Since 2002, many acupuncture studies have shown positive outcomes with pregnancy success. Depending on the fertility treatment, between 30 – 91% of women have reported using acupuncture to enhance therapy.
This is a 60-90 minute consultation and treatment providing a plan for a personalized and individualized treatment based on specific needs and medical diagnosis. This consultation provides the starting point for the treatment of PCOS, endometriosis, hormonal imbalances, and menstrual irregularities for example.
Acupuncture IVF Cycle Package
This package includes a total of 9 acupuncture treatments in preparation for IVF stimulation and egg retrieval. Most patients would utilize this package within the 2 months prior to egg retrieval. Many appointments can be scheduled to coordinate with your fertility appointments as well.
Acupuncture FET Package
This package includes two acupuncture treatments in preparation for a frozen embryo transfer (FET) and two treatments following the evidence-based Paulus Protocol on the day of transfer. This package includes a total of 4 acupuncture sessions and all appointments can be scheduled in coordination with your fertility appointments.
Acupuncture Return Visit
This is a 30 minute follow-up treatment from a previously established personalized plan based on specific needs and diagnosis.
Acupuncture for IUI or Ovulation Induction
This package consists of 4 treatments during your IUI or Ovulation Induction cycle. Treatments may be coordinated with your fertility appointments. Ideally, the first treatment would occur DAY 2, 3 or 4 of your cycle, the 2nd treatment would occur at the time of follicular ultrasound, the 3rd treatment would occur in conjunction with IUI or Intercourse timing, and the 4th would occur during mid-luteal phase.
Acupuncture FET Paulus Protocol Package (Pre & Post Treatmant)
The Paulus Protocol is an evidence-based use of on-site acupuncture immediately prior to a frozen embryo transfer (FET) and immediately following the transfer with evidence of improved pregnancy outcomes.
Reasons Acupuncture Is Beneficial
Acupuncture increases blood flow to the uterus, promoting circulation and improving uterine lining thickness.
Acupuncture can also nourish the follicles as they mature.
The treatment also relaxes the patient, helping to reduce stress and enhancing the quality of life during procedures.
Acupuncture may prevent uterine contractions during embryo transfers.
Jerusha is licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure and is a board certified Diplomat of Acupuncture and Herbology, nationally certified by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).
She is presently Founder and President of the Mississippi Oriental Medicine Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to acupuncture advocacy. Her work with MOMA helped to usher in Mississippi’s inaugural Acupuncture Practice Act in 2009, which allowed for the licensure and regulation of the profession in her home state.
Jerusha is proud and honored to become the first licensed acupuncturist in Mississippi. She is a member of the Jackson Spine Society and became the only Mississippi acupuncturist to earn a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, which distinguishes her as a specialist in helping men and women facing fertility issues with an integrative approach to their health, in 2010.
Jerusha has been studying and practicing Oriental Medicine since 1998. She graduated from the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, Texas, in 2002, with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine.
Jerusha Stephens, LAc, FABORM