Infertility Treatment in Santa Rosa utilizes Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine as well as EFT/Meridian Tapping, Hypnosis and Stress Reduction techniques to enhance fertility in women and men.
Annette Romios, LAc, is a Licensed Acupuncturist, and holds a Master's Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. Providing acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for infertility treatment in Santa Rosa. Available for both women and men.
Ben Schwarcz, MFT is a Certified Mind-Body Fertility Connection® practitioner, and works with both women and men using Hypnosis, EFT Tapping, Meditation, Guided Visualization, and stress reduction techniques to release emotional trauma, stress and tension that may contribute to infertility issues. Long distance coaching sessions are also offered.
Understanding Fertility Treatment
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been used for thousands of years
to enhance and restore fertility in both men and women. Current research
demonstrates the many benefits of using Acupuncture and Chinese herbal
medicine for the treatment of infertility and other reproductive
disorders. Whether you are trying to get pregnant naturally or
undergoing assisted reproductive procedures, such as inseminations (IUI)
or in-vitro fertilization (IVF), the proper application of acupuncture,
herbs and nutrition has been clinically shown to greatly increase your
odds of a successful pregnancy and birth.
It is estimated today that 1 in 8 couples are affected by
infertility. There are a number of factors that greatly influence
fertility and conception some of which include age, medical history,
overall health, stress levels, and environment. All of these things can
affect your ability to get pregnant, and the resulting health of your
baby if you do get pregnant. At Essential Points Acupuncture, our goal
is to increase your chances of having a healthy, happy baby. To do that
we must first focus on improving the overall health of both parents to
ensure the most optimal environment for conception to happen. We will
work with you to design a comprehensive treatment plan that will include
acupuncture, herbs and some diet and lifestyle modifications, as well as stress reduction and mind-body approaches for total balance.
How will acupuncture affect my reproductive system?
Chinese medicine offers a natural, non-invasive approach to treating infertility by focusing on enhancing the quality of eggs, sperm, uterine lining and cervical fluid. Furthermore, acupuncture has been shown to regulate hormones and menstrual cycles, improve blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, reduce miscarriages and enhance the immune system. Sometimes this approach is sufficient for couples to conceive on their own. In other cases, it offers a valuable adjunct for couples who are about to undergo the expense and physical demands of IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Studies have shown that acupuncture significantly increases the success rate of ART while also alleviating the side-effects of treatment (Paulus et al, 2001).
How many treatments will I need?
If you are generally in good health, with no pre-existing conditions, we recommend coming in three months prior to the time you plan to start trying to conceive. It takes at least that long to positively influence the quality of follicles and/or sperm being produced. If you have a pre-existing condition, we recommend you come in at least six months prior to conception. Keep in mind that the ultimate goal is to restore your own health so that conception can occur naturally. With regard to ART, there are a number of protocols that we use depending on the history and health of the patient. If you are already beginning your IVF cycle, we typically recommend 4 to 8 treatments. If you are not yet beginning your IVF cycle, it is a good idea to have a consultation as soon as possible so that we can evaluate your specific needs. Dealing with any imbalances prior to beginning your IVF cycle can greatly increase your health and your chances of a successful IVF pregnancy.
Can you treat men?
Yes. We are now learning that up to 50% of infertility cases can be attributed to male factor. This number is much higher than once thought, yet still it is often overlooked when a couple is struggling with infertility. New information suggests that male fertility also declines with age with an increased risk of miscarriages and children born with developmental problems. Even if you are planning on doing IVF/ICSI, you should not simply rely on adequate sperm quality. Ignoring the realities of male factor could be ignoring half of the problem.
For more information on acupuncture infertility treatment in Santa Rosa, contact Annette Romios.
Treating Emotional Factors, Stress, and Trauma:
The negative effects of stress, trauma, emotional exhaustion and relationship turmoil can have both direct and indirect impact on quality of life, and on the ability to conceive. When couples go through long periods of stress and disappointment in their attempts to conceive, fear, anxiety and worry can become a difficult barrier to overcome. Our thoughts and expectations can have a very real impact on both our mental and physical health. Past traumas, losses and unresolved emotional issues can also arise and interfere with the process, without a good way to release them from the mind and body.
EFT (Meridian Tapping) is a powerful, quick and efficient way to apply the principles of acupuncture to emotions, trauma and stress. Within just a few sessions, many past traumas, negative thought patterns and anxiety symptoms can often be put to rest, restoring peace of mind, hope and a naturally optimistic attitude. This process is also invaluable for restoring a healthy, positive connection between couples.
Stress reduction techniques, guided visualization, and meditation instruction are also offered to restore balance, relaxation and a positive state of mind.
Contact Ben Schwarcz, MFT for more information on stress reduction, trauma release, and infertility treatment in Santa Rosa.
To discuss infertility treatment in Santa Rosa, contact:
Ben Schwarcz, MFT: 707-326-5566
Ben has completed training and certification as a Mind-Body Fertility Connection® practitioner with James Schwartz, Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and author of The Mind-Body Fertility Connection. Ben is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#mfc35606) and has advanced training in EFT "Tapping" (Emotional Freedom Techniques).
Annette Romios, LAc: 707-303-7200
Annette Romios, LAc is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist and herbalist. After a four-year course of study, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emperor's College of Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California where she also completed an externship at UCLA. Annette holds a Master's Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco. She is board certified by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.
Before starting acupuncture or other alternative infertility treatment in Santa Rosa, please consult your medical doctor.