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Recently, acupuncture has been successfully employed in Western clinics and hospitals to treat a multitude of disorders, including the root causes of infertility.

At the Japanese Acupuncture Shiatsu Clinic & Complementary Medicine, we are committed to addressing all conditions affecting reproductive health and infertility in both male and female patients. We focus on the interrelation of hormones, the autonomic nervous system, and stress, recognizing their significant impact on blood flow, endometrial thickness, and implantation rates. With this understanding, we devise individualized treatment plans that specifically cater to each patient's circumstances.

We utilize Traditional Japanese Medicine and Functional Medicine to identify and address reproductive concerns, enhancing fertility if that proves to be a concern for you.

We possess extensive and profound experience in treating gynecological conditions and infertility. We employ a variety of methods to detect and address the underlying conditions affecting your reproductive health. Whether you wish to conceive naturally or plan to incorporate advanced reproductive medical treatments, we are here to support and guide you on your journey.

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 We specialize in supporting those facing a variety of fertility challenges, including but not limited to:


  • Elevated FSH levels

  • Age-associated fertility issues

  • Infertility due to a history of sexually transmitted infections, including Chlamydia

  • Ovarian damage

  • Fallopian tube blockages

  • Hormonal disorders such as hypothyroidism

  • Endometriosis, a condition characterized by the presence of uterine lining cells outside the uterus

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

  • Uterine scarring

  • Uterine fibroids, benign smooth-muscle tumors

  • Genetic disorders like cystic fibrosis

  • Recurrent miscarriages

  • Infertility of unexplained origin

  • Infertility resulting from medical treatments, such as cancer therapies

  • Luteal phase defects

  • Recurrent pregnancy loss

  • Stress-related or stress-exacerbated infertility

  • And many other complex conditions affecting fertility in both women and men.

    The advantages of incorporating acupuncture into your IVF or IUI treatment journey include:

  • Promoting relaxation, mitigating stress, and ensuring personalized attention to each patient

  • Balancing hormonal fluctuations, which can lead to an increased follicle count

  • Enhancing immune system function

  • Reducing the side effects associated with IVF drugs and other Western fertility procedures

  • Boosting ovarian function to foster the development of higher-quality eggs

  • Augmenting blood flow to the uterus, enhancing the thickness of the uterine lining

  • Preventing uterine contractions

  • Improving semen quality and sperm count to facilitate the creation of higher quality and quantity of embryos

  • Reducing the likelihood of miscarriage

  • Overall, helping to minimize the side-effects related to Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

"How Many Acupuncture Sessions Are Necessary?

Individual needs for acupuncture treatment can significantly differ based on various factors. These include the nature of the condition—whether it's chronic or acute, the specific ailment being addressed, and the overall health status of the individual. Generally, patients seeking fertility assistance may expect around three months of consistent treatment and close monitoring. However, everyone's medical needs are unique and can deviate considerably from this average.

For those planning to undergo IVF or other assisted reproductive procedures and desire acupuncture support during the process, we can certainly coordinate this.

We encourage patients to begin regular acupuncture sessions as early as possible before egg retrieval and transfer. This approach is aimed at priming the body to reach its optimal state for the upcoming procedure. We typically recommend weekly treatments through gestational weeks 6 to 8, but your acupuncturist will provide personalized guidance on your treatment plan.

How Do We Evaluate Progress?

One of the main treatment objectives is stress reduction, given its well-documented connection to infertility. A decrease in stress levels, a common outcome of regular acupuncture treatment, can therefore serve as a key progress indicator. Furthermore, a reduction in side effects from fertility drugs often signifies progress. Symptoms like irritability and mood swings, which are commonly experienced when taking fertility medication, tend to decrease with regular acupuncture treatments—another indicator of successful progress."

What treatment is right for you.

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