Seven Resources on an Integrative Approach to Infertility


Integrative Approaches Provide Promise for Fertility Patients

For patients who are struggling to get pregnant, integrative medicine modalities including acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), have shown promise in treating infertility. Integrative practices don’t replace traditional Western medical approaches to infertility, but rather enhance treatments, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), while also addressing lifestyle factors that can affect fertility such as stress, nutrition, and low-quality sleep. Such protocols can support both female and male patients.

When a patient comes to see Rose Tan-Knight, Lac, MS, of Lotus Acupuncture in Walnut Creek, California, with fertility issues, she begins by conducting a thorough health history. This includes detailed questions about their menstrual cycle, general health, dietary habits, and where they are on their fertility journey.

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