Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Stress is a leading factor during fertility treatments.  Many symptoms can be alleviated by acupuncture and/or massage.

Infertility can be highly stressful and emotional devastating. This overall stress is taxing on the body, depleting you of both physical and mental energy. We recommend speaking with a Counselor as part of your routine fertility care.

Completing the full mind and body approach, we also recommend a nutrition evaluation to complement your overall treatment plan.

 Acupuncture proponents have recommended it for a variety of medical conditions that affect fertility. These include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, endometriosis, and issues with ovarian reserve and sperm quality. It may also help relieve some of the side effects associated with fertility drugs (such as bloating and nausea). Acupuncture has been shown to promote relaxation. Please speak with our staff prior to scheduling your acupuncture or massage therapy, as it should be avoided during specific times of fertility treatment.

Contact First State Health and Wellness to schedule your evaluation. Please advise them you are undergoing fertility treatment.

At DIRM, we offer the sevices of Melissa Reiner, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC),  providing individual and couples counseling.  She has her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from a nationally accredited university, and has worked with families and individuals in a diverse range of environments over the past ten years.

Contact us today to schedule your first session.

HYPNOBIRTHING FERTILITY® is a unique program does more than just relax you while in session. You’ll learn to easily find that relaxed state that opens the door to conception, whether natural or medically assisted.

Our philosophy at DIRM is a higher protein diet, consisting of at least 40% of protein at each meal will greatly improve the quality of oocytes (eggs), embryos and cycle outcome. Our studies have shown success rates greatly increase with these nutrition modifications. This process takes about 2-3 months for noticeable changes to occur.

Read more on our Fertility Nutrition page.