Acupuncture is one of the eight branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that is based on an energetic model. Acupuncture enhances the body’s natural healing abilities to balance internal disharmonies and create a state of well being. TCM is a complete medical system that dates back over 4000 years. A board certified physician will insert very fine disposable surgical grade stainless steel needles at specific anatomically located acupuncture points. These acupuncture points are on energetic pathways called meridians that transverse the surface of the body. These needles act as a conduit to help facilitate the body’s natural energy force referred to as “Qi” (pronounced “chee”).
Having a specific combination of acupuncture points needled on a regular basis helps to restore, strengthen and recuperate your body from: acute, chronic conditions or for preventative healthcare.
Japanese Acupuncture is a gentle style with and approach and technique to needle acupuncture points using reflex zones and distal points away form the areas of pain, while regular acupuncture might needle directly to the area of pain. Both styles of acupuncture are targeting the sources of imbalances in the body however they look at the body much differently. It as if you and a friend are going to the same store but took different routes to get there. The finally out come is that you both arrived at the store successfully. Acupuncture is a very individualized program of care, no cookie cutter treatments here. Not all treatments are the same each time either, they need to evolve with the patient and must shift as their health and wellness changes.
Acupuncture can raise fertility potential for males and females by affecting the: quality, quantity, balance the flow of qi and blood through the body and to the reproductive organs. At any stage of your fertility process, whether it is for natural pregnancy, assisted reproductive therapy (ART): Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In-vitro Fertilization (IVF), IVF cycle with donor gametes, or gestational surrogates acupuncture has been proven to help with the fertility process, increase conception rates and maintain a healthy pregnancy.