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.
Not having a period sounds great, until you’re trying to have a baby, then suddenly you find yourself praying for your monthly flow, anything to show that your are ovulating and can conceive.
So what do you do if you’re not regular, or not ovulating at all? What if the medication you’re taking to ovulate isn’t working?
I received an email out of the blue from a client I have not seen for well over a year.
These emails really make my day and remind why I get up early in the morning and stay late into the evenings.
For me I feel really fulfilled not when they lose the extra 15-20 pounds, have deeper sleep, increased energy, optimal digestion and regulated cycles (no more PMS or menstrual pain) but when they come to a place mentally and emotionally when they know they are going to be OK even if they do not have a baby
I received an interesting info graphic from a client. I am not sure of her intention, since it simply stated "I may find this interesting". Basically, it was illustrating how much evidence supports the use of different vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.