Acupuncture for Fertility

For 2,000 years women have been using acupuncture and TCM to treat infertility. At Eliza Mellen-Smith Acupuncture, we specialize in the treatment of women and men who are trying to conceive naturally or with Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). such as IUI or IVF.

Our Licensed Acupuncturist, Eliza Mellen-Smith, has vast clinical experience in assisting women to conceive using Traditional therapies, comprehensive nutritional and herbal counseling and Acupuncture. Eliza has over two decades of experience working successfully with dozens of women and men who have unexplained fertility or another diagnosed condition that may be impeding conception.

Many of Eliza’s patients receive acupuncture while undergoing care at Brigham and Women’s ART center, MGH, Brigham, Boston IVF, and the Fertility Center of New England. She is dedicated to coordinating acupuncture care with the IUI or IVF treatment protocols.

Below are some examples of situations when acupuncture has been successfully applied to increase the success of the procedure:

• InVitro Fertilization (IVF)

• IntraUterine Insemination (IUI)

• Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

• Assisted Hatching (AH)

• IntraVenous ImmunoGlobulin therapy (IvIg)

• Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)

• Donor Egg

• Donor Sperm

Fertility experience includes treatment for:

• Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

• Endometriosis

• Low ovarian reserve

• Irregular periods

• High FSH levels

• Miscarriages

• Ovarian Cysts

• Fibroids

• Cervical Mucous problems

• Immunological Problems

• Tubal causes

• Age related factors

• Idiopathic factors

• Male factor (low sperm count, motility, etc.)

• Uterine causes