Fertility Acupuncture – holistic, natural treatment for infertility and other ailments

Acupuncture is one of the earliest forms of medical treatment; originally practiced in China it dates back to between 2000 and 4000 years, but until the 20th century it was almost unknown in the western world, and its acceptance was a long time coming by western physicians.

It is a very specific art, and achieves its goals by the insertion of extremely small diameter needles into the body. Traditionally, this was meant to harmonize the flows of energy in the body; the ancient practitioners of this form of medicine, though, were just using the language of the day. Unlike most ancient medical techniques, acupuncture ended up being based in principles which western medicine is finally coming to understand. Natural herbs and other areas of holistic medicine and now being legitimized and used by western medicine and are fast becoming more and more integrated with traditional western treatments.

Acupuncture works by stimulating specific electrical and nerve activity of the body when the needle is inserted into the skin at acupuncture points on or near the surface of the skin. These acupuncture points stimulate nerves that alter the way the body operates. The most widely known use for acupuncture is the relief of many different types of pain, and has been recommended by medical doctors working with veterans of foreign wars which have been wounded as a non-narcotic method of dealing with pain.

Western science has concluded that this ancient form of medicine works in three main ways – activation of opioid systems, changes in brain chemistry and changes in blood flow.

At Fertility Acupuncture, their professional, knowledgeable staff specializes in acupuncture methods directly related to resolving infertility in both men and women. Acupuncture in conjunction with other holistic, natural medicines have been shown in numerous studies to be a safe way to increase male and female fertility.

Fertility Acupuncture is devoted to providing quality, natural healthcare through the use of acupuncture, herbal medicine and pharmaceutical grade dietary supplements. Natural treatments are provided for a range of issues, including hormonal imbalances, infertility, recurrent miscarriage, stress, insomnia, premenstrual syndrome, male factor infertility and many other ailments.

As the name implies, though, Fertility Acupuncture specializes in the specific areas of fertility. One of the most important treatments is used in conjunction with IVF, or in vitro fertilization. They practice both pre and post embryo transfer treatments, and recent research has shown that acupuncture fertility treatments can increase the success rate of IVF procedures by as much as 35%.

Claudia Weitkemper, the chief infertility acupuncturist of Fertility Acupuncture has multiple degrees. She has received a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, CA; a Nursing degree from St. Joseph Hospital in Germany and a Naturopathic Doctor degree from Heilpraktiker College, also in Germany. She has worked as a health care practitioner in both Western and traditional Chinese Medicine since 1983.

The goal of Fertility Acupuncture is to offer patients an integrated approach to holistic healthcare, and Western Medicine, though dedicated research and studies is now recognizing the value and efficacy of these treatments. When you have need of a fertility acupuncturist, contact the caring staff at Fertility Acupuncture.