Serving Arlington Heights, Mt Prospect, Rolling Meadows and surrounding suburbs since 1981 First Health Associate’s Center for Integrative Medicine is proud to offer our patients infertility treatments within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including acupuncture for fertility enhancement. Our Arlington Heights acupuncture clinic is led by author, researcher, professor Yu Zhu, MD (China). Dr Zhu has more than 30 years clinical experience and over 25 years TCM teaching experience. In addition to infertility treatment she treats an array of conditions including general pain management.
Why Acupuncture for Fertility
Many couples turn to acupuncture as a form of infertility treatment. Acupuncture for fertility enhancement is a safe, natural solution that has been used by men and women for thousands of years. Whether you’re having difficulty getting pregnant, you are experiencing unnecessary hardships during your pregnancy or have difficulty taking your pregnancy to term our experienced Arlington Heights acupuncture clinic can play an important role in preparing and optimizing your body for a healthy, stress-free pregnancy.
Our Arlington Heights acupuncturist and TCM provider Yu Zhu, LAc, MD (China) employs several Chinese Medicine infertility treatments including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicines and food therapy. And because we believe integrative medicine is the “best medicine”, she often works in conjunction with Western medicine to enhance fertility and to support the body throughout pregnancy and delivery.
The scope of Dr. Zhu’s fertility acupuncture practice includes:
Fertility Acupuncture in Preparation for Pregnancy:
As you prepare to become a parent, it’s important that your body is in optimal health. This will help you can conceive and have a healthy pregnancy. The concept of using acupuncture for fertility is based on the premise that your body is made up of energy channels that maintain balance and good health in your body. However, things such as a poor diet and stress can cause these channels to become blocked or interrupted causing an “imbalance” in the body. The goal of TCM as an infertility treatment is to restore balance and harmony to these energy channels, creating a state of health. It can help:
Fertility Acupuncture During Pregnancy and Postpartum:
A woman’s body undergoes many physical and hormonal changes during and after pregnancy. As a result, you might experience some discomfort. Morning sickness, fatigue, back pain, and heart burn are just a few of the conditions considered to be a “normal” part of pregnancy. Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to provide some relief, especially since most Western medications cannot be used during pregnancy. Fertility acupuncture can help with:
Smooth and faster delivery
Fertility Acupuncture to Enhance In Vitro Fertilization (IVF):
Acupuncture for fertility enhancement has been used for thousands of years as an infertility treatment. Studies have shown that TCM therapies including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medications used in conjunction with Western infertility treatments can:
Increase blood flow to the ovaries and uterus
Increase sperm concentration and mobility in men
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are effective in treating a variety of conditions. Arlington Heights acupuncturist Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China) has made First Health’s Arlington Heights Acupuncture Clinic a top rated facility in the Chicagoland area.
Since 1981, First Health Associates has provided the best integrative medical care including fertility acupuncture in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Our Arlington Heights Acupuncture Clinic is conveniently located off I-90 near Golf and Arlington Heights Roads, First Health serves patients from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Elk Grove and Des Plaines.
We are committed to helping patients seeking infertility treatment. Using acupuncture for fertility can be an effective alternative to or complementary procedure with conventional fertility treatments.
Arlington Heights acupuncturist Dr. Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China), director of First Health’s Traditional Chinese Medicine department, taught TCM in China for 23 years before immigrating to the US. Dr. Zhu has more than 30 years of experience helping couples in all stages of pregnancy. Planning to start a family is certainly a time of great joy, but it can also be a time of increased stress for couples before, during and after the pregnancy. Dr. Zhu’s expertise, wisdom and compassion are the hallmarks of her treatment that foster a caring and trusting relationship with her patients.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are effective in treating a variety of conditions. Find out more about Dr. Zhu’s specialties.
Meet Arlington Heights acupuncturist Dr. Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China) – Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Arlington Heights