Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine work to enhance fertility by restoring health and balance to the body, mind, and spirit. We have a successful track record and over a decade of experience with supporting individuals and couples to achieve a healthy pregnancy. Acupuncture has also been shown to be incredibly effective to support natural pregnancy as well as in conjunction with assisted reproductive technologies. We serve all families including single parents, LGBTQ couples, coparents, and surrogates.
Acupuncture has become widely accepted as an important component of fertility enhancement and infertility treatment. Texts dated as far back as 200BC describe utilizing Chinese herbal medicine to treat infertility. In addition to acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, lifestyle choices play an important role in restoring balance and improving the likelihood of conceiving and carrying to term a healthy child. Important lifestyle factors that are typically discussed during an acupuncture treatment include: diet, stress reduction, exercise, and sleep quality.
Chinese medicine enhances fertility by strengthening and thickening insufficient uterine lining; regulating hormones and ovulation; improving ovarian function; improving sperm count, motility, and quality.
For optimal benefits, we generally recommend utilizing Chinese medicine for at least three months of preconception care as well as supportive treatments post-conception.
Treatments are unique to each stage of the menstrual cycle Helps strengthen and improve thickness of uterine lining Regulates hormones and ovulation Improves fertile cervical mucosa Improves ovarian function, which encourages production of healthier follicles Increases pregnancy rates in women with fallopian tube obstruction Increases pregnancy rates in women with PCOS Strengthens immune function Reduces stress and promotes balance Dramatically increases success rates of IVF Decreases the side effects of all types of ART
Fertility is important in men and women, Traditional Chinese Medicine supports the fertile vitality of all genders for optimal results.
At Therapia Wellness Clinic we are experienced in using specialized acupuncture and herbal medicine to assist couples in naturally enhancing their fertility. We have established relationships with reproductive endocrinologists in the Portland area, and work to integrate fertility acupuncture treatments with medical procedures such as Clomid, IUI and IVF. For patients undergoing ART treatments, we provide acupuncture before and after embryo transfers, which has been shown to significantly increase the chances of success. We begin with an in depth intake appointment to establish our treatment plan based on your individual constitution and health history. Contact us if you have any questions. We offer free consultations to discuss the benefits and recommended treatment plan, face to face.
There have been a great number of peer reviewed research studies in the past decade showing how acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine increase the success rate of conventional infertility treatments. Quality research shows that acupuncture is effective in enhancing fertility.
“Tara, I am so grateful for your assistance and support during our IVF cycle. We are so happy with the outcome and wanted to share the photo of our happy and healthy baby girl!”
Fertility and Pregnancy Support
“Thank you for your treatments and support on one of the most challenging experiences of my life! I felt like I was on a rollercoaster of emotions and acupuncture was so helpful to bring me back to myself. I felt a calmer with treatments and also a deeper connection to my body. Thank you for helping me along this journey and supporting me throughout my difficult pregnancy as well.”
Acupuncture combined with IVF
“I was recommended to come to Therapia by my fertility doctor. I immediately felt at ease and grounded with my treatments and was so lucky to be cared for by the experienced and knowledgeable acupuncturists there. I was very skeptical about trying acupuncture but glad my doctors encouraged me to seek this out.”
“When we could’t conceive for over a year we decided to seek natural medicine support and heard about the benefits of acupuncture. I was never treated like I had a problem or was broken. I felt like a whole person and empowered in my body and my goals. I began a regime of Chinese herbs and weekly acupuncture. After 2 months my cycle was more regular and less painful. My husband also received acupuncture which helped his stress and stamina. Thank you so much for all that you do!”
S.B. & D.B.
“We have been undergoing IUI treatments for 3 years and recently started IVF. My fertility doctor recommended I get acupuncture. For the first time in years I am feeling more relaxed and calm in my body. Acupuncture is helping me find peace and calm in this really emotionally challenging experience.”