Acupuncture for Fertility and Women’s Health

  • Infertility – Acupuncture can enhance natural fertility by focusing on correcting the imbalances that can impact conception.
  • IVF/IUI Support –Specialized acupuncture is offered to assist IVF and IUI.
  • Perimenopause – Acupuncture can manage varied perimenopause symptoms like irregular periods and hormonal changes.
  • Menopause – Easing typical menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood fluctuations, acupuncture can facilitate a more comfortable transition through this stage.

Acupuncture for Pregnancy & Fertility

Infertility in couples is a common problem, with 12% to 15% unable to conceive after one year of trying, and 10% unable to conceive after two years of trying. Another 10-25% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage, leaving couples unclear about a path forward. We’ve helped many couples, regardless of their fertility challenges, to become pregnant and we would love to help you start your family.

Whether used independently or in conjunction with other fertility interventions, acupuncture has been proven to significantly enhance the likelihood of achieving a healthy pregnancy. Acupuncture sessions influence the body’s response to stressors, facilitating the restoration of balance in the endocrine and nervous systems. As these vital systems realign, the focus shifts towards the production of healthy eggs, fostering a supportive environment for conception and the journey to parenthood.

Whether utilized on its own or in combination with other fertility treatments, acupuncture has been shown to greatly improve the chances of achieving a healthy pregnancy. By influencing the body’s response to stressors, acupuncture helps restore balance in the endocrine and nervous systems. As these essential systems realign, the focus naturally turns towards the production of healthy eggs, creating a nurturing environment for conception and the path to parenthood.

Prenatal Acupuncture

Art of Acupuncture Venice specializes in prenatal acupuncture, and we want to help relieve stress so you can focus on having a healthy pregnancy.

Acupuncture offers effective treatment for various pregnancy-related concerns, including:
– Morning sickness: Acupuncture can alleviate nausea and vomiting experienced during morning sickness.
– Back pain: Acupuncture can ease pressure on the lower back and pelvis, promoting mobility throughout pregnancy.
– Headaches: Acupuncture can reduce the frequency and severity of pregnancy-related headaches, reducing the need for medication.
– Depression: Depression is a common issue during pregnancy. Acupuncture stimulates the production of endorphins, assisting in the management of depression symptoms.

Acupuncture offers a range of benefits during pregnancy. It enhances blood flow to the uterus and reduces overall stress levels, both crucial factors in supporting a viable and healthy pregnancy.

When incorporated alongside your prenatal care regimen, acupuncture plays a vital role in promoting the health of your pregnancy by fortifying the uterine lining, enhancing the likelihood of a successful pregnancy. Additionally, acupuncture aids in reducing stress levels, boosting circulation, and alleviating pregnancy-related discomforts. These combined benefits contribute to your overall well-being and happiness, ultimately fostering a healthy and joyful journey for both you and your baby.

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For women’s health, acupuncture provides a natural and holistic approach to balancing the flow of life energy, known as Qi. This ancient therapy can treat hormonal imbalances, menstrual irregularities, and menopausal symptoms. By delicately stimulating specific points in the body, acupuncture enhances overall well-being, reduces stress, and fosters a harmonious state of health and balance.
Acupuncture can help with unexpected challenges during perimenopause, including:

  • Low energy
  • Memory issues
  • Joint pain
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Irritability

Menopause & Menstrual Disorders

At Art of Acupuncture, our dedication lies in supporting women on their journey to optimal health. Acupuncture offers numerous benefits for a range of health concerns, including menopause, endometriosis, menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome, ovarian cysts, and fibroids.

Women seeking relief from menopausal symptoms often face challenges like those listed below. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help with the symptoms as signals of imbalance, aiming to alleviate the symptoms and restore harmony to your entire system.

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Low energy
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sleep disturbances
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Wendy RoseWendy Rose
16:02 21 Mar 24
I'm grateful to have Dr. Heschmeyer as one of my trusted health care practitioners. Her experience, knowledge and compassion have benefited me and members of my family. She listens intently and always selects the appropriate modality or combination of treatments, whether treating injury, illness, or energy imbalance. I highly recommend Mariryan and strongly recommend exploring the services she provides at Art of Acupuncture.
Kelly WhitneyKelly Whitney
00:14 28 Feb 24
I’ve been seeing Dr Heschmeyer for over ten years for various things including vertigo, hormonal fluctuations, aches and pains and most recently a very painful shoulder injury that had me scared. Her knowledge of the human body and using different techniques, not just needles, had me working again within 24 hours. You don’t have to have a specific issue to go see her, just getting back to balance in this hectic world is helpful. I highly recommend her for a better quality of life. Also, Jenny at the front desk is amazing too!
Haley CockrillHaley Cockrill
00:14 28 Feb 24
I’ve been personally seeing Dr. Heschmeyer for 3-4 months. From the moment you walk in, it’s the pleasant and friendly welcome from Jenny at the front desk. Each appointment I’ve had thus far has been amazing. Dr. H takes her time to truly listen to what my body is experiencing and struggling with. She goes above and beyond to make sure I feel confident in our treatment plan as well as helping me better understand other ways to benefit what we are striving for. She is so educated in nutrition and actually takes the time to make sure what she’s doing is going to help resolve the problem. I’ve never had a doctor actually personally care for my health as I feel she does. I can’t wait to continue my journey with Dr. Heschmeyer and her team. I highly recommend this office!
Heather ButcherHeather Butcher
20:13 22 Feb 24
Mel CulpMel Culp
15:32 23 Jan 24
I am so grateful to Dr. Heschmeyer for listening to my issues and then tayloring a treatment for immediate and continued relief! The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and professional. I highly recommend Art of Acupuncture and will continue to see Dr. Heschmeyer for all my medical and health related needs.
Elisabeth Duell-BranlyElisabeth Duell-Branly
16:12 03 Jan 23
Many years ago I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia. In Jan, 2020, I had gamma knife surgery for the trigeminal neuralgia and did not get much relief. In July 2022 the symptoms returned full blown, maybe worse than ever before. The neurologist told me I have SUNCT a type of headache that has "no known cause and no known cure". He offered me an anticonvulsant "that may or may not help". I have tried anticonvulsants in the past and the side effects were much worse than the benefits so I decided to do more research. There is not much information about SUNCT.I started researching all kinds of alternative therapies. Acupuncture has been known for some time to help with Trigeminal Neuralgias so I focused on offices in the Venice, Sarasota, and Port Charlotte area. I was impressed with the credentials of Dr. Mariryan Heschmeyer D.O.M., A.P. On the first phone conversation I was able to get an appointment fairly quickly. On my first visit Dr. Heschmeyer assured me she has treated SUNCT successfully and set up a plan of care. I had significant relief that day and then on the second day she gave me multiple injections in my face of the drug Sarapin. I had treatments once a week and on the fourth visit I was pain free.Sarapin is approved by the FDA. I am so thankful for Dr. Heschmeyer"s skill and knowledge of this disease SUNCT. I will continue to see her once a month as a maintenance therapy but I remain pain free. I recommend that everyone with the SUNCT diagnosis should see Dr. Heschmeyer. Don't be afraid of the Sarapin injections in your face, its like a kitten walking on your face compared to the trigeminal pain. The office staff is very helpful and very compassionate, its easy to access and the atmosphere is very comforting. The experience is stress free and the results are miraculous.
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