Condition

IVF/IUI and Acupuncture

 What were you doing differently this time?  

 “Acupuncture.”

It is often a big decision to move forward with assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as IUI (intrauterine insemination) or IVF (in vitro fertilization). It can be expensive, stressful, and time-consuming. With so much riding on your ART, why not do everything you can to maximize your outcome? 

Acupuncture has been widely used to support IVF since 2002 when a team of German researchers first reported an increase in clinical pregnancy rates when acupuncture was done during IVF. Results showed that pregnancies assisted with acupuncture were up at 42.5%, versus 26.3% in the control group who were not. Thus, having the same goal as western medicine, they can go hand in hand to achieve improved women’s health and energy flow to increase fertility. 

One cycle of an IVF/IUI procedure can take a few weeks to a few months, depending on your case. It involves ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, sperm retrieval, fertilization, and embryo transfer. When it comes to these procedures, we recommend you start your acupuncture at least three months before the time.  This is because it takes 90 days for egg recruitment which thus gives you ample time to achieve wonderful DNA for your baby. However, if you have already started on drug stimulations, acupuncture treatments twice a week are recommended. Both Mom and Dad to be are advised to do the acupuncture as it benefits both sperm and egg production.

 Effects of the acupuncture sessions at different stages of your treatment

BEFORE IVF / IUI / ICSI treatment:

  • Calms the patient and relaxes the uterus.
  • Primes the body to ensure optimal condition during IUI/IVF treatment.

DURING IVF / IUI / ICSI treatment: (during follicle stimulation phase)

  • Strengthens the Spleen and Kidney to enhance their response to the Follicle Stimulation Hormones (FSH).
  • Supports the Liver to improve blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, thereby improving the quality of follicles and thickening the endometrial lining.

D Wolf can aid your journey to a successful pregnancy by using various modalities  –  acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal meds, supplements and dietary advice specifically for preconception.
If you feel that you would like to have Dr. Wolf help you with your pre-conception care, schedule an appointment today.

Hormonal Imbalance

Hormones affect every part of your health including your energy levels, mood, weight, memory, sex drive and menstrual cycle. When your hormones are out of balance, your entire body suffers. 

Diseases that are caused by hormonal imbalance include thyroid disease, adrenal dysfunction, fatigue, infertility, low sperm count, testosterone and prostate issues in men, endometriosis, fibroids, etc. 

The most common symptoms of hormonal imbalances include PMS and mood swings, hot flashes & night sweats, reduced libido & vaginal dryness,  menstrual cramps, heavy periods, irregular periods & PCOS, weight gain, and fatigue 

You don’t just have to live with these symptoms. Dr. Wolf offers many options for the natural treatment of hormonal imbalances including nutritional recommendations, dietary supplements, herbal medicines, and acupuncture. 

 Dr wolf will listen to your concerns and come up with strategies to restore your hormonal balance and overall mental & physical health. 

If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with hormonal disease and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Dr. Wolf today!

Chronic pain

Pain is a sensation that you immediately recognize. It may be the fiery sensation of a burn moments after your finger touches the stove or it’s a dull headache after a day of stress and tension. You may recognize it as a sharp pierce in your back after you lift something heavy.

Pain in its most benign form warns us that something isn’t quite right, that we should take medicine or see a doctor. At its worst, however, pain robs us of our productivity, our well-being, and, for many of us suffering from extended illness, our very lives. Pain is a complex perception that differs enormously among individual patients, even those who appear to have identical injuries or illnesses. 

Dr Wolf has a number of unique modalities to treat pain including acupuncture, homeopathic medication, bio puncture, supplements and herbal medication. Dr Wolf will help you find a solution to your symptoms by diagnosing your pain and doing special investigations if needed. 

Look forward to being pain free. 

 If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with chronic pain and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Dr Wolf today!

Digestive Disorders

No one is immune from the occasional stomach ache. However, prolonged or irregular issues with your gut and stomach could be the signs of serious digestive problems that require medical attention. 

Furthermore, serious stomach issues can reach beyond the digestive tract and lead to issues all over your body. 

Some examples of digestive issues that may require some type of medical attention include Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Disease, Leaky Gut Syndrome, a Microbiome Imbalance, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, and more. 

Symptoms of these, and many other issues, can also include constipation, diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain, acid reflux, and food allergies. 

Dr. Wolf is expertly trained to discuss the symptoms and causes of your digestive health problems and diagnose an effective treatment plan. These issues can be caused by increased stress, an undiagnosed medical condition, nutrition issues, a gluten allergy, or inflammation. 

DR Wolf will help restore your health as quickly as possible before any damage to digestive organs occurs. 

If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with digestive problems and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Dr. Wolf today!

Autoimmune Diseases

Your immune system is designed to protect your body’s healthy cell tissues by attacking any viruses, bacteria, pathogens, or diseases that enter your body. Simply put, it’s what prevents you from getting sick, and also what helps you feel better if you do fall ill. 

However, autoimmune diseases are different. They cause your immune system to get confused and attack the healthy cells in your body instead of the diseased ones. This often complicates the medical issue at hand even further because your body’s defense systems are working against it. If left untreated, serious medical issues may occur. 

There are hundreds of autoimmune illnesses, each of which has its own unique symptoms. Symptoms of Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases can include depression, fluctuations in weight, difficulty sleeping, and anxiety. Celiac Disease manifests itself through digestive problems, neurological issues, rashes, and the sudden loss of control of your body’s movements. Those suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis will often notice symmetric joint problems in the wrists and hands. 

Dr. Wolf is aware of the most advanced natural methods to diagnose and treat many autoimmune illnesses. After a blood test and detailed discussion of your symptoms and history, Dr. Wolf can help diagnose your autoimmune disease and map out an effective treatment plan. 

Utilizing changes to your diet and stress levels, as well as incorporating natural medicines and lifestyle adjustments, Dr. Wolf will do everything she can to make you healthy again. 

If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with autoimmune diseases and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Dr. Wolf today!

Depression, anxiety, fear, grief and other emotional states

Wellness refers to a holistic approach in which mind, body, and spirit are integrated. It is more than the absence of disease or a state defined as health. It incorporates a concern for optimal functioning. Being mentally well is intertwined with being physically and spiritually well. (Jane Myers of the University of North Carolina) 

The absence of mental wellness leads to feelings such as depression, anxiety, fear, paranoia, grief, anger, etc. These feelings if not properly worked through can accumulate and lead to further problems. Conventional medicine uses anti-depressives, anti anxiolytics, etc. to deal with these symptoms by making you feel them less but have the symptoms actually gone? 

It is Dr. Wolf’s opinion after treating many patients with emotional issues that an integrated natural approach for these conditions is safe and highly effective to gently help the emotional blockage/baggage to be released. 

Dr wolf uses homeopathy, herbal medications, acupuncture and energy medicine techniques to help heal your deepest issues and achieve mental wellness. 

If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with stress, anxiety and depression and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Dr. Wolf today! 

Stress

Stress occurs when an event triggers a stress response, which is often referred to as the fight or flight response. Stressors can be anything from work, finances, relationships, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, lack of nutrients, and exposure to environmental toxins. 

Chronic, low-level stress is common in today’s society. Over time, stress exhausts your body, contributing to gland imbalances, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cancer, immune suppression, colds/flu, anxiety/depression, digestive disorders, PMS, skin problems and fatigue. 

Dr. Wolf is knowledgeable about the most advanced natural methods to diagnose and treat stress and the diseases created from chronic stress. After a blood test and detailed discussion of your symptoms and history, Dr. Wolf can help diagnose your chronic stress disease and map out an effective treatment plan. 

Utilizing changes to your diet and stress levels,  incorporating natural medicines and lifestyle adjustments, and also using energy medicine techniques to heal emotions, Dr. Wolf will do everything she can to help you heal. 

If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with stress and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Dr. Wolf today!