We use an integrative approach at alma acupuncture. You can be anywhere on your fertility journey and know that we are here to assist you in building your family. Adrianne Ortega, LAc, FABORM is the only bilingual female fellow of A.B.O.R.M. in the city of San Antonio.  It is her goal to help anyone that may be struggling with their fertility to support them to attain their wellness goals in a compassionate and healing environment.

acupuncture and research

acupuncture increases live birth rate when integrated with IVF/IUI

Research has shown that acupuncture has the ability to regulate blood flow to the ovaries/uterus and lower cortisol (stress hormone) to improve fertility.  There are several studies published that show how acupuncture treatments, can improve pregnancy rates by 12 – 50% compared to higher than those who did not receive acupuncture (during IVF/IUI.)  Acupuncture has the same positive effects when one is trying to improve fertility naturally.

acupuncture relieves pelvic and low-back pain in late pregnancy

During the study period, VAS scorings of pain intensity decreased over time in 60% of patients in the acupuncture group and in 14% of those in the control group (p < 0.01). At the end of the study period, 43% of the acupuncture (click – to read study) patients were less bothered than initially by pain during activity compared with 9% of control patients (p < 0.01). No serious adverse effects of acupuncture were found in the patients, and there were no adverse effects at all in the infants. 

acupuncture to treat nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial (click – to read more)

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for women who experience nausea and dry retching in early pregnancy.  Although, it is a common ailment.  It is helpful to reduce nausea and vomiting, especially when dealing with any previous fertility issues.



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