnant, or they try once, and they are with baby. The reality is, couples can try for months, even years to get pregnant and it can be devastating when getting negative pregnancy tests or having miscarriages multiple times.  All the while continually trying and not knowing or having a reason why pregnancy is not occurring, why when pregnant it is not progressing or why a miscarriage happens. It can not only create stress but anxiety and depression as well. Patients may start to isolate and are wrapped in grief. 

Stress can throw off your hormones, so the importance of being balanced and of having a trusted and supportive team through the process is critical.  Not only practitioners and doctors but also family and friends. For many patients, they privately go through infertility struggles. Having a trusted confidant and practitioners is essential to lower the stress of the patient where they feel they can get through this and have a group working with them to help make pregnancy happen. 

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can raise success rates of getting pregnant naturally or combined with western medicine from 20% to 60-70%. Celine Dion went through five rounds of invitro Fertilization without success.  On the sixth round, she added acupuncture treatments and successfully got pregnant with twins. 

Many times once a patient has gone through fertility treatments with acupuncture, herbs, and/or other modalities and had a baby the body figures out how to get pregnant on its own without intervention. This is not to say that happens all the time. Some patients still need acupuncture, Chinese medicine and/or Western medicine to have another baby. 

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be beneficial to aid in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. If professional help is needed in addition to these issues, it is recommended to work with a talk therapist who specializes in fertility issues and also talk with their doctor. This can be an excellent adjunct to keeping the stress down. 

Infertility is not something you need to feel alone in. The right doctors, practitioners, friends, and family can be a perfect formula for going through the rollercoaster ride. And when you get off the ride, the hope is you are walking away with a happy, healthy baby and a balanced body with the help of Winer Acupuncture, Inc. or another experienced practitioner. 

Keep your stress low, your body balanced and your positive outlook high. You are not alone, and it is my honor and privilege to have helped and keep helping my patients reach their goal of becoming pregnant and having a beautiful baby.