Steven Mavros, L.OM. and his partners Julie Schwartz, L.OM., Matt Skahill, L.Ac., and Tansy Briggs, L.OM. are nationally Board Certified Acupuncturists who specialize in treating infertility in both men and women. Steve has pioneered bringing Acupuncture to all the major fertility clinics in the Philadelphia area and has helped show that together, Eastern and Western medicine can combine to be an extremely effective tool in giving you what you most desire: a positive pregnancy and a healthy baby.
How can Acupuncture help my infertility?
We still don't have a complete understanding as to the exact action of Acupuncture's effects on the body. However, clinical studies and 2000 years of empirical research have given us clues of what internal changes are occuring. Studies have shown that Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine:
- Increase blood flow to the uterus - thickens endometrial lining + aids implantation
- Increase ovarian blood flow - better ovarian response + more mature follicles
- Higher live birth rate (prevents early miscarriage)
- Increase male sperm count, motility and morphology
- Reduce stress, promote relaxation
- Reduce pre-menstrual symptoms and pain during the period
- Lessen side effects from hormone treatments
Please use the navigation bar above to find out more about how Acupuncture can help you deal with infertility. Our offices are open 6 days a week and are convenient to Center City Philadelphia as well as the Main Line suburbs of Ardmore, Rosemont, Radnor, Wayne & Villanova.
ACUPUNCTURE UPS FERTILITY RATES IN HORMONE TREATMENTS VS HORMONES ALONE
New research recently came out of Israel where patients undergoing hormone therapies with Clomid (Clomiphene) had a significantly higher success rate of pregnancy than those trying Clomid alone. The researchers measured changes in ovulation, endometrial thickness, cervical mucus, pelvic fluid, and follicular development. The acupuncture group showed a significantly higher rate of both ovulation and conception than the group receiving medication only.
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SUPPLEMENTS AND TESTS THAT WILL HELP YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY
Looking for other things you can do aside from Acupuncture and our Chinese Herbs? We've already done the work of finding high quality ovulation predictor kits, pregnancy tests and supplements so you don't have to. We've partnered with EPT who offers great products at reasonable prices and offers everything from monitors, to basal thermometers to great Prenatal vitamins and Omega 3s. Every little bit helps. Click here to see the products we recommend..
Not from Philadelphia? If you're looking for an infertility specialist in your area, please see our Referral List.