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Male Factors

       •  Increases sperm count

       •  Decreases abnormal morphology

       •  Improves motility

       •  Reduces sperm DNA fragmentation

       •  Alleviates ejaculatory dysfunction and erectile defects

Clinical research has shown that IVF success rates nearly double when used in conjunction with acupuncture.

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Female Factors

•Improve ovarian function

•Enhances egg quality

•Regulates hormone levels

•Increases blood flow to the uterus

•Thickens endometrial lining

•Alleviates tubal obstructions and abdominal adhesions

•Prevents uterine contraction post IVF embryo transfer

•Reduces side-effects and toxicity of IVF medications

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•Prolonged Labor

General Factors

•Decreases immune system incompatibilities

•Reduces stress-related dysfunction

•Increases chance of conception

•Decreases incidence of miscarriage

•Has no side effects


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“What All Women Coping with Fertility Challenges Should Know About Acupuncture.”

Hello, my name is Shana Lauer.  I am a licensed acupuncturist practicing in the Santa Barbara area, treating fertility issues with Acupuncture for Fertility.  I help women increase their chances of getting pregnant by as much as 50%.  Treating fertility challenges with acupuncture and TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) has been around for thousands of years.  How does this age old medicine make such a difference?  In the last several years the science behind many studies has revealed that:

- Acupuncture can increase blood flow to the reproductive organs, which dramatically improves a woman’s response to hormonal therapy.

- Acupuncture has been shown to regulate hormone levels by moderating the release of beta-endorphin levels in the brain, which improves the release of gonadatrophin releasing hormone by the hypothalamus, follicle stimulating hormone form the pituitary gland, and estrogen and progesterone levels form the ovary.

- Acupuncture reduces stress and hyperactive sympathetic nervous system response.

- Acupuncture has been speculated to moderate cyclooxygenase and prostaglandin levels in the uterus, reducing uterine motility to improve implantation rates.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Can Enhance Your Fertility in the Following Ways:

“After a year and a half of trying to conceive... I turned to acupunc-ture... later I found out I was pregnant for the first time!...Thanks again Shana for helping us achieve this goal.”        -H.O.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views infertility as a manifestation of imbalance within the body.   It treats the root cause of the problem, working to restore your body to it’s natural state of balance.  When this balanced state is achieved, proper hormone levels are restored, and conception can occur naturally. 

“How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant by 50%.”

Overcoming my own fertility challenges, as well as those of my patients, taught me how powerful Chinese Medicine can be in treating infertility.