Fertility acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be used to help prepare for, and enhance, conception in ART cycles for IVF, IUI and other ART protocols. Fertility acupuncture has been shown to improve fertility rates when used as a complementary therapy for IVF preparation and to support IVF treatment protocols.
Fertility acupuncture may benefit those undergoing IVF and other ART treatments by lessening many unwanted side effects, mitigating some negative effects of IVF stimulation, and enhancing implantation and pregnancy rates. We can work closely with you and your Reproductive Endocrinologist to develop an individualized infertility treatment plan to help enhance your IVF treatment and improve your chances for conception.
Fertility Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can help to:
Improve the function of the ovaries to produce better quality eggs. Regulate hormones to produce larger numbers of follicles. Increase blood flow to the Uterus and Ovaries therefore increasing both Ovarian Sensitivity to gonadotropins and the Uterine Lining for implantation. Relax the patient to induce parasympathetic nervous system dominance.
Lessen many of the unwanted side-effects of ART treatment. Mitigate the downstream effects of IVF stimulation in the uterine environment to enhance implantation and ongoing pregnancy rates. Decrease miscarriage. Improve semen densities in male factor infertility Enhance conception in ART cycles: IUI, IVF. Promote a healthy ongoing pregnancy without complications, and a healthy post-partum period.
Highlights, Specialties & Features
- Fertility Acupuncture
Professional Associations & Certifications
- American board of Oriental Reproductive medicine
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Our Acupuncturist, Sharareh (Sherry) Daghighi received her bachelor's degree in biology from McMaster University in Canada. She completed her Masters in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and herbology with honors from Emperor's College. At Emperor's College she had extensive training in pain management, orthopedic Acupuncture and Chinese Internal Medicine. She received her doctoral in fertility acupuncture and Oriental medicine from YoSan University specializing in both male and female infertility, and woman's health. She has worked at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles as an acupuncturist in pediatric acupuncture program in the department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine. She has completed her training and is board certified in Oriental reproductive medicine.
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Practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine. In TCM, the body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces: yin and yangThe concept of two opposing yet complementary forces described in traditional Chinese medicine. Yin represents cold, slow, or passive aspects of the person, while yang represents hot, excited, or active aspects. A major theory is that health is achieved through balancing yin and yang and disease is caused by an imbalance leading to a blockage in the flow of qi. . Yin represents the cold, slow, or passive principle, while yang represents the hot, excited, or active principle. According to TCM, health is achieved by maintaining the body in a "balanced state"; disease is due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang. This imbalance leads to blockage in the flow of qiIn traditional Chinese medicine, the vital energy or life force proposed to regulate a person's spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health and to be influenced by the opposing forces of yin and yang. (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians. Qi can be unblocked, according to TCM, by using acupuncture at certain points on the body that connect with these meridians. Sources vary on the number of meridians, with numbers ranging from 14 to 20. One commonly cited source describes meridians as 14 main channels "connecting the body in a weblike interconnecting matrix" of at least 2, 000 acupuncture points.
Herbal medicine, also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine, refers to the use of a plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Long practiced outside of conventional medicine, herbalism is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control, along with advances in clinical research show their value in the treatment and prevention of disease.
Recently, the World Health Organization estimated that 80% of people worldwide rely on herbal medicines for some aspect of their primary health care.
My experience at Acuwellness center was very pleasant and effective. Dr. Sherry is a great Acupuncturist, her needling is gentle and painless and I got great results.
Sherry is amazing, I have been seeing her once a week for over 6 months. My career requires me behind a desk, in a high-stress position all day. Seeing Sherry has helped relieve a lot of my chronic upper back pain. I have acupuncture done and then immediately have cupping done afterward. I walk out of her office floating on a cloud.
Thank you Sherry!
This is my second pregnancy and even though I know with each pregnancy symptoms differ, I am confident that it has everything to do with Sherry and her acupuncture treatment. I am now 38 weeks pregnant and still mostly comfortable, thankfully avoiding the typical third trimester discomforts every pregnant mama usually complains about. I began seeing Sherry when the familiar congestion kicked in. Last pregnancy I was congested the ENTIRE TIME and I vowed not this time. And thanks to Sherry I have been able to breathe well; and, thanks to her dietary suggestions I have not been suffering heart burn (unless I eat what and when I know I should not) or terrible indigestion.
Another benefit from Sherry's treatment is I have barely suffered from any back pain. I had a bit of it as I grew larger in these last weeks but once I bought a new mattress that helped significantly. And if I am over active, the back does tend to ache, so when I see Sherry, she tapes me up just like they do in physical therapy and it does wonders.
Sherry knows what she is doing and what she is talking about. I feel like she gave me bonus treatment by sharing wonderful tips to help my daughter's severe allergies and gastrointestinal issues. She is a gentle soul. She feels like a doctor and a friend. Sherry is as good as it gets!!!!
Sherry is very knowledgable about the IVF process and she adjusted my treatments and herbs according to the stage I was in during IVF. IVF can be very stressful and confusing, and Sherry offered her perspective on what was happening with my body. I found it comforting to have a hollistic approach to accompany the IVF process which is heavily western-minded and scientific.
I also am susceptible to migraines. One day I went in for a treatment, but had a terrible headache. Sherry treated for the headache and it was gone about an hour after the treatment. It is rare for my headaches to stop without taking pain medication. I was very impressed.
5 stars isn't enough to express my gratitude. If you are looking for an acupuncturist, I would highly recommend Sherry Daghighi, in fact there is no place else I would EVER go. I decided to embark on the IVF journey and thought at 41/42 years old my odds of success were very limited. Reading how impactful and important acupuncture can be for fertility needs, I decided I would give it a try and it's the best thing I ever did. From day one Sherry was positive, optimistic and believed that it could happen. She had to constantly remind me because I doubted it every step of the way. She's professional, smart, incredibly knowledgeable, and talented in her field. She walked me through every step of the process and gave me the confidence to move forward every week. A few short months later, my dream of become a mom is now a reality. First time doing IVF and pregnant! I unequivocally believe acupuncture played a significant role in my success and will forever be grateful for the part Sherry played in my journey. I can certainly vouch for her expertise in fertility acupuncture but I'm quite sure she's amazing for all acupuncture needs!
I've been a patient of Sherry's for two years now. Sherry is vastly knowledgeable in the field of acupuncture and medicine overall. She is a strong advocate for her patients and will offer you sound advice. She is a great listener and is very compassionate. She will answer any of your health related questions to the best of her knowledge when doctors can't provide or won't give you the time to address your questions or concerns. Sherry will also help you become a better patient advocate for yourself by learning how to be more confident as a patient and how to approach your doctor when it comes to getting right answers about your health. She is very accommodating with your schedule and replies in a timely manner to answer your questions via phone or text.
The Acuwellness Center is a warm, cleanly, sterile and peaceful environment that helps you get relaxed immediately. Acu sessions are done in a private room so you don't share the room with another patient. I use my weekly sessions as a way to de-stress, relax, and heal at the same time. Free or metered parking is easily accessible.
Sherry is just hands down phenomenal. I was a migraine sufferer for years until my best friend recommended Sherry. Since seeing her, Migraines are nearly gone. Every once in a while I'll get a migraine around my cycle and Sherry just wipes it out. She is my go-to for everything! She is without a doubt the best acupuncturist I have ever had. I've been seeing her for 3 years now and life will never be the same without her. She will forever be a part of our family.
I'm a working mom of two toddlers and with my busy schedule, taking care of myself often comes last. Sherry has been incredibly accommodating and transformative in my lower back pain recovery. Between Saturday and evening appointments, I have no excuses anymore. Beyond convenience, Sherry takes her time brainstorming solutions and making sure we've got a plan for my recovery. I've also found that if I ever feel like I'm getting a cold, I call her and she has me in immediately for cupping or acupuncture. Lover her!