Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 301-1784
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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Infertility is the inability of a couple to become pregnant regardless of cause after 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse using no birth control methods. Infertility affects about 6.1 million people in the United States, about 10% of men and women of reproductive age. The vast majority of them turn to traditional fertility treatments for help, but a growing number are trying an alternative therapy – traditional Chinese medicine.
Chinese acupuncture and herbal therapy are ancient Chinese methods used for the treatment and prevention of disease. These systems are as ancient and effective as any other medical techniques used in the world today. They have been practiced consistently for thousand years in the Orient. Seventy percent of one quarter of the world's population uses Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine as their main form of health care. However, only in the past decades have acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) been recognized in the United States. The benefits of acupuncture and TCM in treatment for the infertile couple can be found in early Chinese medical literature dating back to the 11AD. Not only do these techniques assist in regulating the menstrual cycle and invigorating the sperm, but they also serve to enhance the function of the whole body. This "whole body" health approach, in turn, provides a key to unlock unlimited potential in healing.
No matter if you are taking a modern approach to fertility treatment (through IVF, IUI, etc.), or want to take a natural approach, Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine can increase the chances of becoming pregnant and having a child.
Chinese acupuncture & herbal medicine has been shown to:
• Regulate the menstrual cycle
• Regulate hormones by reducing stress
• Improve blood flow to the ovaries & uterus
• Improve ovarian function - encourages production of follicles & enhances their quality
• Improve the thickness of the uterine wall lining
• Reduce uterine contractions after embryo transfer
• Reduce the chance of miscarriage
• Lessen the side effects of pharmaceuticals
• Improve ovulation cycles in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) that makes getting pregnant difficult
• Enhance the immune system
• Improve quality of oocytes
• Improve sperm count, motility and morphology as well as other sexual health problems such as impotence.
• Improve pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). Acupuncture can increase IVF success by 65%. The remarkable success rate occurred across seven acupuncture trials involving 1,366 women. Results are published in the February 2008 issue of the British Medical Journal.
If you would like to pursue this form of treatment or information, please contact Xiaoyan.
Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA