Fertility Services

  Infertility: A Disease with a safe, time tested cure

 Infertility is a disease that affects 1 in 8 couples!  According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, they suggest seeking the care of a specialist if you are unable to achieve pregnancy after 12 months of unprotected intercourse and the woman is under the age of 35, six months if the woman is more than 35 years of age.  They suggest a specialist if you have had more than one miscarriage.

ASK YOURSELF:

  • I have painful periods.
  • I have irregular periods.
  • I can not pinpoint when I ovulate.
  • My partner / I have a history of STDs.
  • I have an unhealthy Body Mass Index (BMI). (underweight or overweight)
  • I have had more than one miscarriage.

If you answered “YES” to any of these statements above, Seattle Acupuncture & Fertility Center can help.  We facilitate reproductive enhancement and recognize that each person experiencing fertility issues needs individualized treatment tailored to their own physiology.   We callaborate with your western medical team and meticulously examine your health history as we have extensive training in evaluating your western medical diagnosis. This involves pinpointing the underlying imbalance, the root cause of the problem, so we can develop a treatment plan that is appropriate for your needs and wishes.  The guiding tenet of East Asian medicine is to diagnose the root cause of the health issue and effectively alleviate it.

Mark Elgee, licensed acupuncturist and founder of Seattle Acupuncture & Fertility Center, states that “for best results give yourself at least 3 months to prepare the body for conception, because good health is a fundamental precursor to conception and most importantly, a healthy birth.  To grow a garden, you must start with fertile soil and continuously tend to it for a seed to open, take hold and prosper.”  Mark is one of a handful of practitioners in the state of Washington that is certified with the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, which involves extensive post graduate studies in both western and eastern approaches to this disease.

Of all the areas of well-being,  reproductive health is one of the most complex and rewarding.  From the onset of  menstruation to the journey through menopause women may experience a myriad of physical and emotional symptoms that range from bothersome to insufferable.  For men, defective or insufficient sperm can be a devastating surprise.  Infertility affects each person differently and can have real emotional ramifications. 

East Asian medicine has assisted women with their pregnancies for thousands of years; from fertility treatment to labor induction to turning a breech baby!  Current research has shown that acupuncture and chinese herbs affect the ovulation and menstrual cycle, enhance blood flow to the reproductive organs, regulate hormones and affect the uterine lining.   It is proven to enhance endorphin production to induce calm – all of which can contribute to successful conception and prevent miscarriage.  The focus is in correcting imbalances in the body’s natural energy flow and promoting an overall sense of well-being

Women are finding new, natural, and effective ways to deal with their unique physiology and tapping into time tested,  safe methods to deal with migraines, menstrual irregularities, PMS, infertility, hormone disorders, insomnia, stress, anxiety and depression.  Men are finding comparable methods to improve the quality and quantity of sperm. You deserve more than a short consultation and a standard protocol from your health care provider.  We make sure your questions, needs,  and concerns are fully addressed before we start treatment.

At Seattle Acupuncture & Fertility Center we specialize in the safe treatment of:

 

  •  Menstrual irregularities
  • PMS
  • Menopause
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Infertility
  • Polycystic Ovaries
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Migraines
  • Sperm motility
  • Sperm morphology
  • Insufficient quanitity of sperm
  • Immune disorders
  • Stress / Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • IVF / ART support

 

To schedule an appointment or consultation call 206-778-2213