Larson Acupuncture specializes in treating women’s health conditions, including fertility and perinatal care, dermatology, chronic and acute pain, and stress. We are located in San Francisco.
Larson Acupuncture offers a wide range of services to optimize fertility including: acupuncture, manual therapy, nutritional counseling and herbs and supplements. Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or using assisted reproductive technology and medications, Chinese medicine and Maya abdominal massage can affect the following aspects of female and male fertility:
Increase blood flow to reproductive organs
Reduce stress and stress hormones that may interfere with conceiving
Regulate menses and ovulation
Address specific infertility diagnoses such as PCOS, endometriosis, advanced maternal age, luteal phase defect, thin endometrial lining, repeat miscarriages and more
Prepare for IVF and IUI procedures
Reduce adverse effects of IVF and hormonal medications
Improve male fertility factors such as sperm count and motility
We offer highly individualized treatment plans to fit your needs and lifestyle. Please contact us to discuss your fertility goals.
Chinese medicine boasts a long history of supporting women throughout pregnancy and post-partum. A safe and effective therapy, acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of symptoms in the first, second and third trimesters. In addition, nutritional counseling, herbs and moxibustion may be used for certain conditions. Here are some of the common pre and post-natal concerns that may be addressed by Chinese medicine:
Nausea and vomiting
Lower back and pelvic pain
Cramping and bleeding
Eczema and other skin conditions
Heartburn and indigestion
Low milk production
At Larson Acupuncture, we encourage mothers-to-be to begin a series of 4-5 labor preparation acupuncture treatments starting at 36 weeks. These treatments aim to encourage optimal maternal health before the birth of her baby, and encourage timely labor.
In cases of post-date babies, acupuncture can help encourage the body to go into labor on its own, rather than needing to be medically induced. Labor induction is a medical process using various pharmaceutical and physical methods to stimulate labor. Acupuncture for delayed labor, on the other hand, takes the approach of supporting the mother’s energy, helping to prepare her cervix and uterus for labor, and reducing the stress and anxiety that many women feel when their baby is post-date. We recommend 2-4 treatments to address delayed labor.