How Laser Can Improve Your Fertility Four Fold
By Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM on Thu, May 18 2017
Low Level Laser Therapy (also known as LLLT or Cold Laser) can help improve a woman's chance of conceiving. LLLT has been around since the 1970's with over 3000 citations with studies dating back to 2001 for its use for infertility. We are hoping to add to the collection to research with the Laser for Fertility program we launched in May 2017.
A study out of Japan in 2012 has shown good results using LLLT for severe cases of infertility. The first study had only 74 patients who had been trying to get pregnant for an average of 9 years. This group had over a 20% success rate using laser for fertility. Because of the impressive stats this study was later extended and amassed over 700 women. This new group also had a pregnancy success rate similar to that from the first study. These results are 4 fold higher than women not doing the fertility laser treatments.
Although there are only a few studies to date , the results are promising for women with impaired egg quality, poor ovarian reserve and endometriosis. Cold Laser therapy is safe, non invasive and laser acupuncture is pain free. So how can laser for fertility help rejuvenate the eggs?
Cold laser (LLLT) helps optimize fertility by:
1. Stimulating ATP (energy) production in the cells.
2. Promoting Blood circulation
3. Regulating inflammation (Inflammaging – biological aging)
4 Soften scar tissue (endometriosis and scarring)
At Acubalance we are able to use Laser for Fertility in conjunction with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Naturopathic support. We can then work with you while trying to conceive either naturally or with western treatments such as IVF. I have incorporated laser acupuncture into my approach because it fits with my philosophy of supporting the body's ability to self regulate by creating a cellular environment that allows for healing.
In summary here are the ways we hope to influence the follicular micro-environment and rejuvenate eggs with our Fertility program which includes the Laser treatment:
Increase blood supply (oxygen and nutrients) to the follicles with electro acupuncture and low level laser light (LLLT)
Increase mitochondrial ATP output with Chinese herbs and low level laser light (LLLT)
Enhance antioxidant defences with certain Chinese herbs, antioxidants and low level laser light (LLLT)
Reduce ‘Inflammaging’ (accelerated aging caused by low grade systemic inflammation) through diet, stress reduction, supplements, acupuncture and laser (LLLT)
We are also offering a Pilot Project using a Laser Protocol that we have created. If interested please read the blog called Laser Baby Pilot Project to learn more.
Best of Health
Dr. Ryan Funk
Doctor of Chinese Medicine
Fellow of the ABORM