Robert Greenstein, L.Ac.
Chinese Medicine is one of the very few solutions which has proven to successfully treat infertility. Chinese medicine is so successful because it helps to bring your body back into its natural state of balance and good health, which promotes healthy fertility.
Utilizing a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicines, natural supplements, diet and lifestyle changes, you can usually overcome infertility and do so safely and naturally. Using these methods, most of my patients are able to conceive naturally, without having to undergo IVF. However, for those patients choosing to proceed with IVF, acupuncture performed prior to the procedure has been shown to increase the chances of success by up to 65%.
North Bay Fertility Acupuncture Clinic is conveniently located in Sonoma, CA only blocks from the historic Plaza. We are a short distance from Napa, Petaluma and Santa Rosa.
How Is Infertility Usually Treated in the Western clinic?
Treatment for infertility, whether it is for man or for woman, is mainly based on the results of a battery of tests that take weeks or months to conduct. Treatment normally involves administration of a variety of pharmaceuticals, such as Clomid to induce ovulation, and hormone therapy. These treatments can have unwanted and sometimes dangerous side effects. They are also generally unsuccessful on their own and usually lead to invitro fertilization, or IVF. This is an invasive procedure in which eggs are harvested from the woman. They are then fertilized outside of the body, and then the resulting embryo is transferred back into the uterus. Because the success rate is so low, multiple embryos are usually transferred together in order to improve the chances of one of them “taking”. This sometimes produces twins, triplets, and more. Additionally, IVF is expensive, with the cost for one procedure usually in the $15,000 to $20,000 range. These IVF treatments must often be repeated multiple times, and often results in failure.
Why Use A Natural Approach to Treat Infertility?
Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM has a long history of treatment to enhance fertility. This is because of the traditional Chinese cultural emphasis on maintaining continuity of the family line. Therefore fertility received a great deal of attention beginning in the earliest years of Chinese medical history. There are extensive references to fertility treatments dating back to the famous Tang Dynasty (652 AD) 30 volume book Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang: Essential Prescriptions Worth a Thousand in Gold for Every Emergency by Sun Si-Miao.
Since then there has been further development and refinement of treatment for fertility. This has continued to the present day and is one reason why acupuncture treatment for fertility is so successful. Recently published research has shown that administration of Chinese herbal medicine alone improves pregnancy chances 2-fold when compared to Western medical treatment. When adding regular acupuncture treatments into the process, along with other natural methods, pregnancy chances increase greatly. Plus unlike with Western medicine, harmful pharmaceuticals and hormones, which often have unpleasant, if not dangerous side effects can be completely avoided as they are not needed. It is also unnecessary to perform painful invasive procedures.
Our proven time-tested methods promote fertility naturally by balancing the body and reproductive system and removing obstacles to fertility. To take the first step toward a successful natural treatment outcome, please contact our office to arrange a consultatio