FERTILITY ENHANCEMENT for
Women & Men
HOW ASIAN MEDICINE CAN HELP
medicine can be helpful in enhancing the possibility of pregnancy, in
supporting a pregnancy, and in supporting the health of new parents.
medicine can be used before beginning western medical treatment, or can
be used along with western medical treatment for infertility. Some women
find they can become pregnant without the use of medications and
procedures by balancing and nourishing their bodies through acupuncture,
herbs. For others, the combination of western and eastern medical
care is the answer.
works by diagnosing and treating a person’s individual imbalances
based on the ancient system of energy flow through the body’s
There are 12 major pathways and 8 extra meridians that may be
treated to achieve a healthy energetic balance.
practitioner will take your pulse, check your tongue, and palpate your
abdomen to diagnose the energy flow in your body. They will determine
where energy is flowing freely, where it is stagnant or blocked, and
where it is lacking.
Acupuncture will help to resolve the imbalances,
blockages, and deficiencies that are found.
This may increase blood flow to the reproductive organs, regulate
reproductive hormones and decrease stress and anxiety that may effect
World Health Organization (WHO), the health branch of the United
Nations, lists more than 40 conditions for which acupuncture is
effective and infertility is one of them.
of women receiving acupuncture were pregnant compared to 26% of women
not receiving acupuncture
published April 2002 medical journal Fertility and Sterility found
that acupuncture increases chance of pregnancy for significant number of
women undergoing IVF
studies show acupuncture to be helpful in increasing sperm count and
can also be used to treat many of the underlying causes of infertility
such as endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, irregular menstruation and
herbal medicine works by introducing substances that will both
nourish and clear the body, depending on individual need. Herbal
formulas are customized for each client, and changed frequently
according to the body’s changing needs.
Pathways provides an on site herbal pharmacy and licensed
herbalist to provide individual consultations and prescriptions.
Herbal medicine is not recommended for people receiving surgical
or IVF procedures.
or acupressure, can also assist in energy balance and pain relief.
We offer the option of chair shiatsu for those who would prefer not to
lie on a table.
may choose to use only one type of treatment, or to use any combination
Your practitioner will assist you in your decision.
Once pregnant, Asian medicine can help support a
healthy pregnancy by keeping energy pathways flowing freely, combating
fatigue and morning sickness, and helping to relieve aches and pains.
And once your new baby
arrives, all parents can benefit from the relaxation and energy boosts
provided by acupuncture, yoga, shiatsu, and Chinese herbs, which can
also address chronic or acute problems you would like to work on.
No medical system can
guarantee that you will become pregnant, but Asian medicine has been
helping people for centuries, and has recently been recognized by
fertility specialists in the west for its benefits.
about our work in the Boston Herald
can help improve blood flow to reproductive organs, regulate hormones,
decrease stress and anxiety and increase sperm concentrations and
is restful and rejuvenating. It can help people sleep better and improve
their energy. Sometimes being tired and run down gets in the way of
Treatments for fertility will not address other symptoms. For a comprehensive treatment that will address your general health, we recommend you schedule a full acupuncture appointment.
Day, evening and weekend appointments available.