Fertility & Women's Health Services

Acupuncture for Fertility

In our Fertility Care Plan

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to address imbalances in hormones, infertility being only one reflection of this imbalance. 

Infertility is a common problem affecting one in six couples and the source of the problem can be from either male or female. The causes of a person’s difficulty in conceiving are complex, and we diagnose and treat each individual uniquely.

Acupuncture has long been known to be effective at increasing the chances of becoming pregnant

Studies on fertility acupuncture have shown improvements in the quality of eggs and in the thickness of the uterine wall. Acupuncture may be used on its own or in combination with IVF or other forms of assisted reproduction.

The Research Shows…

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to help couples conceive. Recently modern Western research been applied to both prove and attempt to explain the benefits of acupuncture

Research in both the US and abroad has shown the use of acupuncture can increase success rates for women in almost every category of infertility. This includes couples trying on their own naturally or couples using forms of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) such as clomid, stimulating hormones, artificial insemination (IUI), and In-vitro fertilization (IVF). 

If you are undertaking IVF, acupuncture can help with fewer cycles and a shorter wait for pregnancy.

Research shows that while the success rates of embryo transfer generally range from 20% to 30%, acupuncture can boost success rates by as much as 60% during embryo transfer.

Fertility Acupuncture Helps:

  • Regulate menstruation and reduce pre-menstrual symptoms and pain
  • Increase blood flow to the uterus to promote thicker endometrial lining and assist with implantation
  • Increase ovarian blood flow to promote better ovarian response
  • Reduce stress and promotes relaxation
  • Lessen side effects from hormone treatments

Our fertility specialists are happy to be a part of your team, supporting CAMA’s mission to provide fertility acupuncture at an affordable price. 

Our Fertility Care prices range from:

  • $65/visit out of plan or $47-$55 /visit depending on plan purchased.

The following are infertility related conditions that acupuncture can treat:

  • Unexplained Infertility
  • Ovulatory Dysfunction
  • Irregular Periods
  • Fibroids
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Luteal Phase Defect
  • High FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)
  • Poor Egg Quality
  • Thin Endometrium
  • Amenorrhea
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Recurring Miscarriages
  • Sperm Morphology
  • Low Sperm Count

Cancer Support

Added Support for You and Your Healing–An Integrative Approach

Our goal is to help you to maintain and improve your quality of life, while undergoing your doctor’s protocol to eradicate your cancer.

Our Cancer Support Care Plan will  mitigate the side-effects of the Western treatment, boost your immune system with acupuncture, reduce your stress with bodywork, and teach you the incredible power of using food as medicine! 

Our plant-based nutrition professionals will counsel you on how to fuel your body with the best cancer fighting foods, and teach you how to eat healthy for LIFE. 

With this approach, you will be continuously supporting and strengthening the healthy aspects of your body.

How to Use Acupuncture During Cancer Treatment

Utilizing our Cancer Support Care Plan along with your Western cancer treatment protocols can dramatically improve your quality of life during treatment and after. 

Our three-fold approach combining acupuncture, bodywork and plant-based nutrition will:

  • reducing the impact of stress and side-effects,
  • will strengthen your body’s natural ability to fight the cancer and
  • help prevent a recurrence of cancer.

Every major cancer hospital in the U.S. incorporates acupuncture in their cancer facilities, but it’s usually expensive and inconvenient to receive. We provide affordable acupuncture and much more, as part of your holistic health team!

 

We’re here to support you:

  • from the beginning of your cancer diagnosis,
  • throughout treatment, and
  • continuing into your new healthy life and beyond, which no doubt will include an emphasis on prevention and wellness.
We hope you will feel so good about your experience that you’ll include us as an on-going part
of your healthcare team.

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective at helping to manage the side-effects of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Common side-effects addressed by acupuncture are:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Headaches
  • Hot Flashes
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Depression/Anxiety and
  • Dry mouth.

A reduction in the damaging effects of stress is a powerful benefit of acupuncture.

Plant-Based Nutrition Consults

Plant-Based Nutrition for Chronic Disease Prevention, Reversal and Permanent Weight Loss

 In Food-As-Medicine, Ditch the Diabetes and Cancer Support Plans

The current science now shows without question*, that what you put on your fork each and every day can have a dramatic effect on your health, often preventing and in some cases reversing, the major chronic conditions of our time:
  • heart-disease (our #1 killer!),
  • pre-diabetes,
  • diabetes,
  • many types of cancer,
  • arthritis,
  • Alzheimer’s,
  • obesity
ALL of these conditions are caused by a diet too high in animal products (the typical American diet) and not enough plants.

 

You now have the POWER to dramatically improve your prognosis with these diseases, and in some cases reverse them, by ONE choice.

It’s the choice to eat WHOLE PLANT FOOD.

You’ll be amazed at the results  (without any of the side effects of drugs) that you’d never be able to achieve on drugs to manage your condition. In fact, the side effects of a plant-based diet are all positive (see graphic below).

We’re About Education

At the Northwest Center for Food-As-Medicine (a division of CAMA), we are passionate about educating people about the benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet. 

As the owner of CAMA, when I educated myself about these benefits in depth (I’m a graduate of Cornell University’s Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate Program), as well as hundreds more hours of study with plant-based medical doctors, such as Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Joel Fuhrman and Dr. Michael Klaper, and being 90% plant-based myself, I vowed I would bring this information to my patients. 

We can be 100% plant-based (vegan) or get most of the way there. The more plants, and the less animal products you eat, the better will be your results.

Affect on Diabetes and Cancer

Plant-based eating is a lifestyle change, but well worth it, given the health benefits. This change is essential if we hope to eliminate pre-diabetes, reduce our diabetes meds, lose and maintain our weight much more easily, and keep the likelihood of cancer beginning or recurring to a minimum

Animals and the Environment

We think it’s also no small thing that this choice will also reduce climate change (the animal industry contributes more to climate change than all transportation in the world combined!) and reduces the violence, suffering and environmental damage inherent in industrial agriculture. But whatever your motivation, eating many more plants and less animal food WILL transform your health (physically and mentally) for the better.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • That pre-diabetes can be reversed with diet?
  • That diabetes can sometimes be reversed with diet, and often results, at a minimum, with medication reductions?
  • That reducing the risk of a cancer diagnosis or recurrence is greatly improved with a plant-based diet?
  • That conditions such as arthritis (even Rheumatoid) can be greatly improved with a plant-based diet?
  • That weight loss is often permanent with a plant-based diet?
  • That blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels and the inflammatory markers that underlie chronic disease are ALL responsive to a plant-based diet? (no drugs needed to manage these conditions in many instances after adopting this diet!!)

Nutrition and Your Western Doctor

You are unlikely to hear about the food-as-medicine option from your western doctors because they are simply not educated about food as medicine as part of their training, and don’t know how to teach you to implement this solution.

We do!

We’re now able to offer a powerful key to lasting health and quality of life for your life time!

Consult Your Doctor About Changes in Medication

We encourage you to consult your doctor related to any course of healing you choose to pursue with us, especially for appropriate medication reductions, which will likely result (and quickly!) from following a plant-based diet.

You’ll know your doctor is educated in the current science if they support your efforts in this regard!

 

Make an appointment with one of our two plant-based nutritionists, Kirsten Puskar or Tiffani Dance, to help you transition gently or boldly into plant-based eating. Kirsten services are covered by insurance in some cases, listed in her profile.

You can read more about our nutritionists on the staff page

*Hundreds of thousands of participants in thousands of studies tracked over decades.

 

 

 

In fact, we at CAMA are so dedicated to teaching people the powerful benefits of the whole foods, plant-based diet, that we have created the Plant-Based Power Expo on Oct 10th of this year.

Please join us to educate and inspire yourself!