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Support for IUI & IVF

If you are planning an IUI or IVF cycle with a fertility center, research studies show that Traditional Chinese Medicine increases your chances for success by:
improving circulation to your pelvic region
promoting the development of healthy eggs
encouraging development of a healthy, rich uterine lining
improving your ability to receive and utilize hormonal medications
reducing side effects to the medications
alleviating stress

We recommend you take some time to prepare, before you begin fertility treatments, with acupuncture, moxibustion and cupping.  We also offer you guidance about helpful nutritional supplements, dietary choices, herbal teas, acupressure, and other self care techniques you can do at home.

We want you to go through the cycle of treatments feeling supported, hopeful, and confident that you are a healthy vessel for conception, pregnancy and birth.  

When we have 4 to 8 weeks to prepare, before you begin your IUI or IVF medications, TCM treatments promote blood flow to your pelvic region, and in that way, nourish your developing eggs, and uterine lining. The treatments harmonize the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, so that hormonal communication between your brain and ovaries, to your developing eggs, is clear and responsive.  

If your journey has been emotionally stressful, the treatments help reduce the constriction that high levels of stress hormones place on the body. This important support helps you respond to the medications and experience minimal side effects.

In other words, we focus on preparing your inner garden, once or twice a week, for 4 to 8 weeks if possible, fertilizing and nourishing the soil, before the seed is planted.

Once you begin your hormonal medications, we recommend 2 to 4 sessions during your stimulation phase, while you are regularly monitored by the fertility clinic, up to 2 days before your egg retrieval, followed by acupuncture treatment before and after embryo transfer, and again during your two week wait for your pregnancy test.

If you've been diagnosed with high FSH, low AMH, diminished ovarian reserve, advanced maternal age, endometriosis or unexplained infertility, please don't be discouraged.  Traditional Chinese Medicine offers you helpful options and support.  Please feel free to contact the office. I'm more than happy to take some time to discuss those options with you.

 

Njemile Carol Jones, L.Ac.
Fellow, American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM)
Body in Balance Center
1423 Powhatan Street, Suite 7
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-887-3783
info@fertileliving.com

Tuesdays 12 PM to 7 PM
Wednesdays 12 to 7 PM
Fridays 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM
Available Sundays, Mondays & Thursdays by special appointment.