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Optimize Health and

Fertility, Naturally

Treatments designed to help bring your body into balance and prepare for a healthy pregnancy

WHO WE help

Support at all stages of your Fertility Journey

Regardless of who or where you are on the road to parenthood, we can

help you make this your best cycle yet.  

Trying to Conceive 

Are you ready to start trying next cycle?  Or perhaps you've been trying for a while - and it's taking longer than you thought it would.

Working with Fertility MD

Subfertility diagnosis and working with a Fertility Clinic? Are you wondering what else can help you at this stage?

IUI or IVF Cycle Support

Are you preparing for an IUI or IVF cycle and looking for additional support with targeted fertility acupuncture?

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A Balanced Approach

Optimizing fertility involves working on your health at the level of the whole person.  In addition to boosting fertility, we also work with the "root issues" that may be affecting your fertility. 

We always look at the whole picture - including your Menstrual Health, Digestion, Sleep, Emotional Health and more.

Is this for You?

We offer a 'no strings attached' call to answer any questions you may have before booking your first appointment. 

OUR OFFERINGS

Fertility Acupuncture and Abdominal Massage

An integrative approach to optimizing fertility. This powerful combination of therapies enhances your body's innate healing  resources - helping to balance and prepare for a successful pregnancy and beyond.  These gentle therapies are always customized to what you need and where you are at in your cycle. They will not interfere with any other treatments or your doctor's care. 

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TCM Acupuncture

abdominal massage

Arvigo Therapy®

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Holistic Nutrition

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Mind-Body Medicine

How does Acupuncture help Fertility?

boosts circulation to reproductive system

Acupuncture points are chosen for their ability to increase healthy flow of blood and energy to the uterus and ovaries. 

harmonizes cycles in the body

By helping to regulate the endocrine communication in the body; hormonal and menstrual systems return to a healthier balance. 

Improves ovarian and uterine health

Acupuncture treatments can help boost overall health, but in particular can focus on improving ovarian function. 

Treatments may also help increase the thickness of uterine lining, benefitting a healthy implantation. 

reduces the effects of stress

Stress is now being linked as a contributing factor in many cases of subfertility. Acupuncture has been shown to naturally help increase the release of endorphins (our "happy hormones"), while also helping to reduce the over-production of cortisol (one of the "stress" hormones). Acupuncture treatments are a relaxing, restful time for your body and mind to regenerate. 

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Meet Your Acupuncturist

Barbara Poczyniak is a Registered Acupuncturist with a special focus on Women's Reproductive Health and Fertility.  She is also one of only a few Arvigo Abdominal Therapy® practitioners in Toronto. This combined approach can be a powerful natural treatment to support fertility. 

Contact me for a free 15-minute discovery call to ask questions and see if this is the right approach to help you.

Faq

Will this help me get pregnant?

Our goal is to help support your goal.  We will work with you to get your body in the best possible place in order to conceive and hold a healthy pregnancy. Each individual's story is different, and many factors may influence the outcome. 

How many treatments will I need?

Each person's fertility situation is unique, but we usually suggest a minimum of 1-3 months of regular acupuncture treatments in most cases.  Some clients may benefit from longer treatment plans. 

Does acupuncture hurt?

Our acupuncture protocols involve minimal needling with a gentle technique.  We believe acupuncture does not need to hurt for it to be effective.  Most of our clients do not feel any discomfort and find the treatments extremely relaxing. 

What is Arvigo Abdominal Therapy®?

Arvigo Therapy® is a non-invasive abdominal massage based on traditional Maya abdominal therapy.  It is also known as the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® and often referred to as a type of fertility massage.  For more information please visit our Arvigo Therapy page. 

I'm already working with a fertility clinic - can you still help?

Yes, our therapies work to support you at any stage of conventional fertility treatment.  Whether you are just starting to work with your fertility doctor, or are doing a medicated cycle, IUI or IVF. Our treatments are customized around each step of the process

Where do the needles go?

Acupuncture needles may be placed at various points on the body - it depends on the overall goal of each treatment plan and where you are in the cycle.  Even for fertility acupuncture, the points are not always the same for every person, or even for each treatment.  There will likely be points used on the hands and feet, head, torso and back.

Is fertility acupuncture covered by my insurance?

At this time Acupuncture by an R.Ac is not covered by OHIP, but it is covered by many private health care plans. Check with your provider to see if acupuncture by a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) is covered under your extended benefits.  We offer direct billing to your insurance but also provide a receipt so that you can make a claim yourself. In Ontario, treatments by an R.Ac can be claimed as a medical expense on your income tax.

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