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Dr. Joseph Chang Koh, L.AC.

Acupuncturist

Joseph Koh is an acupuncturist practicing in Valencia, CA. Dr. Koh evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Acupuncturists complete their evaluations by getting a patient history and looking at and touching the body. Then, they place very fine acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Stimulating these points and nerves is how Dr. Koh treats the patients condition. Many of the bodys systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.
13 years Experience
Dr. Joseph Chang Koh, L.AC.
  • Valencia, CA
  • Emperor's College
  • Accepting new patients

Why is acupuncture suggested for fertility?

A patient could benefit from a combination of acupuncture and herbal supplement because of the potential effect of improving the ovarian and follicular function. Also, acupuncture READ MORE
A patient could benefit from a combination of acupuncture and herbal supplement because of the potential effect of improving the ovarian and follicular function. Also, acupuncture can increase blood flow to the endometrium, helping to aid a thick, rich lining and to the uterus and ovaries, creating an increased chance for an egg to be nourished and carried to term.

Acupuncture treatment can increase fertility by reducing stress; which increases the blood flow to the reproductive organs and adjusting the endocrine system to be balanced. The reason acupuncture helps is when people are under any stress, the hormone cortisol is released in the brain. This hormone alters the brain's neurochemical balance, hence modifying hormone levels and disrupting the pituitary balance that is crucial to the reproductive cycle.

Regarding to fertility treatments, patients are commonly treated for three to four months before progressing to insemination or in vitro fertilization (IVF). This schedule of treatment seems to have a therapeutic effect. If supplementation or herbs are allowed, they take time to work, so starting them earlier is the best. It takes 4 to 5 months for an egg to mature. If you can get started on a good quality preconception formula 3 to 6 months prior to conception/transfer, the eggs are going to have the opportunity to grow and mature in a nutrient-rich environment. Suggest that the most effective fertility treatments involve a combination of acupuncture and traditional herbal supplements. However, conception can occur when acupuncture and traditional herbal supplements are being used.