How Does Fertility Acupuncture Help?
Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system. In addition to traditional acupuncture, we also offer needle-free laser acupuncture based on the same principles.
In a large prospective randomized controlled study conducted at RMA, laser acupuncture treatment performed pre-and-post embryo transfer during an IVF cycle resulted in a significant improvement in implantation rates compared to traditional needle acupuncture.Download Research
At RMANJ, treatment with laser acupuncture costs $225 and can be conveniently scheduled before and after embryo transfer. Payment is required at time of service, some patients may be able to seek insurance reimbursement.
Traditional acupuncture at RMANJ costs $175 for an initial consultation which includes treatment, with follow-up sessions at $100 each session. Many patients prefer to purchase multiple sessions at a discounted rate, $360 for four treatment sessions, $850 for ten treatment sessions.
Meet Our Acupuncturists
Marc Passmann, L.AC., SABORM
Marc is an expert in advanced acupuncture who specializes in working with women and men during treatment for infertility in NJ.
“For almost a decade I have exclusively practiced acupuncture focused on fertility and reproductive health. I have extensively studied medicine from both an Eastern and Western perspective and I feel that my experience and knowledge enables me to help patients to understand the treatment process and manage the stress that often comes along with their treatment.” – Marc Passmann, L.AC., SABORM
Marc custom-designs a course of fertility treatment that meets each patient’s individual needs. He often combines traditional therapies with advanced approaches, including gentler styles of Japanese acupuncture. Using these techniques he is able to target the specific causes of Qi imbalance and corrects them.
Marc holds a Master’s degree in acupuncture from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle. He currently sits on the Governing Board of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine and is a Fellow of the Board as well. He is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and a former board member of the American Fertility Association.
Carolyn Raiman, L.AC.
Carolyn received her Diplomate in acupuncture from the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Montclair, NJ and specializes in fertility and reproductive medicine. She is a member of the NJ Acupuncture Association and has been practicing for over 8 years.
“Without a doubt, the body and mind are inter-connected, and acupuncture is a modality that works to make this connection more seamless and integrated. I enjoy helping patients through the challenging treatment process by working on their physical as well as emotional imbalances to make it an easier experience for them.” – Carolyn Raiman, L.AC.
Carolyn blends her knowledge of Western Medicine with a gentle Eastern approach to assist her patients through fertility treatment in NJ.