Acupuncture, herbs and nutrition have been used for thousands of years to optimize and restore fertility. Researchers are now confirming the benefits of these modalities in modern reproductive medicine. Whether you are trying to get pregnant naturally or undergoing assisted reproductive procedures, such as inseminations (IUI) or in-vitro fertilization (IVF), the correct application of acupuncture, herbs and nutrition has been clinically shown to greatly increase your odds of a successful pregnancy. For example, a recent meta-analysis published in the prestigious British Medical Journal found that the odds of a live birth almost doubled with the addition of acupuncture.
At LCIM, our practitioners are leaders in the field of oriental reproductive medicine. We have researchers, clinicians and educators, and our publications have appeared in professional, peer-reviewed journals, such as Fertility & Sterility, Alternative Therapies in Women's Health, Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the Journal of Chinese Medicine. We have also lectured internationally and domestically at various hospitals and universities, including Columbia University, USC and UCLA, and have presented on a number of advanced topics in reproductive medicine, such as the preservation of ovarian function and increasing uterine receptivity. Our practitioners are Board certified in oriental reproductive medicine, and several are on faculty at various universities, including UCLA Medical School and Yo-San University.
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We wish you all success in your journey to parenthood!