Rocky Coast Family Acupuncture has been the premiere holistic fertility clinic of Maine and has been specializing in fertility support since our inception almost 20 years ago. We have been working in partnership with Reproductive Endocrinologists and OB/GYNs in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts to provide acupuncture and fertility support to thousands of women and men.
Personalized Fertility Programs – No two people are the same. Our approach looks at every individual as unique even with the same diagnosis. This is in our mind, the most important aspect of our approach. For example, if 2 women have PCOS, or endometriosis, there is no set protocol for everyone with PCOS or endometriosis. We look at many aspects of someones health to determine the best diet, herbs, supplements, mindfulness strategies, and acupuncture treatments to optimize fertility.
What We Offer:
Beth Herzig and Jason Stein are the co-founders of Rocky Coast, skilled acupuncturists, and experts in treating Infertility. They are full of information to share with you regarding your individual path towards a successful pregnancy. These sessions can act as a bridge between Western Medical Interventions and the holistic work that we practice at Rocky Coast which includes dietary recommendations, supplementation, Chinese herbal medicine, and Acupuncture. They are both loving and empathic individuals who feel passionate about working with couples who are struggling to conceive. Through this process, they will become an important part of your medical team, advocate for your health, coach, and friend. At Rocky Coast we all understand that this journey can be a lonely one and we are all here to empower and support you, assist in planning, and will do everything we can to help you achieve your goals. This visit is 90 minutes and will include a full health history intake.
Acupuncture can boost fertility in 2 distinct ways
1) NATURAL CONCEPTION SUPPORT
Acupuncture works by: Improving blood flow to the ovaries and uterus Increase thickness of the uterine lining Regulating hormones related to the menstrual cycle Improves ovarian function leading to higher quality eggs Improving sperm count, mobility and morphology.
2) ACUPUNCTURE IN CONJUNCTION WITH ART – (Assisted Reproductive Technology) i.e IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)
Studies showing the connection between acupuncture and optimization of IVF cycles.
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine:
Many women, especially those who are not undergoing ART are interested in Chinese herbal medicine in conjunction with their acupuncture visits. These formulas are specific for your individual diagnosis and are taken during the different phases of your cycle to help optimize your chances of conceiving. Your provider will discuss this option with you if they think it is suitable.
Conditions that can affect fertility:
Hear from some of our fertility successes
The roller coaster of infertility was made manageable thanks to Jason and the rest of the team at Rocky Coast. Not only was it helpful in helping me get pregnant, it also helped me relieve anxiety and stress associated with infertility. Jason always listened to my health concerns and addressed them. I feel so lucky…
Starting treatment at Rocky Coast Acupuncture and working with Beth was one of the best decisions I made when dealing with infertility. I don’t know how I would have navigated through the challenging and confusing world of infertility without her. Beth supported me through my first and second pregnancies and all the ups and downs…
“I cannot express enough how much my experience at Rocky Coast and with Beth HerzIg has meant to me. Not only did Beth help me on my fertility journey, support my body with acupuncture, nutritional, and vitamins, she was also extremely helpful in guiding me towards finding the right fit with a local endocrinologist. Throughout…
It is impossible to overstate my love and gratitude for the acupuncturists at RCFA. When I became a client at RCFA, my partner and I had been trying to conceive for 3 years. I had tried everything short of IVF and had had two miscarriages. We were getting ready to move on to IVF when…
I had been to a reproductive endocrinologist who had said I was going to need a lot of medical help to get pregnant so I was able to avoid all of that with acupuncture. It appears that when they put the needle it increases your body’s own opioids and your own endorphins.
“Acupuncture is…STARTING A FAMILY. It’s realizing I can get pregnant, time focused on my entire well-being, and a healing relationship. And, I cannot disregard that, to me, it’s Jason and Beth. I have such high regard for them. I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else.”