Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine which has found an ever-growing and dedicated following in the United States and Europe. It is a technique which involves the placement of tiny needles at specific sites called acupuncture points. In Chinese medicine this is believed to restore balance and the flow of energy in the body. The Western view focuses on the stimulation of muscles, nerves and tendons created by the needles as well as changes that can occur in certain areas of the brain. Treatments are usually painless and many times leads to a calm and peaceful state.
If you're curious about acupuncture but want to learn more before signing up for a treatment, try:
A 30-minute consultation with an acupuncturist for you to discuss how acupuncture works in the body, how it is used to treat the health concerns and conditions relevant to you, and what your advised treatment plan would be. You’ll also have an opportunity to see the needles that are used (they really are tiny!) and ask any questions. $45
Individuals who are attempting to conceive have unique needs that can be well served by acupuncture. This is especially true when acupuncture is paired with medical fertility treatment, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), artificial insemination and egg freezing. For example, Fertility Acupuncture can (Chinese terminology in italics):
1) Improve Kidney essence, which translates into better egg quality 2) Build Qi and Blood, to improve the uterine lining 3) Calm the spirit, which helps with relaxation and anxiety that can go along with fertility treatment 4) Increase Qi and Blood flow to the reproductive organs
Please contact us for scheduling so we can make sure your fertility cycle and acupuncture treatment appointments are coordinated.