- Sun & Moon Acupuncture and Wellness, PLLCEffective April 4, 2022
21 Carmichael Street, Suite 206
Essex Junction, VT 05452802-662-1066
I have been a patient of Melanie Severo for more than two years. Three years ago, I became very concerned that I had had four bouts of bronchitis over a relatively brief period. Since I was already engaged in care provided through traditional Western medicine and was diligently following my pulmonologist’s recommendations, acupuncture seemed to be a sensible complement. Thus far, the results have surpassed my expectations. I am happy to say that I have not had bronchitis since beginning... Read more »
Melanie is thoughtful, effective and caring. She says that she’s passionate about your health and well-being and she really does mean it. I quite liked that Melanie has a Western background (she’s as a registered nurse) while also being able to explain all of the non-Western components of acupuncture. Her new office is well located and very pleasant. Highly recommended. JT
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“Melanie has enhanced our health and well being in ways we never imagined. After receiving her expert care, I now sleep better, longer and wake up more rested. I have less anxiety and my overall mental outlook has improved. More importantly, Melanie has greatly enhanced my wife’s health. My wife had suffered with a combination of acid reflux and asthma for years — with little to no relief from traditional, western medicine. After a few short sessions with Melanie, my... Read more »
Before Melanie, I had only had acupuncture once and I wasn’t too likely to go back. But after having some stress and pain, I decided to go see Melanie for some relief. She spent about 45 minutes with me just going over my health history so she could totally understand what my issues were and how to combat them. She creates a very warm environment for discussing your health which can sometimes be embarrassing or nerve-wracking. Melanie has a magic... Read more »
“Melanie is a caring, effective practitioner with an intelligent and personalized approach to healing. I highly recommend her. “
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“Melanie is a wonderful blend of East and West. She brings the knowledge and care of her nursing background to the ancient technique of acupuncture. It’s a rare yet needed synthesis, ensuring that your care is thorough and holistic in the truest sense of the word. ” -K.S.
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Why and How Acupuncture Works for Infertility
Infertility struggles have become more and more common in recent years. There are many physical and environmental contributors to infertility and couples dealing with this issue are desperate for solutions. As it makes its way into the mainstream health world, acupuncture has become more of a go-to treatment method for both males and females; and there is plenty of valid research to back up these claims. A quick search of PubMed will give you hundreds of studies illustrating the positive effects of acupuncture on various issues related to infertility. More traditional forms of treatment such as IVF can be expensive and emotionally challenging for many couples. These more conventional treatment options require medical testing, a great deal of consultation, and could include hormone or other injections depending on the causative factors involved. What studies have largely shown is that acupuncture can help with the issues that might be causing the infertility. Acupuncture has been found to be highly effective in dealing with irregular ovulation, endometriosis, hormonal imbalance, amenorrhea, and stress-related issues that can cause a women’s cycle to be imbalanced. It is important to note that, in some cases, a more invasive surgical procedure is required to address the issues; for example, blocked fallopian tubes would need to be surgically repaired. For females dealing with infertility, acupuncture can help with reducing stress, strengthening the endometrial lining, and even improving blood flow to the reproductive organs. There are several studies that have shown that acupuncture in conjunction with IVF is a great combination as the acupuncture has increased the chances of conceiving because it does help with many of these underlying factors like blood flow and stress. Acupuncture has also been shown to help women conceive quickly and minimize the risks of miscarriage to help ensure a full-term pregnancy. Just as women can have severe fertility issues, so can men. Studies have shown that acupuncture can help male issues such as erectile dysfunction and lower sperm counts. One of the main advantages of acupuncture for men is that it can improve the health and strength of individual sperm cells. So, what can you expect from regular acupuncture treatments if you are dealing with infertility? The frequency and length of the sessions really does depend on what types of issues you are dealing with so sessions can last a few weeks or a few months, sessions could be once or twice a week, and will most likely last for an hour or so. Many women continue the treatments after conception to prevent miscarriages and other complications that can arise in the first trimester. Your acupuncturist will have you fill out a comprehensive health history to ensure you have the proper treatment protocol for your specific issues. The studies supporting acupuncture for infertility treatment are varied and many. You can find them on PubMed and look for yourself if you are still a bit apprehensive. You can also schedule a call with your acupuncturist to address any questions or concerns you may have about your treatment options. Your acupuncturist can help you deal with the physical and emotional rollercoaster of infertility. You do not have to walk this road alone, contact your acupuncturist today and make an appointment.
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