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Innovative Healing Center
is committed to treating the entire person and all of the body's systems as one.


mark Our Sevices and Treatments include but are not limited to: Acupuncture, Hot Stone Therapy, Nutritional Programs and Herbal Medicine.

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Innovative Healing Center is here to help whether you want to conceive a child naturally or if you are looking for treatment to compliment western medical procedures like IUI, IVF and or FET. Here at Innovative Healing Center we have aided patients to begin ovulating and menstruating again through the natural regulation of hormones and often people who have lost hope turn into happy parents. Optimal results occur when the male and female are treated simultaneously.

Please feel free to give us a call at 972-742-1152 or email us at tenascarber@innovativehealingcenter.com, and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. For more information download our brochure below.


A number of studies and clinical trials have been run over the past few years showing how conception rates have fallen in the past 30 yrs. This is in partly due to women waiting to become pregnant until later in their lives, poor sperm quality, stressful lifestyles, poor nutrition and little or lack of exercise. Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and/or dietary therapies alone or combined can be utilized for maximum results. At Innovative Healing Center, we offer personal nutritional programs, selected advice on the best forms of exercise and stretching, individual recommendations on supplements and Chinese herbs to improve one's fertility and heal any illness or imbalances which could be contributing to unexplained infertility. This is all part of our comprehensive approach with our fertility enhancement program.


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NATURAL APPROACH
Using a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach, acupuncture, herbal supplements, and diet changes will support the body's natural rhythms to correct any imbalances in your bi-phasic Basal chart or menstrual cycle. There are protocols for each phase of the menstrual / ovulation cycle. Symptoms and conditions such as PMT (pre-menstrual tension), cramping or pain, irregular cycles or lack of ovulation, problems with menstruation and/or any other blockages like Endometriosis and PCOS will also be addressed. Here at Innovative Healing Center treatments are tailored to address each individual's issues.

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ICSI
ICSI is an acronym for intracytoplasmic sperm injection – which means to inject sperm into the middle of the egg. This will usually result in normal fertilization in approximately 70-85% of eggs injected with viable sperm. Another small study found that receiving acupuncture before ICSI found sperm fertilization rates increased to 66%, compared to only 40% without acupuncture.

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IVF/IUI APPROACH
We can offer a path to follow for a healthier body and lifestyle approach and can aide couples conceive naturally, improve sperm quality and quantity, and improve the chances of achieving a successful IVF/IUI implantation and conception with little side effects.


It is preferable to prepare the body before IVF/IUI treatment begins, however, we can still assist, if your IVF/IUI program has already begun.  Clinical research validates that early intervention with acupuncture and herbal tonics increases the success rate of conception by about 40% and improves the number and quality of eggs/follicles. 


The highest rates of conception occur when regular weekly treatment is given before and during the IVF cycle. Treatment is also recommended the day before egg extraction and on the afternoon of any fertilized egg implantation, these treatments help to relax the uterus for collection and enhance the "holding" function of the implantation.  Research is easy to find on the internet or available upon request.

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WOMEN OVER 35
It is essential to improve monthly cycles and strengthen the body for pregnancy in order to lessen the chance of miscarriage. Here at Innovative Healing Center we assess your biological age and work with you to get your body healthy and strong in order to optimize your chances for a successful pregnancy. Women who have followed a healthy, natural lifestyle with regular exercise, a good balanced diet have a promising outlook if they decide to have a baby later in life.

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MEN
Men's issues contribute to 50% of all infertility cases. Men, like women, experience complex hormonal rhythms that affect their mood, physical well-being, and their sexuality. Symptoms may include high levels of stress, irritability, worry, depression, fatigue, weight gain, sleep disturbances, and reduced libido. The 3 major factors for male fertility: sperm count, motility and morphology. Male sperm fertility has reduced dramatically over the past few decades due to poor diet, work stress and environmental pollutions. A change in diet, lifestyle, in conjunction with TCM medicine and acupuncture can really help to improve a man's over-all health and sperm quality. Treatments promote blood and energy circulation to the reproductive organs. Stress reducing techniques, anti-oxidants, certain good vitamin/mineral supplements and super food groups can all assist as well. Acupuncture and herbal treatments can increase sperm count and motility which is paramount in optimizing success. Furthermore, studies have found that just 5 weeks of acupuncture can improve men's sperm quality.

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PCOS & DIET
Diet has a big effect on the functioning of the ovaries, any excess weight and /or lack of exercise will seriously affect the release and implantation of follicles and eggs. It will also contribute to the increasing gynecological problem of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which causes irregular menstrual cycles and infertility. PCOS is the medical term for cysts around the ovaries affecting the proper functioning hormonal flow of a woman's cycle. In the US, 5 million women have PCOS, which equates to about 5-10% of all women of reproductive age. Most are diagnosed on ultrasound (about 20-25%), and now we are finding that up to 50% of teenage girls have PCOS which could be due poor diet, lack of exercise and/or inherited.


Even losing 5-10lbs has a massive effect on the body’s hormone and insulin levels!


Other studies have found a link between PCOS, the metabolism and Type II Diabetes with insulin resistance, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Too many sweet, oily/greasy and dairy foods can cause or exacerbate PCOS. In Chinese Medicine PCOS is classified as being a Damp +/or Phlegm condition that causes an obstruction to the fallopian tubes & uterus impairing implantation and fertilization. Acupuncture with herbs and diet can bring this under control.


The effects of weight loss on a woman’s fertility from a recent study showed that:


* Over 6 months with 10kgs lost = 90% ovulated, 77% got pregnancy and 67% had Live births
.

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ENDOMETRIOSIS
This condition is where endometrial tissue is growing outside of the uterus. Endometriosis produces mucus which can obstruct/distort fallopian tubes and ovaries, cause low progesterone levels, and abnormalities in the endometrium which prevents implantation of the fertilized egg and damages the sperm.  5 million women suffer from this condition in America and worldwide 89 million women have it. Symptoms include the following:


pelvic pain
painful periods
premenstrual spotting
painful intercourse
infertility
others - diarrhea, constipation, pmt, pain on defecation


Some women experience no pain or any of the above symptoms, except infertility. Western medical treatment finds it difficult to cure endometriosis and uses pain killers or surgery to treat it. From the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective if the women is ovulating and menstruating (albeit painfully) this is actually easier to treat than PCOS. TCM uses a lot of blood moving tonics and acupuncture to clear and reduce the endometriosis.

To help reduce this painful syndrome a special dietary program consisting
of Chinese herbs and recommended supplements will be given to the appropriate patients.
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UNEXPLAINED INFERTILITY - A Natural Balance
The more men & women live in accordance with nature and follow a sensible balanced diet of organic produce when possible, the more their chances increase of falling pregnant naturally. Our lifestyles also have to be addressed, with regular exercise, weight management programs, stress reducing techniques and a determination to focus upon one's own health and happiness.


The more we move away from that focus the more our bodies become out of balance!


Unexplained infertility is therefore a frustrating diagnosis and it does not tell you anything that you do not already know. This is where a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach can pick up the bits of information from a holistic approach and offer a common sense explanation and treatment protocol.


About 30% of all cases of infertility in women and 25% in men are labeled as unexplained causes (re: Dr. Randine Lewis, The Infertility Cure).


TCM offers a way of addressing the manifestation of the problem and determination of the cause. Generally, there is always some sort of sign or symptom that has been overlooked, either issues with the menstrual cycle or feelings of cold, heat, tiredness or stress. When these imbalances are addressed, the reproductive system can begin to function normally and the chances of natural conception increases.

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FERTILITY STATISTICS
Recent studies combining Acupuncture & IVF in Germany have increased these percentages to 40%, and combined with Chinese herbs up to 60%, for conception. (April 2002, Dr. Wolfgang, E Paulus et al, Fertility & Sterility Vol.77).

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