We fully understand how frustrating and exhausting it can be to deal with infertility. The added stress to a relationship, the financial concerns, and often times it is a matter of "where do we begin" or if medical treatment has begun it can be "what else can we do?"
If you or a loved one is in this position, we have answers. Fertility acupuncture is an area of major focus in our clinic. We have developed specific treatments and have worked with thousands of fertility patients, often in conjunction with fertility specialists in Sioux Falls. This is not something we rarely or once in a while do as an 'add on' to our chiropractic practice, this is an area where we have extensive experience and are proficient and effective, achieving high rates of success.
We utilize fertility acupuncture to help our patients conceive naturally OR if you plan to undergo assisted fertility treatments, such as IUI or IVF. Some very good studies as well as our internal statistics prove that our therapies are mutually beneficial with medical reproductive treatments in leading to a live birth.
Research has shown that fertility acupuncture can increase blood flow to the uterus, which provides a thick, rich uterine wall lining. This nourishing environment increases the chances of conception. There are also ideas centering around the effect of acupuncture on the ovarian cycle.
In addition to the these powerful effects, our therapies are excellent at helping with many of the common issues that people deal with while treating for infertility; stress, ill feelings due to medications, lack of sleep, and anxiety. As anyone who is going through or has gone through fertility issues before, reducing stress is an extremely important factor when dealing with such an emotionally charged issue as trying to conceive a child without success.
We welcome you to read through the research links below as well as a sampling of patient testimonials to see what others have had to say about their experience here doing fertility acupuncture in Sioux Falls.
- Electrical acupuncture increase uterine artery blood flow
- Acupuncture proves to be beneficial prior to IVF
- Acupuncture improves pregnancy rate after ART
- Meta-Analysis suggest acupuncture may boost IVF success rate
- Acupuncture on day of transfer boosts success of IVF
PREGNANCY RELATED TREATMENT
In addition to helping with fertility problems, we also provide a significant amount of pregnancy related care. We can help with pregnancy related issues that are very common, such as the typical first term myriad of; morning sickness, dry-retching, vomiting, extreme fatigue, and dizziness. We will typically use acupuncture to assist with these aforementioned issues and if you're dealing with spinal pain, we can use chiropractic therapy as well.
We can also help with later stage problems such as breech baby. We typically use moxibustion for this and have witnessed excellent results.
Deb Lee, 41 sought treatment for fertility problems. "I had been told by a fertility expert that I would never be able to have a baby because of my age and that my ovaries had shut down," she says. "My husband and I were crushed."
Her best friend encouraged her to see Dr. Tricia for acupuncture.
She couldn't find a reason not to go. "I had nothing to lose," Lee says. "Either way I wouldn't come out of the situation with a baby; who not try something natural?"
"We decided to try a more natural approach."
Three months later, she was pregnant. Lee's little boy is now 9 months old. "Instead of spending thousands of dollars and having a 10 to 20 present chance of conceiving, we spent a few hundred dollars and conceived." she says
By: Dorene Weinstein
Reprinted from Argus Leader
I was diagnosed with PCOS (PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome) and was seeing a specialist in order to get pregnant. I was put on medications to induce ovulation.After a year with no success, our DR. suggested we try In-Vitro Fertilization. He also recommended acupuncture to increase our odds and referred us to Dr. Smith.
Since IVF is such an expensive and sometimes difficult procedure, we decided we would do anything that might help. I was very afraid to try it at first, thinking the needles would hurt. I was pleasantly surprised to find the whole process very relaxing.
The facility is very calming and I was able to spend that time focusing on the baby we so desperately wanted. Dr. Smith and his staff were so kind in explaining everything as we went along. And most importantly our hard work was rewarded with a beautiful healthy baby girl on our first try! Thank you Dr. Smith!
I dealt with infertility for years due to endometriosis. I started going to Natural Arts Chiropractic & Acupuncture and seeing Dr. Tricia for acupuncture. It allows blood to flow where it is needed to optimize your chances of getting pregnant and allows you to completely relax. Dr. Tricia is a very caring and understanding woman. She wants nothing more than a positive outcome. I am so fortunate to have her and acupuncture as part of my fertility journey. I am now a mother of twins and feel that acupuncture played a key role in the success of becoming pregnant and carrying my children.
Drs. Tracy & Tricia were with us every step of the way through our pregnancy journey, from understanding where we were at in our medical treatment cycle and planning each acupuncture session accordingly, to listening each month when we felt defeated, and rejoicing right along with us when we found out we were having a baby!
Starting a family seems like a natural form of progression for a married couple. But for some, what should be a natural becomes stressful and devastating. More than 10 percent of couples trying to conceive a child can't. The standard for many women is to start taking drugs to increase ovulation and then to turn to in-vitro fertilization. But now more and more women are turning to an ancient form of medicine and finding results they've spent years waiting for.
When Robyn Russell and Jim Lloyd said "I do" nine years ago, they didn't want to wait long before expanding their family. "We waited a year and then decided we were ready to try and have a family. We just assumed it would happen". Then 23 years old, she and her husband were both young and seemingly healthy, but were having no luck when it came to conception. "It didn't happen and didn't happen", she says with a sad shrug.
After four years of traveling and spending holidays alone they knew it was time to consult a doctor. Robyn took drugs to increase ovulation, she filled out charts and when none of that worked, and nearly six years after she first tried to conceive, she was told her fallopian tubes were blocked, "I had surgery and found out it was pretty extensive"
Her doctor then recommended in-vitro fertilization. After trying the procedure five times over two years and spending thousands of dollars, she and Jim were still without a baby, "Oh, I cried and cried just forever. It was really hard." The couple had filled out forms for adoption when they heard about how acupuncture can help with infertility, "At that point we had spent enormous amounts of money, we had to try everything."
Dr. Tricia had recently started practicing the eastern form of medicine that has been around for over 5,000 years. The goal of acupuncture and the philosophy of eastern medicine is to bring the body into balance using meridian or energy points of the body. "They realized these points actually flowed into each other and they made more of a flowing channel," says Dr. Schwartz.
Many of Dr. Tricia's patients are referred by reproductive specialists within the medical community. She's been able to help about 50% of the women who thought they had no hope of getting pregnant and become mothers.
In August of 2003, Robyn went to Dr. Tricia for the first time, after two months and one last stab at IVF she was pregnant.
Baby Justice is now six months old and Robyn is a firm believer in acupuncture. "That was the difference".
"She's now recommending Dr. Tricia to friends who are having trouble conceiving and Dr. Tricia is relishing the success of many of her new mommies are finding, "They walk through the door and most of them are face to face hugs of them saying thank you we're expecting. It just sends shivers through my body."
By: Shelley Keohane
Reprinted from KSFY.com
WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF POST CARDS JUST LIKE THESE!
"Thank you all so much for your help last year! We struggled for 2 years and lost hope of having our own child. You helped make our dream come true and we feel very blessed. [Name hidden for anonymity] is an awesome baby with a big personality already. He is very loved!
"Dr. Tracy, just wanted to send you a thank you note for your encouragement, caring, and wonderful acupuncture. We are expecting a baby on Valentine's Day! Everything is going great, we are almost at 11 weeks! Thank you for taking the time to do acupuncture on a holiday weekend during our IVF!"
"A HUGE thank you to the entire staff at Natural Arts Chiropractic and Acupuncture for helping to make our dreams come true! Your support, expertise and compassion has made our family complete. We can't thank you enough."
"Dr. Tracy, wanted to send a BIG thanks to you. [Name hidden for anonymity] and I are expecting in February! We are almost 12 weeks. We are really thankful for you being so flexible and kind! Thanks again!"
"Just wanted to write a note to say THANK YOU for helping us complete our family with a precious little girl. We are so happy and can not tell you how thankful we are for the blessings we have received with your help. Many thanks"
"Dr. Tricia, I just wanted to write and say Thank You from the bottom of my heart for helping me and preparing my body for a baby. We are now in week 23 and we are looking forward to our new addition at the end of February. Thank you so much!"