Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine treatment that relies on the painless but strategic placement of fine needles into very specific points on meridians representing various organs. The needles are used to stimulate certain key “energy points” believed to regulate spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical balance. During an acupuncture visit, specific points on the meridian may be indicated based on either the examination and/or the condition the acupuncturist is attempting to treat. In regards to infertility, points are selected on their ability to regulate menstruation, thicken the lining of the uterus, relax the uterus, “warm” a “cold” uterus, build blood or energy in the body, and provide stress relief – all of which are important in the treatment of infertility. The needles are used one time only, and the infertility treatments are virtually painless. While the needles are in place (for about 30 minutes), most people experience a deep sense of relaxation and usually fall asleep.
Yoga for Fertility is a safe gentle practice inspired by Hatha Yoga with a significant focus on deep relaxation, guided visualization and breathing, to trigger the relaxation response and combat the unique stress that is associated with infertility. Fertility yoga includes gentle and dynamic movements that will stretch and strengthen your body, and is safe to practice at any time during your treatment.