Fertility acupuncture services may not be offered at every RMA practice. Please speak with your provider at your local office for availability.
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.
RMA works with local experts and providers of complementary medicine techniques, including acupuncture, yoga, herbal therapies, and mind & body programs. Our reproductive endocrinologists support complementary approaches and may integrate these treatment programs into a patient’s individual care.
Meet Our Acupuncturists
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. Carolyn blends her knowledge of Western Medicine with a gentle Eastern approach to assist her patients through treatment.
She sees patients in RMA New Jersey offices.
Steven Mavros, L.OM.
Steve is the founder of The Healing Arts Center in Philadelphia and has been an acupuncturist and herbalist since 2001. Though he treats a wide variety of conditions, he has been focusing on male and female infertility since his first month of practice. Working hand-in-hand with reproductive endocrinologists and even treating on-site at fertility clinics, Steve has helped pioneer the acupuncture for fertility field in Philadelphia.
RMA works with Steve and The Healing Arts Center to offer acupuncture for fertility to patients at our King of Prussia, PA office. Acupuncture before and after fertility treatments has a multitude of benefits: increased blood flow to the uterus, reduced stress levels, and increased sperm count, to name just a few.
Vashni Nilon, L.Ac.
Vashni is a licensed acupuncturist with a real love of Western Medicine. She values an integrated approach and is particularly interested in treating infertility – both male and female. She treats patients undergoing fertility treatments as well as those hoping to conceive naturally.
She received her Masters's Degree in Acupuncture from the Won Institute in Glenside, PA. Vashni sees patients at our King of Prussia, PA office.