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Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles, inserted into specific points on the body to activate the body's own healing powers. Learn More >

Fertility Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a fine tuned way to help streamline your endocrine (hormone) system to do what it naturally wants to do - make babies! Treatments are all about 'nourishing the soil before planting the seed'. Improving your vitality and well-being.

Acupuncture affects both psychological and emotional factors as well as physical.

Laboratory and clinical studies show an effect on the central and peripheral nervous systems; causes the brain to release opioids- (body’s natural pain killers) endorphins that moderate the stress response and help to balance hormone levels in the body.
CNS/PNS-->brain releases Opioiods-->endorphins-->regulate stress and hormonal response

Benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for Fertility:
Increases blood flow to the uterus can regulate hormones and entire endocrine system Promotes ovulation Helps thicken the lining of the uterus Relaxes the uterus Improves function of the ovaries Reduces stress Strengthens the immune system Supports a healthy pregnancy and prevents miscarriages Treats the side effects of western pharmaceutical medications For men, it improves the quality and quantity of sperm Very Important: Try to reduce Stress!

When the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated constantly, the reproductive system is starved of its fuel. Its blood supply is diverted away and the hormones become unstable. In recent years, researchers have found a link between stress and infertility. Women who are constantly under stress produce prolactin, cortisol and other hormones which can interfere with or even block regular ovulation.

A Western Explanation for Acupuncture:

Hormone ACTH, which is released as a response to Acupuncture needle stimuli, has an anti-inflammatory effect that may improve fertility IE) by improving tubal factor-based infertility as a response to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.
Acupuncture needles has been shown to effectively increase blood circulation.
Enhanced blood flow to the UTERINE LINING undoubtedly contributes to a healthier and more growth-orientated endometrium, especially when stimulation of Acupuncture point Zigongxue, which resides above the ovaries. *
Acupuncture releases endorphins that mitigate ones response to stress-ful stimuli, thus enhancing the possibility of conception as stress reduces the Hypothalmic-anterior pituitary-ovarian axis function. Acupuncture strengthens the immune system, preventing illness and weakness that work against fertility.

Other Therapies

Other Oriental medical modalities that I use include moxibustion, tui na bodywork and cupping. Ayurvedic modalities, TCM nutrition Learn More >


Services - ACUFAM HALIFAX in Halifax, NS

Christa Angell TCM R.AC, dip.Ay, nd offers Family Services & Fertility Acupuncture in Halifax, NS

ACUFAM HALIFAX offers safe, effective Family Services & Fertility Acupuncture in Halifax, NS

Services - ACUFAM HALIFAX in Halifax, NS