Fertility Acupuncture

Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment designed to promote mind-body balance. At RMANJ our certified acupuncturists are thoroughly trained in this traditional approach with a particular emphasis on fertility and reproductive wellness. Fertility acupuncture treatments can increase the chances of pregnancy through natural, IVF, IUI, and other forms of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). 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 RMANJ, 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.1

 

1 J. L. Fratterelli; et al, Laser Acupuncture Before and After Embryo Transfer Improves ART delivery Rates: Results Of A Prospective Randomized Double-blinded Placebo Controlled Five-armed Trial Involving 1000 Patients. Fertility and Sterility, September 2008; 90(Sup):S105.

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.

Acupuncture for Fertility Treatment Costs

Traditional acupuncture with RMANJ’s Collaborative Wellness Team costs $175.00 for the initial consultation which includes treatment. Follow-up sessions cost $100.00 per session. Payment is required at the time of service. Many patients take advantage of discounts for multiple sessions:

  • 4 Treatment Sessions $360.00
  • 10 Treatment Sessions $850.00
  • The cost for laser acupuncture is $200.00 for both pre-and post-embryo transfer treatments. Some patients may be able to seek insurance reimbursement.

Scheduling Acupuncture at RMANJ

Traditional acupuncture appointments can be scheduled on Monday’s and Wednesday’s at our Englewood office or on Monday’s and Thursday’s at our Basking Ridge location. If you would like to receive laser acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer please notify your care team at least 48-hours prior to your transfer. Patients can call 973-656-2865 or email our Patient Services Coordinators at PServices@rmanj.com.

For additional information on acupuncture, please contact us today.