We at Marin Family Acupuncture understand that fertility is best enhanced by getting your body as healthy as possible before conceptions begins.  We offer a supportive and nurturing environment to address all aspects of your fertility journey whether you are looking to conceive naturally or utilizing Assistive Reproductive Technology (ART).  Lynette specializes in fertility and has board-certified in Oriental Reproductive Medicine since 2009.  She has experience treating fertility both in private practice and at some of the top fertility centers in the country including, Pacific Fertility Center, Laurel Fertility Care, and UCSF.

Female Fertility

It takes about 90-150 days for an egg to grow from a follicle in its resting state to fully developed egg ready to be ovulated. Because it actually takes three months for the egg to reach maturity from the follicular state; if possible we like to spend at least three months to enhance this process.  During this time, we work on dietary and lifestyle modifications and often use supplements and Chinese herbal medicine to improve health and overall wellbeing. It’s really never too late to start the process as everything you do now influences future cycles.

Chinese medicine has been clinically proven to:

  • Regulate menstrual cycles
  • Improve ovarian function to produce higher quality eggs
  • Increase blood flow to the uterus
  • Relax the body and mind
  • Boost immune system
  • Improve sleep quality and energy
  • Decrease chance of miscarriage

Male Fertility

Infertility equally affects both men and women. Male infertility is commonly due to low sperm production, sperm morphology or motility issues. Sometimes it can be related to structural blockages.

It takes about 100 days to create and mature sperm. Our treatment protocol treats you for this crucial period to balance your health and to improve your semen quality. During this time, we work on dietary and lifestyle modifications and often use supplements and Chinese herbal medicine to improve sperm health and overall wellbeing. Chinese medicine has been clinically proven to:

  • Significantly increase sperm production
  • Increase the percentage of healthy sperm
  • Improve sperm movement (motility)
  • Improve the levels of hormones responsible for fertility
  • Improve sperm morphology and reduce sperm DNA fragmentation

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has been proven to improve outcomes in couples using in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intra-uterine injections (IUI).  Chinese medicine has been clinically proven to:

  • Improve the uterine lining
  • Improve the quality and quantity of follicles (120 days)
  • Improve blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
  • Reduce stress
  • Mitigate side-effects of IVF medications
  • Prevent uterine contractions post embryo transfer
  • Lower miscarriage risk


Women’s Health

Through the course of a lifetime, a woman’s body goes through many complex changes. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture have been used for many thousands of years to successfully support all the stages in a woman’s life.  When treating women’s health and gynecology, Chinese medicine addresses the overall presentation as well as root cause of imbalance.   Research has proven the effects of acupuncture eases menstrual issues, hormonal fluctuations, improves fertility, maintains health during pregnancy and postpartum, and can support menopausal imbalances. It can help with stress reduction, insomnia, focus, especially during those transitional periods in one’s life. We believe in supporting you through all life’s transitions be them physical or emotional and getting you to optimum health.

Common Fertility Issues treated with Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture:

  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts/Uterine fibroids
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Annovulatory menstrual cycles
  • Elevated Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS)
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Poor ovarian quality
  • Thin uterine lining
  • Stress
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL)
  • Unexplained Infertility