Infertility can be a very frustrating and devastating experience and unfortunatelly, it is more common than you may think - infertility effects 4.5 million couples every year and the statistics show that it is on the rise!

Causes of Infertility
There are many factors that contribute to fertility problems this day and age – some of the factors include: high amounts of stress, improper nutrition, fast paced lifestyle, environmental toxins and age at which women choose to bear children.

Can Naturopathic Medicine Help?
For conception and implantation to happen, your body needs to provide just the right environment for embryo/fetal development. For all different causes of impaired fertility acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may be your answer.

Acupuncture and Fertility
In the past few years, acupuncture and TCM have received a lot of attention from general public and medical community, when German researchers reported that they have increased success rates by almost 50% in women having in vitro fertilization (IVF)! (Fertility and Sterility, April 2002). Other fertility specialists observed that acupuncture worked in many cases were IVF failed. One of the most important findings was a Swedish study, which proved that uterine blood flow could be positively changed in 100% of the study participants, who received just 8 acupuncture treatments (Human Reproduction, Vol.11, No.6, 1996).

Acupuncture and Male Fertility
In addition to improving female fertility, acupuncture and TCM has a lot to offer in male fertility. There are numerous case study reports on acupuncture for male infertility from China showing improvement in total count, motility and morphology of sperm.

How Does Acupuncture Help?
For a more indepth discussion of the topic, please see my article on Fertility and Naturopathic Medicine entitled How To Improve Your Fertility Naturally

Using Acupuncture with IVF
Thousands of people today choose acupuncture and TCM as sole or adjunctive therapy to their medical treatments for infertility (including assisted reproduction therapy). Women who undergo or plan to undergo IVF treatment will significantly increase their chances of conceiving with acupuncture. The average cost of IVF treatment is $12,000, whereas the average cost per individual for one acupuncture treatment is $60 to $80 (and often acupuncture is covered by extended heath plans).

This means that for a relatively small additional expense, you may improve the chance of your IVF treatment by almost 50%!

Margaret Balajewicz Can Help!
Margeret has special interest in woman's fertility issues. She has sucessfully helped many woman get pregnant and has seen many different types of cases. Margaret's treatment can help you improve your fertility resulting in natural pregnancy but can also greatly improve your chances of a sucessful IVF treatment. For a complementary consultation, please contact Margeret.