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Unlike most acupuncturists who claim to be "fertility experts", Rachel is an ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) Certified Infertility Nurse and worked for years as both an Infertility RN and Acupuncturist at one of the most respected Reproductive Endocrinology practices in New Jersey. Although she was busy with her many duties, including managing the Donor Egg, PGS and Acupuncture programs, Rachel continued to offer acupuncture to all of her patients because of its effectiveness in alleviating stress, enhancing overall health and improving outcomes. She is now working exclusively out of her own private practice and continues to treat patients from numerous infertility practices in the area.
Acupuncture for Infertility
Fertility issues affect at least one in six couples in the United States. Further research shows that even young women using ART (assisted reproductive technology) such as IVF still have only a 20-30% chance of conceiving. The chances fall to less than 10% for women at age 39 and only 3% for women age forty four. Fortunately, these statistics have inspired women to seek out healthier, more holistic methods of fertility enhancement.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been proven effective time and again for treating infertility and/or supporting ART procedures. Traditional Chinese medical treatments are designed to stimulate the body's own natural production of hormones while restoring the health of the entire system. Once the body is in balance and its hormones are restored, conception can occur. Our overall goal is to prepare your body for conception and pregnancy! At Brielle Acupuncture Center, we are very successful with our Pre-Conception approach to infertility for both men and women.
Those who have a history of miscarriage and IUI/IVF failures do exceptionally well with this natural approach. We highly recommend treatment through a minimum of 3-4 menstrual cycles prior to any ART procedure or attempting conception naturally. This time frame is necessary to implement the dietary and lifestyle changes and supplementation that will bring homeostasis to the endocrine and hormonal systems. No matter what route you choose to take, we are here to support you on your journey!
Infertility: We treat many causes of infertility including: menstrual irregularities, PMS, unexplained infertility, secondary infertility, dysmenorrhea (painful periods), luteal phase defect, amenorrhea (no periods), annovulatory (no ovulation), PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), endometriosis and recurrent miscarriage.
ART Support: No matter what type of ART you are planning or currently doing (Clomid, IUI, superovulation (injectables with IUI) or IVF) your fertility and wellness will be optimized through Traditional Chinese medical techniques.
Preconception: Restore balance and optimize your health before you attempt a natural pregnancy or before attempting any ART intervention. Chinese medicine and acupuncture have been shown to improve both egg and endometrial lining quality.
Male Factor Infertility: Acupuncture is incredibly helpful in the treatment of male reproductive disorders including male factor infertility (sperm count, motility, morphology).