In the Western world, surrounded by pharmaceuticals and get-better-quick treatments, the use of holistic medicine is often overlooked. For many potential fertility patients, it can be a little daunting to choose the correct type of treatment. Here are some of the differences between Western and Eastern fertility treatments!
Western Medicine tends to use more surgical and hormone-altering treatments such as IVF/IUI and fertility hormone medications. This tends to be the most suggested route of conception by most western professionals for couples who are having a difficult time conceiving. It is also one of the most expensive ways of trying to conceive. Most IVF treatments – which is the stimulation of the ovaries, surgical follicle retrieval, fertilization of the egg and sperm, and surgical transfer of embryo(s) into the uterus can cost upwards of $10,000 not including medication. IUI is another Western fertility treatment in which sperm is inserted into the uterus in hopes of fertilizing the egg. This option is less invasive and also more affordable.
Eastern Medicine takes a more holistic approach to fertility. The focus is to treat the underlying problems preventing the couple from conceiving. Eastern medicine looks at the entire body. Proper nutrition, Chinese herbs, acupuncture and massage are techniques used to conceive. Acupuncture can be used for not only preparing the body to be healthy enough to conceive, but also adds great benefits during and after conception. Morning sickness, labor pains, stimulating lactation, turning a baby and inducing labor are only some of the benefits acupuncture can offer. Fertility abdominal massage is a great addition that can help to increase blood circulation to the uterus and break down any scar tissue from previous surgeries. Nutrition is also a very big factor in holistic treatments. As nurturing your body and unborn baby starts with what you eat.
We provide nutrition counseling, fertility acupuncture/acupressure, and Chinese herbs and fertility abdominal massages at HOPE to get you started on your fertility journey. Please visit our website at: www.hopefsc.org to learn more.
Here are four ways you can connect with our office to start your fertility journey via video consultation:
Option 1: Email Consultation – Dr. Tynes will review your medical records and the assessments that we would send to you. She will email you back a PDF document outlining what supplements, vitamins, and herbs you need to take, what to eat and do at home for your condition. Cost: $150.00
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Option 2: Video Consultation – Dr. Tynes will review your medical records and the assessments that we would send to you, talk with you and answer your questions face to face over the computer, and tell you what you need to take, eat and do at home. Cost: $250.00
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Option 3: Video Consultation and Four Video Acupressure Treatment Sessions – Dr. Tynes will review your medical records and the assessments that we would send to you and tell you what you need to take, eat and do at home. She will also log on to the computer, facetime you, and assist you with your acupressure treatments at home and monitor your progress weekly for four weeks. Cost: $299.00
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Option 4: Nutrition Video Consultation – Our nutritionist will review your medical records and the assessments that we would send to you, talk with you and answer your questions face to face over the computer, and tell you what you need to take and eat for your condition and blood type. Cost: $250.00
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