Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be used as a natural approach to fertility without the use of Western medical interventions. The goal of treatment is to enhance a couple’s, or singles overall reproductive health, allowing for natural conception and pregnancy to be possible. It is preferable to treat both partners, as most fertility issues affect both males and females.
For those undergoing Western fertility treatments, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers support on both a physical and psychological level, and treatment increases the success for many Assisted Reproductive Techniques.
At Scarsdale Acupuncture, we invest wholeheartedly in our patients’ well-being. We work in conjunction with local fertility centers and Reproductive Endocrinologists, including Dr. Jeff Klein of RMA, Greenwich Fertility, Dr. Staci Pollack of Montefiore, and Dr. Rachel Bennett of WRM to help treat patients undergoing ART. Many doctors have begun to recognize the effectiveness of an integrated Eastern/Western approach to their patients’ fertility. Although it is not a requirement, patients planning for a future IVF cycle should ideally begin preparatory treatment with TCM three months prior to beginning their hormonal treatment.