Acupuncture treatment focused on fertility in progress with needles inserted into the patient's abdominal area.

When it comes to trying to conceive, many couples consider all the available options. After all, one in 6-10 couples will struggle to conceive, which is a startling and heartbreaking statistic. As a Portland acupuncturist, I can tell you that acupuncture is one option to boost fertility that’s often overlooked. If you are considering acupuncture or are already scheduled for your first fertility acupuncture session, it’s natural to wonder what you should expect. In this blog post, we’ll answer some common questions and provide guidance to help you prepare for your first fertility acupuncture session. If you haven’t considered acupuncture yet, you can learn more about it here.


What to Expect Prior to Your First Fertility Acupuncture Session

Before your first session, it is recommended that you schedule an initial consultation with the acupuncturist. If you are looking for a Portland acupuncturist, you can schedule your first consultation here. During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical history, as well as any specific concerns or issues you may be experiencing with fertility. In turn, you should expect your acupuncturist to listen attentively to your concerns, ask relevant questions, and work with you to outline a personalized treatment plan. Rest assured that your acupuncturist should provide detailed explanations and ensure that you feel comfortable and well-informed throughout the process. We understand this might be new to you and are happy to answer any questions.


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How to Prepare for Your First Fertility Acupuncture Session

When it comes to preparing for your first fertility acupuncture session, there are a few things to keep in mind. First and foremost, it’s important to avoid alcohol, drugs, and any substances that may disrupt your body’s equilibrium at least 24 hours before your appointment. This will help ensure that your body is in the best possible state to receive the treatment.

In terms of food, it’s recommended to have a light meal or snack a few hours prior to your session. When choosing your outfit for the session, opt for loose and comfortable clothing. This will not only allow you to relax during the treatment but also provide easy access to the areas that require treatment.

Remember, the key to a successful fertility acupuncture session is to create a calm and balanced environment for your body to receive the treatment it needs (you can read more about how stress and infertility are linked here). By following these simple guidelines, you can ensure that you are fully prepared and ready to make the most out of your session.


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Tips on How to Relax During the Session and What to Do Afterwards

During your first fertility acupuncture session, your acupuncturist will strategically insert tiny needles into specific points on your body. These needles are carefully placed to optimize energy flow and promote balance within your system. Dr Fischler has extensive clinical experience using acupuncture stimulate a specific physiologic response to promote proper function and hormonal harmony to optimize fertility for both women and men. While it is completely normal to experience a slight sensation during the insertion of the needles, rest assured that any discomfort is usually brief and fleeting.

In fact, many patients often report feeling a deep sense of relaxation and tranquility throughout the session. It is important to honor and listen to your body during this time, paying close attention to any emotional or mental shifts that may occur. Some women may experience a gentle transformation in their emotional state or a heightened sense of relaxation, so there is no need to rush to get up from the table. Sessions usually last around 45 minutes, giving you ample time to embrace the therapeutic experience fully.

After your session, you should refrain from engaging in strenuous activities for at least an hour. This will allow your body to absorb and integrate the benefits of the acupuncture treatment fully. Take this opportunity to nurture yourself, both physically and emotionally.


Exploring Other Tools Like Herbs, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Modifications that May Help Improve Fertility Outcomes

As an acupuncturist that has specialized in fertility for many years, it’s important to consider that your first fertility acupuncture session is not the only tool that can boost fertility. I always encourage my couples to explore other holistic approaches, like herbal supplements and nutritional modifications.

As a fertility acupuncture expert, during our consultation I may recommend different lifestyle modifications that may include stress management techniques, reducing consumption of alcohol, and ensuring a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. That being said, our clinic is a judgement-free zone and we are always going to meet you where you are and work with you to achieve your fertility goals.


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Book Your First Fertility Acupuncture Session in Oregon

Fertility acupuncture can boost your chances of conceiving and improve your overall well-being. Our clinic offers an integrative approach to ensure you receive the support and care you need for a healthy pregnancy, birth, and life with your newborn. We’ll explore lifestyle factors that may influence your fertility, such as stress management, alcohol reduction, and a balanced diet. Book your first fertility acupuncture session here.

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