A stand alone treatment approach for those who might not be ready to look into other family building options…
This is an area where we strongly recommend our care and believe Chinese medicine to be the best treatment. Many of our patients are trying to conceive later in their reproductive years and therefore require an approach that supports and strengthens their fertile potential.
While alternate options, like donor eggs, do significantly increase the success rates of a healthy pregnancy, some women and couples are not quite ready to think about donor cycles or adoption.
Unfortunately, too many women run the IVF gamut with little to no exposure to holistic, integrative treatment during the process. Too often IVF cycles get canceled, converted to IUIs, or embryo(s) stop developing.
IVF works best for women who have more eggs to give. A more holistic approach can help an IVF outcome, and, if possible, trying naturally is encouraged along the way!
- Remember, IVF is Just One Treatment Strategy - IVF works well for many but not all IVF (in vitro fertilization) is a medical need for some, a fast and effective solution to pregnancy for many, and an inappropriately proposed course of treatment for an unfortunate group of fertility patients. We need to remember that IVF is just one of many treatment strategies. There are… Continue Reading
- DOR – Do Ovaries Right! - Diminishing ovarian reserve (DOR) is a phenomenon that affects a woman’s ability to get pregnant - both naturally and with advanced fertility techniques (ART). As women age, ovarian reserve and egg quality decline. It’s normal and natural, but this process of ovarian aging is a cause for concern among many women nearing the end of… Continue Reading
- Diet Matters! How the “right” diet can impact your reproductive health. - A positive cohort study in the British Medical Journal shows how diet could delay, or contribute, to early onset of menopause. While the study follows women at the end, and beyond their reproductive years, we feel the mechanisms at hand apply to women with diminishing ovarian reserve, or nearing the end of their fertile years. Continue Reading
Related Collaborative Chronicles
- Beth’s Story - Before seeing Jackie, I had gone through a few rounds of IUI, 2 egg retrievals, and 3 transfers (2 fresh, 1 frozen) over about a year's time with no success. The most frustrating part (other than just not getting pregnant!) was that no one seemed to know why. I just kept hearing "I'm sure it… Continue Reading
- Sara’s Story - Jackie did not promise anything sure but, after starting the treatment, I had regular period and ovulation. Unfortunately I wasn't able to achieve a natural pregnancy but combining Chinese medicine and IVFs I was able to start 2 pregnancies in less than 4 months. Unfortunately I miscarried the first time but now it seems that… Continue Reading
- Erin M’s Experience - I'd been through 2 rounds of IVF after an earlier miscarriage and two IUI attempts. I was discouraged and feeling hopeless; my doctor had recommended a donor egg as our best option for success. Not knowing much about the process or alternative treatments, when a friend recommended acupuncture - and specifically Jackie - I was… Continue Reading
Schedule a Consultation
Depending on what fertility steps you are taking or seeking to take, Collaborative Care can help. Our holistic approach strengthens reproductive health in order to optimize your chances of success.
Collaborative Care offers initial zoom and in-person consultations. Schedule your initial session or a 15-min complimentary phone consult below.
Jackie O’Neill is an out-of-network provider. Superbills are provided for those who have acupuncture benefits for reimbursement. It is recommended you check your acupuncture plan for fertility and pregnancy coverage if you plan to be reimbursed for treatment. Herbal supplements are non-billable and therefore ineligible for reimbursement. You may use your HSA or FSA to cover treatment fees.