Comprehensive reproductive care for women and men.
Our practitioners have the knowledge and experience to help you grow your family.
Whether you’re trying naturally, or with the help of your doctor, the Sage program offers a holistic and integrative approach to improving fertility.
We understand that when trying to conceive isn’t easy, it can be one of the most challenging times in your life. It’s our mission to provide a sanctuary where you’re supported with the absolute best care available in a nurturing environment. No two people are exactly alike, and we will provide you with a personalized plan tailored to your specific needs. We take the time to explain our recommendations and answer any questions you have about supplements, diet, or lifestyle.
Some of the ways that acupuncture improves pregnancy rates are by reducing stress, stimulating metabolic function, balancing the immune system, and increasing circulation to your reproductive system. This delivers adequate nourishment and hormones to the ovaries and uterus to grow healthy eggs and a receptive uterine lining. Acupuncture helps you regain your fertility and your sense of wellbeing.
We support you from preconception through each trimester to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Going through advanced reproductive treatments comes with an enormous amount of stress and can be emotionally and physically draining. We keep you balanced and guide you through each step of the way. Most importantly, studies have demonstrated that successful outcomes can double by incorporating acupuncture with assisted reproductive technology. Up to half of IVF patients nationally have discovered the benefits of acupuncture and are adding it to their other fertility treatents.
Sage works closely with the top Reproductive Endocrinologists and OB/GYNs in Austin and our South location is inside the Texas Fertility Center for the most integrative care available. Our program can be incorporated at any stage of your intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) process.
If you’ve been given one of the following diagnoses, acupuncture may be able to help:
- Unexplained Infertility
- Immunologic Infertility
- Poor semen quality and quantity
- Recurrent Miscarriage
- Luteal Phase Defect
- Thin Uterine Lining
- Advanced Maternal Age
- Poor Egg Quality
- High FSH, Poor Responders
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
At least 50% of fertility difficulties are attributed to male factors. Over the past several decades male reproductive health has declined dramatically. Environmental toxins, lifestyle, and nutrition are now being linked to this decline. Traditional Chinese Medicine has proven to be effective in increasing sperm count, motility, and morphology.
It’s often recommended that male partners come in for an evaluation, even if no Western diagnosis has been given. Men are often pleasantly surprised by the fact that treatments are pain-free and offer an opportunity to relax and unwind.
Unlike women, who are born with all of the eggs they will ever have, men produce sperm throughout their lives, this allows us to make significant changes to male fertility more quickly. Unless there’s a structural issue – lifestyle, nutrition, and acupuncture can have an enormous impact. Oriental Medicine excels at finding subclinical imbalances that impact fertility.
To be considered fertile, a man needs 20 million sperm per milliliter of semen with a good percentage of them being well formed and forward moving. Sperm develop over a period of about 48 days and mature fully in the following two weeks. Because of their long maturation time, events such as stress, fever, poor diet, and lifestyle choices can have far-reaching effects on a man’s fertility.
In addition to trying to conceive, another reason to evaluate men for infertility is that it may be a symptom of other significant but silent diseases to come. Emerging research is providing evidence that there’s a relationship between semen quality and life expectancy. In short, addressing underlying disharmonies now could effect your long term health.
Sage’s program for male infertility takes 5 weeks to 3 months to effect sperm count and motility, and at least 3 months for morphology.
We look forward to supporting you. What questions do you have about your fertility journey?