Natural Fertility Support- for all phases of your journey
We provide therapeutic support for each woman's unique journey towards motherhood. Our methods are holistic and synergistic when used in conjunction with one another. From acupuncture & moxibustion to medicinal foods & fertility enhancing bodywork, we synthesize healing modalities that have proven results promoting hormone balancing, cycle regulation, healthy uterine lining development, improved ovarian function and egg quality, ART/IVF protocol success, recovery from recurrent miscarriages and more.
What types of infertility can acupuncture treat?
Luteal Phase Defect / Poor Responders / High FSH
Poor Egg Quality / Advanced Maternal Age
Annovulation / PCOS / Tubal Issues
Clotting & Immune Factors
Male Infertility - low sperm count, low motility, poor morphology
Acupuncture assists pregnancy outcomes
Acupuncture & Chinese medicine help to regulate hormones and increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries thereby benefiting the uterine lining and implantation success. Acupuncture also helps improve the function of the ovaires and enhances egg quality. Studies confirm that acupuncture treatment decreases miscarriage as well as ectopic pregnancies, and enhances conception rates through ART cycles: IUI, IVF, FET, surrogacy.
A typical course of acupuncture treatment for infertility varies depending upon the woman's health, infertility diagnosis and lifestyle. A three month course of treatment sets a good foundation, however it isn't uncommon for treatment to last 6 to 12 months. Combining Acupuncture with fertility-based bodywork is likely to yield faster results.
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Fertility through Visceral Manipulation
Mercier Therapy is a deep pelvic organ visceral manipulation modality that increases tissue pliability and promotes healthy blood flow to the pelvic region. Specifically, Mercer Therapy restores health and vitality to the uterus, ovaries and spine through addressing stress and strain in the connective tissue of the pelvis. By increasing connective tissue mobility, be it your shoulder or your uterus, you're optimizing the true function of the organs and tissues enhancing circulation in previously stressed and adhered areas. This natural, hands-on approach promotes healing and relaxation while setting the stage for a viable pregnancy.
The Mercier Fertility Program is 6 weeks in length and can be used as a stand alone fertility protocol, or in preparation for a more medically assisted cycle such as IUI or IVF. We highly recommend that you prepare your body properly prior to starting any medically assisted fertility cycle to help insure a successful first cycle. The program can be completed in time for your stim start.
A stand alone cycle (that doesn't rely on medically assisted reproductive technologies) is what is most natural and primal for your body. We often suggest going this route in conjunction with Mercier Therapy as the first approach to prepare for conception. You will be guided to monitor your own ovulatory cycle along with our help for the duration of your program. The program is custom tailored to each individual woman's situation and will be discussed in further detail during your consultation.
When scheduling your initial consult, please make sure to allow 90 minutes and bring any past medical records that may be helpful while discussing your history. During the initial consult your medical history will be obtained and a pelvic organ mobility evaluation will be completed. Once you complete your initial consultation and assessment and choose to move forward with the Mercier Fertility Program you'll receive six full hours of Mercier Therapy broken down into one-hour weekly sessions for 6 weeks.
A 2014 report found that through IVF alone:
• Pregnancy was achieved in an average of 29.4% of all cycles (higher or lower depending on the age of the woman)
• The percentage of cycles that resulted in live births was 22.4% on average (higher or lower depending on the age of the woman)
Recent research has shown that success rates increase greatly when the Mercier Fertility Program is included in your pre-conception care, whether prepping for a natural cycle or ART.