One of Kirstin’s specialties is in women's health and fertility treatments. Kirstin is committed to offering her female patients the safest and most effective Chinese Medical treatments, (including acupuncture & herbal therapy), in order to balance their body and improve their chances for a successful pregnancy. As a patient, you will receive the special care that you deserve and a commitment to helping you attain physical and mental well-being in a caring, nurturing and supportive environment. Kirstin will also work in cooperation with your other health providers to provide you with the best possible results.
London, England (AHN) - Seven scientific trials among 1,366 women of different ages who found it difficult to conceive showed that having acupuncture at the same time the embryo was placed inside the womb during an in vitro fertilization procedure more than doubles the chance of the woman becoming pregnant.
The study was made by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the VU University Amsterdam. It compared results of women who underwent acupuncture, those who were given fake needle treatments and those who had no extra therapy.
Those who received acupuncture increased their chances of conceiving by 65 percent, the study said. The British Medical Journal published the result of the medical breakthrough Friday.
While the study did not clearly explain how acupuncture aids fertility, experts theorized it could possible be the relaxing effect of acupuncture on the IVF procedure, considered extremely stressful.
Compared with repeated fertility treatment cycles which costs $7,785 (4,000 pound) per cycle in Britain, the acupuncture therapy is easier on the pocket.
One percent of births in the U.K. or 11,000 babies out of 32,000 IVF procedures are born every year in the U.K. The findings will be particularly significant for many western nations grappling with dwindling populations.
Most gynecologists have a knee-jerk reaction: if it's menopause, it's time for Premarin. While this may be right for some women, some of the time, it is not right for all women all of the time. While most women want to take their doctor’s advice, some seek to be educated about alternative points of view. Hormone supplementation may be useful and warranted, however conventional pharmaceuticals (like Premarin, Provera, Estraderm, Estrace) are not always the best choice. When combined, acupuncture, herbal formulas, and natural hormone creams can be of enormous benefit.
PMS,skin breakouts, menstrual problems, and menopausal symptoms are signs of imbalance, not normal female functioning. The body was not intended to exist in a state of disharmony and pain. Correcting hormonal imbalances is one area where Chinese Medicine truly shines. This is also an area of particular interest to Kirstin, as she has struggled with many of these issues herself, since puberty. Her commitment to these issues have paid off. Today, Kirstin successfully treats many types of hormonal imbalances...starting with her own.
To learn about our special programs focusing on Women's Issues, click here.