Kristin has extensive experience using acupuncture and herbs to enhance fertility and treat gynecological and pregnancy related health problems. She is a staff acupuncturist at the Domar Center at Boston IVF. She has a thorough understanding of the many medical conditions affecting fertility. She also knows how to integrate acupuncture into the cycles of patients undergoing assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as iui, ivf and donor egg. Whether you are using ART or trying to conceive naturally, Kristin can help you every step of the way.
As you go about a normal day, your reproductive organs are not a high priority for your body. Your body directs blood and nutrients to other organs which are more important for day to day survival. When you are undergoing stress, your reproductive organs receive even less than their usual meager share. Acupuncture is a way to shift your body's focus and blood and nutrient supply to the testes, ovaries and uterus. Acupuncture has been shown to increase the blood supply and improve the function of these organs. Acupuncture also helps balance your hormonal system and your immune system.
Only a portion of the miracle of conception is explained by modern western medicine. This is why many couples who only follow a mechanical approach to conception end in failure. Chinese Medicine sees fertility as an expression of overall health for individuals of child bearing age. Modern diagnostics may not detect the slight imbalances in your system that can disturb the reproductive process. Chinese Medicine's sophisticated diagnostic system can detect such subtle disturbances and provides a holistic perspective on what may be impairing your fertility. Acupuncture, herbs, and lifestyle counseling are customized to balance your whole system and improve your overall health, thereby increasing your chances of conception.
The diet and lifestyle advice out there claiming to enhance fertility can be bewildering and contradictory. Kristin will help you cut through the hype. Her thorough knowledge of eastern and western nutrition will help you make the right dietary changes to improve your chances while improving your overall health. She shares her research on supplements so you will know which are just a waste of money (or worse!) and which will actually benefit you.