Help for presently infertile couples who are not using reproductive medical technologies or medications.
Acupuncture & Natural Medicine for Fertility
"A health body grows healthy cells for making babies. A woman whose body and mind are healthy and well-supported is much more likely to achieve and maintain pregnancy."
At New Channel Wellness, we provide the support and personalized treatment plan you need to achieve and maintain the healthiest pregnancy possible.
Our philosophy is that a healthy body grows a health baby.
When you are vital, healthy, and full of life, your fertile potential naturally expresses itself, and subtle obstructions to your natural fertility can be removed. It is with this principle in mind that we have developed our natural fertility enhancement program which incorporates acupuncture, herbal, nutritional, and mind-body protocols tailored to your individual needs. If you're struggling to have a baby, you're not alone: statistics show that approximately one in six to ten couples will experience issues with conception and fertility. The imbalances which can cause difficulty in conception can often be corrected by very subtle, natural adjustments to the endocrine system. These subtle changes are attained with an expert combination of customized herbal medications, acupuncture therapy, and lifestyle adjustments.
Our patients have had success getting pregnant and having healthy babies in spite of one or more of these diagnoses:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Poor Ovarian Reserve
Thin Endometrial Lining
POF Premature Ovarian Failure
Irregular Menstrual Cycles
Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Advance Maternal Age
Male Factor issues such as low sperm count, morphology, motility
We have helped many couples with fertility struggles to conceive. Many of them had tried conventional fertility treatments without success, others wanted to try a more natural route first, and still others were told they could only conceive using IVF or that they had little to no chance of ever conceiving a child. Here are some examples:
A 32 year old patient with PCOS and infrequent ovulation begins acupuncture and herbal therapy and ovulates and conceives a healthy son within 3 months of beginning treatment. No other treatment is administered.*
A 28 year old woman with PCOS gets acupuncture for 3 months prior to conception in order to reduce stress and improve functioning of her ovaries. She decides to take Clomid once she is ready to conceive, and gets pregnant and stays pregnant on the very first try. She continues acupuncture through her first trimester to prevent nausea and anxiety.*
A 46 year old women gets married and decides she and her husband decide they really want a child. She starts weekly acupuncture, supplements, and takes Chinese herbs throughout her cycle. After a few months of preparation and a few months of trying, she conceives. Her pregnancy ends in miscarriage around 10 weeks gestation. She takes a few months off to grieve and heal from the miscarriage, continuing to take supplements during this time. She decides to try again and conceives and gives birth to a healthy baby girl.*
A 39 year old woman still has no periods after having had a miscarriage 6 months prior. She still very much wants a second child, and wonders if acupuncture will help. We ask her to follow up with her gynecologist to make sure there are no issues following the miscarriage. She is then diagnosed by her OB/GYN with a condition of adhesions and scar tissue that sometimes occurs after D&Cs. She chooses to begin acupuncture treatment immdiately to reduce stress and improve blood flow to her uterus in preparation for surgery to remove the scar tissue. During this time she takes supplements to enhance her egg quality. A few months later, she has surgical repair of her condition and her surgeon is impressed by her quick healing. She has one period, and then conceives a health baby in the very next cycle.*
A woman with premature ovarian failure, diabetes, and obesity longs for a baby so deeply that she continues to try after multiple failed rounds of IVF and acupuncture support. She and her husband decide to continue to try IVF, but with donor eggs. She miscarries again. The next cycle, her doctor approves her to add our Chinese herbal therapy to her treatment, we use herbs to address inflammation and "Heat" (a diagnosis or pattern in Chinese medicine theory that frequently causes early miscarriage). She conceives a healthy baby and begins trying for her second a couple years later.*
* Individual results may vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors.
Our Methods and Process
Our fertility enhancement program is designed to support every aspect of your health while helping you conceive. We form a holistic diagnosis of your unique condition. Our diagnostic methods are based on ancient Chinese Medicine principles and practices like pulse and tongue diagnosis, yet informed by the latest developments in lab testing and even basal body temperature charting. Because our diagnostic methods are different, our treatment process is different. Depending on our condition, you treatment program will include:
A detailed intake consultation to pinpoint the type, source, and cause of disharmony in your fertility cycle.
Development of a customized treatment plan that addresses the symptoms as well as the cause of your fertility issues.
Regular acupuncture treatments designed to support and encourage proper balance at every stage of the fertility cycle.
Customized herbal prescriptions tailored to your individual needs, targeted to maximize each phase of your cycle.
A targeted nutritional support regimen that is designed to nourish and balance blocked and depleted glands, and that is grounded in biomedical knowledge and research.
Mind-body exercises, meditations, and lifestyle guidance that leverage the amazing power of the mind and emotions.
Chinese Medicine – 2,000 years of success treating infertility
The first record of infertility treatment using Chinese Medicine dates back to approximately 11AD. Gynecology, or the exclusive specialty of treating women’s health issues, has existed as a distinct art in Chinese Medicine since the same period. What this means is that when you begin a Chinese Medical regimen for infertility, you are entering into a form of treatment that has been used by literally tens of millions of women throughout the ages.
A comprehensive approach
Whether a couple opts for 100% natural or technologically assisted conception, natural fertility enhancement offers a much-needed element – the element of holistic, individualized care. While conventional medicine is king in terms of scientific research and complex microscopic procedures, Traditional Chinese Medicine is unmatched in its understanding and application of treatment that addresses the entirety of body, mind, AND spirit.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has known for centuries that body, mind and spirit are part of a single, organic whole. Any attempt at healing and wholeness must by definition address all three of these vital aspects of the human being. In other words, the state of hormonal balance and function, and the structure of organs and tissues, influence and are influenced by life experiences, emotional tendencies, thought patterns, and daily habits. Where conventional medicine often seeks to eliminate mind and spirit as “confounding variables” which skew the results of experiments, TCM includes them as a matter of fundamental principle.
A win-win for fertility patients
There is no way for any healthcare provider, natural or conventional, to predict when or if you will become pregnant. However, in cases where pregnancy is achieved, it usually happens within 3 to 9 months of treatment. And, if you eventually decide to try IUI or IVF, your body will be more prepared to respond to its fullest potential because of the time you have spent on your fertility program with us.
Our treatment program is both affordable and cost-effective. Whether you are using natural treatment only, or combining with conventional treatment, our goal is to provide you an option that brings maximum results for the price. A three month treatment program, with office visits, treatments, herbs, and supplements costs less than a single IUI cycle, and much less than an IVF cycle. This is especially helpful if you are using our services in combination with IVF.