Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to enhance the fertility of both partners. In more recent years, conventional medicine has embraced the many benefits of having acupuncture as an adjunct therapy for fertility support. Here’s how Fertility Acupuncture can help you during your difficulties with conceiving:

Fertility Acupuncture Helps Women

  • Increases blood flow and nutrition to the uterus and ovaries
  • Relaxes the uterus to enhance implantation
  • Relaxes the nervous system, helping counteract hormonal disruption affecting fertility
  • Reduces emotional stress
  • Regulates hormones and the entire endocrine system
  • Promotes regular ovulation
  • Supports the mother’s health, making her more likely to carry a healthy baby to term without complications
  • Counteracts the negative side effects of fertility medications
  • Helps the liver metabolize toxins and environmental endocrine disruptors that impact fertility

Fertility Acupuncture Helps Men

  • Increase blood flow and nutrition to the reproductive system to promote healthy sperm production
  • Increase sperm count
  • Decrease poor morphology
  • Strengthen motility and forward progression
  • Reduce stress and promote relaxation
  • Regulate hormones and the entire endocrine system
  • Help the liver metabolize toxins and environmental endocrine disruptors that impact fertilit

We recommend weekly acupuncture appointments while trying to conceive, and whatever your underlying health issues are, we will create a personalized plan for you and your partner. We also offer a Partner Preconception Care Plan that includes a couples consultation and acupuncture with the goal of maximizing you and your partner’s health before you start trying. For families who are seeking more in-depth care options, Naturopathic Fertility Support visits have been very helpful in further navigating our patients’ fertility needs.

If you’re already working with a reproductive endocrinologist, gynecologist or midwife, our integrative approach can supplement the ART treatments you’re receiving and even prepare you for and ease the birthing process. We also offer pre- and post-transfer acupuncture services on the day of transfer for IVF and IUI patients, which have also been shown to improve pregnancy rates.

Please contact our office at (804) 977-2634 for additional information and scheduling.

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Meet Our Practitioners that work with Fertility Acupuncture

Micah Allen ND

Dr. Micah Allen ND, L.Ac, FABORM

Naturopathic Doctor & Licensed Acupuncturist

Areas of concentration: Fertility Support, Endocrine Support, Pain Management, Women’s Health, Children’s Health

Micah Allen is a Naturopathic Physician & Licensed Acupuncturist at Richmond Natural Medicine, where she provides a comprehensive yet personalized approach to a plethora of health care concerns. Dr. Allen has an extensive toolbox of natural care options available for her patients that include but are not limited to lifestyle modification, herbal medicine, nutrient repletion, acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine. Dr. Allen’s patients span the entirety of the age and disease process spectrum, from pediatric to geriatric and general wellness to complex chronic disease. Dr. Allen received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore,Wa. Dr. Allen is board certified through the NCCAOM and is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM). Dr. Allen is also an adjunct faculty member at South University and an affiliate faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). During her downtime, Dr. Allen enjoys yoga, traveling and exploring local museums with her family. Click HERE to learn more about Dr. Allen.

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