Lilah Shakarov R.TCMP, R.Ac

Acupuncture For Fertility & Women’s Health


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers the classic combination of Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy for dealing with your fertility issues. My goal is to help you maximize your natural fertile potential and/or provide support through Assisted Reproductive Treatments (ART – such as IVF/IUI/Egg Donation).

So what does Chinese Medicine has to do with fertility?

Chinese Medicine can help you to:

  • Balance your fertility hormonal level
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Reduce medications side effects
  • Improve blood flow to the follicle and ovaries and thus improve their function
  • Increase blood flow to the uterus and create a thick-rich lining for the fetus to grow in
  • Reduce stress

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help nourish, strengthen and support your vital Qi energy, Fluids and internal organs and thus to optimize your possibility to conceive.

I am here to offer you and your partner a warm, positive and supportive environment where you can sanely go through this journey.

Women’s Health:

Throughout life, every woman experiences many changes in her body as she goes through the different stages of life from puberty through the fertile stage till menopause. The constant changes can find their expressions in a woman’s body, hormonal levels and emotional state.

Chinese Medicine’s different modalities have been used to treat woman’s health issues for centuries.  Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are effective and safe ways for treating different problems relating to the well being of women.

Here are some of the issues that can be addressed:

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Absent Menstruation (Amenorrhea)
  • Heavy Periods
  • Spotting
  • PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome/Tension)
  • Mood Swings
  • Cramps
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a Chinese health practice in which very thin sterile needles are inserted to specific points on the body. It is based on the Chinese theory that a form of vital energy called Qi (Chee) circulates in the body through a system of channels called meridians. The acupuncture points are located on the surface of the body at very specific locations along the meridians. These points are connected to the meridians and to internal organs and each point affects different functions of the body.

How does it work?

This form of ancient medicine believes that an illness occurs when something interrupts the smooth flow of Qi (stagnation) or unbalances it. By the insertion of needles to those points one can readjust the flow of Qi, open the blockage and rebalance it.

Scientific studies revealed that Acupuncture induces biochemical changes in the body through the nervous and hormonal systems which can be used to treat a wide variety of health issues.

How more can it help me?

Here are some of the commonly treated conditions:

  • Chronic /Acute Pain
  • Stress
  • Insomnia (sleep disorder)
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Weight loss
  • And more…

Chinese Herbal Remedies:

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) relies on herbal therapy for treatment of illness and prevention of disease. There are thousands of medicinal substances and each substance has different quality which will create its unique reaction in the body. Those different herbs are combined together to create thousands of formulas that can treat almost every possible condition and symptoms in the body. The Chinese herbal remedies prescribed are very individualized and a qualified TCM Practitioner will often change the classic formula in order to suit the condition and constitution of the specific patient.

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