Right now in Ontario, one in eight couples is struggling with infertility and one in six couples has experienced infertility at some point in their lives. Both male and female infertility are on the rise. With these numbers in mind, it's no wonder that many people thinking about starting a family wonder whether they will be affected by infertility.
While conventional medicine offers many different options to families struggling with infertility, naturopathic medicine can assist people in optimizing their chances of natural conception as well as supporting conventional fertility treatments to improve the likelihood of a successful outcome.
In Naturopathic medicine, strategies to improve fertility include:
Regulating the menstrual (hormonal) cycle
Eliminating or reducing obstructions to proper circulation and implantation
Resolving premenstrual syndrome patterns
Improving egg/sperm quality
Relieving stress, anxiety, depression
Mitigating chances of miscarriage
Augmenting ART procedure outcomes
Naturopathic fertility treatments often include acupuncture, nutrition & diet therapy, lifestyle counseling & stress management. By assessing your unique health needs and lifestyle, we can work to improve your fertility and pre-conception health, thus optimizing your chances of conceiving.
General guidelines for duration and frequency of acupuncture treatments alone:
Weekly treatments for at least 3-6 months
Acupuncture in Conjunction with IUI
Weekly treatments at least 3 months before IUI
Acupuncture in Conjunction with IVF
Weekly treatments at least 3 months before the month of IVF cycle.
Two treatments per week before and after retrieval and transfer process