Why are you having a difficult time getting and staying pregnant?
We can help improve your chances of success!
Poor egg quality is one of the leading causes of infertility and chronic, recurrent miscarriage.
We will explain poor egg quality here and provide you with solutions to help improve your egg quality and lining quality and improve your chances of having a full term, problem free pregnancy.
A significant and common factor contributing to infertility is poor egg quality.
Poor egg quality is most often found in women over 35 years old but can occur at any age.
What causes poor egg quality?
A high-quality egg or embryo is bursting with energy. This energy comes from mitochondria.
What are mitochondria?
Mitochondria, are the energy factories for cells, and are found in high numbers in eggs as they provide the energy for egg maturation, fertilization, and embryo formation.
As women age, their mitochondrial function becomes weaker, less effective, and causes reduced egg/embryo energy which means they won’t yield a pregnancy or will end in miscarriage. This is what defines poor egg quality.
We improve your egg quality
Improvement of mitochondrial function leads to improved egg quality and embryo quality and higher pregnancy rates and lower miscarriage rates.
This can be achieved with acupuncture, herbal medicine, and certain supplements.
- Acupuncture ensures the delivery of oxygen-rich blood flow to the ovaries. This is essential for the health of the eggs.
- Herbal medicine does the same thing, but also regulates hormones and supports that which is deficient and reduces that which is in excess. For example: a ‘deficiency’ may be poor mitochondrial function. An ‘excess’ may be too much testosterone (the PCOS patient).
Acupuncture works from the outside in, and herbal medicine works from the inside out. Using both together facilitates egg quality improvement more effectively than when using just one of these modalities alone.
When you think about fertility-acupuncture-benefits, you will think about better blood flow.
In the last two decades, reproductive-acupuncture became synonymous with better circulation to the ovaries and uterine lining.
It all started in 1996. Dr. Elizabeth Stener published the first study on how this time-tested natural therapy improves blood flow to the uterus and eggs and therefore serves to improve pregnancy rates.
Research shows that acupuncture can improve fertility in specific ways. Doctors are now recommending acupuncture alongside conventional medicine to treat infertility and increase IVF success rates. Here are some of the ways that acupuncture can improve fertility.
Improve egg quality
Egg quality is improved because the ovaries get more blood, therefore, the follicles get more nutrients. (Stener-Victorin 2006, Lim 2010).
Increase endometrial lining and implantation rates
The uterine lining needs to be at least 6mm for implantation and pregnancy. Stress, diet, toxins, and hormonal imbalances can create a thin endometrial lining.
Acupuncture can improve blood flow to the lining, which increases its thickness and supports implantation (Stener-Victorin 1996, Huang 2008).
Acupuncture pre and post embryo transfer improves IVF Success
The chances of having a successful birth from IVF can range from 2%-30% depending on a woman’s age and situation.
Research shows that having acupuncture before and after embryo transfer can increase pregnancy rates by 60% and reduce the number of miscarriages by 50% (Paulus 2002 and Quintero 2004).
We are here for you as we have been since 1997. We have helped thousands conceive where donor egg was thought to be the only solution.
We provide you with expert reproductive-acupuncture and expert reproductive-herbal-medicine.
We believe that an ‘east meets west’ approach to care is the new gold standard. Therefore, we work hand-in-hand with many reproductive endocrinologists providing you with the highest possibility of a positive outcome.
We see patients from many reproductive medicine clinics including but not limited to:
- Sher Fertility Solutions
- New York Cornell
- Shady Grove
- New Hope Fertility
- Generation Next
- The Center for Human Reproduction
- Spring Fertility
We accept out-of-network insurance with prior authorization.
Call today for more information, or to schedule your consultation and first treatment. 212-685-0985.