100% Natural Treatment to Optimize Your Fertility and Increase Chances of Conception.
We Help You In your Journey to Becoming Pregnant....
We at Erin Kumpf Acupuncture & Herbs know that fertility issues can be extremely exhausting and emotional. Using Chinese Medicine to boost fertility naturally as well as during fertility interventions can help soften and ease your mind and body during this time while increasing success rates. Even for those with no foreseeable fertility issues, we recommend patients start preparing the body for pregnancy the 3 months leading up to conception with acupuncture, herbs, and dietary changes. We use ancient, time-tested techniques that are SAFE, IMPROVE fertility rates and SUPPORT a woman’s whole body, unlocking unlimited potential for health, healing and childbearing.
Acupuncture and TCM provide a safe, effective, drug-free, and natural approach to treating infertility and enjoying a healthy pregnancy.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are completely natural. No drugs are ever used. Invasive procedures and drug therapies that are used in the Western treatment of infertility can cause undesirable side effects and accumulated toxicity in the body. Chinese Medicine can help mitigate some of these side effects.
We do not treat just symptoms and signs, but instead, activate the body’s natural healing potential by treating the root causes that have lead to the issue or disease.
We help to strengthen, support, and balance overall health and well-being, therefore, increasing the effectiveness of other procedures and interventions.
Studies reported by The American Pregnancy Association suggest that the most effective fertility treatments involve a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and traditional medical interventions. However, conception does sometimes occur without traditional medical interventions when acupuncture and herbal medicines are used alone.1
Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York reviewed recent studies and concluded that acupuncture helps to:
- Increase blood flow to the uterus, which improves the chances of an ovum implanting on the uterine wall.
- Reduce anxiety and stress. The hormones that are secreted during stressful situations can significantly decrease fertility.
- Normalize hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation, especially in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
- Positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays a key role in fertility.
- Regulate menstrual cycle.2
In a 2007 study, researchers found that acupuncture may improve the quality of life in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). It was also found that women receiving acupuncture reported significantly less abdominal pain, other pain, nausea, and stress two hours after
oocyte aspiration (egg collection) compared to women receiving conventional analgesia.3
In 2008, the British Medical Journal published research which concluded that acupuncture can be offered as a significant, clinically relevant adjunct to IVF, relaxing the uterus and increasing blood flow for the successful implantation of an embryo within the uterine lining.4
Also consider acupuncture during your pregnancy and birth. According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture has been found useful for relieving labor pain, nausea, vomiting, and significantly reducing the duration of labor. There is also strong evidence that acupuncture can help with a breech birth.5,6
Here is How We Help You Optimize Your Fertility...
FREE Consultation: We invite prospective patients in for a complementary consultation in which we review your fertility background and any of your health concerns, answer questions you have regarding our philosophy and process as well as establishing your goals so we can be sure we devise a 100% customized and targeted plan to get you the best results in the most efficient way possible.
UNCOVER the Root and DISCOVER Potential Obstacles: Next, we book your Case Review and Initial Session. Your clinician will perform a full health history and ask detailed questions about your symptom pattern to determine potential lifestyle factors or emotional factors that may be inhibiting your body’s optimal fertility. Your first acupuncture session will follow the case review.
CREATE Your Unique Plan: You will be given a very specific, 100% natural and an easy-to-follow treatment plan that will include a combination of the following therapies: weekly acupuncture session, targeted nutritional supplements, botanical formulas, relaxation exercises and simple diet and lifestyle recommendations. We take all the guesswork out of your self-care.
ACTIVE Treatment and Symptom Resolution: Your treatment plan will initially include bi-weekly or weekly acupuncture treatments along with botanical prescriptions with the goal of adjusting the neuro-endocrine axis to shift the body to a normalized hormonal state. We track adjustments in your menstruation irregularities as well as other changes indicative of hormonal regulation such as:
- Better quality of sleep
- Increased sense of well-being
- Increased Energy
ENSURE Lasting Results: Follow up at regular intervals to help you stay healthy not only prenatally, but also help prepare you for labor as well as during your recover period, post-partum. Eventually, you will be on a “tune-up” basis, where you come in approximately 4 times a year, to maintain health and prevent slipping back into old health patterns. Of course, many patients prefer to stay on a more frequent maintenance plan and if that is your preference, we can work with you on that as well.
TAKING Care Of Our Tribe: We love that the majority of our patients sought our help as referrals from other patients and friends of ours who have experienced profound healing at our clinic. Our goal is to help as many of your friends and family members as possible and to share the deep level of healing that is possible through our work.
1 American Pregnancy Association. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/infertility/acupuncture.htm.
2 Five ways acupuncture can boost fertility. Prevention.com. 2002.
3 Alternative Therapies, May/June 2007, Vol. 13 No.3.
4 Manheimer, E., et. al. Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilization: systematic review and meta-analysis. British Medical Journal. February 2008;336:545-549.
5 World Health Organization. www.who.int/medicines.
6 A Manual of Acupuncture. Deadman P. & Mazin Al-Khafaji. Eastland Press, 2007. Page 326.