Acupuncture for Fertility
Since 2004, our team of specialized acupuncturists has been serving patients seeking acupuncture for fertility. Our goal is to create a tailored treatment plan that is specifically designed to meet your individual fertility needs.
At Lokahi Acupuncture, our approach to fertility treatment is
Our fertility specialists spend time understanding your needs and goals for treatment, and work with your body to create the best possible environment for conception. Where necessary, they collaborate with local reproductive endocrinologists to ensure you receive customized, complementary care.
With 20 years of experience, the fertility team at Lokahi is experienced in what works, aligning their treatment approach to increase the odds of conception, helping you create the family that you envision.
Your fertility journey
Wherever you are on your journey, our fertility specialists are here to support you.
Studies have found that using acupuncture for fertility increases the success rate of fertility treatments including; IVF, intrauterine insemination (IUI) and hormone therapy.
Acupuncture additionally lessens side effects of the treatment. Most doctors agree that patients benefit significantly from integrating the ancient healing effects of acupuncture in conjunction with today’s modern fertility procedures.
Low-cost, painless, and non-invasive, acupuncture facilitates balance, priming the body for peak fertility. It is a viable support therapy for any couple trying to conceive that meets any of the below criteria:
- You are trying to conceive naturally
Acupuncture for fertility is helpful when patients are striving to increase their odds of conception without hormonal intervention. Our approach is to look at every aspect of lifestyle to come up with a treatment approach that is both actionable and effective. We combine our collective team knowledge to look at the problem from all angles.
- You are undergoing IVF, IUI or egg freezing
We have worked with most of the top Reproductive Endocrinologists in the area for the last 20 years, essentially from the beginning of mainstream use of acupuncture for fertility. Prior experience is important because it allows us to better understand the specific hormonal protocols and the thinking behind them, thus helping direct our treatment plan. Our relationships with doctors in the area helps us support you throughout your treatment protocol.
- You are taking hormonal therapy to assist in getting pregnant
Each person tolerates hormones differently.
- You have been on birth control
- You are over 35 years old
- You have trouble with your menstrual cycles such as clotting, pain, or irregular cycles
- You have been diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
- You suffer from endometriosis
- You have been diagnosed with sperm or egg quality issues
- You have suffered previous pregnancy losses
- You are trying to conceive your second child and it is proving harder than anticipated
Fertility is a journey.
At Lokahi Acupuncture we find it highly beneficial to have each person involved in the journey undergo treatment. It dramatically reduces the stress and anxiety that goes hand-in-hand with infertility as well as enhances the outcome and the overall experience.
Acupuncture also promotes the free flow of the body’s life energy, or Qi, which results in a feeling of well-being and vitality for everyone.
Depending upon your individual needs, we offer a variety of treatment plans for women and men including:
- For Women
- • Natural Fertility Treatment
• Medicated cycle (Clomid or Femara)
• Gonadotropin/Injectable Medication Cycle with or without IUI
• In Vitro Fertilization Cycle (IVF)
• Frozen Embryo Transfer Cycle (FET)
• Egg Freezing
• Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, fibroids
- For Men
- • Low sperm count, low motility, low mobility
• Chromosomal defects and AntiSperm Antibodies (ASA)
• IVF, ICSI and IUI cycle support
The fertility team at Lokahi Acupuncture was founded by Anna Rudel, L.Ac. in 2003. Each practitioner is board-certified and licensed to practice East Asian Medicine, and our clinic is a proud member of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. We work collaboratively with partnering doctors and clinics to arrive at an effective, comprehensive treatment plan which includes acupuncture, herbs, diet and lifestyle.
I truly believe I had a smooth pregnancy and delivery thanks to the care I received at Lokahi. My postpartum treatments were fantastic too and helped me recover quickly!
I am extremely grateful and overwhelmed with appreciation for her effort in working with me to overcome my obstacles and become pregnant. I would 100% recommend the process to anyone struggling to become pregnant.
If you’re hesitant about trying this tool for infertility, or for anything else, I’d strongly encourage you to make a first appointment and see how you feel after you’ve tried it. I’m so glad I got over my fear and took that first step.
Cathryn is an amazing practitioner, friend, and human being. I started seeing her several years ago when I was trying to get pregnant and she has continued to support me and my health through pregnancy and beyond.
Lokahi did not disappoint! I had my first appointment with Anna she was absolutely wonderful! Excellent bedside manners, a sweet sense of humor, and she helped me relax after a long week of inconsistent labor pains.
I have to say not only did not one needle hurt in the least bit, but Susannah has such a gentle touch that I left feeling so relaxed, I floated out. She used different modalities including cupping and light massage. I highly recommend her and wish I could go everyday!
Andrea was great! Kind, caring, patient and very professional. Super appreciate her honesty and caring concern.
I had my first visit with Andrea Geiger and my experience can bu summed up with a “thumbs-up”. She was very thorough with her in-take and she really listen to the discomfort that I was experiencing. We’ve set a game plan for treatment moving forward. Overall, I felt welcomed, relaxed and in great hands.