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Unlocking the Power of Holistic Fertility: Acupuncture and Functional Medicine in San Diego

If you’re struggling with fertility issues, you may feel like you’ve tried everything and are willing to explore new options. Then now is the perfect time to consider a holistic approach to fertility! At Shelly Tompkins’s acupuncture clinic in San Diego, two powerful tools, acupuncture and functional medicine, come together to offer hope and results for many couples. This blog post will delve into the world of holistic fertility solutions, highlighting the benefits of acupuncture and functional medicine in San Diego. Let this be your guide to discovering a healthier, happier, and more fertile you.

Holistic Fertility Support in San Diego

Have you and your partner been trying to start a family but have not had success yet? It can be emotionally and physically depleting when trying to conceive without answers as to why it’s not working. But don’t lose hope – holistic fertility treatments offer an opportunity to understand and potentially remedy any issues that could be preventing conception. Through detailed testing and understanding of infertility, holistic reproductive health specialist Shelly Tompkins can help identify any possible issues that could be preventing conception. In this article, she will guide you through the potential causes of infertility and treatments that can help increase the chances of starting a family. 

Common causes of infertility in women:

  • Nutrient deficiencies or poor absorption of nutrients (IBS, Crohns, SIBO, etc.)
  • Autoimmunity attacking the ovaries (causing low ovarian reserve)
  • Anovulation (lack of ovulation)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Tubal damage or blockage
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Thyroid disorders
  • PMS (estrogen dominance, low progesterone levels)
  • Irregular cycles
  • Some medications may affect fertility 

Common causes of infertility in men:

  • Nutrient deficiencies (IBS, Crohns, ulcerative colitis, SIBO, etc.)
  • Low sperm count or motility (sperm not moving correctly)
  • Low testosterone
  • Abnormal sperm shape and size (morphology)
  • Sperm antibody issues (sperm being attacked by the immune system)
  • Varicocele (enlarged veins within the scrotum that can reduce sperm quality)
  • Some medications may affect fertility

The Power of Acupuncture for Fertility:

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that has been successfully used for centuries to treat infertility in both men and women. Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s natural healing process and restoring balance. Studies have found that acupuncture can effectively promote fertility by increasing blood circulation to the reproductive organs and helping reduce stress levels. This can help couples conceive naturally or with assisted reproductive techniques such as IVF. Additionally, acupuncture has been shown to improve egg quality and increase the chances of successful embryo implantation. By addressing underlying hormonal imbalances, acupuncture can play a vital role in restoring fertility in both men and women. For those struggling with infertility, acupuncture may support them to conceive naturally or through assisted reproductive techniques such as IVF. Not only does research show that acupuncture increases blood flow to important reproductive organs and helps regulate hormone levels, but it also reduces stress and anxiety, which are known factors that can negatively impact fertility.

Using Functional Medicine for Fertility Support:

Functional Medicine is a patient-centered approach that looks deeper into the underlying causes of illness, with the goal of restoring balance to the whole system. By addressing the underlying hormonal imbalances, toxins, inflammation, and nutrient deficiencies that may be contributing to infertility, functional medicine practitioners can help couples achieve better health and improve their chances of conceiving. Integrating lab testing, nutrition and supplement therapy, lifestyle changes, and functional medicine can provide a comprehensive plan tailored to you and your specific needs. Functional medicine takes a personalized approach to healthcare and seeks to uncover the root cause of illness rather than simply treating symptoms. By taking into account the whole person – diet, nutrition, physical activity, stress, genetics, relationships, and lifestyle – and the ways in which these elements interact, Functional medicine practitioners can provide treatment or therapy that has a greater chance of promoting long-term health and decreasing the risk of chronic disease.

Acupuncture for IVF support in San Diego:

Traditional fertility treatments focus mainly on the physical aspect of reproduction, often overlooking the emotional, mental, and nutritional components that contribute to health and well-being. With success rates varying widely and exorbitant financial costs, many couples are left feeling defeated, frustrated, and at a loss for what to do. This is where holistic and integrative methods come into play. When you receive fertility acupuncture with Shelly Tompkins in San Diego, she’ll combine it with functional medicine to provide an integrated way to improve fertility and overall health, as well as work together to enhance IVF, IUI, and other A.R.T. treatments.

Combining Acupuncture and Functional Medicine for Fertility in San Diego

Fertility treatments can be daunting, but with the right guidance, it doesn’t have to be. In San Diego, one of the best-known practitioners in this field is Shelly Tompkins, who has over 34 years of experience providing comprehensive services, including acupuncture and functional medicine. Her expertise and highly individualized approach to fertility care has helped many couples achieve their dreams of starting a family. With support from Shelly Tompkins, you’ll have access to personalized treatment plans that address issues on both physical and emotional levels. From lifestyle counseling to stress management techniques, you’ll have the tools you need to take back control of your fertility journey and give yourself the best chance for success.

Strategies Helping You Achieve Whole-Body Wellness

Beyond enhancing fertility, acupuncture and functional medicine also address many other aspects of health and wellness, including hormone imbalances, menopausal issues, chronic pain, digestive disorders, and mental health issues. By recognizing and addressing the root causes of health problems, this approach can help you not only achieve a healthy pregnancy but also improve your overall health and vitality so that you can continue to thrive in all areas of your life.

Shelly Tompkins is an experienced fertility acupuncture practitioner and functional medicine expert with over 34+ years of experience helping couples conceive and maintain their pregnancies, and she is passionate about helping those in San Diego achieve their family-building dreams. To learn more about how this effective integrative approach to reproductive health could benefit you. 

Call us at  (760) 419-6863  today to schedule a free consultation, or click the button below to schedule a time on a Monday or Wednesday.

About Shelly Tompkins

Shelly Tompkins, L.Ac, C.F.M.P is a renowned women’s health, fertility & wellness expert and licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and functional medicine practitioner in private practice in San Diego, CA. She has extensive training and experience and has been in private practice for 35+ years and also taught at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine for 24 of those years. Shelly has worked with thousands of women, from puberty through senior years, to find answers and solutions to their overall health and hormone imbalances and more.

Her practice includes the use of laboratory testing to be able to find the answers to many of the health issues experienced in women and men. Through these labs, health history, and other tests, the assessments not only give answers, but ways to treat the body as a whole, so it works in its best capacity for healing.

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