Acupuncture in combination with herbal remedies has been used for centuries to treat female infertility and many fertility disorders. For example, spasmed tubes can be de-spasmed, but blocked tubes cannot. In addition, acupuncture can improve ovarian and follicular functions, such as increasing blood flow to the endometrium.
“Acupuncture can be beneficial to some women trying to have a baby”, says Jessie Yu, President and licensed acupuncturist of WooRee Alternative Medical Group in Anaheim, CA.
Added Yu, “Fertility success depends a lot on increasing blood flow and circulation to a woman’s ovaries and uterus. The stronger the lining of her uterus, the more likely it will hold and nourish healthy eggs to full-term.”
It’s not uncommon for female patients to seek acupuncture treatment after experiencing failed IVF (in vitro fertilization) and IUI (intra uterine insemination) attempts. Not only is using acupuncture to treat infertility less stressful, it’s less expensive.
On average, basic IVF costs around $12,000, and can be higher if ART (assisted reproductive technologies) are required.
However, infertility acupuncture treatment plans at WooRee in Anaheim, CA cost a lot less expensive. For example, they administer a 2-month plan or a 3-month plan depending on the woman’s age and medical history. Each plan requires 2 treatments a week and each treatment costs $100. A portion of each treatment can be covered by some health insurance plans.
“Last year we treated a woman in her late thirties who had tried for 7 years to get pregnant. During that time she had 3 miscarriages and made little progress with her OB/GYN and fertility specialist. But she was determined to try again and choose acupuncture. After 1 month into her fertility plan (8 acupuncture treatments), she became pregnant and had a healthy baby girl last month,” Jessie said.
Another benefit of choosing acupuncture over traditional infertility clinics is the simple fact that acupuncture is virtually non-invasive. A woman doesn’t feel embarrassed or scared because acupuncture doesn’t probe, extract, and poke. Acupuncture’s needles barely enter the skin and the whole process is painless.
If you or a loved one is trying to conceive naturally, or going through IVF, IUI and other ART treatments, schedule an appointment or call (714) 828-2345 at WooRee Alternative Medical Group in Anaheim, CA to learn more about how they can safely and effectively treat infertility using acupuncture.