Why Support Detoxification Before Trying to Conceive

By: Bonnie Burgess If fertility is on your mind, one of the best things you can do to prepare is to support your body’s natural detoxification processes. Detoxification is a function of natural bodily processes. The hitch is that the world we live in puts an extra burden on these innate detoxification processes. We have to […]

Nutrition for IVF

3 Nutrition Goals when Pursuing IVF Prior to and during an IVF cycle, there are 3 major goals when it comes to nutrition. Replenish with key nutrients Support stable blood sugar Reduce inflammation Attention to nutrition offers best possible IVF outcomes due to the impact on egg quality, sperm health, uterine lining, hormone signaling and […]

Castor Oil Packs for Painful Periods and Fertility Support

Castor oil therapy is used frequently in acupuncture for fertility, and it’s a versatile tool in your acupuncturist’s healing toolkit. We use a warm castor oil wrap over the abdomen in order to stimulate blood flow to the uterus and ovaries. Castor oil is absorbed easily into the tissues below, delivering healing directly into the abdomen. […]

Acupuncture for IVF – Your Top Questions Answered

Acupuncture has been used for decades to support IVF treatments. Here are our most commonly asked questions: 1. Do I really need acupuncture if I am doing IVF? The reason many Reproductive Endocrinologists recommend acupuncture for IVF is they want their patients to succeed in becoming pregnant. Acupuncture is an adjunct therapy that optimizes the […]

Endometriosis – Can Acupuncture Help?

Living with endometriosis can be extremely painful and cause symptoms such as bloating, gastric distress and infertility. Endometriosis results from 3 main imbalances in the body:  hormone imbalance immune dysfunction inflammation In order to address endometriosis fully, we must address each of these imbalances. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a great tool since it can support […]

5 Ways Acupuncture Can Help You With IVF

For some people wanting to have a baby, IVF may be the only option. Reproductive Endocrinologists know that acupuncture improves IVF outcomes. Here’s why they refer patients to acupuncturists, like Lokahi Acupuncture, who specialize in fertility medicine: 1.   Acupuncture increases blood flow to the ovaries Correct placement of the acupuncture needles has been shown to […]