Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc
Get Pregnant with Fertility Acupuncture
Having a child is such a vital aspect of life for many. Unfortunately, making babies does not just happen easily for everyone. I encourage couples to definitely incorporate Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in their efforts to enhance fertility. It causes you to take charge of your fertility to become healthier physically and emotionally along the way not only to help you when trying to conceive a child but also carrying a healthy child to term.
This Program Can Work For You If....
you’ve been trying to get pregnant but it’s taking longer than you thought it would
you want to prepare your body for conception and a healthy pregnancy before actively trying to conceive.
you suffer from PCOS, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Cysts and other reproductive conditions and you don’t want them to get in the way of your fertility.
all of your blood work and lab results are normal but you’re still having difficulty conceiving.
you have irregular cycles or no cycles
you may not be ovulating
you’ve had one or more miscarriages in the past
you have high FSH levels or low AMH
your fertility journey for making babies has been causing you a lot of stress
you’re preparing your body for IUI and/or IVF
you have recently come off the birth control pill and had been on it for a long time
you’re looking for an IVF acupuncture clinic
Dr. Maryam's Fertility Program Consists Of:
Customized Herbal Prescription
Nutrition and Fertility Diet
Lots of Listening & Genuine Care
Benefits of Chinese Medicine and Fertility Acupuncture
Increases blood flow to the uterus & ovaries
Balances reproductive hormones and the entire endocrine system
Reduces inflammation to aid embryo implantation
Helps thicken the lining of the uterus if it is too thin
Improves function of the ovaries
Offsets effects of stress on the reproductive hormones
Strengthens the immune system
Supports a healthy pregnancy and prevents miscarriages
Treats the side effects of western pharmaceutical medications
Supports and enhances the effectiveness of IVF & IUI
For men, it improves the quality and quantity of sperm
What Does Dr. Maryam's Fertility Acupuncture Program Consist Of?
1. Your Initial Consultation
Book your initial consultation online and fill out the appropriate paperwork. When you meet with me, we’ll do a thorough gynecological history, we’ll talk about your menstrual cycles, digestion, body temperature, fertility diet plan / fertility food, sleep and any other symptoms you may be experiencing. Your consultation will only consist of questions – there are no physical examinations done. After I’ve asked the questions, I will take a quick look at your tongue and take your pulse.
2. Your Customized Fertility Type
After asking about all of the many intricate details of your body’s systems, I’ll come up with your customized fertility type. This will be one or a combination of Blocked, Dry, Cold, Damp or Warm. Here’s a hint: you will most likely be a combination of more than one fertility type. Your customized treatment plan will cater specifically to the fertility type(s) that you fall into.
3. Your Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine Protocol
The treatment plan typically consists of acupuncture one to two times per week and Chinese herbal medicine. I prefer to start you on your treatments right away on the initial visit.
The Chinese herbal medicine I carry in my clinic are concentrated powdered extracts that are to be mixed in hot water made into an instant herbal tea (very easy) and the acupuncture is so comfortable and relaxing – you will love your treatments!
Your treatments are aimed to address any obstacles to your fertility. It stimulates blood flow to the reproductive organs, enhances egg quality, calms stress, nourishes the digestion and balances your hormones and more.
The amazing thing about Chinese medicine treatments for fertility is that it is CUSTOMIZED. Your treatments are catered to you and you only. It’s NOT A “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” – making it very effective.
4. Your Digestion and Fertility Diet
Your digestion is so critical to your reproductive system. I can’t stress this enough! Not only what you put into your body but also how well your digestive system can absorb what you’re putting in is crucial. I’ll find out from you what you’re eating in a typical day, if you’re having any digestive imbalances and I’ll give you plenty of dietary / fertility food tips that you can put into practice right away to nourish your reproductive system and balance your hormones.
5. Your Lifestyle & Emotional Well Being
All aspects of your life are important to your health and especially to your fertility, including your lifestyle. This involves exercise, overwork, over-sexual activity, your stress levels and more. I will be here to guide you and give you insight on these areas.
6. Your Supplements
The right supplements can be very key to your fertility. Having had a lot of experience in the area of nutritional supplementation, I will guide you on what you’re already taking and what to add or take away.
Chinese Herbal Medicine For Your Hormones
Chinese herbal medicine affects fertility in a variety of ways and have been used for centuries. Unlike western drugs which are chemically based substitutes for the body’s natural hormones (also called chemical pregnancies), Chinese herbs for fertility allow the body to produce proper levels of hormones on its own.
Chinese herbal medicine acts on the endocrine system by doing one or all of these things:
Stimulating hormone production
Altering rate of hormone metabolism
Changing response of hormone receptors