Acupuncture

Dr. Cherevaty is Licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) and Birth Doula in Guelph

Dr. Cherevaty ND, R.Ac. is the creator of the WellConceived Fertility Program, providing the best of natural medicine and acupuncture to couples wishing to conceive the healthiest babies possible.

Traditional Chinese Medical Acupuncture is recognized to support male and female fertility through restoring hormonal balance, helping to regulate a woman’s cycle, alleviating stress and promoting the overall health of the individual. Your individualized program may include acupuncture during the 3-4 months prior to desired conception, individualized nutrition, herbal or homeopathic medicine recommendations.

Acupuncture for IUI and IVF

Special visits are planned closely around assisted reproduction cycles according to research-based protocols. Acupuncture has been shown to improve IVF success rates by 60% (Paulus 2006).

Using the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture can be used to alleviate pain and other symptoms in many systems of the body, promote relaxation and stress relief, enhance hormonal balance and optimize fertility.

Acupuncture for Pain, Mental Health, Insomnia, Stress and Beyond…

The World Health Organization (WHO) endorses the use of acupuncture to treat many conditions. See the complete list here. Some of the concerns we most commonly work with in our clinic include:

Fertility: PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis, tubal blockages, hormonal imbalances, stress, IVF support

Pregnancy: nausea of pregnancy or morning sickness, turning a breech or transverse fetus (malpositioned fetus), promoting labor for term or post-dates pregnancy, stalled or slowed labor

Hormonal Health: menstrual cramps, PMS, endometriosis, menopause symptoms

Mental Health: anxiety, worry, insomnia, grief, depression, attention deficit disorders (ADD, ADHD)

Cosmetic Acupuncture: Wrinkles, fine lines, signs of aging

Digestive Concerns: constipation, bloating, diarrhea, IBS, nausea, heartburn

Muscle and Joint Conditions: pain, swelling, numbness, neuralgia, Bell’s palsy, injury or post-surgical recovery

Immune Support: colds, flus, sore throats, congestion, sinusitis, coughs

Smoking Cessation Program

What Can I Expect from my Acupuncture Treatment?

Part of your visit will involve traditional tongue and pulse diagnosis as well as a discussion of your concerns with your practitioner. These techniques aid in identifying your Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis and the selection of acupuncture points that are indicated for your individual symptom picture. Most patients find acupuncture treatments to be very relaxing and to involve minimal (if any) pain. We use music or guided relaxation and the warm addition of infrared heating light to enhance the benefits of your treatment. Acupuncture is performed according to internationally-recognized techniques using extremely fine, sterile, single-use needles.

For chronic concerns, Acupuncture is typically performed in a series of 6-8 weekly to biweekly treatments. For acute issues such as a cough, cold or flu, or to encourage spontaneous labor in a post-dates pregnancy, Acupuncture can be provided 2-3 times per week until the condition is resolved.

Dr. Cherevaty also attends births in the Guelph area as a Naturopathic Doula where she can provide Acupuncture or Acupressure for help with pain relief, relaxation, or restarting stalled labor. The benefits of Acupuncture are often experienced with the first treatment, and continue to develop cumulatively through your course of care.

Naturopathic Doctors receive hundreds of hours of academic and practical training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) assessment, diagnosis and Acupuncture techniques. Naturopathic Doctors are licensed and regulated to practice Acupuncture in Ontario. Dr. Cherevaty is additionally registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). Most insurance plans cover acupuncture visits when provided by a Naturopathic Doctor and/or Registered Acupuncturist.

To get the most out of your Acupuncture treatment, choose a practitioner who has been trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and is a member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).

Contact us to find out more about Acupuncture services.

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