Acupuncture for Infertility
As an acupuncturist, I see fertility patients at different stages of their journey. Some come recurrent pregnancy loss, some come to maximize their chances while undergoing IVF or IUI, and some come after trying to conceive naturally without success. I use acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas and dietary therapies to bring their system into balance. Chinese medicine with its holistic, individualized, and whole body health approach de-stresses and harmonizes the hormones and nervous system. Each patient is treated not according to a protocol or a preconceived set of points the way research patients are, but according to their individual imbalance.
We can significantly increase your chances of conception if your infertility is due to:
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Luteal Phase Defect LPD
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease PID
- Premature Ovarian Failure POF
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOS
- Stress, anxiety, or depression
- Poor Egg Quality
- Thin and Unresponsive Endometrium
Acupuncture is able to increase the chances of pregnancy through natural conception, IVF, IUI, and other ARTs because it has been clinically shown to:
- Regulate and stabilize hormone levels
- Help produce more follicles
- Increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries by lowering impedance
- Thicken the endometrial lining
- Reduce the chance of miscarriage
- Strengthen the immune system and the overall health of the body
- Reduce stress
- Absorb nutrients and maintain ideal weight
- Destress, relaxation
- Improve the quality of sleep
- Have NO side effects - does not introduce toxicity to you and your baby
We have seen significantly improvements in men with these conditions:
- Stress and fatigue
- Anxiety and depression, irritability
- Low libido / poor erectile function
- Improve quality of sperm
"Dr Taili Chou - THANK YOU.
Two, then three years passed after a successful IVF that got my endometriosis under control & gave us our beautiful girl we still couldn't conceive naturally. Pretty much anything that exists in helping a couple to have a baby in late 30s we had tried. Considerate of staying healthy in our lifestyle and dietary efforts I thought of one more thing that had been suggested by a friend many years ago - acupuncture. My husband had lower back issues due to spinal compression & I wanted to try acupuncture in hopes to conceive. So we googled and found our wonderful Dr Chou! We both were interviewed by her about our issues/pains. She started on assisting my husband's back issues first. One of the things she pointed out was how my husband seemed "always cold". That was so true! His hands, feet & body in general were always "freezing". In addition to acupuncture sessions, Dr Chou recommended some Chinese herbal supplements for him that indeed warmed my husband. He "felt warmer". There was no need for wearing gloves even in the buildings or home when the temperatures were somewhat cool/cold. His back stopped hurting & he could enjoy his every day without any pain. It's been 2 years now and I have to point out that his pains do come back. He has to come back a couple times a year to have a fix which always worked. As for the baby #2? I gave birth to my son a year ago. Healthy pregnancy, healthy baby boy! I was visiting Dr Chou weekly for 3 months prior to that pregnancy. I also took Chinese herbs recommended by Dr Chau and got pregnant in the fourth month of acupuncture. We are beyond grateful for the help & support we have in Dr Chou I feel a successful natural pregnancy was absolutely a result of Dr Chou consistent efforts and directions. There was a point I knew acupuncture was not necessarily the answer for for us in our desire to be parents again. But right when I knew 3-4 months was all I was willing to commit to - I got pregnant. I'll never hesitate to give Dr Chou call when I or my family need help. My advice to anybody reading this: don't wait & suffer. Try acupuncture and try this office.
THANK YOU, Dr Chou.
"My husband and I had two failed IVFs due to poor egg quality. I produced many follicles but when they tried to fertilize them nothing happened and we were left with no embryos to transfer. We were told we needed an egg donor to help us reach our dream of starting a family. We decided to take a break and I began researching ways to help me increase the quality of my eggs. That's when we turned to acupuncture. I saw Taili for a few months before we attempted IVF again. I loved how Taili asked many questions about my history and every time I went in asked how I was feeling and adjusted treatment to that visit. We went forward with our third attempt at IVF and Taili was there along the way. This round we had TWO embryos to transfer and I'm happy to say we got pregnant with twins. We had a healthy pregnancy and I delivered our boy/girl twins at 37weeks. Acupuncture with Taili was the best thing I could have done. She is so sweet and genuinely cares for her clients.
"My husband and I decided that we wanted to start a family, but we quickly realized that it wasn't going to be as easy as we had hoped. We went to a fertility doctor, and he recommended that we move forward with in vitro fertilization or IVF. Our first round of IVF, we implanted 2 embryos but neither resulted in a pregnancy. When I went back to the doctor for a second round, he recommended that we pursue acupuncture to help improve our chances of success. When I researched acupuncture and IVF, I found several studies supporting the fact that acupuncture helps improve IVF outcomes. I began seeing Taili at Champions Acupuncture. She made me feel very comfortable right from the beginning. She was very knowledgeable, and I felt that she designed her treatment plan based on my specific needs. I found that I had less side effects from my second round of IVF and felt like I was better able to manage the stress. I found the sessions to be very relaxing and in a situation where so much is out of your control, they allowed me to feel like I was actively doing something to improve my chances of becoming a mom. We ended up getting pregnant the second round but did not make it full term. On our third try, I went back to Taili again. This time, we were successful, and are expecting our baby girl to arrive in April. I am very thankful to Taili for all of her help. She seems to genuinely care about her clients, and I feel like she greatly contributed to our success!"
"Back in 2009, I started going to Taili after I had a miscarriage. I had read that acupuncture could help with fertility. I was skeptical about it, but I thought I would try it. After just 1 month of her doing acupuncture, I was able to conceive. I had a wonderful pregnancy and delivered a baby girl in May 2010.
Then 2 years later in 2011, I decided that I would go back. I truly felt that acupuncture helped me the first time. Again, after seeing Taili only 3 times, I was able to conceive within the month. I was truly shocked that I was able to conceive so quickly both times. I was even more shocked when I found out I was having TWINS! Again, this pregnancy was amazing. I was able to carry them 37 weeks and gave birth to healthy twin boys in May 2012. Taili is so good at what she does and I highly recommend her!"