vf_discs_0013_crocusFertility FAQs

Who would the treatments benefit?

Anyone who wishes to become pregnant can benefit from acupuncture and Chinese herbs.  Acupuncture promotes the concept of whole body wellness.  Therefore, a couple does not need to be dealing with infertility in order to utilize this method.

However couples that have a hard time getting pregnant or have experienced repeated miscarriage would certainly benefit from acupuncture. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies address hormonal imbalance, irregular periods, endometriosis, abnormal sperm counts/motility/mobility, and other impediments to fertility.
 

Can both men and women be treated for fertility issues?

Yes. Male and female patients are both treated for infertility.  Results of balanced Qi and blood include a regulated menstrual cycle and balanced hormonal levels. In men, the quality and quantity of sperm, and sperm motility are affected by acupuncture and are important for a successful pregnancy.  Low morphology rates also responds well after 90-100 days of weekly treatment.
 

When is a good time to start treatment?

When a couple decides to get pregnant, acupuncture treatments can begin. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be effective before, during, and after a pregnancy, as the treatment addresses overall wellness of the body.
 

What is Basal Body Temperature (BBT)?

In addition to acupuncture and herbal remedies, tracking a woman’s Basal Body Temperature, or BBT, can aid in overcoming infertility.  BBT is a woman’s temperature when she first wakes up in the morning, and is recorded starting from the first day of the cycle.  Charting a woman’s BBT is important because it will help the practitioner pinpoint imbalance and disruption in a woman’s fertility system.  You may print out a blank BBT here.
 

How long does it take to get results?

Whenever a couple has a hard time getting pregnant, success can be achieved in a matter of months, depending on the cause of infertility.  In men, it takes 70 days for new sperm to be generated.  In women, effects of acupuncture treatment should occur after the third complete cycle.  There can be many reasons contributing to a couple’s infertility, therefore treatments and their duration are individualized and varied.
 

How can Chinese medicine work in accordance with Western methods?

Many couples will choose to use acupuncture and herbs in addition to Western techniques.  Studies have shown that women undergoing In-Vitro Fertilization in addition to acupuncture had increased chances of becoming pregnant.  “Clinical pregnancies were documented in 34 of 80 patients (42.5%) in the acupuncture group, whereas pregnancy rate was only 26.3% (21 out of 80 patients) in the control group. Conclusion: Acupuncture seems to be a useful tool for improving pregnancy rate after assisted reproduction therapy.”

Acupuncture is being combined with conventional fertility therapy because it has been shown that acupuncture can improve circulation to the endometrium, helping to facilitate a thick, rich lining. It has also shown an ability to improve ovarian and follicular function. Patients who are using in vitro fertilization (IVF), or donor-egg transfer commonly are treated with acupuncture therapy for 3-4 months before the procedure. Acupuncture treatments have an accumulative effect, so it is beneficial to have treatments frequently during this period.

A 2-4 month preparation with acupuncture and herbal medicine is recommended before undergoing Intra-uterine Insemination (IUI).

When acupuncture and herbal medicine are being used without conventional therapies to achieve conception successful results typically occur within 6-12 months.
 
Please visit http://vailfertility.com for more fertility information.

What our patients say:

Carpal Tunnel pain

I had been having Carpal Tunnel symptoms in my left hand and forearm for about 4 months. I had already seen my other doctor and tried many “traditional” methods, but nothing worked until I tried acupuncture. After just one treatment, Kellie was able to get rid of all the pain and numbness that had traveled up my arm. That was almost 4 years ago, and the pain has never come back.

Mark, Dallas, TX

2016-12-16T21:34:33+00:00

Mark, Dallas, TX

I had been having Carpal Tunnel symptoms in my left hand and forearm for about 4 months. I had already seen my other doctor and tried many “traditional” methods, but nothing worked until I tried acupuncture. After just one treatment, Kellie was able to get rid of all the pain and numbness that had traveled up my arm. That was almost 4 years ago, and the pain has never come back.

Tinnitus & Digestion

It has been about 4 weeks since I visited your offices in Edwards to receive CranioSacral Therapy and Acupuncture and to tell you, honestly, I have never felt better!
To be specific – I went to visit you because my Tinnitus was pretty severe. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it is not to have that ringing. And in addition, my entire digestive system is so free of bloating and discomfort. I have had no headaches or sinus pressure.
Kellie, the Chinese Herbs you mixed for me – I even like drinking that twice a day. I do not mind the flavor at all and just know it is helping my entire system to feel so much better.
I want to thank you both for listening to my tales about my body and for being so attentive to helping me feel so much better.
I look forward to seeing you both again about mid December.
My sincere thanks, again.

Patricia

2016-12-16T21:29:50+00:00

Patricia

It has been about 4 weeks since I visited your offices in Edwards to receive CranioSacral Therapy and Acupuncture and to tell you, honestly, I have never felt better! To be specific – I went to visit you because my Tinnitus was pretty severe. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it is not to have that ringing. And in addition, my entire digestive system is so free of bloating and discomfort. I have had no headaches or sinus pressure. Kellie, the Chinese Herbs you mixed for me – I even like drinking that twice a day. I do not mind the flavor at all and just know it is helping my entire system to feel so much better. I want to thank you both for listening to my tales about my body and for being so attentive to helping me feel so much better. I look forward to seeing you both again about mid December. My sincere thanks, again.

Sciatica and Hair Loss

I first found Kellie when I was suffering from what I thought was chronic Sciatica pain. After several sessions and some herbs, the pain dissipated and now I rarely have any flare-ups. During one of my sessions, Kellie asked me about any other concerns I had. I mentioned that my fine, thin hair seemed to be getting worse and I was afraid I would end up bald, not dissimilar from my mother. She started me on some herbs that I take three times a day and my hair is now totally different. After about five months, it is now thicker and has more body than ever. I was delighted with the sciatica treatments, but you know how we women are about our hair….I am thrilled.

Beverly T., Palm Desert, CA

2016-12-16T21:31:34+00:00

Beverly T., Palm Desert, CA

I first found Kellie when I was suffering from what I thought was chronic Sciatica pain. After several sessions and some herbs, the pain dissipated and now I rarely have any flare-ups. During one of my sessions, Kellie asked me about any other concerns I had. I mentioned that my fine, thin hair seemed to be getting worse and I was afraid I would end up bald, not dissimilar from my mother. She started me on some herbs that I take three times a day and my hair is now totally different. After about five months, it is now thicker and has more body than ever. I was delighted with the sciatica treatments, but you know how we women are about our hair….I am thrilled.

Golfer’s Elbow and More

When I first met Kellie I had a very sore right elbow from playing golf. I play 4-5 times per week and the soreness really took its toll, not only on my scoring but also on my enjoyment of playing.
I had two acupuncture treatments from Kellie over the next two weeks. During these two weeks the pain began subsiding and was gone in a span of only three weeks. And all this time I continued to play golf.
During my second treatment Kellie asked me about the dryness of my skin. I shaved every day, but was using nothing on my face afterward. Kellie recommended I apply Pearl Cream after shaving. I tried it and it began working wonders. My skin is much smoother and my family and friends say I look 5-10 years younger after using Pearl Cream for just a couple of months.

Dave T., Palm Desert, CA

2016-12-16T21:30:54+00:00

Dave T., Palm Desert, CA

When I first met Kellie I had a very sore right elbow from playing golf. I play 4-5 times per week and the soreness really took its toll, not only on my scoring but also on my enjoyment of playing. I had two acupuncture treatments from Kellie over the next two weeks. During these two weeks the pain began subsiding and was gone in a span of only three weeks. And all this time I continued to play golf. During my second treatment Kellie asked me about the dryness of my skin. I shaved every day, but was using nothing on my face afterward. Kellie recommended I apply Pearl Cream after shaving. I tried it and it began working wonders. My skin is much smoother and my family and friends say I look 5-10 years younger after using Pearl Cream for just a couple of months.

Anxiety Relief

Under Kellie’s care, my anxiety has gone away and I am able to refocus on life. She takes care of me as a whole person – working on my physical conditions as well as the emotional, internal issues. She listens and provides insight into my body through thorough descriptions and explanations. I feel very comfortable and safe with Kellie and her treatments. Thank you!

Cindy, Edwards, CO.

2016-12-16T21:32:20+00:00

Cindy, Edwards, CO.

Under Kellie’s care, my anxiety has gone away and I am able to refocus on life. She takes care of me as a whole person – working on my physical conditions as well as the emotional, internal issues. She listens and provides insight into my body through thorough descriptions and explanations. I feel very comfortable and safe with Kellie and her treatments. Thank you!