This is one of the most exciting conditions to work with, because the end result is so rewarding and Chinese medicine is very effective. Jason have worked with many men and women that either are working with Western Medicine (i.e. IVF, implantation, etc.) as well as women that desire no Western medicine intervention, or have already tried the Western approach and have had no success. In regard to acupuncture and IVF there is an extensive amount of research showing its effectiveness in increasing conception rates. In addition, Chinese medicine, used alone, is extremely effective in treating infertility, this is not only my clinical experience, but is well researched in China. I have found the immense amount of ancient wisdom extremely useful in aiding couples to conceive coupled with modern supplements and knowledge. It should be pointed out that acupuncture alone is not as effective as incorporating a customized bulk Chinese herbal formula. Almost every patient I treat will receive this.
It should be noted that 50% of infertility issues are related to the man, thus working with couples or getting the man tested is imperative. However, there are many possible clear causes for infertility that I find important to correct, such as endometriosis, ovulation problems, poor egg quality, polycystic ovarian syndrome, tubal factors, etc.
I have treated quite a few women that have suffered from endometriosis. I have seen very good and relatively quick results for this condition. Many times woman come in, in conjunction with wanting help with infertility. Chinese medicine it quite successful at not only eliminating the symptoms that accompany endometriosis, but dealing with the root imbalance that is causing the endometriosis. Fundamentally endometriosis, as with fibroids or cysts, is caused from some sort of stagnation in the body. This cause can be from emotions, diet, lifestyle, or some genetic metabolic or organ weakness / dysfunction. It usually has been going on for some time and although it takes time reverse this progression, notable symptom relief can be seen quickly. Once the body starts reversing this process, woman will become for fertile, and have less symptoms. Most importantly they can avoid some of the more aggressive Western therapies that can many times cause more problems down the road, as well as not take care of the root imbalance that has caused the problem in the first place.
Open Gate Acupuncture, located in Boulder Colorado, serves patients throughout the Boulder county region including Denver, Longmont, Gunbarrel, Lafayette, & Louisville. Jason Blalack has been treating patients in Boulder for over 14 years after graduating from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Jason is an international lecturer on Chinese medicine and has an extensive collection of Chinese medicine articles published in professional journals worldwide. He is also the author of, Qin Bo-Wei’s 56 Treatment Methods: Writing Precise Prescriptions. Jason specializes in autoimmune, digestive disorders, fertility, and emotional disorders using Chinese and functional medicine at the Open Gate Acupuncture Clinic and also via long distance & online medical consultations.