Can natural medicine benefit me if I am using assisted reproduction technology (e.g., in vitro fertilization)?
Yes. Research published in the journal Fertility and Sterility demonstrated that women having acupuncture treatments before and after embryo transfers had a pregnancy rate of 42.5% compared to 26.3% of women who did not.
Natural Fertility Treatment at Toronto Centre for Naturopathic Medicine
Every person is unique, from their personal health history, to their family health history, to their lifestyle and work demands, to the many variables in-between. For this reason, the approach to natural fertility treatment at Toronto Centre for Naturopathic Medicine is personalized.
Natural fertility treatment at Toronto Centre for Naturopathic Medicine always involves:
- Ensuring the underlying causes of infertility (e.g., uterine fibroids) are addressed
- Identifying and addressing lifestyle factors (e.g., high stress) that may be compromising your ability to conceive
- Creation of a healthy lifestyle plan that supports optimal general health
- Prescription of natural medicines and treatments to optimize your body’s biochemical and physiological function
- Ensuring both partners reproductive health is assessed and optimized
- On-going support via follow-up appointments and our in-office and online dispensaries
Are natural fertility treatments covered by O.H.I.P.?
O.H.I.P. does not pay for natural fertility treatments, but as a government-regulated healthcare profession, services offered by naturopathic doctors, including natural fertility treatments, are covered by most extended healthcare plans.
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