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What do you do at Acu Wellness?

"We combine Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition with Acupuncture for the best results for our patients."


Does acupuncture help with pain management?

You can have treatment plans for Arthritis, Migraine, Orthopedic or other problems such as back pain, neck pain, Tennis elbow. Chronic problems such as, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia can also be managed using acupuncture.


What problems does acupuncture target in women?

In women’s health we can manage issues such as painful menstruation, irregular menstruation, menopausal symptoms, infertility, acne, anxiety, depression and irritable bowel syndrome.


What insurance do you accept?

Our office accept most PPO and some HMO insurances, we are part of the Healthcare partners Medical IPA. We also accept Worker's Compensation and Personal injury cases.


How does acupuncture work?

Our acupuncture technique works by penetrating key points in the skin with thin metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands.


How effective is herbal medicine?

The World Health Organization states that 80% of people worldwide rely on herbal medicines for some aspect of their primary health care.


What are the acupuncturist's credentials?

Our Acupuncturist, Sharareh (Sherry) Daghighi received her bachelor’s degree in biology from McMaster University in Canada. She completed her Masters in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and herbology with honors from Emperor's College. At Emperor’s College she had extensive training in pain management, orthopedic Acupuncture and Chinese Internal Medicine. She received her doctoral in fertility acupuncture and Oriental medicine from YoSan University specializing in both male and female infertility, and woman’s health.


How can I make an appointment?

Schedule online at http://acuandherbs.com/request-appointment.html


How can I contact Acu Wellness?

16260 Ventura Blvd, Suite LL16 Encino, CA 91436 Phone (818) 642-3512 Fax (818) 789-8890


How can acupuncture help my infertility problems?

Acupuncture may improve the function of the ovaries to produce better quality eggs, thus regulating hormones to produce a larger numbers of follicles. These two improvements are achieved by the increase blood flow to the Uterus and Ovaries. Acupuncture can induce ovulation and regulate menstrual cycle as well. Acupuncture may also help to prevent premature ovarian failure.


Can my acne be treated with acupuncture?

Acupuncture as an acne treatment involves the insertion of sterile needles into the specific meridians of the body. Herbal medications may also be used in the management of acne to help reduce inflammation, and cease the development of new acne.


Can acupuncture really help my depression?

Studies have found acupuncture may be as effective as anti-depressants, but without all of the negative the side effects. However, if medication is still needed, acupuncture may be a good treatment to ease the unwanted side effects.


What is the method behind acupuncture?

In the practice of traditional chinese medicine, health is achieved by maintaining the body in a "balanced state", whereby disease is caused by an internal imbalance of yin and yang. This imbalance leads to blockage in the flow of qi, the vital energy or life force proposed to regulate a person's spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health. Qi can be unblocked, according to through practicing acupuncture at certain points on the body that connect with these meridians. Sources vary on the number of meridians, with numbers ranging from 14 to 20. One commonly cited source describes meridians as 14 main channels "connecting the body in a weblike interconnecting matrix" of at least 2,000 acupuncture points.


How can I learn more about acupuncture?

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What are a list of common ailments acupuncture may solve?

  • Drug/Alcohol/Smoking Addiction
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Effects of Chemotherapy
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Fatigue
  • Immune System Deficiency
  • Musculo Skeletal Disorder
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
  • Menopausal Discomfort
  • Paralysis/Numbness
  • Stress/Tension
  • Knee Pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Tendritis
  • Sciatica


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Acupuncture has been considered one of the most effective alternative and complementary treatments to help improve fertility, and may studies have shown its efficacy. If you’re considering one of the many options of alternative medicine for fertility Los Angeles can offer you, it may be a good idea to consider acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

Acupuncture is usually used in conjunction with herbal medicine; this will have a positive impact on your fertility potential. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs will help to improve blood flow, stimulate endocrine system to release and balance hormones, improving ovulation, and reducing inflammation which in turn can improve your fertility. It also can be used in treatment of a wide verity of gynecological disorders which can negatively impact on your fertility such as endometriosis, ovulatory dysfunction, polycystic ovarian syndrome, luteal phase dysfunction, dysmenorrheal, and migraine headaches.

Acupuncture as an Aid to IVF

If you are going to consider IVF as a fertility treatment, it is recommended to add acupuncture to your treatment for better outcome. It is recommended to start acupuncture and Chinese herbs treatments at least three months before starting the IVF treatment for better outcome. This will allow the body to relax and have a significant impact on your endocrine, uterus and ovaries. However, if you want to start your IVF right away, acupuncture can help for better stimulation and reducing your stress throughout the treatment course.

Acupuncture is wildly use during embryo transfer; many studies have shown improvement in pregnancy rate in patient who received acupuncture during their embryo transfer. The protocol dictates getting an acupuncture treatment half an hour before and after the embryo transfer. Many acupuncturists will accommodate you by coming to the reproductive endocrinologist labs to render these treatments.

Many acupuncturists continue to treat their patients well into the pregnancy. Acupuncture can help with morning sickness, fatigue, constipation, and pain which are associated with pregnancy. Also for patients with chronic miscarriage, it is important to continue their acupuncture treatments within the first trimester to reduce the miscarriage rate.

Are There Risks of Using Acupuncture for Fertility?

Acupuncture is a low risk modality, using a well-trained acupuncturist you can rest assure that there are no risk of organ or nerve damage, however it is important that acupuncture might cause small bruising. It is important to find the right acupuncturist who specializes in fertility.

Acupuncture for Fertility in Los Angeles  |&nbsp Herbal Medicine for Fertility  |&nbsp Male Infertility Treatment

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Herbal medicine, also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine, refers to the use of a plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Long practiced outside of conventional medicine, herbalism is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control, along with advances in clinical research show their value in the treatment and prevention of disease.

Recently, the World Health Organization estimated that 80% of people worldwide rely on herbal medicines for some aspect of their primary health care.

In the last 20 years in the United States, increasing public dissatisfaction with the cost of prescription medications, combined with an interest in returning to natural or organic remedies, has led to an increase in the use of herbal medicines. If used properly, herbal Medicine has shown to be effective in treating many internal and gynecological problems. In our clinic, we use the best quality and safest herbs for our patients.

Conditions Treated

  • Pain management
  • Allergies
  • Weight loss
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Migarine headache
  • Gasterointestinal diorders
  • Constipation
  • IBS
  • Gynecological diorders
  • Immune system deficiency

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Acupuncture for Pain

Acupuncture May Help With Side Effects of Hormone Therapy, Study Finds

Study Suggests That Both Traditional and Simulated Acupuncture Relieve Pain but by Different Mechanisms

Acupuncture Normalizes Dysfunction of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis
Bo-Ying Chen M.D., Professor of Neurobiology

Acupuncture Treatment For Infertile Women Undergoing Intracytoplasmic Sperm injection
Sandra L. Emmons, MD, Phillip Patton, MD

Reduction of blood flow impedance in the uterine arteries of infertile women with electro-acupuncture
Lian F., Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Improvement of IVF Outcomes by Acupuncture: Are egg and embryo qualities involved
Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Urban Waldenstrom, Sven A. Andersson and Matts Wikland

Role of acupuncture in the treatment of female infertility
Raymond Chang, M.D., The Institute of East-West Medicine, The Department of Internal Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Pak H. Chung, M.D., The Department of Internal Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Zev Rosenwaks, M.D., The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility.

Increasing Endometrial Thickness with Acupuncture in a Patient Undergoing Assisted Reproduction Therapy
Mark A. Lewinter, L.Ac., Anna C. Kelly, MD




Substitution of acupuncture for hcg in ovulation induction

Role of acupuncture in treatment of female infertility

Relationship Between Blood Radioimmunoreactive Beta-Endorphin and Hand Skin Temperature During The Electro-Acupuncture Induction of Ovulation

Reduction of blood flow impedance in the uterine arteries of infertile women with electro-acupuncture

Nutritional supplement for improving fertility

Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy

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Recent scientific studies support the utilization of fertility acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine as a treatment for infertility, and other reproductive disorders. This growing body of evidence demonstrates that fertility acupuncture, and other TCM protocols, can improve fertility rates by enhancing physiological processes related to fertility.

Fertility acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be used to help prepare for, and enhance, conception in ART cycles for IVF, IUI and other ART protocols. Fertility acupuncture has been shown to improve fertility rates when used as a complementary therapy for IVF preparation and to support IVF treatment protocols.

Fertility acupuncture may benefit those undergoing IVF and other ART treatments by lessening many unwanted side effects, mitigating some negative effects of IVF stimulation, and enhancing implantation and pregnancy rates.

We can work closely with you and your Reproductive Endocrinologist to develop an individualized infertility treatment plan to help enhance your IVF treatment and improve your chances for conception.

Fertility Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can help to:

Improve the function of the ovaries to produce better quality eggs. Regulate hormones to produce larger numbers of follicles. Increase blood flow to the Uterus and Ovaries therefore increasing both Ovarian Sensitivity to gonadotropins and the Uterine Lining for implantation. Relax the patient to induce parasympathetic nervous system dominance. Lessen many of the unwanted side-effects of ART treatment. Mitigate the downstream effects of IVF stimulation in the uterine environment to enhance implantation and ongoing pregnancy rates. Decrease miscarriage. Improve semen densities in male factor infertility Enhance conception in ART cycles: IUI, IVF. Promote a healthy ongoing pregnancy without complications, and a healthy post-partum period.

Our office does NOT accept any Insurances for Fertility Acupuncture Services.

Conditions Treated

  • 3. Pregnancy
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy
  • back pain and neck pain
  • preparing for delivery
  • 2. Male reproductive:
  • Low sperm count
  • poor morphology
  • poor mobility
  • 4. Menopausal care
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Insomnia and sleep disturbances
  • Low libido
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Irregular/heavy bleeding
Acu And Herbs 818 642 3512 100-1000
16260 Ventura Blvd, Suite LL16 Encino CA 91436