Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a system of diagnosis and health care that can be traced back to China as far as 2,500 years. TCM sees the individual as an integral mind body organism. It is based on a holistic concept designed to cure illness and maintain health and well-being. TCM ventures to stimulate the
Infertility Arthritis Asthma General Pain including Neck and Back Pain Respiratory Conditions (Asthma, Allergies) Gynecological Conditions Gastro-intestinal Disorders Sports and Work Injury High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Headaches and Migraines Common Colds and Flu Chronic Fatigue Quit Smoking Depression and Anxiety Insomnia Stress Stroke Fibromyalgia Acupuncture is endorsed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and
TCM utilizes numerous healing modalities to achieve balance including: Acupuncture – Insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to enhance the flow of qi (pronounced chi), the vital energy circulating throughout the body. Moxabustion – Application of heat to specific points or broad areas of the body. Cupping/Guasha – Glass suction cups used to
People experience acupuncture differently. Most feel only minimal discomfort as needles are placed, others feel none. After needles are placed you may feel tingling, warmth, dull ache, numbness or heaviness, either locally or in a part of the body distant from the needle.
There are usually no negative side effects. As energy is redirected in the body, internal chemicals and hormones are stimulated and healing begins to take place. Occasionally the original symptoms worsen for a few days, or other general changes in appetite, sleep, bowel or urination patterns or emotional state may be triggered. These should not
This varies from person to person. Complex or long standing problems may require one or two treatments per week for several weeks. Treatments will be spaced farther apart as the patient’s condition improves. Acute problems usually require fewer treatments. Some people like to return four times per year as the season changes for health maintenance.
Acupuncture, TCM, and other natural treatments enhance fertility to improve reproductive health. For more information, please visit our website's Infertility Research section for articles and studies supporting these infertility treatments.
Peter Harvey has 15 years of clinical experience in acupuncture and reproductive enhancement Board certified Licensed Acupuncturist (NCCAOM) American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) Peter Harvey has an advanced degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSOM) Associate of Clinical Excellence in Fertility Program (CEFP) from The Fertile Soul* Our patient load is over 75% fertility