Acupuncture & Fertility

Fertility ChartingThe treatment of infertility with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dates back over 2000 years. These ancient, time-tested techniques improve fertility rates and support a women’s whole body, unlocking unlimited potential for health, healing and childbearing.

Studies reported by the American Pregnancy Association suggest that the most effective fertility treatments involve a combination of Acupuncture, herbal medicine and traditional medical interventions. However conception does sometimes occur without traditional medical interventions when acupuncture and herbal medicines are used alone.*

Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York reviewed recent studies and concluded that acupuncture helps to:

  • Increase blood flow to the uterus, which improves the chances of an ovum implanting on the uterine wall.
  • Reduce anxiety and stress. The hormones that are secreted during stressful situations can significantly decrease fertility.
  • Normalize hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation, especially in women with poly-cystic ovarian syndrome.
  • Positively affect the hypothalami-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays a key role in fertility.
  • Regulate menstrual cycle.**

Fertility and Acupuncture Video

 

*American Pregnancy Association. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/infertility/acupuncture.htm

**Five ways acupuncture can boost fertility. Prevention.com.

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  • A Few Testimonials

    "After 1.5 years of trying to conceive, I had been diagnosed with unexplained secondary infertility. All of my blood work (as well as my husbands) came back normal, but we still failed to get pregnant. We were thrilled to eventually conceive only to suffer a miscarriage a month later. This was devastating. After hearing from a friend about her success with acupuncture, I made an appointment with Drew. I will admit to being a bit skeptic at first. I thought, "how could needles and drinking tea be effective?" I had the consultation and based on all of my information Drew recommended a custom blended herbal tea and acupuncture sessions. I drank the tea and went to my acupuncture appointments consistently. On the 3rd month I was pregnant. Experience trumps skepticism and I'm now a firm believer in the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I credit Drew for helping us to conceive our little girl. If anyone is on the fence about trying this for fertility or any health issues, I highly recommend visiting Drew. I feel that we are lucky to have someone in our community who is one of the best in his field." T.B.

    "I was told by my G.I. doctor that I would be dead in less than a year (without a transplant) from cirrhosis compounded by hepatitis.... that was five years ago! Doc Drew gave me hope and the herbs that seem to keep my liver happy. Chinese medicine not only works well, it makes a great deal of sense." F. J.

    "I am a nurse and I am astounded. After a Lymphoma diagnosis, I decided to not do chemo/radiation and look to Chinese Medicine. After six months of herbs and acupuncture my IgM number dropped 500 pts... after six more months it has dropped another 700 pts... This is fantastic stuff!" M.J.

    "I was in and out of the hospital with Ulcerative Colitis and had lost tremendous weight. I am now back in the dojo, fit, and strong and able to continue my education. God bless this acupuncture." A.V.

    "I am an 88 yr. old woman and have been dealt more than my share of back pain. I have done chiropractic and massage for decades. I tell you, I love this kid. I will always have pain but I have less than ever before and consider him my grandson." M.B.

    We can't thank Drew and Tortoise Clinic enough. We came for secondary infertility after husband was diagnosed with low sperm count and I with low ovarian reserve, luteal phase defect and possible endometriosis. Being in the military with constant deployments definitely made a bad situation worse. I had heard great things but didn't know if acupuncture could really work for us.

    In our first consultation Drew said that he thought I would be pregnant in 3 to 6 months of treatment. Exactly 3 months later I was pregnant with our beautiful daughter after acupuncture and herbals and he had my husband drink a special tea which raised his sperm count to great levels. Our Dr couldn't believe it when she saw his results after he had been on the tea!

    I definitely believe that we found Dr Drew Smith and the Tortoise Clinic for a reason! We started going back again and I am now pregnant with baby number 3! Anyone having infertility issues should come here first despite what traditional drs. tell you, you may realize you don't need invasive treatments after all! Thank you Drew, Yoshi, and Michelle for all your instrumental help in growing our family! "Jill"

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tortoise clinic best ofThanks to all of our patients and loyal followers, we have once again (6th year) won the coveted Best of the Emerald Coast. Every patient at Tortoise Clinic receives not only their specific acupuncture but also dietary advice based on 3,500-year-old Chinese dietetics, as well as hot and cold therapy. The clinic also makes its own pain relief liniment based on a 600-year-old formula.