Fertility & Pregnancy

Foundation for Creation

For over 3,000 years, more people have been treated by Traditional Chinese Medicine than by any other medical modality in the history of the world.  The discipline maintains that the body and mind form an interactive whole with the environment, and that only by treating the many elements as a single energy system can we attain “balance and health.”  The goal of achieving conception and developing a healthy pregnancy must be built upon this energetic balance.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can raise the fertility potential for women by affecting the quality, quantity, balance and flow of Qi and Blood.  When Qi (life energy) and blood are circulating freely throughout the body, every cell, tissue and organ is properly nourished and functioning well.  When this occurs, a woman’s overall health and fertility are enhanced.

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Each and every woman has an inborn ability to conceive naturally.  When a woman has trouble conceiving, it is often caused by an imbalance of Qi and Blood affecting one or more of the Organ Systems: Kidney, Spleen, Liver, Uterus ~ a reproductive/endocrine imbalance blocking the ability to conceive naturally.   Infertility Acupuncture provides a safe, effective, drug-free, and natural approach to strengthen a woman’s health so conception and pregnancy is a natural event.

Dr. Boxer with 3 month old twins

Dr. Boxer is the only practitioner of Infertility Acupuncture’s Hunyuan Method™ in Southern California.   Her main goal is to help enhance every woman’s inborn ability to conceive naturally without the use of artificial assistance.

Rather than attempting to created conception, the Hunyuan Method aims at creating a healthy person so nature can take its course.  Patients benefit from Dr. Boxer’s 18 years of experience, as well as from the expertise of Dr. Yaron Seidman, the the creator of the Hunyuan method.  Together, they discuss each patient in detail, creating a specific program of gentle Acupuncture treatments, personalized weekly Chinese Herbal prescriptions, unique recommendations for timing conception, and dietary changes.  Dr. Boxer encourages the use of traditional diets and wholesome unprocessed food.  She utilizes the knowledge accumulated by many generations to assess the needed tools for optimal fertility.  In many instances, the male partner is treated in order to strengthen, balance and support overall health and well-being.

Give Yourself a Real Chance

Most patients are aware of their “Window of Opportunity” and often believe they are running out of time.  In reality, a successful conception and pregnancy relate to the patient’s health more than to the patient’s age.  For example, a 40 year old patient who elevates her overall reproductive function and endocrine health through Acupuncture, Herbs & a supportive natural diet, stands a better chance of conceiving and maintaining a pregnancy than a 30 year old patient who is in poor health.

This is one reason why In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) fails to help 19 out of 20 patients aged 42 years and over to conceive with their own eggs.  And on third, fourth, and fifth IVF cycles for this same age group, the procedure fails 97 out of 100 patients…a mere 3% success rate.  At the end of the day, a patient needs to ask herself what she should do to solve her infertility.  What can she do to maintain her health and extend her “Window of Opportunity?”

How Chinese Medicine Raises IVF Success Rates

  • Improves the function of the ovaries to produce better quality eggs.
  • Regulates the hormones to produce a larger number of follicles.
  • Increases the blood flow to the uterus and increases the thickness of the uterine lining, which improves the chances of an ovum implanting on the uterine wall.
  • Relaxes the patient, reduces anxiety and stress.
  • Helps prevent uterine contractions.
  • Lessens the side effects of the Western drugs used in IVF.
  • Normalizes hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation, especially in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Strengthens and regulates the patient’s immune system.
  • Positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays a key role in fertility.
  • Improves male semen to create better quality and quantity of embryos.
  • Regulates menstrual cycle.
  • Decreases the chance of miscarriage.

A healthy body stands the best chance for conception and pregnancy. Dr. Boxer and the Hunyuan approach offer just that.  There are two possible outcomes of her treatment.  The patient’s overall health will be elevated to higher level, or healthier and pregnant.  In any event, if patients choose to have IUI or IVF, they now have a better chance of succeeding since they are in a healthier state.

Acupuncture During Pregnancy

Post-conception Acupuncture is a natural way to enhance pregnancy without the use of drugs, and can help alleviate morning sickness and other symptoms associated with the first and second trimesters.  It enhances the gestation process and, used in the last five weeks, promotes a healthy and easy delivery.

In the case of delayed labor, Acupuncture is an excellent choice over artificial induction with medication.  Dr. Boxer has helped many women who were pass their due date, as well as turning babies with breech presentation, for a natural delivery.

Acupuncture Helps a Pregnant Women with the following:

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  • Morning Sickness/ Nausea & Vomiting.
  • Fatigue/Sluggishness
  • Light Bleeding
  • Dizziness or Fainting
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Headache
  • Back Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Breech Presentation
  • Delayed Labor

Dr. Boxer brings over 20 years experience, specializing in Women’s Healthcare.