“I just wanted to say thank you for your treatments during my frozen embryo transfer. It worked, I’m pregnant!” – Taylor M.
The journey to parenthood can sometimes take unexpected turns.
This leads many to consider In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) as a pathway to fulfilling their dream. IVF, while an advanced and effective procedure, can be emotionally and physically taxing. It’s a road paved with hope, anticipation, and a whirlwind of emotions.
IVF treatments are accompanied by a regimen of medications, countless doctor’s appointments, and the emotional rollercoaster of highs and lows. It’s not just a medical procedure; it’s a deeply personal experience that touches the very core of your dreams and aspirations.
At Balance Acupuncture and Natural Medicine, we understand the nuances of this journey. We believe in complementing your IVF treatments with holistic therapies that can enhance its effectiveness, alleviate associated stress, and prepare your body and mind for a successful pregnancy.
As specialists in IVF acupuncture, we understand the complexity of the procedure and work to enhance what your Reproductive Endocrinologist is doing at every stage of the process. We believe that your body’s ability to respond to the various phases of the IVF process is strongly affected by your overall health and well being.
A healthy response to the drugs, good egg quality and a fertile and receptive uterine lining are all essential for success. A healthy, thriving body and a calm, happy mind naturally produce a more fertile environment for life to take root.
Your path to parenthood, while filled with challenges, is also an adventure of hope and potential joy. With Balance Acupuncture and Natural Medicine by your side, embark on this journey with renewed confidence, holistic support, and the warmth of a team that genuinely cares.
Acupuncture helps to strongly direct blood flow to the reproductive organs as well as to relax your your mind and place your body into a deep state of healing. Acupuncture treatment before and after embryo transfer is thought to relax the uterus minimizing uterine movement and aiding the process of implantation.
Most people are surprised and relieved to learn that acupuncture needles are extremely thin and completely unlike the hypodermic needles that they have experienced at their doctor’s office.
Acupuncturists can attain a high level of skill in gently placing these tiny needles and often the insertion is barely perceptible. Once the needle is inserted there may be a mild sensation of heaviness, achiness or tingling in the area of insertion. This is normal and therapeutically beneficial.
Our founder and clinical director, Scot Taylor, has been specializing in Women’s Health and Fertility for more than 20 years and has been a member of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) since 2010. All of the practitioner’s at Balance Acupuncture and Natural Medicine continually hone their skills in reproductive medicine to ensure that you receive the absolute best care available.
Chinese medicine works by preparing your body for the upcoming IVF/IUI cycle, so the sooner you can get started the better. However, since some of the mechanisms of acupuncture are helpful even on the day of transfer it is never too late to get started.
In general, the more proactive you are the better the results so the majority of our patients start coming for treatment 8-12 weeks prior to their procedure.