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Sponsored Content l May 9, 2019

5 Reasons A WS-TCM Fertility Specialist

Will Help You Conceive

Often it is not realized that infertility can be attributed to both biological male & biological female factors almost equally. That is why, when possible, all parties participating in conception should prepare whether they are contributing sperm, egg or carrying the pregnancy.

Garden Acupuncture co-founders Alex Goldberg & Lisa Metzger successfully used Whole System-Traditional Chinese Medicine (WS-TCM) to conceive their two daughters. A certified member of Clinical Excellence in Fertility Professionals, Alex studied directly with Dr. Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure.

Collectively, our team has 50+ years of experience including clinical training in the United States and China. With us, you have direct access to all of our expert level practitioners. Additional highlighted professional experience of our team includes work on The Human Genome Project as well as pioneering acupuncture at Mayo Clinic Rochester as their first licensed acupuncturist helping to create a collaborative partnership between Mayo Clinic’s Integrative Medicine Dept. and Sun Yat-sen’s Zhongshan Medical School. Team member Dr. Jeffrey Winsauer specializes in fertility & gynecological medicine, having completed a residency in GYN and infertility at Shenzhen TCM Hospital.

Here are 5 ways that WS-TCM can help you:

1. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) improves fertility because it works on the principle of cycles and homeostasis, just like your body. Egg or sperm quality today is a reflection of your health 3 months ago - so taking the time to prepare your body & mind for conception will help create a fertile environment for a healthy pregnancy and birth. Addressing all aspects of your health, typically in 90 day cycles, WS-TCM uses acupuncture, herbs, nutritional counseling & monitoring as well as many other adjunct therapies.

2. WS-TCM understands the fluctuations of fertility. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t become pregnant the moment you try. Where you fall in the fertility spectrum is largely due to a combination of imbalances caused by lifestyle, diet, biological/physical stress, emotional state and environment among many other factors. When body systems and energy are blocked and out of balance, women and men alike may experience fertility challenges. We give you the individualized attention you need to identify all areas that may be affecting your fertility and give the best recommendations to restore this delicate balance and prepare for pregnancy.

3. Your body’s attention will be directed to your reproductive organs. In many cases, reproductive organs have been starved of proper circulation of qi and blood. WS-TCM has shown to improve many fertility factors such as increased egg quality, improved blood flow to the uterus, decrease of cysts and polyps, improved uterine lining, increased blood flow for placenta growth and improved sperm morphology, motility and count.

4. Stress is decreased. (This shouldn’t be confused with emotional distress such as anger, frustration, worry, overthinking, dwelling and so on.) Living in NYC or Brooklyn is pretty much a recipe for increased demand on the body coupled with poor quality sleep. The struggle is real and so is the impact on baby making capabilities. This elevated, unaddressed stress can play a role in fertility by affecting ovulation, cortisol levels, impeding embryo implantation, testosterone levels and sperm production. WS-TCM has shown to reduce stress, reduce cortisol levels and improve sleep when preparing to conceive.

5. WS-TCM for Fertility increases success rates of IVF and IUI. IVF can be rigorous, expensive and emotionally challenging. Garden Acupuncture works closely with Reproductive Clinics and specialists to ensure you get the most comprehensive, integrative care. Whole System-TCM has shown to increase conception and live birth rates.

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