Chinese Medicine: Fertility & IVF

Chinese Medicine Works with Your Body for Reproductive Health

Dr. Ana with one-week old Scarlett Elizabeth


e can help your dreams for a new baby come true by effectively treating your inability to conceive. After conception, our treatments support your goal for a healthy pregnancy and a depression-free post-partum.

Acupuncture treatments work to normalize each of the four phases of your cycle: In the menstrual phase, treatments insure good quality energy (qi) and blood, improving the menstrual flow. In the follicular phase, treatments support healthy ovaries, supplement body fluids and improve egg quality. In the ovulatory phase, treatments support the ability of your body to release the egg. In the luteal phase, treatments aid the endometrium reception to implantation and improve blood flow to the uterus.

Acupuncture & Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

Chinese Medicine works with Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to treat holistically, treating the body, mind and spirit. Using specific acupuncture points and herbal formulas, traditional Chinese medicine achieves general health benefits and endocrine system balancing. Acupuncture reduces the stress load of infertility, making life during ART less emotional, pregnancy easier to achieve, and postpartum recuperation faster.

Herbs are non-toxic, gentle medicine because it’s simply concentrated plants. Herbs can prevent miscarriage, and together with acupuncture treatment, herbs increase pregnancy rates in ART by 65%. Some endocrinologists advise against the use of herbs because the action of herbs has not been tested in western-style, controlled laboratory studies. If this is your situation, we advise you on the Energetics of Foods to increase fertility.
Therapeutic treatments work to help you with fertility.

At 40 my husband and I were excited to start a family and while we knew it might not be easy, we were hopeful that we could conceive naturally.  When it didn’t happen immediately, Dr. Ana encouraged us to not give up on our dream, and kept us hopeful. To our absolute delight and surprise, after 18 months I conceived and our one-year old Gracie is our greatest treasure.  Anyone else might think we are crazy, but at 43 my husband and I are back at HBC and hoping for a second natural conception and healthy pregnancy.

Our Thai massage therapist’s hands-on treatment can help with the disappointment of not conceiving. Constant mental agitation from not having answers can be exacerbated by the flood of new decisions with In vitro fertilization (IVF), and the new information can be confusing, adding additional stress. The healing touch of Thai massage reverses the effects of stress, bringing mental and emotional calm, and opening a couple to the bright promises ahead.

Our Myofascial Release (also known as Unwinding) therapist understands that stress can occur at any time in the conception-to-birth process. When we’re under stress, especially daily stress, health is compromised manifesting in everything from mild upset to severe trauma. Myofascial Release is a gentle hands-on treatment for adults, babies and toddlers. Beginning with pre-conception whether naturally or in conjunction with ART, Myofascial Release helps achieve regular, pain-free menses, reduces endometrial inflammation, enables conception and ensures the healthiest pregnancy possible. When your baby is born, our therapist works with you and your little one to achieve a peaceful household through sleepless nights, difficulty nursing, uneasiness with the new responsibility of a tiny life, and whatever other stressors threaten to upset the harmony of your new family.

Let’s make your dream of a new baby come true. Contact us now