Our goal is to help couples learn how to support natural fertility, overcome fertility issues and prepare for a healthy pregnancy through Chinese medicine and acupuncture, nutritional guidance, lab testing, and endocrine support. Providing nutritional and Chinese herbal guidance can improve the quality of the eggs, prompt the organs to release the right amount of hormones and create an optimum environment for the eggs to mature and be fertilized in. Providing labs test to check levels of estrogen and progesterone can be useful when supporting fertility. Balancing your endocrine system (thyroid, adrenal and ovaries) can help regulate periods, cycle length and ovulation times, improving sperm morphology, motility count, and egg quality. Acupuncture can assist with any type of pain or stasis syndrome such as endometriosis, painful menses, blood clots, irregular menstrual cycles, and hormonal imbalances.
For women in their early thirties trying to conceive naturally, 4-8 months of naturopathic and acupuncture treatment is ideal. Those in their later thirties, six months of treatment is recommended. For men, a minimum of four months is optimal before trying to conceive as research from the UK has shown that sperm takes 96 days to form.
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Dr. Kristen Lum ND, LAc, MSOM