Fertility and menstrual health

Sometimes the path to parenthood can be very different than we imagined it would be.

Whether you are proactively preparing for conception or have been trying for years, there are many ways to improve your chances of a healthy pregnancy.

A comprehensive approach is the best way to optimize uterine, ovarian and sperm health. Using diet, lifestyle, supplements, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, Dr. Emilie ensures that all angles are addressed on the road to conception in order to increase your chances of success.

In research, treatments have demonstrated:

  • Increased microcirculation to the ovaries, uterus and testes leading to:
    • Improve egg quality
    • Improve sperm quality
    • Improve uterine lining
  • Reduced stress and better management of the ‘fertility rollercoaster’

Treatments can also:

  • Address side effects of endometriosis that may hinder fertility
  • Regulate menstrual cycles and stimulate ovulation in cases of PCOS
  • Reduce the chance of miscarriage
  • Improve sperm quality, quantity and motility
  • Improve chances of conception in cases of ‘unexplained infertility’
  • Improve chances of conception in cases of secondary infertility
  • Improve IVF outcomes

IVF Program: 8-12 treatments leading up to retrieval has shown to increase live birth rates

Menstrual health:
Having to just suffer through painful, irregular, heavy or non-existent periods is one of the biggest fallacies out there today. There are many ways to regulate a menstrual cycle and create the period you never thought you could have.

Absent or irregular menses:

Whether you have just recently developed an irregular or absent period, or you have never been regular, acupuncture with Chinese medicinal herbs is one of the best treatment combinations for regulating the menstruation known to man (or rather, know to woman). Treatment length varies with each individual, however it usually takes between 2-6 months of regular weekly acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to correct most menstrual irregularities.  Once you have had 3 regular periods, your menstrual cycle is usual able to regulate itself.

Menstrual pain:

Free yourself from monthly pain medication and treat your menstrual pain once and for all. Herbal medicine and acupuncture is emphasized in the luteal phase (from ovulation to menstruation) and relief can often be felt in the first cycle. The main difference between Chinese Medicine and regular pain medications (like Motrin or Advil), is that with Chinese Medicine, once the pain is treated, it is often gone for good.

Quick tip: Try to avoid exposure to cold (like swimming in cold water or walking on cold floors barefoot) while on your period, as cold increases cramps.

Ovulation pain:

Know medically as middleshmertz, ovulation pain can range from mild to debilitating.  Like menstrual pain, it can be treated in several months with acupuncture and Chinese medicinal herbs


PMS is an umbrella term for any symptom that comes cyclicly leading up to menstruation. Irritability, acne, bloating, fatigue, breast swelling and discomfort… the list goes on. Like with menstrual pain, treatments are focused on the luteal phase of your cycle and lasting relief is usually achieved in 2-4 months.

Quick tip: 20 minutes of daily moderate exercise leading up to your period can help reduce the severity of mood swings and irritability.


Endometriosis:    click here

PCOS:   click here