Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning based on the Chinese Medicine view. This is done by inserting needles, applying heat, electrical stimulation or a laser at very precise acupuncture points.
This form of medicine involves inserting a SOLID filiform needle made of stainless steel – the width of a strand of hair into the skin at specific areas of the body to help achieve a therapeutic effect. NO Drug is injected.
By restoring the natural energy in your body, Acupuncture encourages the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances. This natural healing may assist by increasing energy, improve moods, reduce or relive pain, promote a healthy digestive system and may improve the function of the affected areas in the body.
The treatment may take up to 60 minutes while the follow-up treatments are closer to 30-45 minutes.
Our treatment plan is to have the patient come in once before the egg collection, and twice in one day – before the egg transfer and after the egg transfer. This is done to help relax the body and mind during the procedures and to prevent muscle contractions.
Generally, patients will come in once a week until results are received and they continue to come in once per week regardless of the result i.e. to support the pregancy or continue with getting their body back into its optimum state of health.
Be sure to consult with your Fertility specialist if you have any questions.
The laser is used on specific acupuncture points stimulating the area similar to the way acupuncture needles do. The practitioner will hold the beam steadily for a period that can range from ten seconds to a maximum of two minutes.
A patient may feel slight tingling, movement of energy or ‘Qi’ close to the area where the beam is being used or they may feel nothing at all although, still receiving the benefits as they would with the use of an acupuncture needle.