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Optimizing Insemination and IVF with Acupuncture

Optimizing Insemination and IVF with Acupuncture

We see many women and couples who work with assisted reproductive clinics in their journey towards getting pregnant.
What we want for all of our patients who are in this process is to optimize their DNA and Qi:  As a Naturopathic Doctor, I help with this through the use of supplements and herbs for the DNA and acupuncture for the patient’s Qi.

How does Acupuncture optimize the IVF process?

Acupuncture optimizes this process via the following:
*  Enhances blood flow to nourish the developing follicles
*  Supports the estrogen and progesterone phases of the cycle
*  Is instrumental in keeping stress hormones low so that they do not interfere with reproductive hormones
*  Optimize conception
*  helps to prevent early miscarriage

How often are the acupuncture treatments prescribed?

Everyone is different, however the most common recommendation is to have an acupuncture treatment 1/week.
For more information or to make an appointment with us in Mississauga, contact us today
Dr. Kirsten Almon ND

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for “naturopathic well child visits” and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

Acupuncture Mississauga

Acupuncture in Mississauga

“Stick me with Needles!”

The concept of acupuncture is based on the concept of yin and yang and energy moving through channels called meridians.  When energy or “qi” is not moving freely through these meridians, vitality may be weakened or blocked. This can manifest in many ways; infertility, difficult or stalled labour and postpartum depression for example. The strategies used to ‘unblock’ these channels are to needle, add pressure or use moxibustion over specific points on the body. Once the technique is administered, it allows the body to overcome the blockage and i.e. enhance fertility, quicken and improve contractions in stalled labour and improve mood.

What can Acupuncture be used to help?

Acupuncture can be very effective for the following:

  • Low back pain
  • Constipation
  • Insomnia
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Tennis elbow
  • Recovery from injury in sport (sprained ankle, torn rotator cuff)
  • Menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats
  • Fertility and labour

Can acupuncture assist with fertility?

Acupuncture has a long history of use in the treatment of promoting healthy menstrual cycles in women to enhance fertility.

With respect to treating a patient with concerns of fertility, the May 2006 issue of the medical journal Fertility and Sterility presents several new studies that confirm the efficacy of acupuncture as an aid to In vitro fertilization (IVF).

Not only do needles work on an energetic level, it has also been shown to change chemicals in the brain, aiding in labour and postpartum care:

“There is evidence that acupuncture influences the production of and distribution of a great many neurotransmitters and neuromodulators, and that this in turn alters the perception of pain.”

-David Eisenberg, M.D., Clinical Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School

The following fertility concerns have been shown to respond favourably to acupuncture treatments:

  • Man and Female Infertility
  • Aids in turning a Breech Baby
  • Post dates Pregnancy to Initiate Labour
  • Stalled Labour
  • Painful Labour
  • Mastitis
  • Amenorrhea
  • Libido Enhancement
  • Painful periods

 

Book in today for a visit to try acupuncture!

Dr. Kirsten Almon ND, Doula in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for “naturopathic well child visits” and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

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Fertility 101 from Mississauga Natural Health Clinic

Fertility 101 – Natural Health information from your Mississauga Health Clinic

Below is lots of information regarding fertility and infertility from our natural health professionals in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health.  I hope you learn lots that you can apply to your life.  If you need help implementing the information, don’t hesitate to contact us in Mississauga.

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