Charlotte, NC – In a feature article in Small Business Trendsetters, Adrienne Wei, L.Ac, reveals how she helps women overcome infertility with acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She is the Founder and Clinic Director at Inner Peace Acupuncture and Wellness in Charlotte, NC. where her practice is focused on Women’s Health.
Wei explains that although treatment protocol differs from patient-to-patient, typical Fertility Enhancement Programs would include weekly or twice weekly acupuncture treatment and Chinese herbs. The acupuncture points stimulated and herbal formulation will vary depending upon the patient diagnosis. Patients that are undergoing treatments using prescription medications will not take herbs due to potential for interaction. Diet therapy, lifestyle counseling and other therapies such as massage and reflexology may also be included in the treatment program.
According to Wei, the most common question new patients always want to know is how long it will take to achieve pregnancy. Wei indicates that the time varies depending upon the patient’s condition and said, “We typically tell patients to expect three to six months because it takes up to three months just to regulate the reproductive system. Ninety percent of our patients will get pregnant within six months of treatment.”
Wei explains that according to Chinese medicine principles, there is no such thing as infertility and all women are essentially fertile when their energetics are properly balanced. The problems arise when there’s some type of obstruction in the energy meridian.
“Helping women conceive is really my passion because of my own battles to overcome reproductive health issues,” said Wei. “Acupuncture and Chinese herbs really helped me, so for me, it’s very rewarding to help others as well.”
Even if acupuncture is not something that a patient would want to pursue, Wei advises to start by taking care of oneself, eating properly, exercising and managing stress. All of these small changes will collectively make a large impact on increasing the fertility potential.
Adrienne Wei received a Master of Science Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and then completed a post-graduate internship at the Quanzhou Traditional Chinese Medical Hospital in Fujin, China. She is also a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) and a board-certified Fertility Acupuncture Specialist. Wei is also one of only fifty members worldwide of the Clinical Excellence in Fertility Professionals (CEFP).
Adrienne Wei also recently participated on a panel of holistic healing experts on “Charlotte Talks”, hosted by Mike Collins, on Charlotte’s NPR station, WFAE 90.7 FM.
For more information on treating infertility with acupuncture and Chinese medicine visit http://www.ipacupuncture.com.