Acupuncture for Fertility
Kiné Fischler LAc is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM) She has advanced training and clinical experience treating fertility challenges.
With over a decade of clinical experience and specialized training in women’s health, fertility and pregnancy care, we offer holistic individualized treatments to address fertility challenges or resolve infertility. with acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutritional therapy.
Whether you are seeking acupuncture and herbs to enhance fertility naturally or are using acupuncture as adjunct treatment to increase the success rates of IVF or IUI, our pre-conception care will prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy. We serve families of all kinds including single parents, LGBTQ couples, coparents, surrogates and all the manifestations of family that are created by LOVE.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine enhances fertility:
- Balances hormonal cycles to aid in conception
- Improves fertile cervical mucous
- Improves ovarian function; encourages production of follicles; enhances quality
- Improves blood flow to ovaries and uterus
- Reduces miscarriages
- Enhances immune system
- Lessens uterine contractions after embryo transfer
- Improves thickness of uterine wall lining
- Lessens side effects of medications
- Improves sperm parameters within 3 mos.
- Improves quality of oocytes within 3 mos.
We routinely collaborate with primary care physicians, OB/GYN’s, Naturopaths, midwives and doulas in the Portland area.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a long history of treating women’s health, with texts from 200 BC describing medicinal plants to treat infertility. Today, practitioners in TCM have adapted and incorporated these traditional applications into modern fertility treatments.
Modern research shows that acupuncture significantly enhances fertility. You can view medical research abstracts here.
Women’s Health Conditions Effectively Treated with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine:
- Irregular, scanty, heavy or painful periods, and PMS
- Thin uterine lining or scanty cervical fluid
- Poor response to fertility medications
- Recovery after miscarriage or stillbirth
- Unexplained infertility
- Luteal phase disorders
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Endometriosis, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
- Supportive treatment during Clomid, IUI, IVF cycles
- “Tilted” or “tipped” uterus and pelvic pain
- Ovulation disorders
- Elevated FSH Levels
- Stress and fatigue
- Lesbian Fertility
Research Articles Demonstrating Acupuncture Increasing Success of IVF
Increased pregnancy rates when used prior to and post-embryo replacement
Regulates hormones directly involved in follicle development and implantation
Increases sperm motility and reduces the presence of abnormal sperm
Improved blood supply to the uterus and ovaries
A very comprehensive list of medical research has been compiled on this online link.
In a study where acupuncture was used during IVF at the time of embryo implantation the result was a significantly higher viable pregnancy rate. (Fertility and Sterility 74(4):721-72). In this study 160 omen undergoing IVF were monitored. The success rate in the acupuncture group was 42.5% compared to a 26.3% success rate in the group of women that did not receive acupuncture.
Willow Tree Wellness Clinic works closely with Portland fertility clinics offering acupuncture treatments in the weeks prior to their patient’s IUI and IVF appointments to prepare women’s bodies for healthy implantation and on the day of embryo transfers to increase the success rates of Assisted Reproductive Technologies.
I have been seeing Kine for the past few months after the birth of my second child. She’s great at listening and asking questions to get to the root of the problem. Whether it’s seasonal allergies, back pain, etc. I have found relief in my symptoms and will continue services. The office is centrally located in NE Portland and very clean.
Whole Body Healing
Patient Since June 2016
I’ve had acupuncture for years with a variety of practitioners. Allie is definitely one of the best; empathic, knowledgeable, and takes the time to listen before each session. I look forward to each visit for relief from chronic neck pain and general fine-tuning.
Acu w/ Allie
Patient Since February 2016
Infertility is really hard. I reached out to Willow Wellness Clinic after 2 years of infertility and 4 unsuccessful IUIs. When I decided to move forward with IVF, I went to Kiné for several months prior to my retrieval. I know that her treatments were the key to my successful retrieval. Week after stressful week throughout the IVF process, I saw Kiné. She is pragmatic, smart, compassionate and funny. The acupuncture/herbal treatments and her advice helped me tremendously. My 1st IVF was successful, and I’m in now in my 2nd trimester. I feel lucky to have met Kiné – and I would strongly recommend her and her team to anyone going through IVF.