Get Help Naturally with Unexplained Infertility
Our approach at Acubalance is to support your body's ability to self regulate and optimize your fertility through nutrition, lifestyle changes, acupuncture, naturopathy, herbs and supplements, as well as mind-body stress reduction techniques.
We have seen clinically unexplained infertility addressed and resolved through this natural approach.
You have tried everything to conceive, testing for ovulation, timing intercourse, changing diet, different medications and all of your hormone levels are where they should be. You’ve had an ultrasound, pelvic exam, blood work, semen analysis and a pap smear -- and everything appears normal. And yet, you still haven’t been able to get pregnant. You’ve done absolutely everything right, yet are left feeling discouraged, heartbroken and hopeless that your body won’t cooperate. But you need to know that you are not alone. In fact, up to a quarter of all women who suffer from infertility fall into this category.
While Western medicine labels this as something unexplainable, Acubalance takes a different approach. We know there is much more to the picture, which is why we start by examining the medical lab tests and diagnosis from your medical doctors and then looking at the quality of both your fertility and overall health. From there, we will work with you to raise your level of health and improve your overall fertile environment, which in turn improves your chances of conceiving a healthy child.
Does this sound familiar?
You’ve done everything right to nurture your fertility and you meet all of the criteria, including:
- Reasonable egg count
- Regular ovulation
- Fallopian tubes are open
- Uterus appears normal
- No endometriosis
- Normal semen analysis
- Normal blood work
- Egg quality is normal
...and yet still you are having difficulties conceiving?
Many of our patients have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility.
We know how you feel, and we know we can help. That’s because we’ve helped thousands just like you since opening our clinic in 2000.
An almost infinite number of microscopic processes go into the making of a baby, and thus an almost infinite number of things can go wrong. So if you have been given a diagnosis of “unexplained infertility” by your doctor, it’s time to try another approach. According to Chinese medicine, naturopathic medicine, and functional medicine, the body has an innate ability to heal. Health and balance results from the body’s ability to self regulate and repair. The traditional Chinese medicine approach is to provide the right input and give your body the essential building blocks and information it needs to rebalance itself and function optimally.
Traditional Chinese medicine and naturopathy uses acupuncture, herbs, dietary and lifestyle adjustments; many of these methods are poorly understood or explained using the mainstream medical system. Our multidisciplinary approach is designed to optimize your fertility, support your eggs or sperm to reach their peak fertile potential, and ensure the uterine lining/environment is receptive for implantation. We also work closely with fertility clinics and other medical practitioners to ensure your support team is up to date with your treatments and results. By combining our strengths, we can provide a level of care not found in the mainstream healthcare system.
How It Works
We address the root cause
Instead of the mainstream medical approach that focuses on treating symptoms, we treat the whole person to help restore you to your ideal state of health. We dig deep and give you a complete health audit, looking for the underlying causes that are currently preventing you from experiencing optimal fertility and health.
We use an all natural approach that your doctor may not be familiar with
Our individual sessions include one or more treatments from the best combination of modern and traditional medicine: functional medicine, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, low level laser therapy (LLLT)/photobiomodulation, IV nutritional drips, diet therapy, lifestyle counseling, and mind-body stress reduction tools.
We help you awaken your body's own healing abilities
Your body is not “broken” and it is absolutely possible for you to take control of your hormones and resolve infertility naturally. We help bring your body back into balance so it can regain its innate self-regulating functions and truly heal itself.
We keep it simple and results are quick
Resolving unexplained infertility doesn’t have to be difficult or take a long time. Simple lifestyle and diet changes, along with our targeted natural therapies, offer a straightforward and effective way to attack infertility head on.
We focus on how you FEEL -- not just the lab results or numbers
We will provide you with ongoing support every step of the way. Your practitioner will monitor your progress to ensure you are starting to feel better, and where appropriate will adjust your treatment as you improve. We will be there to discuss any worries or concerns you may have, and provide you with ongoing lifestyle and diet coaching to help you manage stress and stay on track.
Our approach ALWAYS includes stress reduction
Addressing stress is often a key component in addressing infertility. As part of our treatment protocol, we teach you very simple ways to enhance sleep and relaxation. This supports your body’s natural healing system and makes it much easier for you to exit the infertility loop.
The Process Is Simple
Free Phone Consult
At your free phone consultation, you and our clinician will discuss your case, medical history, any medications you’re taking, and most important of all, your goals. We want to be certain that our program will meet your needs and there is a high probability of success for you before we move on to the next step.
Detailed Assessment & Treatment Plan
Once your free consultation is complete and you agree to move forward, the next step is your intake appointment. At this appointment, your clinician will take a detailed assessment of your symptom patterns, medical history and other relevant factors, in order to determine the root cause of your issue and devise a specific plan catered to you.
Armed with information, they will work together with you on a treatment plan based on your pattern. If you have been unable to get pregnant, there is absolutely an explanation; it just hasn’t been found yet. A healthy body is a fertile body, so our goal is to help bright you back to optimal health and vitality.
Your first acupuncture session will be performed at this time, and you will be given a detailed treatment plan with easy-to-follow instructions. Your plan may include dietary and lifestyle adjustments as well as key supplements and herbal medicines to address the root causes of your infertility.
Active Treatment & Symptom Resolution
You’ll return for regular visits (exact frequency to be determined by your practitioner) to ensure close support as you begin to feel the positive shifts of the therapy. We want to make sure your treatment plan is yielding the expected results.
You’ll also receive acupuncture and/or low level laser therapy (LLLT/photobiomodulation) at each visit. This will ensure that your neuroendocrine system -- which is the delicate connection between your nervous and hormonal systems -- is rebalancing in a way that results in continued optimal hormonal balance.
Transitional Care As Your Condition Stabilizes
Once we see stable improvements, we will begin to reduce the frequency of your visits. This usually occurs after about 8-12 visits. Typically you would start out coming every other week, then once a month for a couple of visits, and then you will no longer need regular treatments.
We’ll be here in case you ever want to come in for a tune-up or to address other health concerns.
Of course, many of our patients do wish to continue with “ongoing maintenance” and we are happy to work that out with you, should that be your wish.
Taking Care of Your Friends and Loved Ones
We pride ourselves on the fact that 80% of our new patients have been referred to us by our past patients or people in the community who have witnessed their friends and loved ones receiving life-changing benefits from our work.
So we very much look forward to helping your friends, family, and loved ones on their journey to a more joyful, energetic and purposeful life.
An Unparalleled Track Record of Excellence
Our mission is simple: Exceptional Caring. Exceptional Results.
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