Integrative Medicine and Fertility

integrative medicine and fertility

Medicine, especially reproductive medicine, is constantly evolving and applying alternative treatment options. Integrative medicine is the main form of alternative treatment in the field of infertility. It focuses on the optimal health and healing of a patient, taking into account the entire person instead of simply treating her immediate condition with drugs or surgery.

In other words, integrative medicine takes a holistic look at healing a patient’s mind, body and soul – not just a specific ailment.

When it comes to infertility, treating patients’ entire well-being instead of targeting a certain condition can be very effective because patients often have more than one factor contributing to their infertility. Using an integrative approach to improve the optimal health of a patient covers a wide variety of the areas that may be contributing to their infertility.

Infertility often comes loaded with emotional tension that becomes even greater with treatments and resulting expectations. We find that integrative medicine helps patients be more emotionally prepared and in a better frame of mind to deal with these tensions. And that can contribute to treatment success.

At RSCBA we offer three primary integrative medicine approaches.


Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the most popular aspects of integrative medicine when it comes to fertility treatment. During an acupuncture treatment, needles are inserted into the skin to stimulate a variety of bodily functions.

Acupuncture can increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, helping create a receptive uterine lining and aiding in follicle development. Acupuncture also can help reduce or even eliminate side effects of fertility medications. It has been proven to aid in reducing stress that can have a negative effect on fertility. This is the reason why many women undergoing infertility treatment choose to have acupuncture.

Acupuncture is natural, non-toxic and relatively affordable.

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Fertility diet

Having a healthy diet and taking supplements can greatly increase a woman’s chances of getting pregnant and staying pregnant. With integrative medicine, a focus is placed on vitamin and nutrient intake prior to and during pregnancy to prepare the body for what is to come.

When a mother has a healthy diet before and during pregnancy, it also helps to build a stronger and nervous system while protecting the child from birth defects.

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Mind-body relationship

Having a healthy diet and taking supplements can greatly increase a woman’s chances of getting pregnant and staying pregnant. With integrative medicine, a focus is placed on vitamin and nutrient intake prior to and during pregnancy to prepare the body for what is to come.

When a mother has a healthy diet before and during pregnancy, it also helps to build a stronger and nervous system while protecting the child from birth defects.

Learn More About Mind-Body Relationship

Want to learn more about integrative medicine at RSC?  Read the Integrative Medicine Blog