Acupuncture describes an aspect of Chinese medicine that works to improve male and female fertility by restoring balance to the whole body. Studies have shown that acupuncture’s mechanisms elicit positive changes in the nervous, endocrine and circulatory systems.
The minor insertion of a very fine needle (approximately the width of 3 human hairs) along specific pathways may lead to a reduction in sympathetic nervous system activity (the “fight or flight” response), and patients often report feeling deeply relaxed during and after an acupuncture session. The impact of a calmer nervous system on your fertility journey cannot be underestimated.
Endocrine changes as a result of acupuncture include the release of beta-endorphins (nature’s feel-good chemical) from the brain, which helps support the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian endocrine axis (a scientific name for the communication that occurs between the mind and the body). Circulatory system involvement focuses on improving blood circulation, with particular emphasis on increasing blood flow in the reproductive organs. Enhanced blood flow to this tissue may improve uterine lining and implantation rates.
Acupuncture treatment may also involve the prescription of Chinese herbs, use of cupping or moxabustion, and lifestyle and dietary advice. Each treatment is customized to your particular wellness needs as well as to your comfort level. Your practitioner will work closely with you to monitor the efficacy of each treatment tactic.
Below is a list of recommended practitioners if you should choose to add acupuncture to your fertility care:
2339 3rd St # 4R, San Francisco, CA 94107-3137
The simple aim of Acupuncture Kitchen is to support your fertility treatments and improve your success. We know that sounds more effortless than it is. As such, we take a comprehensive approach to your care. We are a consortium of qualified and dedicated acupuncturists, who specialize in reproductive medicine, and with over 20 years of combined clinical experience, we are committed to progressing the field of integrative reproductive health through ongoing education, research and exceptional patient care.
We know from experience that a team approach works best. We are pleased to be affiliated with Laurel Fertility Care to complement your existing services. We emphasize the integration of eastern and western therapies to best support your treatment choices. We know that success comes from addressing the whole you, and we aim to help you discern what resources are most helpful for you to utilize along your very personal journey.
In addition to offering a four-week, Fertility Foundation Program that is tailored to your cycle, we incorporate acupuncture, massage and psychotherapy into your preparatory and ongoing care, and for added, daily support, from the comfort of your own home, we provide a library of fertility webinars, fertility yoga DVDs, mediation instruction and a guided imagery designed for before and after your IUI or IVF.
Our services are designed to innovate your care to improve not only your outcomes, but also your experience along the way. Setting up a consultation with us is the first step to determine a course that is right for you.
We invite you to chat with any of our practitioners during a complementary 15-minute phone or Skype session in order to better determine the right course for you. We can be reached at 415-553-5999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Anatara Medicine, we realize that you have your own unique vision for attaining a healthy pregnancy. Our goal is to create the right combination of support through integrating the best of modern and ancient medicine, ensuring your chances of success are the highest they can be.
We are pleased to be working with our neighbors at Laurel Fertility Care to support your success. The goal for achieving optimum fertility is best looked at it from an entire system approach. This effort often requires enhancement of metabolic, hormonal, circulatory and immune function, and balancing these different systems is what Anatara Medicine is uniquely qualified to do.
Amongst 8 practitioners practicing a convergence of different medical traditions from around the world, we provide all our clients with in-depth, highly-individualized, integrative health care from a single point of care.
Our services include the following:
We tailor each package to meet your needs with the array of natural healthcare modalities we offer, and will work closely with Laurel Fertility to stay aligned with their overall strategy, as well as your goals.
Please call 415.345.0099, email email@example.com, or stop by our offices next to Laurel Fertility at 1700 California Street, Suite 520, to set up a complimentary 15-minute consultation so we may determine how our programs may fit your specific needs. Our staff will be delighted to answer your questions.
At the root and the branch (R&B), we strive to support our clients on their path to family building by providing the highest quality holistic and complementary care within a warm and nurturing environment. At our clinic, we specialize in reproductive health, fertility and pre-conception care, pregnancy, postpartum and transitions to parenthood. Given this focus, we are very happy to partner with Laurel Fertility Care (LFC) to ensure that clients experience the best available biomedical approaches and scientific innovation and all that other healing traditions have to offer to optimize care.
Our services include acupuncture, psychotherapy, homeopathy, Mayan abdominal massage, naturopathic medicine and holistic nutritional counseling from our dedicated group of practitioners whose common thread is both the clients we serve and our great desire to help. Our team meets regularly to coordinate our services and, with patient permission, discuss shared cases, align treatment plans, and assess progress. Thankfully this spirit also extends to our schedules. Clients routinely book 2 or more appointments back-to-back and with our close proximity to LFC, appointments here are much easier to incorporate into busy schedules.
Our practitioners are available to speak or email with potential clients before an initial visit to answer any questions you may have. We can be reached at 415.440-7668 (ROOT) and Info@DeniseBowdenAcupuncture.com.
In short, we aim to be a place of grounding in a time that we know can feel uprooting. We welcome you into our relaxed and non-judgmental space inviting of all those desiring to be parents.
379 Hayes Street San Francisco, CA 94102
phone: (415) 686-2789
150 Lombard San Francisco, CA 94111
phone: (415) 421-1115