Archive for June, 2014
In an attempt to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about fertility, we created this FAQ!Don’t see an answer to a question you have? Please ask us! Email us at sagecommunityhealth [at] gmail [dot] com
Sage Fertility Frequently Asked Questions
Acupuncturists at Sage Community Health Collective are happy to assist you with your fertility needs. Please use these Frequently Asked Questions as a guide to help you decide whether Sage is a good fit.
Can Sage help me get pregnant?
Every person’s fertility needs are unique to that individual. We can’t force anything and believe in the body’s ability to heal itself. However we can help to heal underlying factors that may be impeding fertility and support each person in finding personal balance of the mind, body and spirit. Helping the body heal and achieve as much balance as it can will best prepare the body for conception.
Can Sage help induce labor?
Yes! If your body is ready, we can use acupuncture and moxibustion to help induce labor. It usually takes two or three treatments for this process to begin working. In addition to offering acupuncture and moxibustion, we have a number of home self-care love strategies we can share with the pregnant individual to work with to stimulate labor naturally.
Can I do IVF and acupuncture together?
Yes! We can support you and help minimize any symptoms hormonal therapy may be creating in your body with herbs and acupuncture.
What can I do to get pregnant if I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?
PCOS is treated with customized acupuncture points and herbs that regulate the menstrual cycle, increase circulation through the ovaries and uterus, and heal additional underlying imbalances that may be impeding fertility. Because insulin resistance is often a key component of PCOS, we can offer suggestions for dietary changes that may help get the body as balanced as it can be to support conception and a healthy pregnancy.
Can acupuncture help me get rid of my fibroids?
Yes! Fibroids are accumulations of extra tissue in the uterus and/or surrounding area. We have herbal and acupuncture-based strategies available to help reduce the size and symptoms of fibroids, however we cannot promise that we can make all of your fibroids disappear once they are a certain size. In Chinese Medicine, through acupuncture and herbs, we assist your body in increasing circulation in the lower abdomen to help you to reduce the size and discomfort of fibroids. We can also help you to work through side effects due to surgical procedures.