Hawken Acupuncture
Where Science Meets Tradition
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Treatments

Fertility (Male and Female)

The combination of acupuncture and customized Chinese herbal formulas is extremely effective for promoting fertility. The strength of our medicine is that we take your whole system into account. When your body is not balanced and healthy, it may become difficult to conceive.

Our goal with women’s fertility is to bring you to optimal health, so that you can not only conceive naturally and quickly, but be at the best place to carry to term and deliver your baby. We regulate the menstrual cycle and bring your whole system into balance. We can address not only conception, but help to stop any cycle of repeat miscarriages. An additional benefit is that if you are suffering from painful or heavy periods, experience period-related fatigue or premenstrual symptoms, these will typically improve as a result of treatment.

Our goal with men’s fertility is to maximize the sperm count and quality, and address any sexual function problems that limit the ability to conceive. Even if you have already decided to go forward with biomedical intervention such as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) or In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), acupuncture treatment fits beautifully into your treatment plan, for these reasons: Studies have shown a much higher rate of pregnancy when acupuncture was used in conjunction with IVF. In addition, biomedicine alone has been able help people to achieve conception, but is very limited in its ability to promote a healthy pregnancy which goes to term, and the delivery of a healthy baby.

Case Study

One patient came to see me after trying to conceive for a year and a half, and being told by her Reproductive Endocrinologist that her only option was to start looking for an egg donor. She was devastated. I reassured her that I had seen plenty of cases in which women were able to conceive naturally with the help of acupuncture and Chinese herbs after having been told by their doctors that it was impossible.

We began the treatment process, including lifestyle and dietary suggestions. I let her know that to see change in fertility (because of the time the egg and sperm take to develop in the body) often takes a minimum of 4-6 months of treatment, and she was ready to accept this.Can you believe she was pregnant in less than a month? Even though she was told by her doctor that she would never achieve conception? This is faster than expected, but possible!

She continued regular acupuncture treatments throughout the course of her pregnancy, helping to alleviate the changing discomforts she experienced at different stages of pregnancy. She got great relief from things like reflux, nausea, fatigue and back pain, and delivered a healthy baby boy by her due date!

One patient had had a semen analysis done, and it showed poor sperm motility (movement), and poor morphology (shape). He and his wife had been trying to conceive for over a year, and their Reproductive Endocrinologist had recommended that he and his wife start the IVF process. He came to see me hoping to improve his sperm quality so that they might conceive naturally. I let him know that because of the time the sperm take to develop in the body, resolving this type of situation often takes a minimum of 4-6 months of treatment. I treated him with acupuncture, supplements, and a customized Chinese herbal formula, gave him dietary and lifestyle suggestions, and in less than two months his wife was pregnant!