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123 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19106

215-627-3782

The Healing Arts Center provides everything you need to reach your health and wellness goals. Whether you're seeking acute or chronic pain relief, stress reduction, help with infertility, physical rehabilitation, anti-aging treatments or just plain relaxation, our staff are here to provide safe, effective treatment and classes to help you on your way. Our center's goal is to maximize your body's function, increase energy, give you a higher self-esteem and provide an overall improvement in your quality of life.

We named it the Healing Arts Center because every practitioner on the team has a wide repertoire of integrative techniques and treatments to draw upon. We believe the art of healing is in the creative application of techniques and the mix should always be fresh, responding to the demands of the moment. After all, we believe every patient is unique and every day presents a new challenge that demands our creativity.

Artificial Insemination / IUI

If you've been trying on your own for more than a year (or 6 months if you're over 35 years old), that's usually when a fertility specialist is recommended. One of the first treatments they often try is an IUI or Intra Uterine Insemination. This is usually paired with a hormonal ovulation inducer such as clomid (clomiphene) or femara (letrizole). On their own, this combo of treatments seems to only work about 20% of the time, and the medications can be difficult to deal with. Plus, these medications often have side effects, including emotional instability, thinning of the uterine lining as well as leading to cysts developing if the cycle doesn't succeed.

Acupuncture and electro-acupuncture, especially when combined with supplements or Chinese herbal medicine, can not only raise the success rates of these cycles but also help limit the side effects of these medications.

Increase success rates

Increase blood flow to thicken the uterine lining and help it convert

Modulate cortisol to limit the body's stress responses to the change in hormones

Decrease mood swings and anxiety

Artificial Insemination / IUI

 
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If you've been trying on your own for more than a year (or 6 months if you're over 35 years old), that's usually when a fertility specialist is recommended. One of the first treatments they often try is an IUI or Intra Uterine Insemination. This is usually paired with a hormonal ovulation inducer such as clomid (clomiphene) or femara (letrizole). On their own, this combo of treatments seems to only work about 20% of the time, and the medications can be difficult to deal with. Plus, these medications often have side effects, including emotional instability, thinning of the uterine lining as well as leading to cysts developing if the cycle doesn't succeed.

Acupuncture and electro-acupuncture, especially when combined with supplements or Chinese herbal medicine, can not only raise the success rates of these cycles but also help limit the side effects of these medications.

  • Increase success rates
  • Increase blood flow to thicken the uterine lining and help it convert
  • Modulate cortisol to limit the body's stress responses to the change in hormones
  • Decrease mood swings and anxiety


F A Q

How often should I get treatment during my IUI cycle? Regular treatment seems to be what works best, regular usually meaning once a week. Acupuncture sometimes takes a few treatments to take effect so if it's your first cycle, try coming an extra time that first week to catch up.

Do I need acupuncture right before or after my IUI? Unlike with IVF, there doesn't seem to be a specific benefit to treating around the IUI itself so simply maintaining regular treatments should be sufficient.
 

 

Take the next step on your fertility journey. 

If you are ready to take the next step on your journey, contact us for an initial consultation to see how we can best help.