When you seek fertility treatments from Willow Acupuncture, this is what it looks like…
- It is recommended that you start treatment as soon as you know you may need some assistance in getting pregnant whether you want to come in for natural fertility enhancement or you are also going through IUI or IVF.
- At our initial meeting I will spend about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours with you going over your fertility history and going over the 10 questions of Chinese medicine which include things like how you sleep, what your body temperature is like, and about your digestion. This is so that i can get a holistic view of what is going on with you and make a differential diagnosis of what issues may be impacting your fertility from a Chinese medical perspective.
- At the initial meeting you will also receive your first acupuncture session.
- Depending on your situation, I will then recommend treatment 1-2x per week.
- We will discuss your diet, environment, and general lifestyle and I will give advice and suggestions that you can do on your own to help increase your chances of getting and staying pregnant.
- People often ask how we can tell that improvements are happening. Some things can be subtle but typically women have more energy, sleep well and awake refreshed, emotions even out, skin is clearer, improved sex drive, better digestion, and more regular, less painful menstrual cycles. From a more Western medical perspective, hormonal levels can even out and egg quality improves leading to more successful IUI and IVF procedures or pregnancy without intervention.
- If people are going through IUI and IVF, I make myself available for appointments outside of normal hours because treatment before and after the procedure greatly increases the chances of having a positive result.
- When pregnancy occurs, I typically recommend treatment weekly for the first semester and then maintenance every 2 weeks to month depending on how smoothly the pregnancy is going.
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