A growing trend in Australia, couples are seeking traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) options to boost their chances of conceiving a child naturally (finally!). What was once considered hippy dippy in the Outback is now being sought after. Couples are seeking acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine whether they are trying to conceive naturally or alongside IVF and IUI.
Here in the states, fertility and acupuncture have been a trend since the popular German research study in the year 2002. Patients have had such wild success when combining Eastern and Western medicine. At Tao to Wellness, we see patients at varying stages of the fertility journey, some are trying naturally and would like the balancing mechanism of acupuncture to increase their chances and some are into their third IVF and hope that acupuncture will bring results to that next transfer.
Ideally, we like to work with couples a few months (3-6) prior to their IVF transfer or IUI procedure, Chinese medicine works on the root of the issue and although we can achieve success with acupuncture right before and after their procedure, we prefer to create deeper healing over a period of time. Whereas, Western medicine can quickly effect egg QUANTITY we are certain we can effect egg QUALITY over time. This is something Western medicine is not able to do.
Christina Martin is the founder of Tao to Wellness. She is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Teacher and has been in practice for fifteen years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is California state licensed and a nationally certified Diplomat of Acupuncture. Christina entered Acupuncture school without ever having an Acupuncture treatment. She simply felt it was her calling.