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With acupuncture and herbs, we help couples in providing healthy natural solutions who are struggling with fertility challenges.
At Dr. Bennett’s we use the time-tested practices of acupuncture and herbal medicine to optimize fertility. Our treatments can be used to assist in natural conception or in tandem with Assisted Reproductive Techniques such as IVF. Whichever path you choose, we are dedicated to improving sperm and egg quality, and finding the best natural solution to resolve unexplained fertility troubles.
Struggling to Conceive?
If you have been trying to conceive for a year without success, you may be wondering if it is ever going to happen for you. Through the use of acupuncture and herbs, our healthy and natural treatments can help you on your journey to parenthood.
We offer treatment plans designed for you on the individual level to treat the following:
Irregular or lack of ovulation
Women in their late 30s to mid 40s
Concerns about male infertility, please read below.
At our fertility center, we are able to use natural treatments to enhance Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART ) or assist in natural conception. To learn more about female infertility, specific reproductive health issues, and how integrative Chinese medicine can improve your ability to conceive, please consider an FREE one on one meeting with Dr. Stefanie Bennett.
How common are couples having challenges conceiving? While conceiving appears to come easy for some, it is estimated that 10-15% of partners in the United States face fertility challenges. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a third of these couples are unable to conceive due to female infertility while another third is due to male infertility. Infertility in both partners accounts for the final third.
Couples become classified as infertile when they unsuccessfully try to conceive for a year or more. Often times, this is the only symptom of infertility. A series of diagnostic testing may be necessary to pinpoint an underlying condition that may be interfering with the reproductive process.
These conditions include the following:
Fallopian Tube Factors
Poor Egg Quality
Luteal Phase Defect
Premature Ovarian Failure
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Amenorrhea (absence of a period)
Thin and/or Unresponsive Endometrium (Uterine Lining)
High Follicle Stimulation Hormone (FSH)
Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH)
Through Chinese Medicine, fertility acupuncturists specialist Dr. Stefeanie Benentt, are able to treat these conditions and reverse infertility through acupuncture, herbal medicine, and guided lifestyle changes. Whether you suffer from medical conditions such as circulatory, gynecological, hormonal or reproductive issues, our specialists will create a treatment plan catered specifically to you.
“Between highly effective infertility acupuncture, my personal journey and clinical experience we will make a good team. And if you are seeing a reproductive MD or need help finding an excellent fertility MD specialist, I am here for you. It happened for me. I understand your journey to becoming a parent.”- Fertility Acupuncturist Dr. Stefanie Bennett
It is a belief of Chinese medical philosophy that preparing for pregnancy is as important as maintaining your health during pregnancy. We recommend patients visit our center weekly over a span of three months or three menstrual cycles. This allows the patient to undergo a series of initial treatments to regulate the menstrual cycle and treat hormonal imbalances, Fibroids, and Endometriosis. These treatments will harmonize each phase of the female cycle and prepare the body for a healthier pregnancy and baby.
Fertility acupuncture and herbal supplementation is a great way to compliment and assist IVF and other Assisted Reproductive Techniques. Not only are we able to help you with your cycle, but we can decrease the bloating, fatigue, hot flashes, and anxiety that is associated with fertility medications.
Several studies have shown acupuncture treatment on the day of embryo transfer can increase the chances of success between 30-60%. There are two treatments given. The first treatment is given 30 minutes prior to the transfer. This treatment facilitates the reception of the embryo by relieving stress, relaxing the patient and increasing blood flow to the uterus. The second treatment is given 30 minutes following the transfer. This treatment ensures the patient’s continued relaxation, supports the growing embryo, and calls on the body’s energy to help the embryo “stick”.
If you are undergoing IVF treatments or considering this route, more than likely there is an issue with the sperm. With an inadequate sperm count and poor sperm quality, a successful conception is unlikely. Factors such as stress can have a negative affect on sperm count. Through the use of acupuncture, Dr. Bennett is able to restore the quantity of sperm while simultaneously increasing the sperm’s motility and decreasing the occurrence of misshapen sperm.
Male infertility plays a role in about a third of the infertility challenges in the United States while another third is caused by both partners. Infertility refers to the inability to become pregnant after frequently trying to conceive for one year. These challenges occur in about 10-15% of couples in the United States, according to the Mayo Clinic.
In order to conceive, the male must be able to produce healthy sperm that are able to travel to and penetrate the egg. For this reason, partners experience trouble conceiving when the male has the following:
A low sperm count. This means fewer than 20 million sperm per a milliliter of semen.
Abnormal sperm (morphology). Misshapen sperm are unable to swim and reach the egg.
A lack of sperm motility. Abnormal sperm movement prevents the sperm from reaching the egg.
Blockages that prevent the release of sperm.
All of these factors can be caused by a number of health concerns including infections, injuries, and urological problems. They can also be caused by hormonal imbalances, toxins, pesticides, heavy metal exposure, emotional stress, smoking, overheating of the testicles, and other lifestyle choices.
To effectively improve the quality and number of sperm, we require our patients to participate in treatments that span a three month period. This allows the sperm to complete a full cycle of 72 days—the average length it takes from formation until the sperm is ready for ejaculation. During this time, patients receive weekly acupuncture treatments, herb and supplement recommendations, and lifestyle modification guidance.
Dr. Bennett is also the author of a book natural fertility called Naturally Taking Charge of Your Fertility.
Acupuncture fertility treatments are becoming very popular. Acupuncture has received great acclaim from both reproductive doctors and patients. Please remember, when the reason for infertility is elusive, patients have turned to acupuncture with successful results.
The proper flow of Qi and blood are essential for a successful pregnancy. To maintain this healthy state, it is important to maintain balanced hormones and adrenals, as well as a balanced diet in order to avoid anxiety and depression deficiencies. The lower back, hips and pelvis should also be aligned for optimal results.
The circulation in the legs and promote the relaxation of the muscles around the hips. Optimizing these two areas is known to not only increase the chance of conception, but also to increase chances of taking the pregnancy full-term.
About Acupuncturist Dr. Stefanie M. Bennett, LAc, Ph.D. – Holds both a master and one of the few in the area with a doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, plus two diplomats. She has completed additional training in functional medicine, fertility, herbal medicine, and applied clinical nutrition. She has been practicing in Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach for over 15 years. Dr. Bennett also serves many people from Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Newport Coast, Tustin and Orange County. She can be reached 714-962-5031 and new patients are welcome.