IVF Cycle Optimization And Support
“Scientific studies have shown again and again that Acupuncture can increase IVF success rates dramatically, in some cases up to 70% over the norm.”
When you are vital, healthy, and full of life, your fertile potential naturally expresses itself in everything you do.
When you are anxious, stressed out, overworked, and full of negative energy, your fertility is stifled and chances for success are greatly diminished.
This principle is no different for patients seeking technological assistance with conception.
Success of IVF and IUI depend just as much on the state of your body as does success without these techniques.
Healthy response to drugs, good egg quality, and a fertile and receptive uterine lining are essential for a high probability of pregnancy and healthy delivery of a baby.
By incorporating Acupuncture, stress-reduction, lifestyle and dietary guidance, and targeted nutritional supplementation, your chances are increased and your investment maximized.
* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).
Are you ready?
Is your body ready to support and nourish a new life? IVF and IUI are magnificent tools for overcoming difficulties with fertilization/conception, but they do very little to overcome subtle issues with circulation, inflammation, and other blockages that may be preventing you from conceiving and carrying to term.
Take time to prepare your body to receive and nourish the tiny seed of life. If your body is ready, you will have much higher chances for a successful outcome. If your body is not ready, all the drugs and surgery in the world will have very little chance of helping you.
The benefits of our IVF/IUI prepartion program
- Your body is better prepared to handle the process
IVF/IUI can be stressful, not just for the mind and emotions, but for the body as well. Using customized Acupuncture, customized herbal medicines (given BEFORE not DURING your injection cycle), and nutritional guidance, we take time to make sure your body and mind are as resilient as possible BEFORE you start the ovarian stimulation protocols. A vital, healthy body and balanced, calm mind ensure that ovarian response is maximized and unwanted side-effects are minimized.The principle of IVF/IUI preparation is simple — your body needs the resources and resilience to respond effectively and efficiently to the stimulation given by the fertility drugs. Make sure it is ready to go… AND that it has the endurance to finish.
- Your side-effects from medications are reduced
Because your body is more balanced and resilient BEFORE you start your IVF/IUI cycle, the side effects are minimized. We have seen countless IVF/IUI patients, and we can say unequivocally that the vast majority of them who had done previous cycles without our program reported a significant reduction in bloating, moodiness, tiredness, and other common side-effects of ovarian stimulation.
- Weekly one-on-one, individualized coaching and support
We teach you powerful mind-body techniques to help you connect with reserves of spiritual energy you never knew you had. It is our firm belief that regardless of medical intervention, there is always a spiritual component to the process of bringing new life into the world. Our mind-body training is designed to support and encourage this spiritual process.
In our experience, here are the changes we routinely see in patients who come to us for IVF Support:
- Less stress during the cycle
- Improved response to stimulation drugs
- Better fertilization rates
- Higher pregnancy rates
- Lower miscarriage rates
Yes, it’s true. When you support your body, it supports you in return… We have seen it countless times here in the clinic.
AN UNPARALLELED TRACK RECORD OF EXCELLENCE
Our mission is simple:
To lead you to a place where optimal health begins.
Jennifer, Mom and Genetic Counselor
I feel like a million bucks! It's amazing how being pain-free feels - I am happier, I have more energy, and I can get on with the important things in my life. I am seeing benefits beyond what I had hoped for.
Dr. Jeff is very caring & kind. He has been wonderfully helpful in managing/coping with my autoimmune condition.
Erin, Professional Actor
Beyond “acupuncturist and massage therapist” Two wonderful healers. Dr. Jeffrey and Yumi are two of the kindest people you will meet.
I began seeing Dr. Z about two months ago as an alternative to surgery to alleviate my condition, including stress and emotional issues. I cannot express how thankful I am to have discovered Dr. Z.
Greg, General Contractor and Musician
The practitioners at Lifegate provide me with a sanctuary from the world at large. Providing Chinese medicine in a highly compassionate and professional manner, I can’t imaging going anywhere else.
Listen to what some of our clients have said...
Dr. Z is an an incredibly caring and compassionate healthcare professional. I began seeing him last April for fertility enhancement following a miscarriage. I was anxious to heal, move on, and conceive again right away. He helped me to slow down and patiently allow my body the time and resources to get in optimal shape for carrying a baby. As a result, I am now 20 weeks pregnant, feeling fantastic, and progressing perfectly. I come from a family full of chiropractors, an acupuncturist, and an LMT, and I am a yoga teacher myself, so natural health and healing have always been a way of life for me. Not living near my family, I seek out outside care to help me maintain my wellness, and my standards for the providers I choose is very high. Dr. Z stands out as a singularly gifted healer.Laurie
When we looked into acupuncture it was to help increase the odds of IVF treatment. We decided to meet Dr. Zurawin because of his personal story and reviews we saw about his practice. He was very open to all of our questions and providing us with great information. When we left the office my husband and I felt very comfortable placing our fertility issues in Dr. Zurawin's hands. We were not going to start IVF for at least 6 months and we going to give acupuncture and Dr. Zurawin our full faith and attention. We started treatments right away, as ovulation was fast approaching. Within 2 weeks of meeting Dr. Zurawin we were PREGNANT!!!! After 2 years of trying and fertility treatments, a few needles and an open mind helped us get our baby. (Yes it's way more then that) I learned a lot from Dr. Zurawin and highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking alternative treatments to infertility or high risk pregnancy. I visited with Dr. Zurawin and his wife Yumi throughout our pregnancy. I definitely attribute our successfully pregnancy to Dr. Zurawin and his practice.Mindy
Ease. Clarity. Alignment. Trust. Joy. Comfort. Transformation. These are some of the words that come to mind when I reflect on my sessions at Lifegate Acupuncture. I am very thankful to Dr. Jeff for his compassionate nature, his talent, and his beautiful inviting clinic spaceDanielle
Dr. Zurawin is one of those rare doctors who really LISTENS to his patients. He spends the time to evaluate your individual needs, listening to your concerns, and come up with a plan of action. I have been seeing Dr Z for a few weeks now in hopes of getting pregnant. I know it will be a journey. The only reason I did not rate him 5 stars today is I am waiting to see if this treatment will work for me :)) So far so good....Other doctors could learn a few lessons from Dr Z's bed side manners. He is genuine and truly wants to help people! Every time I leave after an appointment, I feel less anxiety and my appetite has improved. I would definitely recommend Dr Z!
Update August 4, 2012
My husband and I just found out we are expecting our first baby!
We had tried so many traditional avenue of so called "specialists" but had no real success to get pregnant. After a few months of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and food changes, Dr. Zurawin was able to help me regulate my cycle. His methods helped balance my body back to normal and we were able to conceive.
Dr. Z's personal approach and follow up makes him the exception in medicine today. I wish more doctors cared for their patients the way Dr. Z did. He is a gem! I have recommended him on multiple occasions.Lisa
I have had a wonderful experience at Lifegate Acupuncture! I was having a lot of pain and was considering major surgery to try to remedy the problem. I went to Dr. Zurawin and he took his time listening to my history and evaluating my condition. He was optimistic that he could help me. After just a few treatments, I was 90% better. I have continued to see him as recommended and I feel like a million bucks! It's amazing how being pain-free feels - I am happier, I have more energy, and I can get on with the important things in my life. I am seeing benefits beyond what I had hoped for. I would highly recommend Lifegate Acupuncture to anyone!Jennifer
I have suffered from infertility for years and it feels like my husband and I have been through quite a journey. A few surgeries and specialists later we decided to try acupuncture before going down the IVF route. I can wholeheartedly say that I could not have made a better decision than to seek treatment from Dr. Zurawin! His compassion for your case is truly heartwarming. He spends as much time as needed to make you feel comfortable and to understand the path on which he has set you on. Over the months I can tell that my body feels more balanced in all areas of health and my emotional nerves have calmed. In all the years we have been trying I have yet to have any luck getting pregnant, until I saw Dr Z. I have now been able to get pregnant twice and even though I have not been able to carry to term yet, I know I will get there with Dr. Z's help. I truly attribute my pregnancies to him. Just when I thought I was at my wits end, I was given this gift of knowledge knowing that my body could become pregnant. Dr. Z is always confident and optimistic and I know through his treatment plan my husband and I will have our baby.
I have also had the privilege of utilizing Lifegate's other services by getting a massage form his talented and certified wife Yumiko. She gave me one of the best if not the best massage I have ever experienced! She is extremely professional and truly knows her craft. She provided different techniques that I have never experienced before, but wish I would have as they helped tremendously for all different muscle groups. The muscle areas that needed extra attention were met with perfection and innovation. I can't wait until I can see her again!
The dream team, as I call them, are a rare example of professionals that treat you as a human being, versus a number in a waiting room. Highly recommend Lifegate Acupuncture to all!Robin
How much time do you need to prepare?
It is our goal to begin nourishing and preparing the follicles in the ovaries for their journey under the effects of the fertility medications you will be taking. By providing your ovaries with a calm, stable, nutrient-rich environment, these primordial follicles are well-prepared for the journey that is to come under the influence of gonadotropins and other fertility medications.
It is never too late to begin treatment to help increase your chances with IVF. The miracle of conception and pregnancy doesn’t have a fixed timeline. The important thing to understand is that by doing something extra to ensure that your body can respond more effectively, you can only increase your chances. No matter where you are in your process — whether you are doing IVF in a few months or a few days — we do our best to get you on track and ready.
We have had patients who, after only 2 or 3 visits, were able to have a successful IVF cycle after multiple failures. And, we have had those that needed more time to prepare before pregnancy was achieved. Your situation depends on many factors and the best thing you can do is get into a more conscious, proactive mode as soon as possible. We help you do that with our experience and accuracy in detecting and correcting issues that can affect your outcome.
So, even if you are planning your cycle next month, next week, tomorrow, or have already begun, our IVF/IUI program will be of immeasurable benefit. Whatever you can do to bring greater balance and harmony to your body will go a long way to making your cycle as successful as possible.
How it works
The system we use works on several levels:
- Regular Acupuncture treatments have been shown to increase relaxation and relieve stress, which improves blood flow to the reproductive organs as a result. There are other subtle effects Acupuncture has that help the body to express its fertile potential at various stages of the fertility cycle.
- Customized Herbal therapy may be used during the months and weeks BEFORE you start your fertility medications to balance hormone output and tissue response, as well as replenish and restore the body’s internal resources. We have seen dramatic changes in menstrual cycle length, flow, and symptoms using herbs along with Acupuncture. This is demonstrates the power of herbs to help restore the natural rhythm of the body with very little risk or side-effects. We will stop the herbal medicines approximately 1 week before you are scheduled to begin your fertility medications. This is to prevent any cross-reactions or side-effects, as well as to ensure that the drugs are able to work as effectively as possible.
- Mind-body coaching teaches you how to effectively manage stress, to keep the body in the most receptive state possible. The process of fertilization and conception are by definition a reflection of the body’s ability to be receptive to change, growth, and new life. By setting up a mental-emotional frequency that supports this receptivity, your body is better prepared for the journey to come.
- Targeted nutritional supplementation and dietary guidance ensures that you are getting the abundant nutrients necessary for a robust, vibrant response to the fertility medications. We also give you specific guidelines to ensure you are eating the right kinds of foods at the right time of day with the right types of nutrients to support your body in creating and sustaining hormonal balance. Improper diet is a source of biological stress that most of us do not think about. By making targeted, practical adjustments to your diet we can reap significant benefits for you.
Here’s How It Works…
We’ve specialized in integrative reproductive medicine since 2010 and are considered pioneers in this field. We know exactly what your doctor is doing, and we know how to follow each phase of your process to get the most out of it, including optimal egg quality, optimal fertilization, and optimal implantation. Then, we ensure things stay calm and balanced during the first trimester so your chances of a live birth are maximal.
We Understand Your Situation
We know IVF can be a stressful process for some. We help you deal with that while at the same time dramatically improving your chances of a healthy baby. Also, we are organized, efficient, and responsive – no extra stress here!
Trusted By Doctors
Boca Raton’s top IVF doctors and their nurses refer their patients to us for a reason. We take great care of you – AND we help you get great results.
Proven Track Record
We’ve helped many couples of all ages conceive healthy babies (both IVF and non-IVF). And over 75% of our IVF patients end up with a healthy baby.
We’ve Had Success With Just About Every Gynecological Issue You Can Think Of…
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Low Fertilization Rates
Poor Egg Quality
Common Questions & Answers About Our Treatment Program For IVF Success
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE HELP WITH IVF SUCCESS?
Acupuncture enhances circulation to your ovaries and uterus, improves your neuroendocrine axis (the communication between your nervous and endocrine systems), and dramatically reduces stress – all of which helps your response to IVF treatments.
DO YOU RECOMMEND SUPPLEMENTS?
Yes, we are very experienced at guiding our patients on the supplements that are most important for them to take – based on their unique needs.
DO YOU GIVE DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS?
Absolutely. You will receive specific dietary recommendations based on your unique needs in addition to our fertility diet plan that we’ve used for over a decade to help over a thousand couples conceive.
DO I NEED TO START WAY BEFORE MY IVF CYCLE?
No. We’ve had patients with one or more failed cycles come to us less than a month (even just days) before starting their next round. And, they got pregnant on that next cycle. Just come in and start as soon as possible. It’s never too late!
WHAT ARE YOUR SUCCESS RATES?
Over 75% of the patients we see for IVF get pregnant on the cycle they worked with us.
WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF SUCCESS?
Bottom line is that your situation is unique and once we meet with you we will be able to give you our best estimate of time and prognosis of outcome.
Here's How Our Unique Combination of FOUR Very Potent, Time-Tested 100% Natural Therapies Work To Bring The Body To Heal Itself
(And YOU get to choose which therapies you would like to incorporate.)
Acupuncture is one of the most powerful ways to naturally stimulate your body's innate healing process. Then, it gets right to work repairing and restoring all cells and tissues.
Herbs simultaneously cure AND strengthen the body. This dual action is something unique to herbal medicine that makes it very well suited to treat hormonal conditions including thyroid, menstrual disorders, mood problems, sleep issues, and fertility.
Functional Nutritional Therapy
When your cells, glands, and tissues are fully nourished with the specific nutrients they need, these tissues naturally function at a very high level. This means you feel your best because the body’s key systems are optimized.
Relaxation and Stress-Reduction
When your nervous system is calm, the hormonal system, immune system, digestive, and circulatory systems all calm down, too. This means a more focused mind, more resilient immune system, less inflammation, better circulation, and optimal nutrient absorption.
Our Proven Process
At your initial consultation you’ll meet with your clinician to discuss your endometriosis including current symptoms, medical history, any medications you’re taking, and most importantly YOUR GOALS. We want to be certain that our program is going to meet your needs and that there is a HIGH probability of success for you – BEFORE we move forward to the next step.
Detailed Assessment & Treatment Plan
Once your initial consultation is complete, and we agree to move forward, your next step is the Intake appointment. At this appointment, your clinician will do a detailed assessment of your symptom pattern, medical history, and other factors to determine the root cause of your issue and devise a specific plan of attack.
Your first acupuncture session will be performed at this time, and a you will be given a treatment plan with exact, easy-to-follow instructions. Your treatment plan will include dietary and lifestyle adjustments as well as key supplements and herbal medicines to address the root cause of your endometriosis and address your most pressing symptoms.
Active Treatment & Symptom Resolution
You’ll return for weekly visits to ensure close support as you begin to feel the positive shifts of the therapy. We want to make sure your treatment plan is yielding the expected results:
- Less or no pain
- Normalized menstrual flow
- Level, stable mood
- Balanced hormones
- No abnormal bleeding between periods
You’ll also receive acupuncture at each visit to ensure that your progress is cumulative and your endometriosis is resolved as soon as possible.
Transitional Care As Things Stabilize
Once we see stable improvements, we will begin to reduce the frequency of visits. This usually occurs after about 8-12 visits. Initially you’ll come in weekly, then as your condition improves the frequency becomes less. We re-evaluate your case with you periodically and fine tune as needed until we achieve the desired results.
We’ll be here in case you ever want to come in for a tune-up or to address other health concerns.
Of course, MANY of our patients do wish to continue with “ongoing maintenance” and we are happy to work that out with you, should that be your wish.
Taking Care Of Your Friends and Loved Ones
We pride ourselves on the fact that 80% of our new patients are referred to us by other patients or people in the community who have witnessed their friends and loved ones receive life-changing benefits from our work.
So, we very much look forward to helping YOUR friends, family, and loved ones on THEIR journey to a more joyful, energetic, purposeful life.
SPECIALIZED CARE MEANS YOU GET EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS.
How can we help YOU today?
THIS STUFF WORKS.
Our unique blend of holistic medical therapies gets ALL your body's healing resources going in the same direction...
Calms stress, clears neuroendocrine pathways, and promotes circulation. In fact, one of the most commonly reported benefits of acupuncture is a deep feeling of relaxation. But it's more powerful than that.
NATURAL + EFFECTIVE MEDICINE
Our powerful medical modalities have stood the test of time, providing relief for countless patients experiencing symptoms of anxiety. We use 100% natural therapies that work WITH your body and your mind to help you heal, literally, from the inside out.
Rooted in the principles of Chinese medicine, holistic coaching is incorporated into your treatment sessions to provide a true mind-body approach to healing. It's important that you understand the anxiety you experience, where it's coming from and how to work with it. We help you develop this understanding in an empowering and light-hearted way.
OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF LOVES WHAT WE DO
You’ll always feel welcome and cared for.
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN BOCA RATON
Making it easy for you to get the care you need.
2nd Floor inside the Spanish River Center.
190 NW Spanish River Blvd,
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).The information contained in this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, or otherwise intervene in any medical condition. ALWAYS seek help from a licensed medical professional for any health condition.