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Holistic Medicine for Infertility

Conceive naturally with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine!

At New Direction Natural Medicine, we have helped many couples conceive both naturally or in conjunction with IVF.  We begin with an in-depth evaluation to identify the root cause(s) that may be preventing you from conceiving or maintaining pregnancy.  With the powerful combination of Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and dietary therapy, we help you get pregnant by treating the underlying imbalances that may be preventing you from conceiving.

We also treat many conditions which cause infertility:

  • Endometriosis

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

  • Uterine fibroids or polyps

  • Blocked fallopian tubes

  • Thyroid disorders

  • Hormonal imbalance

  • Luteal phase defect

  • Poor egg quality

  • Low sperm count

  • Poor sperm morphology or motility

  • Diminished ovarian reserve

  • Varicocele

  • Amenorrhea

  • Anovulation

  • Stress


Acupuncture for Pregnancy

Acupuncture regulates the hypothalamus and pituitary glands which can be thrown out of balance due to stress, aging, and other environmental factors inhibiting its ability to function properly. Acupuncture promotes the circulation of blood in the pelvic cavity to improve ovarian function. Acupuncture is beneficial in promoting follicle production, enhancing uterine blood flow, and improving uterine lining thickness. By positively enhancing overall health, acupuncture increases the chances of conception.  For research studies on acupuncture for infertility, click here.

Acupuncture is beneficial in treating the following causes of infertility:

  • Unexplained Infertility

      Many patients seek out acupuncture for fertility because they were never given a specific                      diagnosis or reason why they are struggling to conceive.  We help to remove the                                    frustration and give you the answers you've been looking for, as well as a plan of action.  Many            factors can negatively influence fertility, and we are here to help solve the puzzle for you.

  • Advanced Maternal Age:

Chromosomal problems increase with advancing maternal age as the egg a woman conceives with is as old as she is. Although women over 35 will have a significant decline in the number and

quality of eggs, by increasing blood flow to the uterus through acupuncture treatments, we can still help improve the quality of your eggs.  Acupuncture can also stimulate ovulation and increase the thickness of the uterine lining for implantation of the embryo.

  • Anovulation:

Anovulation is when a woman misses ovulation or stops ovulating. Ovulation, the release of the egg from the ovary, must happen in order to achieve pregnancy. Research shows that acupuncture and herbal medicine can induce ovulation in many patients.  We have seen patients begin to ovulate normally in as little as one cycle.

  • Hormonal Imbalance:

Acupuncture treatments can be especially beneficial for women faced with luteal phase defects, high FSH levels, low estrogen levels, or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Acupuncture influences the autonomic nervous system and hormonal regulation centers in the brain.

  • Stress:

Stress can cause hormonal imbalances that can affect the timing of an egg being released, causing a delay or inhibiting the release. Stress can also reduce the blood flow to your reproductive organs. Acupuncture is very beneficial for regulating stress, thereby increasing circulation to the reproductive organs and regulating hormones efficiently.

  • Male Infertility:

Low sperm count, poor sperm motility or morphology can reduce the chances of conception. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help to enhance sperm motility, improve morphology, increase sperm count and boost testosterone.

  • Miscarriage:

Chromosomal abnormalities, illness, problems with the uterus or cervix, advanced maternal age, and hormonal imbalance may be the cause of miscarriage. Acupuncture regulates hormones and optimizes progesterone production which is essential to maintaining the uterine lining. Chinese herbal medicine is also effective for preventing miscarriage and strengthening the uterine lining.   

Maternity and Hormone Imbalance

Acupuncture & IVF

Studies have shown that Acupuncture improves pregnancy rates two-fold within a four month treatment period compared to fertility drugs and/or IVF. We help patients choosing to do IVF treatments prepare their bodies for the procedures as well as significantly improve IVF outcomes and minimize side-effects. Acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine is often combined with IVF treatments to significantly boost the chances of conceiving as well as prevent miscarriage.

Benefits of Acupuncture & IVF:

  • Increases ovarian response

  • Increases estrogen levels if too low

  • Enhances follicle/egg quality

  • Increases follicle/egg quantity

  • Improves sperm vitality

  • Relieves side-effects of IVF drugs

  • Increases endometrium thickness 

  • Increases implantation rate

Altamonte Acupuncture and IVF

Our Success Stories:

"Dr. Stephanie, I can't thank you enough for everything you've done for me and my family. As you know, when I first came to you I was so discouraged with the lack of success with my fertility treatments and was desperate for a miracle. Having never tried natural medicine and acupuncture, I was skeptical but you made me a firm believer!! I know that without your help we wouldn't have our baby I will forever be grateful for you! I also want to thank you for all your encouragement, support, and caring. You've become more than just a doctor, I consider you a friend. You've always gone the extra mile for me. You've got a patient for life in me!" ~ Shawnna O.

“Dr. Stephanie, Thank you so much for everything you 

did to help us get pregnant with our baby girl!

I honestly feel that we would not have our little girl if it weren’t for you!  Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!” - A.Z.

Infertility Baby Ella
Infertility Baby Abel

“Dear Dr. Stephanie, After trying for a long time, we are so glad we came to you for help. Thank you for addressing my fertility issues, for placing my fears to rest, and making my 

pregnancy a natural and smooth experience. But most of all,

thank you so much for your help in making this wonderful blessing possible! We do plan on continuing to see you for baby #2 in the future!  Many Thanks”
- Onew & Howard K.”

“We can’t thank you enough for helping make Violet possible. This sweet baby has brought us tremendous joy, hope, healing and love and we are so glad to have her. I hope you know what your work has meant to us. We can’t thank you enough.”

- Katie F.

Infertility Baby Violet

“Dr. Stephanie thank you so much for treating me while I was struggling with infertility. Without your care I don’t think I would have my beautiful daughter today. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!”
- C.M.

“Words can't even describe the gratitude we have towards you for helping us make our precious miracle. If it wasn't for you she wouldn't be a part of our family. We are so thankful for everything." - Nicole A.

Infertility Baby Caylin
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