I have been in Chinese medicine practice since 2000 and have dedicated my practice to helping men and women with infertility who are trying to conceive their first child or add a sibling to their family
I have accumulated some knowledge and experience when it comes to reproductive health and optimizing your fertility that I want to share with you.
Our guest doctor on the Acubalance Blog is Dr. Gary Nakhuda MD, FACOG from Olive Fertility Clinic on the latest in IVF technology to screen embryos before transferring them into the uterus to increase both pregnancy rates and health of the baby. We are excited to have this new technology in British Columbia to combine with the Acubalance healthy baby approach.
Whether you are a newbie to Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine or an old expert I wanted to pass along a few of my favorite reasons why this type of medicine can be so effective in the treatment of infertility.
published by asingh on Tue, 09/23/2014
I was having a tea with a French oncologist colleague of mine who has been working with cancer patients for several decades. He mentioned that out of the blue, he was referred an IVF patient through a colleague in Paris, so he obliged. As we talked about the latest news in the fertility world he said something that struck me. He told me that he found it incredibly difficult to properly support the emotions of his fertility patient.
As integrative medicine practitioners, we know that anything you put into or on-to your body has some effect (large or small) on the cellular environment and the way the organ systems function. One question I frequently get asked is whether the oral birth control pill (OCP) has an effect on long-term fertility. While my answer has always been that it depends on a number of factors, underlying conditions, and length of time a woman has been off of the OCP before trying to conceive, some new research is shedding light on the OCP’s effects on ovarian reserve and causing waves in our online community.
Acupuncture & Thin Endometrial Lining
The thickness and quality of your endometrial lining may have an impact on the success of your IVF and your ability to carry a baby to term.
Endometrial thickness has been shown to be an important prognostic factor of successful embryo implantation in IVF. In general, as endometrial thickness after IVF stimulation increases, so does pregnancy rate. Endometrial thickness between 6mm-14mm is ideal. Pregnancies do occur when the endometrial thickness is < 6mm or >14mm but it seems not as often.