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Acupuncture Supports IVF Pregnancy Success

Today many couples are going through IVF and fertility treatments. At Tao of Wellness, we treat patients going through different stages of their fertility journey, including IVF treatments. We are honored to be a part of such a precious journey of creating a new family. Chinese medicine has been used in China for centuries to […]

5 Reasons How Acupuncture Assists Infertility

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive naturally within a 12 month period. For many, this can be a challenging time, not knowing where to turn to get the help that they need. Fortunately, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has been used to treat infertility and women’s health issues in China for thousands of years. […]

Lifestyle Suggestions to Enhance your Fertility Potential

(Adapted from The Tao of Fertility by Daoshing Ni, D.O.M., L.Ac., Ph.D., Dipl.C.H. and Dana Herko) Here are eight areas of your life that you can work on to enhance the likelihood of conceiving and supporting a healthy pregnancy and baby. Stop Smoking Active and passive smoking increase the time it takes to get pregnant, […]

A Fertility Story of Tragedy and Triumph

Miscarriage is one of the more heartbreaking issues to confront for couples that are struggling to start a family. Traditional Chinese medicine views each person and their miscarriage history individually, allowing for a customized solution, often integrating with other medical interventions. Certain hormonal imbalances or circulatory blockages that lead to miscarriage can be corrected with […]

Enhancing Fertility with Chinese Medicine

Conception is an incredible event   involving many intricate processes that depend on a well-functioning  physiology. Getting pregnant is a smooth journey for some and a challenging one for others. When a couple is not able to conceive after one year of trying, the condition is called infertility. At this point, many couples turn to reproductive […]

Words of Encouragement for New Beginnings

Dr. Dao has helped to create new beginnings for many families. As we usher in a new year, enjoy this summary of his words of encouragement that apply to all of us beginning a new time cycle. Life itself is hope. It is like a dream or a wish that comes true. You should always, […]

Is Male Fertility on the Decline?

With the focus of infertility being so heavily placed on the female members of our population, it is surprising to hear that male infertility accounts for 50% of infertile couples. What is more surprising is that a recent study conducted in Scotland on 7,000 men showed that sperm counts have decreased by 30% since 1989. […]

Answering FAQs on Fertility Treatments

How can acupuncture help in treating infertility? First, acupuncture enhances endocrine function. It helps the body become more sensitive to its own hormone secretions. Second, it helps reduce inflammatory activities and promotes self-healing. Third, acupuncture also helps improve and increase blood flow in targeted organs such as, the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes. Subsequently, this […]

Enhancing IVF with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

In circumstances where risk factors for infertility are known, IAS has found that various protocols can substantially help in preparing couples for a successful IVF cycle. Some of these include a history of: Endometriosis Elevated FSH Poor Lining Prior IVF failure PCOS Adhesions Fibroids Cysts Sexually transmitted diseases Male factor Depending on the issue, a […]

On Pins and Needles

Acupuncture as a treatment for infertility, who would have thought? Then again, who would have thought that I ever had a chance of becoming pregnant at all? At 12 years old I was diagnosed with a strangulated Dermoid Cyst. I was rushed to the hospital where I had a complete oophorectomy (removal of an ovary) […]