Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc
Get Pregnant with Fertility Acupuncture
Dr. Maryam’s fertility services offers you a natural, personalized, and holistic approach to starting or expanding your family.
Having a child is such a vital aspect of life for many. Unfortunately, making babies does not happen easily for everyone. I encourage couples to use the power of customized Chinese herbal prescriptions and Acupuncture in their efforts to enhance fertility.
I am dedicated to supporting your reproductive health and increasing your chances of conception and having a healthy baby.
Some reasons you may be seeking out Fertility Acupuncture & Chinese medicine
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 customized Chinese herbal medicine for your unique constitution. 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
Chinese herbs for fertility come in formula’s meaning that there are many herbs put together because they work synergistically together. It is very different from going to your local health food store and picking up a single herb which is what most people are used to doing.
Many of the ingredients in a formula may have little or no hormonal effects but the effect of the entire formula will substantially increase hormone levels.
The herbs promote blood circulation, can promote ovulation, they can increase fertile cervical mucus, they can even stimulate the uterus or assist in producing adequate progesterone for proper implantation.
Yes…Chinese herbal medicine is incredible for fertility (and plenty of other women’s health issues).
Fertility Wellness & Support Facebook Group!
How Long Will It Take Me To Conceive?
There’s a Chinese proverb that states that “when the soil is prepared, the harvest will be bountiful”. When trying to conceive, it’s important to spend the time to prepare your body to not only be able to conceive but also to be able to carry your healthy baby to term.
The general rule of thumb is that at least three months is needed to regulate your menstrual cycle, mature and nourish your eggs, balance the hormones, thicken the uterine lining and to free the flow of blood sending nourishment, hormones and oxygen to your uterus and ovaries. Of course, if you have an irregular menstrual cycle or have experienced previous miscarriage(s), we may need a longer amount of time to balance and replenish your endocrine system.
Dr. Maryam's Fertility Program & Your IUI/IVF Treatments
Using acupuncture with IVF can greatly increase the success rates. It has shown to increase the effectiveness of IVF by up to 50 %!
I believe that eastern and western medicine can be a beautiful union and bring excellent results… especially in the area of IVF.
Ovaries ultrasounds of women who have had acupuncture show that the color of women’s ovaries change from cloudy to bright and clear, the follicles usually double in number, the lining of the uterus becomes thicker and the number of embryos increases significantly. On top of all of that, women generally experience less side effects from the hormones that they’re put on.
Keep in mind that the treatments you receive prior to IVF is important to properly set yourself up for a successful retrieval and transfer. I recommend that we begin Chinese medical treatment at least for 3 months prior (ideally).
After a positive pregnancy test, I like to continue your treatments for the first trimester to prevent miscarriage and to set you up for the healthiest most comfortable pregnancy possible.
For more details on how acupuncture and Chinese medicine increases the effectiveness of IVF & IUI, please read my article below posted in the Resources Library.
Self-Acupressure for IUI/IVF
Acupressure has also been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It’s based on the same ideas as acupuncture but without the use of needles. Acupressure sends a signal to the body to turn on it’s own self-healing and regulatory mechanisms. Qi (vital energy) and blood circulate throughout various channels in the body and sometimes when this flow is blocked or there is an imbalance of yin and yang, imbalance or illness can result. Acupressure removes blockages within the channels and corrects imbalances which bring the body back to a state of well-being. Acupressure has no side effects and is one of the most used healing techniques in the world. It’s easy, effective and is backed by science. Self-Acupressure is one of the highly effective ways to self-administer treatments in the comfort of your home, or anywhere you are in the world, in between acupuncture sessions to enhance the success of the treatments.
"IVF With Confidence" Online Course
If you are undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), I strongly recommend my online self-paced course called “IVF with Confidence”. This course gives you the tools to help you feel more confident and become more successful in your journey to motherhood or just to a healthier you. In this program, we delve into self-acupressure, fertility diet plan, exercise, lifestyle and other valuable tools used in Chinese medicine.
This program is meant for you if you are starting or in the middle of an IVF cycle. It is meant for you whether you have access to IVF acupuncture or not. You do not have to be an existing patient of Dr. Maryam. All are welcome to enroll in the course.
The online program consists of step-by-step instructional and how-to videos, plus downloadable PDF guides and cheat sheets. All the digital material is at your fingertips and incredibly easy to follow and it’s yours for life, as long as the digital program exists.