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Over the past decade, women experiencing infertility have been increasingly turning to acupuncture
in addition to IVF. Many people enjoy the way that acupuncture can
contribute to a relaxed sense of physical, mental, and emotional
well-being. Acupuncture works by helping the body to re-establish
normal, natural rhythms.
We offer a wide range of natural health services and can provide these
in a way that is fully integrated, designed, and fine-tuned for your
maximum benefit and value. Any or all of our different services can be
provided at each and every session, often at no additional cost.
Acupuncture has helped many women with unexplained infertility to
conceive. Some of these women previously had significant long term
symptoms (such as an absent menstrual cycle for a period of one year).
Depending on the cause of infertility, these treatment options may be
appropriate as a primary treatment strategy or as a secondary,
Over the past 10 years, some published studies have suggested that
acupuncture can help to enhance the success rates of IVF. One recent
study showed that acupuncture improved the effectiveness of IVF only in
cases where the patient's fertility clinic had a success rate of lower
than around 35% per cycle. However, the authors suggested that even in
those cases, acupuncture is still helpful for relieving some of the
stress and hormone-related symptoms associated with IVF treatments.
In our practice we have also seen success with patients who are using
acupuncture and other natural options (such as yoga, herbal cleanses,
etc.) as the main support. Acupuncture is a very appropriate treatment
when infertility seems to be related to stress and fatigue and is well
worth considering when lab tests and diagnostic imaging do not reveal a
specific cause. In the case of unexplained infertility, we have observed
that acupuncture is effective as frequently as IVF. Overexercise and
being overweight can also sometimes contribute to infertility, and these
causes can be addressed in a variety of ways.
While acupuncture can help to balance your body on an energetic level, nutritional approaches
can help your body to regain optimal health by addressing deficiencies
or imbalances on a substance level. We provide nutritional
recommendations to help with many specific conditions -- for example, in
the areas of fertility, women's health
, mental and emotional health, menopause, headaches
respiratory health, detoxification, and immune health. In addition to
these areas, our supplement options can help you experience better rest,
stronger energy reserves, relaxation, and an overall improved mood and
Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) think about
acupuncture in terms of vital energy flow. This energy is observed,
balanced, and adjusted by the practitioner during treatment sessions.
When your energy is balanced, you are more likely to have normal
hormonal cycles, improved uterine blood flow, better rest, and a feeling
of vitality and aliveness. Biochemically, we can see that acupuncture
also has effects on hormone levels and blood flow. Some effects of
acupuncture that researchers have observed include:
• Increased Uterine Blood Flow
• Reduced Stress and Anxiety
• Improvement in Ovulation with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
• Regulation of the Menstrual Cycle
• Improvement in Conception Rates with or without IVF
As in any form of medicine, an acupuncturist will gain insight into your
condition through speaking with you and asking questions about your
health history. In our practice, it is common for Dr. Windsor
to speak with each patient for 30 minutes on the first session before providing any acupuncture treatment, and most
appointments are around an hour. Our patients often value these relaxed
conversations about wellness and life concerns.
Our goal is to compassionately and effectively support your physical and
emotional health in a holistic way. The solutions we provide are 100%
free of pharmaceuticals and generally achieve results without any side
effects. With or without IVF, acupuncture can support you to feel your
best, and help to maximize your chance for a successful pregnancy.
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About Maryland Holistics
Maryland Holistics LLC is the private practice of Dr. Eric Windsor, D.Ac., L.Ac.
Our serene, professional office is located in Ellicott City, MD.
Maryland Holistics has provided care to thousands of satisfied customers
since opening in 2009. Dr. Windsor is a preferred provider in the
CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield, GEHA, and United Healthcare networks.
3525 Ellicott Mills Dr., Ste E
Ellicott City, MD 21043