Fertility is very complex. Compared to the rest of the animal kingdom, human beings just do not reproduce as efficiently as many other species. It doesn’t take much for the conception and gestation process to fail. With modern science we have found ways to “leapfrog” steps in the fertility process, and while that can be convenient, it is expensive and does come with inherent uncertainty about the long-term effects on the offspring. Not to mention the impact of hormonally hijacking the reproductive cycle of the woman.
At East Wind, we understand how sensitive the topic of fertility can be for both individuals and couples. That’s why we take a unique approach to fertility care. We know that the mind and body are deeply intertwined, so we use targeted therapies to restore balance to this connection and improve fertility.
The Big Picture
The modern medical approach to fertility care is designed to make the body cooperate with strong hormonal medications, intrauterine insemination, and in vitro fertilization. Even with this forceful approach, numerous couples still struggle to get pregnant.
In contrast, the functional Chinese medical approach works upstream by encouraging entire body systems to function more cohesively. In Chinese medicine, the reproductive system is closely connected to kidney function, which underlies the adrenals, the thyroid, and sex hormones. When just one of these elements malfunctions, the entire system becomes imbalanced, leading to significant disruptions in the reproductive process.
In many cases, we find that infertility points to a larger, whole-body disorder. Reproductive health is especially vulnerable to systemic imbalances, which is why we shape our care plans around functional techniques that improve overall health in general and fertility in particular. Our team tests hormone levels, immunity, inflammation markers, and other physical factors potentially responsible for fertility complications. We work closely with area medical doctors who specialize in fertility and support our approach to care. When indicated they will check for structural issues in our clients.
Once you have had the correct tests, we create customized treatment plans that holistically improve reproductive health for both men and women. We carefully monitor nutrition, supplementation, exercise, and stress management to help heal the connection between body and mind. By renewing whole-body health, we offer a new perspective on fertility care and increase the likelihood that our patients can successfully conceive and carry a healthy pregnancy.
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Integrated Infertility Care
If you live in northeastern Wisconsin and are interested in learning how holistic care can improve your chances of becoming pregnant, the team at East Wind is here to help. We partner with local providers to form a team of integrated fertility specialists who will work with you to navigate each factor impacting your ability to conceive. We take pride in our ability to create tailor-made therapy plans for each unique patient.
East Wind serves patients in the Appleton, Fond du Lac, and Oshkosh areas. If you live nearby and are ready to discover a new way to promote fertility and grow your family, make an appointment with our team today.
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