Infertility Women’s Health Healthy Aging
Digestive issues Stress & Pain conditions
At Fertile Ground Acupuncture, acupuncturist for infertility experts combine the best of eastern and western medicine to help you realize your dream of creating a family.
Fertile Ground acupuncturists have all been practicing for over 10 years and are Board Certified in Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM). Our specialty training also helps us address many other conditions relating to hormonal imbalances – from PMS to menopause, low libido to weight gain in middle-age men and women. We are well versed in all aspects of women’s health as well as healthy aging for both men and women.
Whether you’re trying to conceive naturally or working with a reproductive specialist, we’re experienced and ready to work closely with your western doctors. Recent studies have shown that acupuncture for infertility may help improve the success rates of IVF and IUI procedures.
Based on your needs we create a treatment plan just for you.
As Chinese Medicine practitioners we have a truly holistic approach. Acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, essential oil therapy and abdominal massage therapy (Chi Nei Tsang) are some of the treatments we offer, as well as dietary and lifestyle recommendations. For our fertility patients specific exercises from fertility yoga and qi gong may also be recommended – all designed to enhance their natural state of fertility by gently bringing their body back into balance. All our patients receive a high level of support and accessibility.
Fertile Ground Acupuncture is part of the professional healthcare community focusing on fertility and pregnancy in Los Angeles. We draw on our relationships with other professionals to give you the best possible care – from reproductive doctors to physical therapists specializing in pregnancy and post-natal recovery. Our referrals are there to help you every step of the way.
Our goal is to help you become as healthy as possible so your body can do what it’s naturally designed to do. If either partner has specific complications then Acupuncture for fertility can be used to help resolve them. Our years of experience treating digestive problems, auto-immune responses, menstrual irregularities, and hormonal imbalances for men and women help us with complex cases. These are areas that may need to be addressed to help improve your fertility. This approach is designed to help you have the best possible results, whether trying naturally or using western assisted reproductive technologies.
For many years at Fertile Ground Acupuncture we have specialized in women’s health and continue to offer acupuncture for women to treat all types of female issues – from PMS and menstrual irregularities through pregnancy and post-natal support. Acupuncture for pregnancy is invaluable as a safe way to address many discomforts during this time – from treating colds and flus to addressing morning sickness, other digestive complaints, allergies and sinus congestion. Acupuncture is very effective at resolving low back pain, sciatica and carpal tunnel issues that sometimes arise during pregnancy.
Healthy Aging – Menopause and Andropause
In our healthy aging program we help both men and women cope with midlife changes. Acupuncture for menopause and andropause can help restore optimum hormone levels – improving energy, concentration and libido, regulating weight and mood, and reducing discomforts like hot flashes, night sweats or insomnia. Herbal medicine is a safe way to support hormone levels and can be combined with other treatment approaches.
From indigestion (gas and bloating) to more serious conditions like IBS or Crohn’s Disease, acupuncture and herbs can make a profound difference. Constipation, acid reflux and other common digestive problems also respond to acupuncture treatment. We always give our patients dietary suggestions – including how to choose foods that are right for you, eating to reduce stress, and education on nutrients missing from your diet. Probiotics and other supplements are often very helpful in improving digestive function. Food sensitivities and dysbiosis (imbalanced intestinal flora) can be determined through testing for improved treatment results.
Stress & Pain
Stress disrupts your immune system, nervous system and endocrine system (your hormones), setting the field for a wide range of chronic issues – from depression to insomnia, acid reflux to low sperm count, or irregular menstrual cycles. Acupuncture helps reduce the stress response – improving sleep, regulating blood pressure and strengthening digestion.
Muscle and joint pain can be exacerbated by obvious things like repetitive motions, poor posture, overworking and sports or less obvious things that increase inflammation – including dehydration, diet or overexercising. Chronic pain syndromes often respond to proper hydration and nutritional support. Many studies have shown acupuncture helps reduce pain. We have had success with both acute and chronic neck and back pain, joint pain and headaches.
At Fertile Ground we also help patients with weight gain, skincare and overall stress management. We offer treatments for these types of conditions in addition to providing acupuncture for infertility.