Alternative Therapies for fertility issues??

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] Berries!

I am just wondering if anyone has tried any alternative therapies for fertility issues? ie. Acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, Chinese herbs etc.

I am struggling with infertility and clomid is no longer working. It is approx. a 1 year wait to get into the fertility clinic so in the mean time I am considering alternative medicine!

If you have tried how did you find it? [name_f]Do[/name_f] you think it helped???


I would suggest looking into holistics like Maca Root. I have no experience with infertility, but I do believe in the powers of alternative medicine. I would go to a local independent health food store, the kind that the actual owner might be working at or maybe a co-op full of people interested in these topics. That would be a good place to start if you are looking for real life experiences. Good luck!

My sister in law had one bad ovary, so she went to a naturopath before she and her husband started TTC. They got pregnant first go. I don’t know if it’s because of the naturopath - who knows how long they’d have taken if she hadn’t gone - but she credits her with helping them!

Rather than just Googling and taking a bunch of herbs, go and see an accredited acupuncturist/naturopath/other similar professional. Lots of people swear by them. Good luck :slight_smile:

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If you decide to go the route of Chinese medicine and acupuncture, look for a practitioner with FABORM after his or her name. It means they are a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Medicine. It’s a good way to filter through licensed acupuncturists and find a specialist in fertility. Now, there are plenty of talented L.Ac’s who do not have this accreditation, but it’s a good place to start if you just blindly go looking for a practitioner. FABORM practitioners have comprehensive training and are specialists. They’ve also passed a rigorous exam in reproductive medicine, both eastern and western.

I see you’re in Canada, so I don’t know what your local law requires as far as training, but I do know there are FABORM practitioners in Canada.

And, yes, an Oriental medicine practitioner is a great first step in your fertility journey.

Hope that helps!