Fertility: At The Tennessee Center for Reproductive Acupuncture, fertility is our passion. We use treatments such as acupuncture and herbal medicine to help regulate your cycles, reduce stress and support you as you go through any type of cycle whether your are trying naturally or using IVF, IUI, or any other treatment. We have worked with patients experiencing the following, and many other, diagnoses:

Please read below for more information about specific cycles. If you don't see your situation listed, please call our office. We are happy to help!

You can expect about 3 treatments during the cycle itself.

 

Many patients choose to schedule preconception treatments in the month leading up to the IUI cycle.

Our protocols for acupuncture and fertility are based off of research in the field of integrative fertility and supported by our many years of clinical experience. We work closely with the timing of your cycle and adjust your treatment plan as needed throughout the cycle.

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• Diminished Ovarian Reserve

• Premature Ovarian Failure

• Advanced Maternal Age

• Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

• Poor responders to medication/ART

• Endometriosis

• Irregular menstrual cycles

• Annovulation

• Luteal Phase Defect

• Recurrent Miscarriages

• Poor Egg Quality

• Thin uterine (endometrial) lining

• Unexplained Infertility

• High or elevated FSH

1. IVF: There is much clinical research supporting the use of acupuncture during an IVF cycle. Some of the possible benefits from doing acupuncture along with your IVF cycle are:

You can plan on about 4-6 treatments during the IVF cycle itself. The acupuncture treatments are specifically planned around the timing of your cycle and vary depending on the type of IVF cycle. We typically begin treatment when you begin your cycle medications, but can start at any point in the cycle.

 

Many patients choose to receive preconception treatments in the month leading up to the cycle to help prepare you for your cycle.

 

Please contact us and we will walk you through what is recommended for your cycle.

• Reduced stress and anxiety

• Decreased medication side effects

• Improved egg quality and quantity

• Increased thickness and quality of the endometrial lining

• Improved pregnancy rates

• Prevention and reduction uterine contractions after ovulation

• Encouragement of healthy embryo implantation

• Reduced chance of miscarriage

3. Medicated Cycle: Acupuncture can be used with any type of medicated cycle. The possible benefits of adding acupuncture to your cycle are:

2. IUI: The possible benefits of adding acupuncture to your IUI cycle are:

• Reduced stress and anxiety

• Decreased medication side effects

• Improved egg quality and quantity

• Increased thickness and quality of the endometrial lining

• Improved pregnancy rates

• Prevention and reduction uterine contractions after the IUI

• Encouragement healthy embryo implantation

• Reduced chance of miscarriage

You can expect about 3 treatments during the IUI cycle itself.

 

Many patients choose to schedule preconception treatments in the month leading up to the IUI cycle.

4. Trying Naturally: While we often see women under the care of an OB/GYN or Reproductive Endocrinologist, many of our patients are trying to conceive naturally. For these women, our protocols are based on the timing of their natural cycles and will vary from patient to patient. The possible benefits of using acupuncture while trying to conceive naturally are to:

5. Male Fertility: We encourage all male partners to receive acupuncture to optimize their fertility while trying to conceive. Acupuncture can be helpful in treating the following common male factor infertility diagnoses:

• Reduced stress and anxiety

• Regulate and balance the hormones

• Improved egg quality

• Increased thickness and quality of the endometrial lining

• Improve the overall quality of sperm

• Improve motility and morphology

• Decrease DNA fragmentation

• Improved pregnancy rates

• Prevention and reduction uterine contractions after ovulation

• Encourage healthy implantation

• Reducde chance of miscarriage

You can expect about 3 treatments a cycle, depending on your cycle.

In order for acupuncture to be effective, treatment must begin a minimum of three month prior to any cycle and are generally given about every other week.

• Reduced stress and anxiety

• Decreased medication side effects

• Improved egg quality and quantity

• Increased thickness and quality of the endometrial lining

• Improved IVF pregnancy rates and live birth rates

• Prevention and reduction uterine contractions after IVF embryo transfer

• Decreased chance of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy

• Encouragement of healthy embryo implantation

• Hormone regulation

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