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Can Acupuncture Help With Infertility? Stephanie Slaughter, L.Ac.


You can have a baby! Acupuncture treatments for 3-4 months of weekly treatments is just $1500 compared to IVF or IUI which could cost $5000$1500 PER treatment

For many women, the excitement that comes with the decision to have a baby is often followed with disappointment as months or years pass without conception. Whether a woman is given the frustrating diagnosis of “unexplained infertility� or something else such as endometriosis, fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or premature ovarian failure, among other things, it can still be an upsetting and confusing time trying to sort out how to proceed. When faced with the diagnosis of infertility, most women are told to proceed with IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) or IUI (Intrauterine Insemination), not realizing that Eastern medicine can provide a great alternative. Not only are acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs cheaper than IVF or IUI (usually under $1500 for 3-4 months of weekly acupuncture treatments versus $5,000-$15,000 per cycle of IVF or IUI), but most women also often experience many other benefits aside from being able to conceive. Acupuncture and herbs can help to relieve pain and stress among other things. Once a woman becomes pregnant, treatments can continue in order to help improve sleep, minimize morning sickness, and even prevent miscarriage! If there is some sort of physical or structural problem, and IVF is the only possibility for conception, acupuncture can help to increase the chance for a successful cycle. Scientific studies have shown that women receiving acupuncture treatments in conjunction with IVF or IUI have a 40-60% better chance of conception. Acupuncture is a safe, and virtually painless way to help improve fertility. At our clinic, the Acupuncture Center of Northern Virginia, we have helped many women in their journey to start a family. We have hours six days a week, and can be reached via phone (703-370-1077) or email (Stephanie@acupuncturenova.com). Also, please visit our website (www.acupuncturenova.com) for more information about our practice and about Chinese medicine in general!

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About the Author S te ph an i e S lau ght e r , L . A c . Ms. Slaughter is a Diplomate in Acupuncture from the Ms. Slaughter is a Diplomate in Acupuncture from the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, of which she is also a member. Ms. Slaughter is licensed to practice acupuncture by the Virginia Board of Medicine as well as the Maryland State Board of Acupuncture. National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, of which she is also a member. Ms. Slaughter is licensed to practice acupuncture by the Virginia Board of Medicine as well as the Maryland State Board of Acupuncture.

ACUPUNCTURE CENTER OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA 101 S. WHITING STREET SUITE 301 ALEXANDRIA, VA 22304 703.370.1077 STEPHANIE@ACUPUNCTURENOVA.COM

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Can Acupuncture Help Infertility?