Denver's Choice in Acupuncture for Fertility
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are wonderful at balancing the cycle and hormones. We can help you whether you're trying naturally or through IVF or IUI.
Holistic Fertility Care from a Compassionate Team
Acupuncture can have a powerful effect on the reproductive system, alone or in conjunction with Western medicine. As explained in this study here, acupuncture can regulate the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis. I think this helps to explain why acupuncture is incredibly effective at addressing a wide array of women's health and fertility issues. It has been shown to:
- Regulate the menstrual cycle
- Improve egg quality
- Improve uterine lining
- Increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
- Regulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis
- Reduce stress linked to fertility problems
- Improve sperm count and motility
- Increase testicular blood flow
- Improve success rates of IVF
- Decrease uterine contractility
- Decrease chances of miscarriage
We take a holistic approach to fertility here at The Point. You’ll receive a personalized assessment and we'll cover nutrition, lifestyle, fertility-enhancing foods specific to your condition, and herbal and nutritional supplements if needed. Only supplements which are safe to take during pregnancy cycle will be recommended.
Your first visit will be 90 minutes in length and will include your first fertility acupuncture treatment. During this visit we’ll talk about your medical history, lab results, lifestyle, diet and menstrual cycle details. All follow up visits are approximately one hour.
Acupuncture to Support IVF
For some, the journey to parenthood might involve IVF. It’s not an easy decision to make, and the process can be physically and emotionally stressful. We've supported so many women through this process and would love to support you through the IVF process, maximizing your success of welcoming a happy, healthy baby into your life.
When we work together with your body and your current IVF cycle, we can maximize your chances of achieving results. Acupuncture works by stimulating the flow of blood to the uterus, making the lining of your womb more receptive to the implantation of an embryo.
We use a research-based methodology that has been scientifically proven to increase your chances of pregnancy. Numerous studies have shown that acupuncture significantly improves IVF outcomes with increased number of births and lowered miscarriage rate. In one well-known German study (Paulus and Zhang), pregnancies were documented in 34 out of 80 patients (42.5%) in the acupuncture group as compared to 21 out of 80 patients (26.3%) in the control group.
A 2005 study in Fertility and Sterility demonstrated that sperm quality and motility was improved after men received acupuncture treatments. The men treated experienced increased sperm motility levels, increased number and percentage of healthy sperm, and significant improvements in sperm structure and quality as compared to a control group.
The IVF Acupuncture Process
Prior to Starting Your IVF Cycle
We recommend getting acupuncture before your IVF treatments begin to help prepare your body. This will help regulate your menstrual cycle, help with ovulation, boost egg quality, improve your uterus lining and ensure your hormones are in tip-top shape. It's ideal to start at least two to three months before retrieval.
During the Stimulation Phase
Uncomfortable IVF drug side effects can be alleviated with acupuncture. It can also help to improve follicle development and reduce anxiety during this stressful period.
After Embryo Transfer
After the fertilized embryo has been transferred to your uterus, we recommend a round of acupuncture to help with a successful implantation. Acupuncture can also decrease the possibility of miscarriage and help support the growth of new life!
If your pregnancy test is positive – (HOORAY, BIG HUG!) – we strongly advise getting regular acupuncture during your first semester. This will help to strengthen and maintain vital progesterone levels needed to support your growing baby.
“Katherine, a heartfelt thank you for everything you did to help us get pregnant with our baby boy! I honestly feel that we would not have our little boy if it weren’t for you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” ~ K.C.
“Katherine, I can’t thank you enough for all that you’ve done for our family. As you know, when I first came to you I was so discouraged and frustrated with the lack of success of my fertility treatments and was desperate for a miracle. I was nervous and skeptical about acupuncture but you made me a true believer! I know that without your help we wouldn’t have our baby girl… so grateful for you! I also want to thank you for your support and encouragement. You’ve become more than just a doctor, I consider you a friend. You’ve always gone above and beyond for me. I’m so appreciative of you.” ~ A.C.
“Thank you so much for treating me while I was struggling with infertility. Without your care, I don’t think we’d have our beautiful daughter today. Thank you, thank you, thank you!” ~ C.B.
“I saw Katherine to support my IVF and fertility. I was doing my second round of IVF and I wanted to do everything I could to increase my chances of success. My IVF was successful this time and we have a healthy baby! What I didn’t expect was not only how much acupuncture helped our fertility, but that it would also provide so much support, peace, and comfort for me during that extremely stressful and emotional time in my life. Katherine immediately put me at ease and my fears immediately disappeared. IVF is so overwhelming and my fertility doctor and nurses couldn’t answer all my questions and concerns and confusion. Katherine really helped me through this. We’re so happy to have our family now and are so grateful to you, Katherine. Thank you!” ~ A.H.
“Dear Katherine, after trying for a long time we are so glad we came to you for help. Thank you for helping us get pregnant, addressing my fertility issues with confidence and ease, placing my fears to rest, and making my pregnancy a smooth experience. Most of all, thank you for your help in making this wonderful blessing possible! Many thanks.” ~ M.K.
“I came to Katherine for acupuncture to help prepare for IVF. Immediately, I was impressed by her approachable manner and knowledge of fertility. I followed her easy and helpful dietary changes and came in for treatments weekly before both the retrieval and transfer. And it was a success! I’m now pregnant with our first child and continuing to see Katherine through my pregnancy. There is no doubt in my mind that our successful IVF is due in part to the acupuncture treatments from The Point. I highly recommend Katherine and The Point. “ ~ J.G.
“Dear Katherine. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. We had a beautiful baby girl and your help was key to it. I have attached a few family photos for you. Thank you for your help and support” ~ S.H.
“I want to extend my deepest thanks to you and your team for everything you’ve done for me. You’ve helped me through both minor and major health problems and were a great support to me. Words can’t describe how much I’ve gained from coming to your clinic.” ~ J.B.
“I wanted to you to be one of the first to know that I’m PREGNANT!!! Thank you so much for all your help and support. Elevated FSH and 7% chance you can kiss my booty! It’s still early, but we are very excited and can’t wait for our baby’s arrival.” ~ P.H.
“I am 40 years old and wasn’t sure I could get pregnant naturally. I followed Katherine advice, which even helped me lose weight and feel better than I ever thought I could. And three months later we were pregnant!" ~ K.A.
“My husband and I tried for a year to get pregnant. We then saw a fertility doctor and had two failed IUIs. We couldn’t afford IVF, which the fertility doctor was recommending. I was about to give up on my dream of a family, but a friend suggested I see Katherine. I was nervous about needles and a little skeptical, but willing to try anything. Katherine immediately put me at ease and gave me hope. I did her Becoming Mama program in addition to acupuncture treatments. Five months later, we’re pregnant!! We’re over the moon and so grateful.” ~ A.J.
“I’m so glad I found The Point. My periods were long and irregular and I was diagnosed with PCOS. My doctors were very discouraging about my ability to conceive naturally. Katherine helped me in so many ways. Acupuncture combined with her lifestyle and dietary advice helped me get my periods on track and regular again. I also experienced less cramping with my periods. Now we’re pregnant and are expecting a little boy in less than two months! I highly recommend Katherine if you are experiencing any fertility difficulties. She has been a huge blessing for us.” ~ J.F.
“I lost my first two pregnancies and was devastated and scared of trying again. The doctors didn’t know the cause of them and told me it was normal. I wanted answers and I wanted to avoid going through that loss again. After careful listening and questioning, Katherine made several recommendations and I saw her for a few months before becoming pregnant again. I saw her through my pregnancy and now we have a perfect baby girl!” ~ S.C.
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