You Can Have the Family You Long For!
Portland Acupuncture Studio is the practice of Lisa Tongel, LAc, and her team of fertility acupuncturists. We have over 24 years’ experience working with thousands of successful families. With acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, we can help you overcome infertility and have the family of your dreams.
We specialize in:
- Fertility support for all families
- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Donor cycles (egg, embryo, sperm), Frozen cycles
- Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Endometriosis
- Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Miscarriage Prevention and Recovery
- Gentle, safe pregnancy support once you do conceive
Acupuncture is a safe, effective treatment to help you have a healthy baby. Many families use acupuncture as a gentle, holistic way to improve their fertility and to promote successful fertility treatments.
During an acupuncture treatment, very thin needles are inserted into the skin at specific locations on the body called acupoints. Acupoints are chosen based on your unique needs, and treatments are always customized to your specific situation to help you succeed in your family building goals.
Acupuncture is safe with very few side effects. It is part of a whole system of medicine initially developed in China more than 2500 years ago, and has been used successfully for reproductive health concerns ever since.
Chinese medicine consists of several therapies – Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are the most well-known. Other therapies include moxibustion (heat therapy), cupping, and specialized types of massage called Tui Na, Shiatsu and Gua Sha. To learn more about acupuncture, see our post on the top three questions asked about acupuncture.
How Does Fertility Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture supports fertility by helping each of your body’s systems work better, so that a baby is possible. Acupuncture has been shown to improve blood flow to the reproductive organs, regulate reproductive hormones, reduce stress hormones, reduce inflammation, and regulate the nervous system. These many effects result in increased overall health and improved fertility.
With consistent acupuncture treatments, our patients have more regular menstrual cycles, more consistent ovulation, better egg quality, thicker uterine lining, and an improved ability to hold a pregnancy.
Acupuncture can help with challenging conditions like diminished ovarian reserve, thin uterine lining, PCOS, endometriosis, or recurrent miscarriage. Because of its ability to help with difficult health concerns, acupuncture is often recommended by fertility doctors and OB/GYNs to treat many reproductive health complaints.
A typical course of acupuncture is dependent on each person and their specific circumstances. For fertility support, it’s best to have acupuncture treatment 3-6 months prior to when you wish to conceive. Any amount of acupuncture can be helpful, however, so even if you don’t have that much time, starting acupuncture as soon as you can will still benefit your fertility.
At Portland Acupuncture Studio, we create the best treatment plan for you so that you can move forward with your family building goals. Contact us to learn more about how acupuncture can help you have a healthy baby.