Upon filling out and returning an Intake Form, we will contact you to arrange an initial interview.
Oriental Medical Therapy alone:
If you are seeking assistance for fertility enhancement with acupuncture and herbal therapy alone, you should be prepared for 3 – 6 months of treatment, dependent on the cause of the infertility. The following is a generic scenario:
A.R.T. and Oriental Medicine combined:
-If you are seeking acupuncture and/or herbal therapy as adjuncts to A.R.T. there are a few suggested generic scenarios:
-If you are on an IUI protocol, we suggest 9 acupuncture treatments before insemination, one treatment immediately, or the evening before, insemination, and one treatment 2 - 4 days after insemination. These treatments can all be done in our clinic.
-If you are seeking pre and post acupuncture treatments at the time of embryo transfer alone, or in conjunction with the options above, you must contact us at least a week before your egg retrieval. After an inital treatment before egg retrieval, the following protocol is followed for women:
Initial intake including consultation, assement, dietary & life style advices, examination and a treatment
1.5 - 2 hrs
After the initial session
On-Site treatments at Ottawa Fertility Centre on the day of embryo transfer